3 Things I learned in June - Stuff I'm Sharing June 2018

How time has flown! This year has been year of such massive change for me. I finally packed up my former identity as a journalist and stepped into the corporate world as a content strategist for an insurance firm. Then New Malaysia happened, and I think, like the rest of Malaysia, I've been devouring the news. I think Malaysians are still in shock over this new found freedom and transparency we have.  

Change is hard. So hard. 

But change is also good.

1. Outlook emails

Corporate culture is SO different. I discovered the art of email. Maybe it's just me, but journalists don't use corporate emails the way corporates do. We'd rather stake out an interviewee/subject's house than send an email because we have learned that emails are ignored. Well, it doesn't work that way in corporations ;) I struggled with the Outlook monster for the first few months, but finally got the hang of it. My email-fu has gone up a huge notch this month!

2. Facebook Notes

So this is a major DUH moment. I remembered that Facebook has a blogging function: Facebook Notes. This is going to solve a major dilemma I’ve been wrestling with for some time (and of which I’m going to be obtusely vague).

The potential creativity it will open up for me is leaving me SO excited. This whole thing made me think about another thing...

We have the freedom to create. Nothing is stopping us from picking up that pencil or dancing to that tune.

We have the freedom to create. Nothing is stopping us from picking up that pencil or dancing to that tune.

3. Creativity is not limited to one place

Being creative is a big deal for writers, artists and other creatives. It's like breathing to us. It's our soul food. But life isn't perfect. Sometimes you don't have the opportunity to exercise creativity where you want to. However, we must remember that there are many ways, places and opportunities for us to exercise that gift or personal value. Write that novel in your spare hours. Draw that portrait or organise with your prettied-up Bullet Journal. We make do with what we have.