|Forward motion only requires one small step|
This week I feel like I've really settled in. Everything is starting to feel comfortable, and I'm adjusted to the idea that this is my life. It's not just something I'm trying out, wandering through, or watching from the outside. This is my life, the one life I have, and I want to be 100% in this moment. My mind has become more aware and present. When I first arrived, my energy was focused a lot on myself. Not because I was trying to be selfish, but because I was so lost that it took everything I had to just get what I needed. Now I can actually listen to, understand, and really relate to someone else. The focus of my attention can now be on someone else's wants or needs. I guess the biggest barriers were the language and uncertainty of my surroundings. I am definitely pretty comfortable with my surrounding, and the language, well it is coming along as good as I can expect after living here for a month.
Work provided me with another busy week. This is a good thing. I like being so busy that I don't have enough time to really think about anything. Like when you're really in the groove and flowing from one thing to the next. It's like you just know what to do and how to do it without thinking it through. It was another successful week and I think vacation planning is actually kind of a fun career. Next week, the other sales agent returns from her over two week vacation. It will be nice to have some of the loud taken off, but even nicer to have someone to help me learn how to do more things.
All kinds of relationships have been growing around me this week. Now that I am beginning to communicate with others and am able to listen to them, people have really opened up to me. I dare say, I may even have a few new friends. From people in the office to old and new roommates at my house, it has been a social week. I am learning a lot about the interesting people around me. They come from all walks of life, each unique, and many with extremely interesting stories to tell! I think this whole growing process has really been great for the relationship I already had as well. Julio has always been really great, but I feel now that he maybe appreciates me more. We never really knew each other that well; we had more of an instant deep connection than an actual relationship. Now, we are really getting to know each other, and I think it's safe to say we still like each other, probably even more than before. :o)
|The other onlookers|