Right now I am still in shock about a lot of things that has been going especially for the previous month. It’s already September, which means that I have been out of my previous job for about 11 months already. It’s safe to say that during those months that I was a bummer I had all the time to be relaxed. Then here comes the opportunity working outside my comfort zone. I had always been wondering how it feels like working at the nation’s capital, since people there seemed to be so busy and dedicated on what they do. I admit that I was raised in a pretty much laid-back environment, so my curiosity grew bigger when I decided to try working at a much reputable institution in Manila.
I have been there for about two weeks, and to be honest I am still puzzled and confused as to how I got there. Maybe it was an impulsive move to send a resume then receive a call telling you to be there for an interview, but getting hired on the spot was a totally different call.
The first day I got there, I was the most distraught person in the room. I know I went there to work and not necessarily to make friends, but the cold reception from my workmates was unexpected. I felt so lost, and again I admit I was already thinking of ways of getting out. But then I thought I already made it this far, so I’ll just try my best to cope and hopefully God will guide me along the way.
And yes, I am doing this piece of writing at home. I am motivated to go home every weekend because well I still worry about my mom since she’s the only one here (my uncle and nephew are gladly here to be with her). Then of course I deeply need to breathe some cold air. I guess I need to accept the reality of moving forward hoping that whatever comes in my way would serve as a lesson be it a good or a bad one.
Life, as always, is full of surprises.