So I read this one article http://www.forbes.com/sites/jessicahagy/2012/06/26/20-ways-to-find-your-calling/ : 20 Ways to Find Your Calling.
Until now, I am still in the process of finding my career path, you know. It’s not just me, right? But I do learn a lot in the process of finding the right calling.
2 months ago I wrote about how I proposed a resignation at my previous office. At that time I worked at Kraft Foods Indonesia a well-known company with a good reputation and of course, who doesn’t love Oreo? Yum!
Though I decided to leave Kraft, doesn’t mean that I do not love Kraft. My boss and supervisors at Kraft, taught me about good leadership ( A LOT). They really care about my self-development, I had the opportunity to participated in a strategic source training, I once met the Head of Procurement Asia, MBA Harvard, and given the opportunity to learned about strategic analysis from him. I met many lovely office mates and I already said this for a zillion times, I have the best boss ever! Haha Everything was perfect, except the job itself. Because Procurement is not my calling, as simple as that. Time to leave the comfort zone, right? Much love for my Kraft Family btw :D
So let’s move on. Right now, I am working in a company that 100% different from my previous company. Let’s say the name of this current company is company X. Different field, different culture, different CULTURE. Hah :D I must say that in terms of job type, this current job suits me better because this job relates to marketing and communications field. However, I really miss my old boss and co-workers :p Plus, English is not useful / needed in this job because all of the clients/networks are mostly local, so…that’s why I decided to write tumblr in English because I am scared that I will forget all the english vocabs LOL but I also met some cool peeps in this current company. Me and my other 2 friends even planned to build a business together later on, we’ll see :)
So what’s next? Will I leave company X and shop around (again) for another opportunities? I think so, because I feel that company X doesn’t give me enough knowledge and development unlike my previous job. I feel like right now, I am stepping backward, not forward.
How long will I stay in this company X? I don’t know!
I took this from the article:
5. Burn your plans.
Your life will not go according to plan. Nobody’s ever has. So don’t worry if you get off track. The track was imaginary anyway.
One year ago, I didn’t know that searching for the right calling is this hard! What I knew at that time was I want to work in a fast moving consumer goods company and stay there as long as I can. But now, it turned out differently. So yes, I won’t worry if I get off track! And I will find that right calling, soon, cause sometimes people need to stop SHOPPING AROUND!!!!
Jer 29:11: For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.