An Everchanging Terrain

At the risk of committing absolute blog abandonment, I succumbed to offline changes that completely transformed my life as of late. Do not get me wrong; I am most grateful for all these changes, but I did not really expect for all of them to come in simultaneously and immediately.

Exactly a week ago, I was an aspiring author plugging my weekdays away in fixing engineering manuscripts. I am still an aspiring author now, but my job description changed from editing books to synthesizing volumes of information that have some sort of national significance. So yes, change number one involves a transition to a new career. This, I had not planned.

Around a month ago, I was a self-absorbed woman consumed with the inspiration of literary pursuits and writing about other people’s love stories. Yesterday, I found myself joyfully making tuna sandwich for this awesome lover lawyer who is doing overtime work for his client. And learning how to cook now became a priority along with my desires to write about love stories and improve my existing skill. This, too, I had not planned.

And my minimalist self got challenged as my new work requires me, on top of using my brain a lot, to wear the best corporate outfits I can put together with matching makeup to boot. I strangely fear more for the fashion crisis than the intellectual demands. This, I definitely had not planned at all.

I sorely miss the bravado of my reckless youth, when I never worried and just went on with it. At the moment, I am taking deep breaths as I scan the new landscape that is my life and see how I can perform my bestest best to adjust to each change as gracefully and quickly as possible.

It may take awhile before I can adjust to the new love, new career, and new wardrobe that arrived all at the same time.

Hard as it is to get over the shock, I am mightily grateful to the good Lord who answered my silent prayers and gave so much more than what I expected.

In love, it is rare that one finds a partner who mutually loves in a balanced abundance. In a third world country such as the Philippines, employment is a luxury not easily given even to those who were sufficiently educated and matriculated (I had multiple offers and agonized over my choice, but I believe I already made the right one at this stage). And in a state where I overdid my vice for buying books over anything else, it is a good upgrade to finally learn how to make an effort to look presentable with new clothes and makeup– the initiation of every urban young professional woman.

So yes, hello new challenges, hello social skill muscles that await to be practiced, and hello changes. I embrace you now. And while I do not know where all this will take me next, I promise to make the most out of it.


18 thoughts on “An Everchanging Terrain

  1. Hi Helen! i’m a frequent visitor here sa blog mo pero this is the first time na mag-post ako ng comment. I like the way you write so i keep on dropping by..

    Wishing you all the best!

    Let 🙂

  2. No one else can speak the words on your lips. Drench yourself in words unspoken. Live your life with arms wide open. Today is where your book begins. The rest is still unwritten. – Natasha Bedingfield

    Good luck on your new chosen path, ma’am Helen! Godbless! 😛

  3. I love it here, because I always envy how you weave your thoughts into words.
    I’m sure you always have the spirit and energy to pass this new terrain. Goodluck Ma’m!

    1. Hi Yodz! Long time no hear! Thanks so much for wishing me luck and for the compliment…. I derive inspiration from readers too, so I guess I will not be able to write anything without inspiring peple around me like my friends in the blogosphere, yourself included. 😉

  4. Change is constant. As long as you are happy, then, good, hehehe! In love kana talaga ha?! Kaya next time, mag ingat kana sa pagbura mo ng phonebook ng phone mo, Hehehe! =)

    1. Hi Jasmin! Thanks so much! I am hoping to write more frequently. This blog has been semi-abandoned due to some offline career pursuits that take up a lot of time.

  5. I can’t believe you don’t have a book out yet! With your stellar writing, you should have a bestseller or two by now!

    Change is both stressful and exciting. You’ve got a lot going for you now. Yes, embrace it, savor it. A lot of women would kill to be where you at right now. Maybe I’m one of them 🙂

    1. Hi Pepper! Actually, I have been lurking on your blog most days because I am already subscribed! I will link you na nga since I visit you regularly naman. 😀
      I hope I can embrace it without too much palpitations. It must be the coffee cups I have been drinking lately. 😀

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