Written by F/A Cates Avante
Today marks the end of a chapter in my life and to tell you the truth, endings are rough, and sometimes, even more often, it is harsh. Luckily, I got to choose how and when it would end. I am now ready but come to think of it, beginnings are also challenging and yet exciting. In life, you choose your own path; you choose what and where you want to be.
Have you ever got this feeling while you are reading a good book? You are so ecstatic and looking forward for the next page, and somehow you're hoping that it's way better than the previous one. That is exactly how I feel.
I came at this point in my life where I am so excited but scared at the same time. I will say goodbye to those roster changes, hotels and airports hopping, those colleagues of mine that I see once and never again, (97% of them maybe). I will surely miss the layovers, those affordable stuff that we could easily get because we can actually be (almost) everywhere. And of course, who wouldn't miss the midnight alarms, those moments when you just want to call in sick because who would want to take a bath at 2AM? Put make up, smile and hats on! The packing and unpacking, hellos and goodbyes, our sleep and fly routine –all these will be truly missed and I would't have it in any other way.
This life is hard to lose and hard to forget. For what its worth, I really do love my job. Falling inlove with my job was so easy but what makes it hard is the distance. There are a lot people who chose this path and I salute them. And I will never forget that once in my life, I was one of them. I am proud to have chosen this, and as a matter of fact, it is not easy to let it go nor to get away from it. For almost seven years holding and wearing my wings, I learned so much. It brought me to a bunch of places that I thought would just be a dream; it brought my feet to where I am comfortable and at the same time, to places where I get hurt so I could learn. I couldn’t probably express how much my feelings are brimming now. It was from my experiences that I learned how to be independent and resilient. It was here when I learned not to look down on anybody unless I am willing to help them up.
So I thank the people who have been with me through my happiness, sadness, heartbreaks and everything in between. I thank the Lord for writing this chapter of my life. My journey doesn’t end here; it's actually just about to begin.
And you know what? Today if you feel tired, restless, and sad- remember that at some point in your life, you have prayed for this moment – you asked the Lord and He provided. You are beyond blessed.