‘Work Well Under Pressure…’

Bootcamp Experience Thus Far…

It’s the end of the home sessions part of bootcamp and besides wondering where the time goes or why 4.30pm is keeps recurring in my nightmares; I am amazed at how much learning was acquired in such a long time. I guess pressure is a good thing after all.

I am not proud to say this, or maybe I am, I don’t know, I am terrible with deadlines. I often find myself rushing at the very last minute. I guess it’s such an exhilarating experience I repeat it every other time.

One of my worst experiences with ‘last-minuting’ is probably the time I did not have the 700+ guest registration document ready 8 hours to the event day and I pretty much stayed up all night doing it. In my defense though, a lot of factors led into this. Crazy stuff!

Pressure does either of two things to me. I either crash or get into ‘do-mode’. The latter often serves me well; if I go back and look at similar situations in the past, I find that I still did a good job. I also deleted that part in my CV that said “works well under pressure”, I placed in the same basket where I put the “I can multitask” one — the myth basket.

This week has turned out fairly well despite the fact that I still have a Binary Search lab hanging over my head. Looking back, it was probably not such a great idea to pack my personal schedule with the home sessions especially yesterday and today but we learn every day.

One thing I do know though, I have put my all in the expected outputs and all I can do now is sit back and wait to see how the rest of the week goes.

Till the next, adios!