My first ever blog post was in 2004, and it was the lyrics of Train's Drops of Jupiter. They have since moved on from love, pride, deep fried chicken to lipstick stains on the front lobe of left side brains. And me, I moved from LiveJournal to Blogger (with short-lived stints in Wordpress and Tumblr), from student to engineer, from Manila to Tokyo and back.
I'm poring over my archive of random ramblings masquerading as blog posts because I feel it's time for a major change, and I need to remind myself that I will manage just fine. And I also need to remind myself that once upon a time, I had a life outside of work, and it was pretty damn great. See, the problem with your job is, no matter how much you love it, it may not love you back. And that teeny tiny ounce of fulfillment you dream of getting after the countless hours of overtime and missed dinners with friends, you may never even get. Because, see, it happened to me. You know how everyone keeps emphasizing work-life balance? Yeah.
It's hard, realizing you worked your ass off for nothing. But I'll get over it one day. For now, it's time to rediscover myself outside the four walls of the office. And hopefully I'll come out of all of this with drops of jupiter in my hair.