Happy National Radiographer and Radiation Therapist week! To celebrate this weird and made up week, we got some balloons from our professional body and kicked them around the office. We also got some little badges and suspicious looking lolly pops as well. It’s a really bizarre thing to celebrate if you ask me, but hey, it entertained us for 5 minutes today.
My friend raised a good point the other day, that if we weren’t being paid for what we are currently doing, would we still be doing it? In other words are you passionate about your job? I would probably say that for the majority of people it would be an overwhelming no.
My dad has always said that a job is just a means to make some money so that we can do the things we really want to do in life. This is coming from a man who came to this country with literally nothing. He worked hard at something he was overqualified to do, didn’t get paid very much and stuck with it for a very long time. He didn’t feel that he had a choice.
I have choices though. Growing up I was given the best opportunity to learn and succeed. It is this choice that leaves me overwhelmed and sets the bar high. I have choices to do what I want, work hard to get it, and actually achieve it. So why am I still at a loss?
While I realise that any job has its good and bad sides, I’m wondering what exactly is going to make me happy? Or maybe I will never find a job that fits that criteria, so I should just take my dad’s advice, as a means to justify the ends.
I thought that I loved my job, and I do love some aspects of it, but lately I’ve found myself feeling unsettled. Is this really what I want to be doing for the rest of my life? And if not this, then what?
I’ve never been a decisive person. I don’t own my decisions and I’m more likely to just let things happen or to let someone else make choices for me. I think it’s time for that to change.
Today was such a cold and wintery day, and it rained for most of the day. There was a tiny bit of sun on the walk home and then it continued on with the rain.
This is my wonderful view every night heading home at Richmond station for the last 3 years taken with my iPhone. I had after work drinks so the platforms are a lot less crowded than usual (read: totally empty) which is nice. I also like being able to see some of the city buildings from the platform.
Although I hate the trains and cancellations and all the waiting, I think I will miss the view when I have to change sites due to the shutdown (happening some time in the next 1-6 months. Stay tuned!). My workplace has been my home and my workmates have become my family and I will miss them dearly when it’s all over. Not sure how it’s all going to go down, so until then, I wait patiently.
I’m starting to think that the title of my project 365 should be boring mundane objects around my home. I’m also noticing a very blue theme so far.
I’m back at work today after a lovely few days off. One of the good and not so good things is that I wear a uniform. It’s good because I don’t have to think too much about what I’m wearing and still look semi polished, particularly helpful on the days I need to be there by 7am. Not so good because I don’t get to wear pretty clothes. At least I never have to worry about not having anything to wear!
I’ve collected a few shirts so far. The white one with the check-like pattern is my favourite shirt. It’s in high rotation. Too bad it’s been discontinued so I can’t get any more. Am I really writing about my shirts? I think next week I need a theme to make things more interesting.