Over the past 3 weeks , starting my new job has changed me a lot, mostly because I was fortunate enough to be in the Fixed Income team as an analyst. It's the whole brand new thing. One of the best decision I have made to start and learn something new which I am not familiar with, which is BONDS. What is US Treasuries, why is has got to do with Malaysian bonds, what is price movement, what is happening with US,G8 and Asia Pacific and why is bonds been traded sideways/sidelines and what in the world is CPI,IPI.
It's really pressuring me because i have zero knowledge on these.
I've found myself facing the unknown a lot.It's not easy to really sit down and understand the whole thing in a week or a month. I've really been looking around, bothering my seniors to teach me, trying to understand why everything is all related and some are not. Juggling with economic jargons, trying to create one paragraph took me ages as writing or commenting on bonds is not like writing a credit paper for business sake. It's a huge different.
There is no way for me to accurately put into words how my new job looks like. Though It was so much harder than I thought it would be, which threw me off at first, turned out, I am enjoying and loving my new job. My two seniors have been helping me a lot and my boss is teaching me from scratch. And my new best friend is Bloomberg fyi. Hahaha ;p
Although I didn't feel good for the entire day when I did minor mistakes on my daily outlook for internal circulation, a bit frustration on how I perform my job, was tired and a little run-down from getting less sleep because I was worried my internal circulation will be late, I felt supremely good for the past three weeks. Everyday I learn new thing. Everyday is a brand new day to stay positive. Everyday I look forward to learn and don't give up easily.
Did I regret to divert and change what I have been doing for the past 4 years? The answer is NO.We all have to face embarrassing moments and feel stupid every once and awhile. Sure, it sucks. But you have to pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and move on. Work extra harder."The grass is always greener on the other side." We often want what others have because we think, for whatever reason, we think we will be happier if we have it. Therefore, I took this challenge and I believe opportunity comes once. I take pride on what I am doing.Change is possible, you just have to go out and get it. Will share more in future!
View from my new office's balcony
and few pictures from my weekend activity