Oh dear, that was intense.
For the past five semesters, first week has never been this intense and I had the most climatic end of the week ever for 2015. In spite of this nasty winter flu (who decides to stop by and say hello), a jet-lagged body and four lab sessions, I managed to submit my application before the deadline!
The moment I hit the send button, I felt that I have given birth.
First of all, I have to make a disclaimer that I HAVE NEVER GIVEN BIRTH. Neither am I excited over the prospect of having to do it in the future nor planning to do it any time soon. If you have been in my social circle long enough, you would have known my stand on it, hehe. In retrospect now, I don’t even know how I came up with the association although I have to admit that I have watched some birth vlogs by popular beauty Youtubers. The moment the e-mail was sent, I was engulfed with this sense of relief and I couldn’t find the appropriate words to express the feeling. For whatever reasons, the only thought that I could think of was “This must be how it felt when you have successfully given birth.”
When I called my Mom and told her that she couldn’t stop laughing. She said that after giving birth to two daughters she doesn’t even know how natural birth feels like (she went through Caesarean section). My sister even told me that I can’t go through Caesarean section when I am pregnant so that I can testify whether I have the same feeling after submitting my application and giving birth.
Honestly, I am pretty sure I will opt for Caesarean when the time comes, not any time soon.
This may come up as an exaggeration for some, but submitting my first ever job application is a real big deal for me. Especially when I have to rewrite, revise, and revamp my resume and cover letter in such a short period of time. I am beyond lucky to have cousins and uncles who have kindly offered their help to check and read through both documents at such short notice.
I have done the best that I can do and I am hoping that it will impress the HR team enough. This’ just the beginning and I will be patiently waiting for the call.