I have always told other people how all of us should be ready for sudden changes in our lives. You never know when you’re gonna wake up and find that everything is different. I have always expected the ‘usual’ path of a person’s life — elementary, high school, college, and then work… But I guess God has something different for me. Never have I imagine that I would have to live an unpredicted life, not knowing what will happen in the next five years, or where I will be. I have accepted all of that, and that is why I have learned not to expect too much.
That is the reality. But sometimes, the reality that I know in my head is different from what I feel in my heart.
I know that this might be a simple thing for some people but what happened last Friday at work really shook me. They have opened up a new department and it was raining promotions at work. I didn’t expect a promotion, of course, because I only work part-time there. However, seeing some of my team mates leave made me feel a bit lonely. They became my ‘family’ at work, a place where you can’t really expect people to be concerned about you. In addition to that, they have reshuffled teams to balance the number of tenured and new employees in each team. I’m staying in my team, but it’s bittersweet to see some of them leave because of promotion, and some leave because they got transferred to other teams.
Perhaps I’m really bad at letting go.
I’m not the only one, though. Some even shed tears, and I can understand that, knowing how long they have been working with each other. It was an emotional Friday in the office, knowing that when we return on Monday, some things will never be the same again.
The only positive thing that I can see about this is that my closest friend at work got transferred to our team. :)