Picture of the day #27

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Romance is a bonus book

I tried to fill in my time, after finishing my work schedule with a movie. As you know from my past postings, I am a Korean drama fan. I found the movie Romance is a bonus book and decided to give it a try.

I often tend to doze out at movies, especially with the new morning schedule. To my surprise, this movie kept me awake and curious about the next episode. 

I was delighted by the story of Eun-Ho and Dan-I, and I have to admit, watching this movie felt like reading a good book. 

Dan-I’s sad story and her challenges in life were thrilling. It was amazing to watch the history of a former copywriter trying to search for a job nowadays.

Usually, movies depict reality differently, trying to bring only the positives and unexpected outcomes for the movie characters, adding supernatural powers and God knows what sprinkles.

It’s nice when a movie gives you the power to relate, to feel the pain of having to find a good job and being rejected for various reasons. I loved the small details, even Dan-I’s broken shoe had it’s perfect place in the story.

I also liked how Eun-Ho stood by Dan-I, and assisted her on the up’s and down’s of her career; first as a friend, then as a lover. How she stepped up from an assistant, performing menial work to arriving in the Marketing Team.

The idea of starting from scratch, having nothing to begin apart from talent and faith that it will work out until the end, is stunning. In my opinion, this is how life works and you need to work hard to achieve success.

Some of the quotes from Romance is a Bonus Book:

“Two people who have spend a long time together do not need words to express their feelings.”

“We are like books. We wait for someone to find us and open us to see what’s inside.”

“Some relationships are like gifts.”

“I feared my good days are over and I couldn’t run anymore but I can run again.”

“When the world changes drastically, people’s diligence keeps it up. All I have to do is put on ointment when she falls.”

“We are trees that branch out in solitude and bear fruits. We are beautiful trees with growth rings of our lives.”

 “Opening a new book is like opening a room full of my favorite things.”

“Everyone has their own tunnel to pass.” 

“Telling someone how you feel is as hard as translating an ancient document.”

“Sharing a moment  with someone is precious because it can lead to other possibilities.”

 “A book that inspired others may not always inspire you, so find a book that does.”

“Did you get dumped because you’re a workaholic? Or have you become workaholic because you got dumped?” 

“In life, we face many hurdles. We use each others love to jump over them.”

“Keeping a promise is rare like a star in darkness that is meant to shine.”

 “Passion spreads like the warmth of a fire spreads. It becomes comfort, hope, and happiness.”

 ”I opened up an old book of mine again. It was good when I first read the book but when I read it for the second and third time, this book made me underline the sentences over and over again. I find new sentences in this book everyday. It’s a book that stayed with me the longest. ” 

“Let’s fold the corner of this page for now. We’ll leave the page marked and open the book whenever you want to.”

WFH and feelings

Hello, dear readers and writers! It’s been a few days since I haven’t posted again. What can I say besides, I had to comprehend my thoughts and take a break.

I managed to successfully finish my last few days at the former employee and start fresh, with the new opportunity arrived. If last week I was struggling with the night shifts, now I am trying to survive like an ordinary human, within day shifts.

This second job is strictly remote for now, but I already love it, the knowledge, the people, everything. I like to think of it as a brand new path with positive outcomes.

Why is better to work remotely?

To me, working from home is like an open door, considering the Covid-19 outbreak and the present situation. The last thing I would want is remaining without a monthly income. I have to contribute to paying the bills and maintaining a living.

Another thing I like, is that I get to keep in touch with my colleagues at work online, and not directly. No, don’t get me wrong, I am the opposite of anti-social but it is less distraction online, I can focus better on my tasks and be more productive.

Being at home allows me to create my own environment for work. For example, feeling at ease with the space I work in, having the possibility to air the room whenever I want, or even choosing the exact amount of light necessary. I get to be cozy and work in pajamas, use a soft pillow for comfort, and even to hug my cat, Fifi, during breaks, of course 😅.

I get to spend time with my family, which, at the last company was almost impossible to accomplish. If I have something important to perform regarding personal matters, I can take my laptop and work from any place with a good connection to the internet.

I don’t have to wake up early to prepare for work, chose the clothes I wanna wear, or do my makeup. Last week, I had to move for some paperwork, and believe me, the traffic is horrible and the crowds in public transportation are exhausting.

What changed during the transition

I get the feeling that something is changed now, as I am used to working on night shifts, staying away from family, having to run to work, and home. I feel like I am a more cold and work-oriented person than I’ve been before.

At times, I don’t even know how to react in certain situations, considering the fact that I’ve been away for that long. I was used to being lonely during the night shifts, and now all of a sudden, I have people around me.

I’ve got my inner wall built so well around people, that now I wish to be alone with myself more, even if in the past I hated that.

One thing I noticed is that day shifts are more exhausting then night shifts. I tend to want to sleep more or lay in bed. For example, during the night shifts, I had a 6-hour sleep and felt fresh and got a lot done. Now, with the morning shifts, I get to sleep 8 hours, wake up tired and grumpy, I do get work done but not in the same amount.

Resolutions

The last week has been messy and had no order. My next challenge is to get my stuff together and decide on what I want and what people should be around me. Also, I need to switch my sleeping schedule because I am no vampire 😂.

I want to wake up in the morning with an hour later, take a morning walk or run and then take a shower and enjoy my coffee before work. 

You may say, this sounds like a good plan, but let’s see how you are going to pull it through. Well, I am no morning person, but if I am thinking of achieving something, nothing is going to stop me. Anything is better than just pulling through, like a sloth with no orientation or purpose in life.

“It’s not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something.” ―Winston S. Churchill

Job challenges

Hello, dear readers and writers! The time frame is now 12:24 AM while I am writing this post. As you might have guessed, I am enjoying the night shifts.

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It’s my last week as an employee at this company, and now I have to switch between two jobs, 16 hours per day. About one thing I am positive, this is a challenge for me, but I am faithful and know that things will change starting with next week.

Overall, it’s more demanding, because I have to deal with two different tasks per day, and it can be overwhelming at times. I make sure to finish my job earlier so that I can get more sleep, but at times 4-5 hours of sleep, it’s a performance.

I wake up, take a shower, eat breakfast, and have coffee with my new colleagues from the second workplace then the training begins. I am lucky because the new job is friendly and easy to understand for the beginning.

I finish the second job at 6 PM, eat my second meal, get 2 hours of sleep, and start again with the night shift at 8 PM. I don’t get too much time for myself because I have to keep working and pay attention to my tasks.

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Working on two jobs: pros and cons

When you are working two jobs, you are tired for sure. It drains you of any energy left, and the more tired you get, the more irritable you become. It’s essential to learn to control your attitude, as your loved ones are not at fault for this situation.

As a benefit, I think you can count on the fact you will considerably improve your skills and achieve more experience in a short time, and this will help you to build your resume.

The other reason will be, making money, of course. Everybody needs money for daily expenses, bills, credits, etc. Doubling the usual payment helps to cover all the expenses and save some for unexpected incidents.

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Motivational words

At the end of the day, enjoy the ride, and get through every task, climbing peaks and valleys. Work with all your heart, and be happy with the results, work as if you would be working for your own business.

If you get the feeling that today was not enough, then rest and make tomorrow worthwhile. Set small goals and achieve them in time. Have faith in yourself and your abilities. Nobody can do a better job than you!

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Life questions

Sometimes I wonder about this life. Why do we make the choices that we make at a specific moment, why do we chose to say yes instead of no, and why are we cowards in front of life’s biggest challenges.

If you were me, you would probably think because that was the right choice at that moment, that you could not deliver more and you had to take that one offer and move on.

Life is not easy, it’s complicated, and as much as we look at it, trying to find it’s sense we are tangled in thick threads. There is no right answer and no correct path to follow until the end.

Most of the time we are just guided by the wind and go as it blows. Or by experiences, by thinking that we know the answer, but in reality, we know nothing. It’s frustrating.

How do we choose the right path for our life? How do we recognize a suitable job for us? How do we even know what persons should we choose for our life journey?

The truth is, we don’t know. We move in life blindfolded, thinking that we know everything. Choosing the path for our lives, the best job, and the most amazing people that we could have thought of.

Ironically, most of us end up injured at the half of our journey. The path that we have chosen is not exactly our best fit, the job doesn’t correspond to our desires, and the people disappoint.

It’s that moment when we start to think about what we have done wrong, and why is the certainty that harsh. Why every single thing that looked perfect at the beginning is now broken and does not have the same amount of interest?

Is it us or the world changed overnight? Has the path changed? Why aren’t those people bearing the same interest as they did in the first place? Why that job had to switch over 90 degrees?

Questions, questions, that’s all that we have. The answers are subjective and can change by the minute. At the end of the day, the important thing is to be honest with our decisions because we are going to live with those until the end.

Let’s look in the mirror and admit to ourselves what we desired and why we arrived here in the first place. It’s essential to remember the basics and be honest with our true self, we can’t fight a mountain of worries and impossible future forever.

What we see in our hearts is what we get, simple as that. The heart knows no lies, no changes of attitude, it’s pure. So, next time when we make a decision, disregard the opinion of the others and ask ourselves what we want.

So, dear reader, next time, stop looking outside for answers and look within. Be aware that life changes, things change, friends leave. Life does not stop for anybody and it won’t do it for us because we think we had the right answers.

The next station

There are some moments in life when you feel at stake. For example, when you took a decision that will affect your future, your tomorrow, and your every day. There are acceptable parts of the new choice, but you know that at some point you will have to give up what you once chosen and were excited.

You have evolved now. The old you has made a place for the new you, a more stronger and confident person that is independent and takes decisions for yourself. You believe in your powers and are sure that tomorrow is going to be a successful day and that you are going to give all your best to make it perfect.

But there is also the old you, somewhere hidden through the old cabinets of your self-awareness. That kind and sincere person, honest that made decisions for the best, did not take anyone for granted and accepted that present as it was, rough but real.

During this change, you knew pain and shed tears, learned to work alone, to avoid unpleasant talks behind your back, to adapt to new and to fight, no matter the challenges.

You made promises that you were positively at that time that will come true, gave all that you had, and focused sincerely on the work and results. Everything was working fine, even if it wasn’t perfect.

You had the statistics speak for you, people liked you, and you were happy. Even if the payment was not substantial, you knew that work was all that mattered and that you made a difference.

Unfortunately, life happened in the meantime, and changes were made, unexpected ones. You had to move on, find a new opportunity because the dreams that you were trying to build were not based on a strong foundation, and the block was about to collapse.

You took the heavy work on you, and decided that it’s time to move on. Expected new chances and when the offer came, you just took it, without thinking about the time left on the project or the people. You considered that time flies by, and you can’t miss a one time occasion.

Now, when the time to say goodbye is near, you are just afraid and hesitant. What if the new chance was not as good as you hoped? What if deciding to move on was not the best idea, and you could have stayed and fight until your last days?

People are mad at you, your leave was unexpected, and it is understandable. The initial promises were torn apart, your willingness to fight through any storm with the team vanished under a thin cloud of helplessness. But there is nothing that you can do now, moves were made.

You will soon be stepping on a new ground, paved with brand new hopes and dreams, and who knows, maybe a better future. Decisions were made by being aware of the present, and even if the set apart is painful, you had to.

It’s time to pack up your things, brace yourself and move on the next train. You will remain with the good times, the happy memories, the laughs, and the best moments spent together.

The time spent with these people and the company were the best bridge and support for you. You found comfort, kind words and a warm hug where you would not expect.

Be appreciative for what you had and say thank you for everything. For those moments when you spoke the whole day and could not eat or rest because of the stress. For those night shifts when you felt like fading away, for those morning shifts when the sky was black but you still went on.

Be humble and embrace the past experiences as they are a part of you, good or bad. They prepared you for the next journey and life setbacks. You are stronger now.

Keep the best moments in your heart, and move ahead. Wipe off those tears and get your bags, the next station is ahead of you.

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