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First Month of Working

Good day to all of you, lovely people!

I'm here today writing this post simultaneously, no listings and no additional ideas included. It has been awhile since I sat down and just write down what flows in my mind. If you follow me on Instagram, you probably already know that at the end of July, I got a job.

At this point, I have been working for a month now. So, how's everything? Hmmm.

Just for a brief background of the story, I recently graduated this year (Trimester Update) and last July, I got a job as an ABM Instructor in high school. Yayy! To be honest, I can still clearly remember the moment I decided to accept this job. I was on my way home, walking at a crosswalk, and I was like "Fads, will you accept this job? State the pros and cons please." then in my mind, while walking, I stated the pros and cons.


  • I can express myself more
  • I will learn more
  • I will have the opportunity to influence others
  • I will finally have a job
  • Pretty and clean work environment

  • Could've been a better compensation
  • In need of huge adjustments

So obviously, I've stated more pros than cons. Voila! I'm employed! Now let's get into the deep thoughts of working as an instructor as a newly grad. More on: Change of Path.

The struggle of new routine

You see, before I got this job, my morning routine was; wake up and pray, drink a cup of tea, do yoga and meditation, eat a feast for breakfast, take a shower, be socially active online, do some blog works all day, and so on. My morning routine now is; wake up and pray, get ready for work, leave the house w/o eating breakfast, get to school before 7:30am, wait 'til the canteen is open so I can eat breakfast, work 'til 5pm.

Funny to say, but until now, I'm still not used to this routine and as of this moment, I'm thinking how to improve my morning routine or add up some exciting things because I love mornings and I love working, so I don't want to allow this routine ruin my love for mornings and working. Thank goodness, I'm still sane.

The pressure of being in character

I recently told my co-instructor the fact that I pressure myself too much to be in character. A character of me that has to be perfect at being a character. Haha, does that make sense? Okay, like I have to be prepared all the time, like go big or go home. And, I always have to look good and presentable, I should hide my annoyance and anger, and I should always give a smile to everyone.

Although these characteristics are things I've always wanted to achieve, however the pressure is there and sometimes it's hard to not get mad at myself when I accidentally went out of character. I want to release the pressure by being fully committed and comfortable in this kind of person I want to be.

The joy in interacting with my students

Getting to know my students is such a pleasure because I'm a very observant person. I like learning about other people's characteristics to be able to understand them in order to build good relationship. So far, I'm quite open to them, I sometimes make jokes and we tease each other. A month with them is already fun, I can't wait for the next months to be filled with unforgettable memories.

The outcomes of productivity

I honestly love being productive because that's the life I want to lead. Being in this job includes lots of constant to-do-lists, plannings, and preparations. Trying my best to produce at least one blog post while working full-time is tough, but knowing that I can do both makes me really proud of myself. My co-instructor told me once said "It's amazing how you can balance both your passion and your work.". Know that it isn't easy at all, but seeing good outcomes makes every effort worthy and makes me more motivated to do what makes me happy.

Embracing my journey

This is my first job ever and I wouldn't change it for anything, because seeing myself growing in this job makes me happy and grateful for choosing this path. I'm glad I chose this path as the starting point to my dream destination which is a very important step on the road. So I will work hard and enjoy the process.

We're finally at the end of the post and it's 10:05pm as of this moment and tomorrow is Monday. Work again. It was a nice chitchat, it felt like I'm writing a personal journal. What a way of unwinding on a Sunday night. 'Til next time!

The Astron


  1. Everything will be fine, babe <3 I wish you all the luck !
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    1. Hi, Sofia.

      Thank you for the encouragement, I really appreciate it.

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    1. Hello, Mina.

      Thank you so much for saying that.

  3. Congrats on the new job. I'm glad you ended up taking it. You never really know how something will turn out until you actually try it. I hope this is something you're really enjoying and wish you all the luck

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    1. Hi, Sonia.

      Thank you, darling. I totally agree with what you said perhaps I set no expectations in this job and recently, it's been surprising me in so many ways. And I truly am enjoying the process.

  4. Congrats on the job, Fads! Happy monthsary! Hahaha. :D I also like mine even though how difficult it could be at times but I like being challenged so it's okay and I'm grateful that God put me on a path that is aligned on my chosen program when I was in college. Hehe. :)

    I had a reporting when I was in 3rd year and my professor told me that I should take up an exam in TESDA so I can be a licensed teacher for SHS. Back then, I never imagined being an instructor but during college, I enjoyed reporting in class and my professor noticed it and even appreciated it. I don't know if I'll be one in the future but let's see. Haha!

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    1. Hi, Augustin.

      Thank you for saying that. Monthsary talaga? Haha! Awww I'm honestly so happy for you as well, congratulations. I'm sure we all go through that tough pace but know that we are going to get through this.

      I truly can relate to you on that, I loved reporting since I got to college. I think, that's a skill in us that describes the fact that we can teach. I hope you'll get to try teaching because based on my experience, it's fun!

    2. Hahaha! I don't celebrate those monthly anniversaries when I was still in a relationship but my workmate greeted me when we were already a month old here at work so I just y'know gave in with the 'Happy Monthsary' thing. Hahaha!

      Maybe but I have a goal in mind that if my career here in Essilor won't flourish, I'd try working in abroad and maybe who knows I might consider teaching there. We don't know but I'm hopeful. :)

  5. It's actually hard at first but eventually you will get used to the routine and you will find a circle of friends there,

    Wishing you a great day.

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

    1. Hello, Jane.

      I totally agree with you on that. From the bottom of my heart, thanks for that little encouragement. Have a beautiful week ahead!

  6. You look so young to be a teacher :) I like how you write, so fun. Congrats on your first job, hope you will enjoy your new work.


    1. Hello, Mercy.

      Awww that's what's everyone's been saying, haha. But I'll take it as a compliment though, thank you. Thank you for your wonderful words of encouragement.

  7. Congratulations in your new job. I am so happy for you. Being an instructor will be super rewarding in many ways Enjoy the journey xoxo Cris

    1. Hi, Cris.

      Thank you so much, really. I know that, in fact I've been reminding myself that when I'm in times of difficulties.

  8. Oh well, I know how exciting and nerve-racking getting that first job can be! Not everything is easy and the pressure is definitely on when we feel like we have all these things to prove, but I'm glad you've got this opportunity to grow and evolve professionally :)


    1. Hello, Marta.

      It's always exciting in the beginning, right. I hope I'll get to enjoy the road though no matter what. Sure, that's true. Awww, thank you for saying that. Self-growth and self-evolvement is already tattooed in me, so I'm really happy to see these changes with my two eyes.

  9. I really does take a while to adjust to graduating and settling into a work routine. You will learn and grow as a person through each new phase of life, don't be too hard on yourself. You're doing better than you think.

    Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

    1. Hello, Jennifer.

      I truly appreciate what you just said. Perfect timing because I really needed to hear this reminder as of this moment. Thank you!

  10. It's great that you find your job rewarding. Congratulations on this wonderful life step.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

    1. Hi, Kathrin.

      Awww thank you, I really appreciate it.

  11. Sounds like you really like your new job.
    It's such a great step.

    1. Hello, Margot.

      I'm actually surprised that I'm enjoying it. I do agree with that!

  12. Hi Fads, I hope I'm not too late to say congrats on your job! Enjoy it as much as possible! The transition from being a student to being part of a work force can be quite daunting at first but you'll get the hang of it. I'm happy to read that this job makes you happy, you go girl! :)

    1. Hey, Renee!

      Awww thank you so much. I really appreciate this, thank you!

  13. Congrats on graduation and on your new job.

    1. Hello, Toyas.

      Thank youu, I really appreciate it.

  14. Congrats on your new job Fads, glad it's been going well for you. You could maybe incorporate listening to a podcast during your commute, just to add something interesting to your morning routine :)
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    1. Hi, Aina.

      Awww thank you so much. I will definitely take that advice into consideration, thank you!

  15. So good to hear that you are adjusting so well into your new job! It definitely sounds like a big change to your routine, but hopefully as time goes on you find a way to mix thing up and make it all work for you :)

    I hope that you had a great weekend! The weather was lovely here, but it's quite cold again today.

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    1. Hello, Mica.

      It was definitely hard in the beginning but I'm so glad to see some positive changes recently in my new routine. Awww, thank you so much for saying that.

      Thanks, I hope you'll have a great week as well!