2012 gave me a lot to be thankful for. As the year slowly close, I did not feel the same excitement that I did last year. I received something really big this last quarter – a promotion and I’m so grateful to have something that many of office mates covet. But of course, some things come with a price, for this one, its a pending reassignment to Region V, specifically in my home province, Albay.
Since learning about the promotion, I prepared myself for moving yet it still felt hard to let go of the things that I’ve been used to for the last 7 years. Yes I’ve stayed that long in Manila and the family I had there at work as well as all the conveniences and entertainment it offered seemed to have spoiled me. When the order came out, the days seemed to fly so fast and I’m feeling mixed emotions as my scheduled settling in came close.
“Cold feet” as they say, but what really stalls me from feeling excited about settling is to my home, it already sounded like settling down. Do this mean I’d soon give up scratching my itchy feet and minimize my travels? It’s the struggle between my desire to continue wandering and the pressure of settling down. I’m yet unsure about what 2013 will bring me and the family that I’m starting to build, yet we’re testing the waters.
I’m here in Legazpi now and my boss says I’m going to be bored here soon, I might but I hope to get my old-perky self back up. There’s no use mopping around so, I weighed the perks of being here, I’d have my Teloyskie with me all the time and we can plan our trips together soon.
It should be easy, where I am right now lies the Majestic Mayon Volcano complemented by sapphire waters of Albay gulf. I am just a couple of hours away from the friendly giants of Donsol, Sorsogon, undiscovered crystal blue beaches in Matnog, Sorsogon, and also a couple of hours away from CamSur Watersports Complex and a lot more around waiting to be discovered.
2013 have just started and though a lot of things seemed unsure yet, that will be the thrill of it!