This picture is a a reminder that resilience and dignity are keys to a stronger you. If you were with me a couple of years ago, you would not believe when I tell you that I love this woman. She starred in many of my nightmares when waking moments crossed over sleeping states, and I would not hesitate to tell her that now 😂
I was almost crying when I saw her, and gushed at how I miss her irascible ways. It really seems funny now. But if there’s anything I learned from working with her is, everything has an end, and all your pains and suffering will bear fruit. If I survived working with my knees rattling for six years, then I can survive anything. I have to believe God will fight for me.
Just because I have pictures so I could document, never mind that the program was simple.
Oh and the husband won Star of the Night. lol
Yay! In our recently held team building activities, our team won the championship!
Modesty aside, lol, we topped almost all the events leading up to the final Amazing Race. haha
It is not all work at work. For some morale-boosting and scenery-changing experiences, we also hold activities that would hopefully keep stress at bay. This year, one of those is our sportsfest. It is a lot simpler than the previous years when we had a whole gamut of games, including indoor sports. Now, we only had basketball, volleyball and badminton, although held in several best-of games. Proud to be part of our team’s volleyball team and steering it to a championship, yay!
(not my best shot but there you go)
My social life outside of family has become almost non-existent. As any Gen-Xer would tell you (add being a mother to that), priorities change. Maybe personalities also change. I could definitely say that myself. Before changing nappies, juggling a budget, keeping a household in a surviving condition took over, I was a young girl once who gloried in the company of, not only close friends, but a gregarious extended social group. Now I am reduced to children’s parties, weddings, quiet dinners and once in a blue moon coffee sessions that happen after official events. I don’t know if because I have no choice, or these are the only choices I have. Long gone are my cigarette- and alcohol-toting days. Now I’m lucky to get to know my younger colleagues over a glass of coffee jelly.
The team that had no choice but work on a weekend. Hehe. Kidding aside, everything was light and I think everyone had fun despite the schedule.
Joined a good cause today, and donated blood to the Red Cross. The bloodletting is part of the office’s anniversary celebration. This is actually my first time because I got rejected once because I just had oral surgery several months prior, and they said I still retain some anesthesia in my system.
They took some 450 ml. of blood. I was actually okay after resting, and even gone down and dutifully ate the food they provided and drank more liquids than usual. However, after an hour or so, I felt kind of lightheaded. Not dizzy as I was expecting but more like my head has been detached from the rest of my body. lol. I had to let go of a meeting because I just can’t. Rested a bit more and felt better after a couple of hours. But I would like to do this again sometime. Donating blood is actually healthy as you get to replace your blood cells, at the same time you’re helping save lives.