Awkwardly Proud


Hi! I know it’s been awhile. I can’t write and read as much as I wanted. I don’t have the luxury of time lately. I don’t publish because I noticed in blogging if you don’t have the time reading other blogs, no one will read yours. Unless you are someone popular, or someone who is really good in writing. And the sad truth is, I am neither of the two.

So what happened? I left my old job, I am officially jobless. However, I am trying to do a lot of things before I start with my new job next week. Wish me luck, and please pray for me. 🙂

I am moving from a big hospital to a mid size one. In one of my old posts I mentioned that I am feeling underappreciated, or unnoticed. The moment that I was about to leave my workplace, some people come to me and expressed unexpected things about me. I was surprised, I never thought I was good enough with my job. They are so sweet to notice me, and made me feel good with leaving.

Some veteran nurses told me I am one of the best in my floor. I don’t want to boast, trust me it is hard for me to talk good things about myself. I am very grateful to my mentors of course.

Last week, I got a text from someone saying that she saw my name in the email of the CEO of the hospital. All of the employees received those kinds of emails from the CEO if the CEO wants to highlight or recognize some employees. The funny thing is I can’t personally read the email, because I already loss my access to everything. It is just so ironic. When I was working with them, I felt that my hard work is unnoticed. Now that I’m gone, they proved me I’m wrong.

I am sharing my experience not to boast, but to be a reminder to do good consistently even no one is watching or no one notices you. At the end of the day, you really don’t know that your simple gestures or hard work is making a huge impact to somebody’s lives. Always be the best version of yourself, because we only live once. 🙂

15 thoughts on “Awkwardly Proud

  1. Hilary Tan

    I am sorry that you are jobless right now, but I am happy that you are starting a new job soon and that you won’t be jobless for very long. Its funny how life works sometimes. Your story reminds me of a funeral in a sense, because often people become recognized or famous for the work that they do only after they have passed away. Leaving your old job is like a death in a way, while the birth of your new job awaits you with hopefully less toxicity!

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    1. wifeblah

      Exactly what I was thinking too. People will just appreciate someone once that person is gone. Or it’s like a break up story, you will just appreciate your partner once he or she left. I am also hoping that I won’t be running 12 hours consistently in my new job. Thank you for the time Hilary.


  2. ciccolady

    Dear Al, i’m always checking your blog if you posted something new, and i dont want to feel like you have to read all of my posts, i post a lot and its okay to skip the posts😊🤗🙂, i m happy, that you changed your work i hope, this way you will be less tired🤗🙂And you are good writer, pleasure to read your posts💛good to know, that they finally apreciated your hard work🤗🙂

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    1. wifeblah

      Thank you so much Ilona for the support. 🙂 I read your posts because your content are really good. So don’t mind me if sometimes I have to read them all. Just now I don’t have the time. I really hope too that my new job is not as exhausting as the previous one. You take care Ilona 🙂

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  3. Vihani

    This is so true! Sometimes we fail to notice people who appreciate us. And there are times we have to clap for our own victories when there’s no one else to clap for us. Just because people don’t notice our efforts, just because we think that they don’t notice our efforts, we shouldn’t give up. We never know who we are inspiring.

    Thanks for sharing this great reminder 😊
    Have a wonderful week ❤️

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    1. wifeblah

      Yep you are totally right with that. People are not really appreciative or grateful most of the time, but it does not mean we are not doing good. Maybe it is also true with blogging, people may not be liking or leaving comment but we don’t know who are we inspiring with our content. 😉 Thank you Vihani you take care always!!


  4. Nickelinho

    To paraphrase Gandhi, it might feel like some of the stuff we do in life is insignificant, but it’s very important that we do it. And also some people do notice, even if they don’t express it. On to greener pastures! 👍🏼

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  5. Mr. A

    Aw, Good luck wifeblah! I wish you the very best to your new endeavours.
    And another thing, I consider you as someone good at writing and popular, so don’t let it get to you. I know my opinions ain’t much but you’re doing great!
    Cheers to you!


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