Why I am closer to death, and what I’m doing about it (audio available)

Photo by Gabor Molnar via Unsplash *If you are on the go,  listen to the audio version of this post on anchor / spotify here: * Anchor: paola-fajardo9 Spotify: Halfreformed: The Spoken-Word Series As a geriatric millennial (or someone on the way there), I’ve seen from afar the many milestones that people my age have …

Why work for a small company when you’ve already worked for a big one? (Opinion)

Photo by Berenice Melis via Unsplash I was asked a few months ago: Why are you working for a small company (again), if you already worked for a big MNC in the past? Shouldn’t you just use working for a small company as a stepping stone to joining MNCs?” Good question, the first thing I …

On Work and Politics changing my definition of (good) leadership (audio available)

Photo by Tomoko Uji via Unsplash *If you are on the go, listen to the audio version of this post here: Anchor OR Spotify It’s been a hot minute since my last “personal” post. I admit getting covid twice and my mental and emotional preoccupation with the PH elections took up all my energy, time, …

Were you robbed of life during the pandemic? (audio available)

Photo by Mel Elias via Unsplash *If you are on the go, go listen to the audio version of this post on anchor / spotify here: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/paola-fajardo9 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1ZilRR5gtKLhEW2o1UMSCJ How is everyone's new year so far? I understand that things are not going so well in some parts of the world. It’s as if …

Career 2021: Revival, Trauma, Resignations and The Reckoning

**If you are on the go, you can listen to this via on my audio blog, Halfreformed: The Spoken Word Series. Links: Anchor.fm: https://anchor.fm/paola-fajardo9 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1ZilRR5gtKLhEW2o1UMSCJ Photo by Marcos Paulo Prado via Unsplash Revival & Trauma ...And just like that, we are ending 2021 as if nothing happened (well, it’s true nothing much happened). In all …