I’m going to do this alphabet thing just for the sake of categorizing and organizing my feelings for this post. This is supposed to be an anniversary entry, but since I couldn’t promise to get my hands on the keys tomorrow (‘cos I’d be probably exhausted because of several coverages), I’m doing it today while waiting for the bosses to finish editing my stories.
So, on Tuesday, I’ll be celebrating my first year in this job. And I would just like to write about stuff that I’m thankful for, because without them, I wouldn’t last this long.
A – Anniversary
First on the list is the reason why I am writing this blog post. Well, I am actually looking forward to my first year because I never expect to last this long, really. And still looking forward for more months… or another year. So this is a first for me. First anniversary on my first real job.
B – Breakfasts
I am not a huge fan of waking up early and grabbing something to eat, but I do appreciate breakfast meals. By that I mean, eggs, hotdogs, pancakes, bacon, hot chocolate or coffee. Honestly. It may sound weird but I can eat breakfast staples all day.
And I’m specially thankful for breakfast cause I found a set of friends who would eat breakfast with me whenever there’s time. So yeah, cheers to the breakfast club!
C – Coffee
This is one thing I couldn’t live without. I love coffee itself; the talks that go with coffee; coffee dates; coffee shops; coffee beans; the smell of coffee… I don’t know. Just everything about coffee. I’m not a coffee connoisseur or anything, but I just love the simplicity of being able to drink coffee — regardless of what you can afford, regardless of what conversations you can handle.
D – Diversion
Without this super busy, stressful and exhausting work, I wouldn’t be able to divert my attention away from things… and feelings that I shouldn’t dwell on. The job gives me the perfect excuse not to think about my feelings; to ditch a night-out; to turn down a date; to just stay still and don’t move.
E – Energy
Energy to do stuff, thanks for that. But I’m extra thankful for Energy as my beat, as my first beat, and as my first love in this industry. Lol. But really, without all the nice people in this beat — workmates, sources, colleagues, random peeps na mahilig makisawsaw sa issue — I wouldn’t enjoy my job. I’ve said this maybe one too many times before but Energy is not just a beat… It’s a crisis… Heh. :p It’s actually a good beat to start and end. 🙂
F – Friends/Family
Forgive me for using the slash thing, but yeah. Its but proper to thank my family and friends who listen to my rants even though they don’t frickin’ understand a single technical thing I say. They listen anyway. So its like a support system that you can tap anytime so that I wouldn’t explode.
G – God
Need I say more? 🙂
H – Hotels
Especially those with free WiFi and accessible outlets. Since most of my events happen in hotels, I’m grateful for their existence because that’s comfort amid stress. I’m specially thankful for hotels with accommodating personnel (cute ones count as a bonus) as well as complete facilities and scrumptious food.
I – Internet
How are you going to survive in this world without this? The Internet is heaven-sent. It’s like a must in everyday life. Through the Internet, I learn more about the stories I write about. Sometimes not very reliable, but still informative and will challenge my research skills. So yeah. Thanks dear Internet.
J – Jollibee
I love Jollibee. The fast-food chain keeps me going before and after work. Spaghetti and Chicken Joy; Yum with Cheese… even their coke tastes different to me.
K – Kisses
I meant chocolates, because they are stress relievers.
L – Love
I still believe in the power of love… divine love, platonic love. Romantic love may not manifest a lot, but there are a lot of lovely things and those are enough.
M – Mentors
Because they have different purposes in my life. One mentor pushes me to do my best; the other supports me in whatever I do. At times, they give advices… which eventually get stuck in my mind. But just the thought that they are there makes me comfortable because there’s someone who will correct me and will not tolerate my laziness. So this is some sort of disciple schnitz.
N – Nachos
Who doesn’t like good junk food? 🙂
O – Officials
Especially those who call me by name, and those who answer calls. Those who are always willing to explain a concept or two, those who are not very shielded by their surnames. Those that are accessible. Those who are classy enough 😉
P – People
All kinds of people I encounter every day. The guards that say good morning/good night/ingat (take care); the office mate that I don’t even know the name but always pay for my fare en route to Cubao; the guy who gives up his seat for an elderly woman; the people who share their ride; people, everyone.
Q – Questions
These make us brighter right? So ask questions. I don’t survive a day without asking questions, and I think this is a good practice.
R – Raindrops
It’s like a wake up call, when you are walking all alone at night and recalling how you have been. I don’t mean storm or typhoon. Just a little rain is fine.
S – Shopping
Because shopping makes me happy. Period.
T – Time
I always say I treasure the moments in between work, that’s why I’m thankful for time… no matter how little is left for me to spend it the way I wanted to.
U – Understanding
Of course, I will be forever thankful with the understanding of people around me and I mean all of them. For their understanding of all the shit that I am. I am not misunderstood in whatever way, and not rebellious because I’m misunderstood.
V – Videoke
This makes me happy because I get to pour my heart’s content. + I love videoke nights with friends because, who doesn’t? This is the only concert of people like me who don’t have much of a golden voice 🙂
W – Whatsapp
Another support system. My colleagues and I talk about everything under the sun in our Whatsapp group. — Rants, gossips, feelings. It’s always nice to have someone to talk to at the beginning, middle and end of the day to spill your thought. And just like what I had said, this is like a real support system. Thanks to content sharing features and emojis!
X – X Chromosome
Because I have double XX, and I never wanted to be XY because I don’t want to be heartless. Haha. Kidding aside.
Y – Yesterday
I will always be forever thankful for all those yesterdays that made me strong. 🙂
Z – Zeal
Passion. I’m at a loss for words. I’m thankful for this drive to continue doing what I am actually doing even though I’m getting tired of it. So yeah, it’s always nice to have this enthusiasm and the drive to do what I am supposed to do not just because I have to but also because I want to.