he just let her go…

A friend of mine decided to end her relationship after 8 years. Yes that’s right, 8 years and they were not married. It may not be a surprise to many but, my friend is just not the type. She is of the notion that people who want to be together should be married. But this guy was just never ready. There was always a reason or excuse rather and she patiently waited. I’m sad for her. Even in the end, he didn’t step up. He just let her go and now she has to start her life all over again.

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12 Jun 2017

I took a bit of a break in between because I was sitting for an exam. It was a gruesome experience to say the least and I don’t think I did very well. It’s ok if I have to take it again. I’m proud of myself for just going through with it. The first half of this year has been challenging. Starting a new job that is a different to what I have been doing for the last 12 years, just means that I have had to put in longer hours during the week. As a result of this, I want to spend every free moment I get on the weekends with my kid. It’s hard enough being a single mother but, it’s worse being a single mother who works 12+ hours a day. So yes, at least I gave the exam and I’ll keep praying that I don’t have to give it again.

 

Corporate plagiarism

Before I started college, I had little time in between, so I decided to take a brief course in design, photography and publishing. One of the lessons that we learned was the importance of copyright and giving credit where it’s due. We were taught not only about some of the legal repercussions but also how to protect our work. Later on, in college as well, we learned the repercussions of plagiarism and how to cite sources for our papers.

Where am I going with all this?

Well, recently I’ve been noticing more and more, people tend to take credit for other people’s ideas. People seem to forget to give credit where it’s due and tend to pass on other’s ideas as their own. I see it happening to me and others around me. In many instances, it is done is such a way and such a moment that there is almost no chance for someone to speak up and claim the idea or work as their own.

I get that the corporate world is extremely competitive…. it’s a dog eat dog world out there, as they say. But, I would think that some people, particularly senior executives would be ashamed of such behavior.

The important lessons that I learned about plagiarism and copyright don’t seem to have any place in the real world. It’s sad I wasn’t taught how to deal with corporate politics and be clever enough to claim credit.

I can only hope that somehow the truth comes out and people are discovered for being a fraud. I am always being accused of having a naive view of the world, I suppose this is yet another one of them.

Just not right

I think there are days when I just don’t feel right. I’m sure it happens to everyone once in a while. Today is just one of those days. I’ve been feeling out of sorts, mentally. I can’t seem to focus, although I got through the day and did finish most of my work. Still, something feels off. I’m troubled and anxious…probably even a little depressed. I know I have my exam coming up and I have the feeling that I don’t remember anything I have studied and I don’t have enough time to study enough. I’m sure people have much bigger worries in life. For now, this small worry of mine is eating at me.

*Sigh*. It’s just one of those days….