Friday, August 19, 2016

'Cikgu Sunny'..

.. Yeah that sounds about right.

Life had recently thrown me a lil bit of a curve ball. Around end of March this year, I found out for sure that I will need to relocate to the Klang Valley very soon; leaving good ol Johor Bahru, so that the kids & I could be with le wife & support her as she begins her journey to become a medical specialist.

It was already a possibility when my wife started the application process circa July last year. By December, when shortlisted for interview, I knew deep down that this 'possibility' is pretty much 'a certainty expressed as a function of time'.

So when news came that the move was on, I submitted my transfer request to my employer, and prayed that I will be transferred to the Klang Valley not too long after my wife was due to start at her new place in June.

And I have many good bosses in my Bank to thank, as it was by mid June, a mere 2+ months after my formal request, that I finally got my transfer (that's considered pretty fast). Ps: Quick shout out to my own BM who was instrumental in expediting the process, thanks Bos.

Now, leaving JB was not easy. Everything felt so, erm, settled back there. However, it also feels like a 2nd chance in life had been given to me, especially from a career point of view (not that I wasn't doing well).

You see, the thing is, I've always gone with the flow when it comes to my job, which was the first job that I took since graduating 8 years ago, progressing naturally & taking on whatever that had been given to me & doing the best that I can.

So when a move to KL was imminent, I started questioning myself. Now that I am moving to a new place anyway & starting afresh, what do I really want to do?

And I chosed training. I chosed to become a trainer at our in-house, full fledge, training center.

Training is one of the things I've always been passionate about, even in my old operations role. But training is also a lot about continuous learning, which I've also been very fond of. And so far it has been great (maybe next time I'll share some experiences here, but not now).

Yeah, it's still very new, only been 2 months since I've started, but I intend to be positive about what lies ahead & be the best that I can be.

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