Then I started reminiscing. It was in March 2001 when I joined this company. 11 years and counting. I literally spent my childhood here! Teehee!
I have witnessed employees and business partners come and go. Projects that were bagged and lost.
I’ve seen the company grow, I am even proud that I played a big part when it was incorporated in 2002. I’ve seen its best and worst years.
I can still recall how our annual outings went. How I played around with my boss’ nieces who were only 13 years old then. Now, they have graduated from college and 1 of them already has a kid of her own. Yet, I still remember her as a kid herself.
|Year 2002: Those kids with us are all grown-ups now.|
My boss’ infant firstborn then is now about to enter highschool. A former officemate’s daughter who has became my goddaughter is already 10 years old and looking so grown-up now.
Those years have really gone so fast.
Sabi nga ng officemate ko, I didn’t have to look afar. I am already a wife and a mother of a 3-year old. ^_^
Whenever friends ask me what is making me stay despite the opportunities outside, I simply respond, I feel at ease here, I have a good boss who values my capabilities, co-workers/friends who make a stressful day enjoyable, a job that challenges me but doesn’t totally wears me out.
It may not give me a luxurious lifestyle but it pays me decently. And at the end of the day, it’s my personal contentment that matters the most. ^_^
But honestly, no matter how heart-warming their visits are, I hope we don’t often get visited by former co-workers. I can’t help but feel nostalgic and worse, realize that I’m getting old. LOL! No, that was a joke! I really love seeing them again and be able to catch up on lost times. I sincerely hope that they get to visit us more often.