3 Years Going
This post is 2 days late, yet it still markes something significant – I have lived in the blog space for 3 years, ever since starting my job at my current company, where everything started anew. Last year I commemorated it with a fictitous post placed 2 years in the future… now, I’ll try to envision the future 3 years ahead. This post is a tribute to the best things in life that have happened to me since, and the worst also… and that we always have to feel grateful.
Jakarta, October 3rd, 2010
It’s 9 PM and I’m still at the office. There is so much work to do; there’s nobody else to do it but me; that’s one of the risks of running a cost-efficiency oriented small business. Reports here, presentations and proposals there; the papers are just stacking. Well, virtually stacking, I abolished 70% of paper use in the office a year ago, and invested in laptops and several projectors for the whole office. File-editing collaboration online is finally showing its benefits; the online office suite provided by Adobe is also much more fun to use compared to Google.
I better wrap this up soon, or else my wife will kill me (again). My daughter is in her unintelligible speech fase, and she needs all the language stimulation she can get to help form her future vocabulary… and I miss them both. My wife and I have an arrangement; never bring work home unless it’s absolutely necessary, so I’m toiling away the hours here so once I reach home, I can concentrate on home issues more effectively. The period of stress and mental breakdown (well, almost) of a few years back comes to mind, and we both agreed that our future well-being, for each other and for our daughter, comes first than any kind of paycheck. Money is such a transitory thing, it just passes your hands to another, and for things that are transitory as well. Of course, enough money helps a better life, but it shouldn’t dictate our lives either. At least, by running my own business, I have more control on such things.
It’s been 6 years since I started this blog, and a lot has happened since then. Hopefully I’m a better person than before, and I hope I’ve done more for the greater good… somehow. I am happy, but a good lesson growing up is that you can only be truly happy if you can appreciate what you have.
Ok… time to go home, and leave the work for now. Good thing the office is only 20 minutes from home 🙂