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I had a really bad day a couple of days ago. I woke up late. I went to the office without proper preparation. I opened the e-mail and got a very frustrating Quest from my boss. I was overly sensitive towards almost everything. My team was not doing their job properly. Another team we work with kept nagging me with a server bug that had been around for months. Right before lunch-time, I hid in the empty Musholla (a small room fellow Moslems use to pray) and cried.
It was a dreadful 4 hours.
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Recently I had an odd encounter with a long-time-forgotten habit that I thought I should not have done any longer.
Lemme share it with you.
Pic by Sukanto Debnath
My fiancee, Ibnu, asked me to marry him as soon as possible. If God allows it, I would be Mrs. Triyono by the end of the year. In less than 3 months!
Ibnu will be a great life partner, I know. And yet, somehow, I am suddenly in fear.
Here is a kinda weird sudden realization about doing what I love for work.
My work requires me to write A LOT. It is fun, I love it. Yet, there are challenges to meet: Targets, meetings, reports. Add a touch of each tiny disaster as urgent unplanned changes, co-workers nagging for help, bosses rejecting strategy plans, and voila! I have got the perfect recipe for ‘Job Stress.’
At a point of time in the day… When I am so sick of writing MoMs, that is when my brain needs to refresh. When writing a press release takes hours it gives me headache, that is the cue that my nerves needs to be loosened.
I need a break. From work. From writing.
So, what do I do during break time?
See the irony?
Now I see why my fiancee, a game programmer, codes for fun on Sundays.
(and yes, this blog post is written after I just finished writing through all of one day’s Quests.)
… since I left everything in Surabaya for a new life in Bandung. I left my hometown, my family, my friends, my emptiness and sorrow in a pursuit of happiness.
Well, it’s been one year. What have I got?
Buddha said, we are what we think. Implemented to the pursuit of happiness, the wisdom is so true. Every situation in life can be optionally perceived in 2 perspectives: whether I accept it and learn to grow better, or I defensively deny it and put myself into the endless misery of pain.
Keep reading, enlighten yourself!
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Happiness will not be found where you are currently looking. Because what you think will make you happy, will not.
Happiness will not come from losing a few pounds, gaining a few dollars, making it big, making it official, perfect bodies, perfect places or new possessions. So stop searching for something that can’t be found. And start learning what you can do to become a happier person!
Let’s be happy. Keep reading.