Preserving moments of time and space.

3 Kilometers of Life After Work

No, it’s not a coincidence. The daily prompt’s question today is something meant to be, personally.

“After a long day at work or school,
what are your favorite ways
to wind down and decompress?”

For the past year, my daily activities were almost the same. It turned out to be boring sometimes.

I go to work at 9 o’clock in the morning and since I am a secretary of a company, I sit most of the times in front of a computer receiving emails, answering telephone calls, writing different correspondences and printing a lot of documents. I go home at six in the evening and check my facebook and blogs after dinner, call my wife through skype, then sleep alone in my 25 square meter room space. A routine. Something I have to live with for I am not in my country. I am working here in a foreign land away from home.

Recently, after work, I asked myself why not try something new. Since I have my camera with me which I consider as my best friend, I decided to take a 3-kilometer walk from office going home. I took some photos along the way and I never expected that my photos would remind me of some things about life.

a coffee shop signboard1. MY LIFE IS A RESULT OF MY CHOICES. It is both a  genuine journey and destination depending on which road I take.

layered2. LIFE IS LAYERED. I can never be on the same shoes of anyone. I have my space to stand and fill which I have to nurture and enrich.

garbage boys

3. FEEL BLESSED IN EVERY SITUATION. However tough life is, I should learn to smile and be thankful I am alive. There will always be someone there who has heavier loads than me to carry.

the black and white

4. CHOOSE WHICH SIDE. It’s either black or white. It’s my choice and decision to do good or bad, or to live it fair or not.

 

contrast

5. YET OFTENTIMES IT’S BOTH.  Same as others, I have my brighter and darker side. No one is perfect. I just need to use the goodness in me more often.

traffic6. HAVE A BREAK IN BETWEEN. Being too much busy makes me forget to notice the essence of living and the simple things that give me genuine happiness. From time to time, I have to stop because not all things are meant to be done in a rush.

fruits

7. ENJOY THE FRUITS OF HARD WORK. I should not forget to enjoy the juices of my labor.

1 and two

8. UP OR BELOW. Everyone seeks success. If ever I find it, I would rather keep my feet on the ground with someone than be on the top alone.

a moment with a friend

9. BE CONTENTED. There’s nothing fulfilling than to be with a friend at the end of each day’s journey. Someone to share with.

life orbit10. LIFE’S A CYCLE. I have my own life’s orbit. A journey worth travelling. I just need to live life to the fullest before it ends.

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11. EXPECT A  TREAT.  However hard life will be, I will push through it. There will be a celebration. A bountiful table at the end.

So, that was my 3-kilometer of life after work. Things to remind me everyday for the rest of my challenging yet fulfilling life.

Thank you for reading.

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9 responses

  1. Thanks so much for the link! I really enjoyed your post!

    April 12, 2014 at 7:21 am

    • you are always welcome. thank you also for reading. May we all have a blessed life. 🙂

      April 12, 2014 at 7:25 am

  2. What a beautiful post.

    April 12, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    • wow, thank you Bebs for appreciating.. 🙂

      April 12, 2014 at 10:34 pm

  3. Marley

    Indeed, so let’s live our life to the fullest..

    Ramarkable and vivifying post..

    April 13, 2014 at 6:49 pm

  4. This was a beautiful post.

    April 16, 2014 at 8:50 am

    • Thank you Lana for appreciating my photo reflection post. 🙂

      April 16, 2014 at 3:14 pm

      • You’re very welcome. Thank you for sharing. It was a wonderful read

        April 16, 2014 at 8:36 pm

  5. Pingback: Being mellow yellow is all a state of mind, bubbles and a racing heartbeat « psychologistmimi

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