Blog It Forward – Veselina Peykova
But taking up challenges can be a good thing, I am more than 40 and almost past the shyness stage in my life, so here I am – writing my first blog about me.
So, who am I?
I am a blonde.
And I have a cat.
Well, not really… at least once per month I pay to be a blonde and I don’t have a cat.
The cat owns me.
And it was her who insisted that I add this video (no, I am not a crazy cat lady, this is true):
For the better part of the day (and until recently – for some of the night, too) I am a Senior SAP Logistics Consultant (it says so in my contract) and I spend some of my spare time in the Q&A section in SAP Community. Some of you may have seen my posts in the Answers section with SD (Sales and Distribution) tag. SD is not all that am expected to work on, of course, but the questions on quaint topics like WMS or DSD are virtually non-existent, and the S/4HANA tag such a weird mix of everything, that I rarely venture there.
When I am not a SAP consultant, I enjoy reading… I would read anything – fiction, technical stuff, Wikipedia articles, blogs, news. I rarely finish what I started (there are quite a few books from the Vlad Taltos cycle waiting for me), because there are so many distractions.
Like any other person, I watch movies (but I don’t like watching TV) and, I am not very ashamed to admit, I still play computer games. These days it is mostly offline games (MMORPGs require too much dedication), but I have not outgrown this passion of mine yet.
How did you wind up working at SAP or working in the SAP ecosystem?
Like most people, who started at the time, it was by chance.
My family were pestering me to get ‘a real job’… (come on,there is nothing wrong with computer maintenance and network support, other than they pay you peanuts and you work late hours, seriously) so I had to go to interviews despite that I really liked my job at the time. Of course, I was blissfully unaware of what I was getting into (evidence here).
What do you enjoy most in your work and why?
Is it because I like helping people? Maybe, and you get to meet more people than if you deal with network support. And you work in an office and not outside on -10°C, which is nice when you get older.
And that SAP is huge and there is always something you can learn.
I guess, it is the freedom in solution design that I enjoy the most – there can be many paths to achieve the same result, but you get to pick the one which is best for the specific case.
What do you like to do in your spare time? OR Share a fun fact/story about yourself that people don’t know
When I was a kid, I wanted to be an adventurer like Thor Heyerdahl. I was so fascinated by the Kon-Tiki expedition, that I decided to build a raft out of bales of hay (the original idea was to make it out of balsa wood, but due to some budget and resource constraints hay was the next best thing). Then I tried the raft in the nearby swamp. Of course, it sank in the middle of the swamp. Luckily, no crew memeber was harmed, I just lost my sneakers and I had to do a bit of explaining when I got home. This is how I learned the importance of testing before you go live.
I would like to pass the challenge to the following people:
What is it that you wanted to try in your work for a really long time but never got the chance?
Which one of your household chores you are most tempted to delegate?
What was your favorite game when you were a kid?
What do you think is the most underrated SAP feature in your area of expertise?