Wednesday, May 20, 2015

When the going gets tough, the tough gets going

This... is not my best time. If there's one thing I'd wish to happen, it's for this remaining summer month to end. I guess, I already had my quota of bad experiences for the past summer months. The week long leave gave me rest and isolation. I'm not sure if it really helped me. My first concern was how will I survive the entire week at home? One week seemed to be too long, especially for someone who have been working for 10 years. More so, for someone who has not yet consumed a week long break. It made me later realise, have I been depriving myself? I have more than 30 days of accumulated vacation leaves. While other colleagues could only wish for more leave credits, my problem is the opportunity they would want to have.

Before I reported back for work, I was wishing for answers to the many questions and concerns I have. Peace of mind, happiness and the chance to bounce back.... I never got any of what I prayed for. Instead, I was given something that would allow me to forget and divert. I was able to close a deal for a short-term freelance work.

More than the freelance work, it was how I acquired this work that made me the happiest. Saying that I'm happy is even an understatement.

I'm humbled, honoured and fulfilled. This was more than enough!  


  1. My biggest regret is not finding work that allows me to enjoy summer vacations. Lagi kasi akong sa BPO napapadpad so my holidays are basically TY (may holiday pay naman... but still...).

    I'm really itching to go on an out-of-town trip but my schedule doesn't permit it yet. This is why I've been thinking of job-hunting again. *sighs*

    1. Sa school ka mag work :) Sagana sa bakasyon hahahah Although alam mo, I've learned to respect people working in the BPO. I later learned how demanding and working environment. People in the BPO are one of the toughest.

  2. Awwww...hold on, teh. Gusto mong mag-academic editing?

  3. Whatever it is, I hope you get your groove back! ;-)

  4. Kapit lang, Dianne! I know you're a strong girl. You're not alone. This too shall pass.

    P.S. Gusto ko rin ng raket. Pero ayoko ng deadlines. At ayoko rin na mawalan ng oras pag weekends bilang sagrado iyon sa akin. Haha. Ang gulo ko talaga. I wish I can live without having to work. Or if I do have to work, the kind that it's done at my own pace. :)

  5. This new "mystery" writing job sounds exciting to me and I hope you share more as you can and that your spirits are lifted. I am writing you a postcard today, to mail to you tomorrow. Hugs to you.


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