Hey there! Welcome to my blog. I’m Nicole. I’m the author around here. Sometime late September 2017, right after I made the annoyingly difficult decision to quit my first and only stable corporate job, I moaned and groaned to a friend. “I’m going to be unemployed!” I said with dread. She replied me, “No, you mean, you’re gonna be FUNemployed!” with a self-satisfied smirk on her face. At the time, I couldn’t take the joke. Having worked at the same company for 4 years (a lifetime for a millennial), when I handed in my notice I had no idea what I was going to do next and I had no plan in place for my next step. I was terrified. Since then, however, I’ve somehow managed to stumble into different experiences that led down some unexpected paths. Hence, I’m adopting that word, “funemployed” to describe my current employment status and this blog’s namesake.
Currently, I work in marketing (no longer funemployed) and I write on this blog as a pet project. I grew up in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and I recently moved to Singapore. I used to work in the financial services industry where I gained most of my knowledge on finance, investing and money management. I’m also that insufferable nerd reading everything and anything I can get my hands on. On this blog, I’m documenting my continued journey navigating career advancement, personal finance, self-development, and adulthood.
You’re welcomed aboard this wild ride with me. I do not know what the heck I’m doing, so this is gonna be fun.