If there is one thing I want to humble brag about, it’s this.
I gave SAYS.com two years and three months of my life; two years of blood and sweat; two years of painful tears and hair-pulling frustration; two years of toil in turning the little known news platform into an industry leader in online content, and all that they gave me when I left was this one url – http://says.com/my/fun/we-love-you-mei.
I must say, it was pretty damn worth it.
A few days after I cleared my desk, my buddies in the Content Team surprised me with a SAYS story dedicated to me. It was filled with lovely messages and testimonials from not only my teammates, but also other people in the company I’ve grown to become friends with. I’m not gonna lie, I teared up reading all the lovely messages they left for me. If it was a plan to change my mind about resigning, they almost succeeded.
Here’s a snippet of what the Content Team had to say:
And this is from my editor, Judith Yeoh, whom I worked closely with ever since day one:
My cousin, Belle, who also interned at SAYS said she saw a different side of me at work:
Honestly, working at SAYS is like waking up every morning to hang out with your best mates. A day at work feels like a day at the café working on a mission with your buddies. The friendships, life coaches, and relationships built are the type that you never want to lose. Even if it’s with a shy guy from the tech team called Gaddafi.
If you are like me, you go through your day to day life doing what you need to do and what you feel is right. You try your best to be a nice person, you hope that you are a good person. You make tough decisions you hate but you feel is needed. But often, a lot of these choices are made based on a hunch. To be perfectly honest with yourself, you are pretty much clueless. You don’t know whether you are doing life right, making the correct decisions, being the best version of yourself.
That’s why this gift means the world to me. For once, I get a little confirmation that maybe, just maybe, I am actually doing something right in life.
I’ll humble brag again, I’m pretty damn proud of this. Read the full story here: http://says.com/my/fun/we-love-you-mei
On a side note, why do we always wait till it’s someone’s last day or birthday before we say nice things to them? If there is someone in life or at work whom you really appreciate, why not let them know right now? Drop them a message, or better yet, give them a call, and tell them just how awesome they are. You never know what magic a little confidence booster could do.
Update: For more of where SAYS has led me to, check out my writing portfolio.