The last few weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind.
I finished up my #funemployment and started my new position. It has definitely been a transition and my heart still misses my now ex-colleagues but I’m glad for the opportunity to keep developing and working towards my goals.
Another mini milestone was turning a year older last week. Thanks to everyone for the well wishes and birthday love. It was rather low-key but there was cake :)
My wonderful bf brought over a delicious Strawberry, Vanilla & Thyme cake from Bibelot, the patisserie that houses the petits gâteaux, macarons, handcrafted bonbons, biscuits and house-made gelato from Chez Dré. They also do made-to-order cakes such as this one :). The description said “vanilla bavaroise, strawberry compote, thyme financier, white chocolate rice crunch” – I loved the flavours! It was quite light, not too sweet. Though the rice crunch bottom was a bit hard to cut through since the rest of it the layers were quite soft. Worth looking into for a special occasion though!
I had a look through the blog and realised that I had not updated my profile for some time…
5 years on, I’ve graduated from law student to lawyer. I’ve hung up my piano teaching shoes for now and started to write songs again. But besides that, not much else has changed besides my age.
Another thing that has stuck around for more than 5 years now has been a challenge I would like to share on this blog today (this will be a bit of a long explanation but I hope you will stick with me ’til the end).
It has been over a month since my last post but a lot seems to have happened since then.
One of the biggest life milestone was finishing up at the job I had been in since I graduated from university. Though I knew it was time to let go, it did not make the parting any less emotional. There were many tears before and after the official announcement and on my last day, the waterworks hit even before I got up to say my final farewells.
It is still slightly surreal, probably because I have not started my new job yet but I’m sure once I’m back in an office space again it will hit me afresh.
What I realised was that at the core of it, it was the people, it was the relationships that I was finding hard to let go of. I know it is not like I’m not going to be friends with my now ex-colleagues but it is more that the relationship dynamics have shifted, we won’t see each other every weekday anymore nor share in some of the in-jokes that used to fly across the partitions. It is that ending that I still mourn quietly in the heart.
But as one wise man once said:
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.*
And now it is time for a new chapter, a new beginning. The old is gone, the new has come (almost). Trying to squeeze in the last few tasks on my to-do list before I settle back into the rhythms of full-time employment.
3 years of my breezy Arts. I loved it but I knew it wasn’t going to be forever. I paid my dues and moved onto 3 years with my first love (academically speaking), Law.
No doubt it was hard work. At times, I wanted to give up but by the grace of God, I survived! I made it! 6 years and finally, it is finished!
And you know what that means???
AND… I’m back into blogging action! ;)
I wish I had an awesome comeback post but to be honest, I feel a bit out of it. While others are out partying into the wee hours of the next morning, this introvert just needed a bit of time to herself (see Myth #9) . Time to just unwind, let the reality of no-more-exams-EVER sink in and do NOTHING.
So I guess this is just a post to touch base and say that I’m alive and eager to return to the blog waves after I recharge and in the mean time, I’ll be releasing those guest posts that were promised before I took my leave of absence ;).
Please keep your eyes out for them and support these lovely bloggers who’ve been so generous and willing to send a post my way!
Be back soon!
P.S. I just added the DISQUS comment plug-in which has unfortunately, closed comments on past posts :( Does anyone know how to change this?? Or perhaps, what might be a better commenting option? Thanks in advance :) I would like some help in getting a new commenting plug-in, the current one I use doesn’t timestamp things properly and for some reason when I installed DISQUS it closed all my posts for comment – please let me know if you have other options I can explore :) Thanks!