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Hey Amchow!

Congrats on getting a job in something you love to do! Meeting expectations especially ones that are higher than a last place you worked is stressful. One thing that helps me with stress is taking a step back or a short break from the stressful work, and just breathing while reminding myself that I can do this, I can get through this. Then after a bit proceed with the work. I have done this a lot with college work and it's helped tremendously. Of course a college assignment isn't the same as being a design engineer but I find that just taking deep breaths not only calms me and clears my mind. Something else for stress you want to be aware of is not avoiding what is stressing you out as that'll just make it worse.

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Jason

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4/9/2021

Well today felt fulfilling. Worked under a tight deadline and got things done. 

Now it's just smooth sailing until I transition into my new job on April 19th. It's going to feel really good. 

Meanwhile, my parents are leaving for Texas tomorrow after staying with me for a week. Tbh, I always feel a twinge of sadness when they have to go. Hopefully they will be able to move closer to me soon. 

In the meantime, I keep living life and continue to excel. 

Till next time, folks. 

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4/16/2021

Today felt even more fulfilling than a week ago. 

Strangely, it felt good to be finishing one phase of my career and transitioning into another one. It also feels good to be going into the weekend without any outstanding work nipping at my heels for once. 

I was also in a celebratory mood due to the fact that I was finally kicking that stuck up project leader of mine to the curb and saying 'See ya and good luck on the project' and left him to deal with his own dumpster fire that he had been causing. It felt good and I was able to walk away with no regrets + a boss and super boss (senior manager) who gave me lots of praise on the daily team call and wished me luck on the next phase of my career. 

All in all, it's a good end to a long week. 

Now, I must sleep and rest and enjoy my weekend before the start of my new job on Monday. 

Till next time, peeps. 

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4/26/2021

After a little over 24 hours of no internet, it finally was restored when I came home from work at the office. 

It made me think quite a bit. So much of even my current entertainment is reliant on the internet. 

Made me go 'Hmm...' But anyway, back to describing last week. 

It was a good first week at the office. My new team is quite nice. They are quite snarky funny rather than the sarcastic funny my previous team was. But I still get quite a lot of laughs out of it regardless. 

So far, the new job has already introduced a new level of being detail oriented as a lot of decisions are meant to be new improvements rather than maintenance oriented changes which brings a whole new set of challenges. I like the new challenge though. I've learned through experience that things being too easy is rather boring. 

In the meantime, i keep on working hard and being successful. 

Until next time, folks.

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5/12/2021

Apologies for the lack of comms as of late. My new job has been very taxing mentally due to the steep learning curve and I've been struggling a bit with the ambiguity surrounding most decisions. 

I've been busy with life in general as I am still getting used to my new job and the new conditions that come with being a direct hire. It's been hard to be honest and a little discouraging at times. I tend to struggle with the ambiguity and any time where things are not super clear. In fact, this job makes me feel insecure and as a newbie, I am even more uncertain. 

I just need to keep plowing on. 

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On 5/12/2021 at 6:11 PM, amchow said:

5/12/2021

Apologies for the lack of comms as of late. My new job has been very taxing mentally due to the steep learning curve and I've been struggling a bit with the ambiguity surrounding most decisions. 

I've been busy with life in general as I am still getting used to my new job and the new conditions that come with being a direct hire. It's been hard to be honest and a little discouraging at times. I tend to struggle with the ambiguity and any time where things are not super clear. In fact, this job makes me feel insecure and as a newbie, I am even more uncertain. 

I just need to keep plowing on. 

I hear you. Lots of people have been needing to take breaks. It sucks but it happens. Keep going.

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6/6/2021

Wow. Life has been busy for me. 

Work is picking up speed. I am doing actual design work that takes a lot more brainpower than in my previous job. Personally, I love it. It's what I want to do with my career. Plus, I am now getting opportunities that I would never had gotten had I stayed a contractor. 

I'll be heading on a business trip to Arizona in a couple of weeks to my company's proving grounds where I will be with a senior design engineer supporting some rework/rebuilds that is being done on one of their mining trucks. 

I legit stoked for it and it will be good to get out of my town for a time after being cooped up here for the past year. 

Loving life and continuing to enjoy my new job. 

Till next time, folks. 

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