He never dreamt of setting footprints overseas. Neither did he long for a job outside the walls of his dear country. BUT, a month ago, the story turned out close to those statements; he had no power to stop fate when it asked the universe to conspire and bring his wandering feet (& mind) to one of the countries in the center of the east. That explains his hibernation for quite some time now aside from the fact that he doesn’t have an internet connection yet. Thanks to his new friend for letting him borrow his internet cable today!
Exactly 33 days ago, The Wandering Feet (& Mind) landed to the country less traveled by. A country feared because of its stringent laws. Howbeit, there he was in the picture, looking at the shuttle’s window that fetched him from the airport. He was not looking ordinarily as his eyes were wide open to make sure that he sees every corner of the streets in sight. He was all that cowed with all these Predeparture Orientation Seminar stuff in his mind colliding like comets from heaven until he reached the lonely transit room. The same thing was enveloping him until the day he was thrown at work and was introduced to his office mates. Somehow, the foreboding “nightmare” turned into great joy upon seeing the smiles of the natives.
Fast forward to the present day … After frequent mingling with the natives, he was overjoyed because he realized that most of the things said against them were not at all true. Moreover, the butterflies (not in his stomach but) on his head ran away when he chose to see, just like old times, the beautiful things from the people and the country, which are undoubtedly visible more so evident.
He may still be groping in the dark as far as work is concerned but each time he remembers what one of the big bosses told him on his seventh day, he gets relieved of the everyday pressure. “Nobody expects a new employee to know everything and do the job excellently during the first time.” Instead, he concentrated on giving what he can just do — where can means best effort — as well as demonstrating positive attitude through words and actions. Suffice to say, this will be his priority for the nonce putting The Wandering Feet (& Mind) in full practice of abstinence from traveling.
Apologies for letting the blogosphere know about this — only at this point. Believe him when he says he tried hard to compose this blog post a million times, but see, he had to get the hang of world that is completely new to him first during the past four weeks. The office culture, the kind of people he has to deal with, foods, climate, the sandy and dusty environs, among other new things.
Nevertheless, the moment he feels like it’s time to begin setting foot on the beautiful places of this country, whose culture and laws are overrated, so his revitalization to the blogosphere. Please bear with him dear readers and friends. He will sure get back to you and on his travel stories to the center of the east as soon as he can.
- Where His Mind Wanders (thisawesomelife0918.wordpress.com)
- Be Still Mind Wanderer (boomiebol.wordpress.com)
- Preparing for the Unpreparable: Predeparture Worries (iuoverseas.wordpress.com)
- Dream A Little (Day) Dream…2 (lunargirl.wordpress.com)
- A wandering wondering mind. (mrskid2.wordpress.com)
- Ever wonder about your wanderings? (greatpoetrymhf.wordpress.com)
- Am I Destined To Wander The World All Alone? (wanderingearl.com)
- Before Sunrise (dinadkosasih.wordpress.com)
- You Are A Balikbayan From Riyadh If… (thepinktarha.com)