Today I did something unthinkable.

I went to the office on a Sunday.

Now it wasn’t really the first time for me to be in the office during a weekend. Last year, I was found in the office on a couple of Saturdays to attend IBM Club events, but I never really considered that as work, you know? But today, I went to the office not to work too, but because of our domain’s strategic planning.

Getting up on a Sunday to go to a place other than chuch is really a big effort, and honestly strategic planning sessions aren’t really the most fun thing in the world. But because this year was all about stepping up, I had to be there. Even if I had to drag my feet while I prepared in the morning.

But you know what? Despite the day of the week that I spent at the office pantry, I actually enjoyed myself. In a weird way. Not that I would want to do this all the time, but it made me appreciate my job a little bit more than I used to. Now, I know I’m probably the one of the few people who really love her job, to the point of raving about it repeatedly on her blog, so this is really nothing new. But today, while planning initiatives and (half-)listening to the others and playing the trust fall thing, I realize that I am lucky to be where I am. I am lucky to be in a well-paying job, doing the things that I love doing, excelling in the things that I do, and being in a team that cares not only for the job but for my well-being too. I like how I know there are opportunities for growth over the horizon for me, and that other people trust me enough to do things and deliver.

It’s not about being a corporate slave, but really just loving what you do. And I’m glad to be in a place where my job doesn’t really feel like a job. Most of the time, at least. ;)

I don’t really know what’s in store for me for the next few months, or years, but I can definitely say that I’ll be staying here for now. :) I can’t imagine being anywhere else. :P

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After the strategic planning I went around Eastwood for a while. I looked for swimsuits, then went to National to check out some books (yet again), found some I wanted to buy but didn’t (yay), ignored some box cutters and finally settled down inside the airconditioned Eastwood Mall. I also found out that Starbucks has Dark Mocha Frapp again. Yay. But it’s not like I always go to Starbucks nowadays. :P After hanging out there I went to mass, then headed home and now I’ll be spending the rest of my weekend continuing Pride and Prejudice and hopefully finish it.

Happy Sunday everyone. :)