The day began just like any other day. I woke up at 4:15 in the morning, got out of bed at 4:45, showered, prepared the things I needed to bring like my gym bag as we were supposed to go jogging around UP Diliman later, then left the apartment at 5:24. I arrived at the office at around 5:45.
The day began just like any other day. I wiped my desk with the antibacterial desk wipes provided to us employees, got coffee and water, then settled down to prepare for another eight hours of work.
The day went on just like any other day. Our boss is on VL but TL Paul was there to supervise us. I joked and swapped stories with my officemates, ate bagel with butter during break, and browsed The Daily Mail.
The day went on just like any other day. Before I knew it, it was 11:30. Lunchbreak. I went to the locker area, checked my phone for any new messages, and learned that our plan to go jogging has been cancelled, so we would just work out at the office gym instead. We went down to the diner area, paid for our food, and settled down at one of the long tables to eat.
And then my phone beeped.
My boss, TL Carlo, who has been my boss for about a year and a half, sent us all an SMS advising us he has resigned effective immediately yesterday. No explanations given. I was left reeling. It came completely out of the blue that I am still shocked until now. It felt like a total blindside and never in my wildest dreams did I see this one coming.
We didn't even get to say goodbye.
Yesterday, we also learned that one of my closest friends in the office, Frank, has also been accepted to transfer to another department. Whilst I am happy and excited for all the opportunities that will surely come his way there, I am also sad because I will miss him. A lot.
Goodbyes from all around.
But life goes on. All days begin just like any other day. All days end just like any other day. I just pray for courage to be more accepting of changes that come my way.
This day will end just like any other day, but with an extra tinge of sadness.