“So, how does BGC look like? Does it look like an IT Park in Cebu”
First few questions that came to my mind after my confirmation of my lateral transfer. I was informed July 26th and asked me if I can be there on the 30th. I wasn’t ready, it was my friends’ wedding on the weekend, so I asked for another week to prep myself. When I went back to Cebu, I didn’t have any Knowledge Transfer to do nor company-owned stuff to return that makes things easier for me to just leave the project.
It was Monday when I went back to Cebu from Iloilo and it wasn’t still sinking that I’ll be leaving my home for 7 long years—— and I never thought of transferring especially in Manila. Manila wasn’t on my list to work at——- but things do change.
- I wanted to go out from the customer-centric project. It’s just not my forte.
- My Project 81 ambition.
- Change of work environment.
- Get out of my comfort zone.
- Looking for something I don’t even know what is it.
I sacrificed my comfort zone over these things. My MuayThai practice, I wanted to be a fighter—-inside the ring (haha. Joke ra!), my mountain life and friends—- I know that upon transferring in Manila—-these will change, I can continue but it might take a long time.
Wednesday. Things were slowly sinking in. This is it. My last 3 days in the office. I just can’t wait for Sunday. There’s something that I don’t want to leave but I need. I booked my one way ticket and my hostel for a week. I booked the6AM flight from Cebu on Sunday and booked the most affordable hostel around Kalayaan Avenue- Our Awesome Hostel and asked my cousin if he can pick me up in the airport-RL agreed. My planned seemed to be ironed on my first week.
I went on sick leave on Thursday and Friday, as I guess I will have no contribution on that day as the support team advised me not to take calls anyway.
On Saturday, I dropped off my stuff and mail it to Iloilo. Things that I think I might not need in Manila. It was a mixed emotions knowing that it will be my last day in Cebu and I haven’t had the chance to say goodbye to some of my friends.