After two years of continuing to drive office culture and happiness, throwing awesome happy hours, internal team events, banging corporate parties, completing the expansion and build out of a pre-IPO tech office ($3M project), and other awesome admin ventures, my time with my former employer came to an end. I learned and grew so much in my role, and I will forever be grateful for the opportunity – I accomplished, implemented, and built out an incredible amount of projects and policies in those two years with no experience in the realm. More importantly, I found my niche, and I’m going to continue to learn more as an awesome office ninja.

SHAMELESS PLUG:

Check out The Awesome Office  + The Awesome Office IG
(A space for awesome people and places to come together. Love where you work.)

Funemployment is a blessing in disguise. I have time to myself to think about my personal and career goals, time to spend with friends, and time to relax. Mainly, I have been relaxing in-between the average 3 phone screens per day. My work and school life have consumed me for the past 2 years, and it’s honestly been nice to decompress, catch up on good reads, and watch NCIS (latest obsession… 14 seasons!). Though I am ready to get back to the regular daily grind, I know I need to work out how to balance my career goals, education, personal growth, and social time while keeping a positive mindset. It is easy to let work and school take over and drain me of all my mental sanity, but I will strive to not let it happen too much in 2017. It is clear I did not complete all of my 2016 goals, but what matters (to me) is I’ll continue to grow and do things that make me happy. Here is to another year… to taking care of myself – physically, mentally, emotionally.

I’m working on separate posts for all the places I have travelled or events I have attended thus far. Stay tuned!

Destinations:

  • Point Reyes, CA
  • New York, NY
  • Santa Monica, CA
  • Palm Springs, CA
  • Las Vegas, NV (again)
  • Irvine, CA
  • Chico, CA
  • Portland, OR

Events:

  • OysterFest 2016
  • Chromeo DJ Set
  • Splash House 2016
  • Burning Man Decompression @ SF Dogwatch
  • Pretty Lights @ City National Civic
  • Gorgon City @ The Midway

 

Written by Lisa Wong