Soft and Strong

“Being soft and strong is a combination very few have mastered.” – William Shakespeare

Being an introvert, I’ve always been stereotyped as shy and quiet. Well, those are true. But what people don’t really know is that I’m strong on the inside. I may be quiet but I’m not weak. I take risks. I come out of my comfort zone (maybe) more than what you think. I go to places that I’ve never been and never heard off. In short, I’m not afraid of challenges — as this has always been a part of me.

With love,

Atria

 

Whatever Wednesday: Let’s catch up!

Hello there!

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It’s 13:12 EST now and I am working alone at the Front Desk, in my Manager’s words “You’re in charge!” And I like it, it just means that she trusts me and she believes that I can do it by myself! Yay!

You might be wondering how I was able to write this if I’m working. Just so you know, it’s so nice and quiet in our hotel right now. I believe I am done with all my paper works in here, the guests who were leaving have already checked out and I am just waiting for our guests to check in. See? I really have nothing to do — so I’m blogging my day shift away!

It’s been awhile since my last post. I know, right? I’ve been very busy since I started working in IHG. It was not the I-don’t-have-time type of busy though. There was just no perfect time for me to write. I think I was mentally drained. LOL! I have promised to write my IHG work experience but sorry because… still not yet composed.

If you’re one of my friends and one of my followers in Instagram, you’ve heard the news! I made it to the US again! Yeah! *teary-eyes*

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I am so grateful that my dream come true once again! One of my biggest dreams is to be one of a successful hoteliers in my age and working as a Front Desk Agent in a hotel abroad is my stepping stone. So imagine how happy and blessed I am that I’m working my dream job! I, having a soft and shy type of personality, I didn’t expect that I could fit in this job! It takes confidence to face different people from different countries around the globe. Like what they say, fake it till you make it. From time to time I have overcome my shyness and now I am all smiles greeting people! 🙂 Ugh! I love it!

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I realized that as long as you know what you want, just dare to dream and dare to achieve it then nothing is impossible! You are never too small to dream big! Okay?

I’ll be writing my journey to US one of these days and hopefully I could show you some pictures of the magnificent hotel where I am working at as well as the beautiful people I’m working with. And I would love to tour you around, too! I will take you to our magic kingdom by the white mountains, I promise!

I really wanted to tell you more about my experiences here in the US and what not but I can see a guest coming to check in! So, till my next post!

With love,

Atria

Midnight Random Thoughts: On Work and Rest Days

Time check: it’s 00:30 MNL! Yey! I’m an hour early from my regular sleeping time. I’m usually still on my way home at this moment! If you didn’t know, my work place is 5 cities away from home — it takes me 3 hours to get home after my 9-hour stressful shift! Nope, I’m not exaggerating. And it’s probably one of the reasons that make my work days harder. Patience, courage and strength are the tools! Atleast, for me. 🙂

Few months back, I used to envy my friends who are so busy with their work while they like it that I have all the rest of my time! I always tell them, “Atleast, you have money! I have none.” Haha! And now, I feel you, friends. Huhuhu. I badly wanted rest days,10 hours of sleep, hours just watching my fave TV shows and reading my fave blog sites while waiting for mama’s next food to serve! Sounds lazy, right? That’s why I’m now working.

So imagine how grateful I am right now for having my 2 rest days. Sarap! I had more than enough of sleep, had time to go to church, fb catch up with my friends (because it’s the best that we can do for being too far away from each other and for having complicated schedules. Naks, working girls!), do household chores that I barely do since I started working and a little me-time! Thank you, Lord! 🙂

Can I ask for one more day off? Haha! I feel scared again for tomorrow’s shift, eh. Whew! How long would it be till I get totally comfortable and happy with my job? I want that feeling of excitement on going to work knowing that I can be the best me! I’ll talk more about it next time. I’m already sleepy. Hihi.

About my job? I’m trying harder. Promise.

Sweet dreams!

With Love,
Atria