Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Career Change

Salam to all,

I know that I haven't updated my blog for quite a while. You know what they say, no news is good news? Well, in my case, that is true. The good news is that I'm doing just fine. I feel fine and life is just great.

I've been quite busy these past few weeks. After I went for my follow up last month, I attended a course in translation. Since there's a very slim probability of me going back to teaching like those pre cancer days, I decided to make a turn in my career into translation work. So, I attended the translation course in Institut Terjemahan Negara in Kuala Lumpur. The course went on for about 2 weeks. It was a rather enlightening experience.

I was quite nervous at first because I did not know what to expect from strangers (coursemates) considering my slurring speech. I didn't want their pity. What if they could not understand me?

Well, after the first day went by, I realised that all that worries were for nothing. Everyone was wonderful. I could converse just as normal as everybody else even though I sounded different. Unique. I commanded full attention from others since they had to really listen carefully to what I had to say..hahaha or else it would have been their loss...

The course was over on 1st August. And I flew back to Kedah. Then, I got busy with the translation projects I have been getting from a dear friend continuously (god bless him) up to the time to leave for Mecca to perform Umrah. I left for Mecca on the 21st of August. So, you see, I've been on my toes and could not find the time to update this blog. However, I read the comments coming in wholeheatedly and guiltily. Thank you so much for keeping me in your thoughts.

I'll be talking about my trip to Mecca in my next entry.

Bye, for now

"Cancer Sucks"


mamayati said...

yeay..sharifah, I just love your strength in dealing with this career change. Love your positive attitude..

hugs :>

Sharifah Rashidah bt. Syed Ahmad said...

Thank you Yati. Yes, you just have to make necessary adjustments to survive rather than accept defeat.

I admire your strength too. And also your positive attitude in going through the chemo again. Good luck and god bless.

lots of bear hugs,

NK Valli said...

All the best in your new career. That the way to take on interesting challenges.

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