Today is my first day of work after having an amazing time at my grandpa’s house! To be honest, I still can’t get over thinking about the environment there. I miss the windy weather, my granma’s flower garden and simply sit in the garage to watch the beautiful view of the mountains. Everything is so calm and it feels like the time had slowed down. It’s nothing like the city, car honking, traffic everywhere, and the rush can be overwhelming. Though don’t get me wrong, I love the city too. But if you let me choose, I prefer to be in the countryside instead. The chaos is my least favorite about the city and to tell you the truth, many times I longed for the tranquil life to get some peace of mind. Also, going back to the city means I need to repeat my work routines.
Today, as usual, the traffic was bad. And since it’s Friday, I drive an hour early to work just to avoid them and yet, I still stuck for forty minutes. I had my favorite songs played on a repeated cycle for me to sing along as if the drive was shorter. All of my songs have been my loyal companion for the entire year of 2019, and my jam will always be Mahou no Kotoba by the band Spitz. It’s just perfect for the rush hour moment.
Anyway, I had a great start with work today. But I had thoughts. When I reached my workplace this afternoon and push to open the door, it felt like only yesterday. To see the same faces counting to four years, it’s been a long journey. It’s fascinating how people came into my life who used to be strangers and now colleagues and friends. When I first stepped into the company in 2017, I was nervous and I can’t even greet them with Hi. But now, I can put a smile on my face as if the door invites me in. Many things had changed. Sometimes it feels like I’m used to it, yet not either.
I guess all the reflections got me stuck for a while. If I hadn’t come here four years ago, I wonder where would be my destination. But I’m sure it was courage with many prayers that lead me there. For the most part, I’m grateful to be in the company. Even though I still wish to have more days and those two weeks felt short, but I still appreciate them. I had a wonderful time with my family.
I know this is just a short write, but I wanted to mark my thoughts so I can re-read them again next time.