Having lived in many places for the past 24 years and 5 months of my life, I can say that I’m quite used to leaving people I’ve known for a while. But (and a big but for that) even if I’m used to saying goodbye to people, it doesn’t mean that I’m used to the sadness that comes with it. The loneliness because of the thought that it will be a while before I’ll see those people again or never in my life again at all.
When we left Manila and transferred in Digos City 16 years ago, I was really and deeply sad because I’ll be away from my cousins who I have grown to be with back then. It was frustrating at first because I have no one to play with. As years go by, as the saying goes “everything happens for a reason,” it came true for me as well. There were a lot of things that I achieved and were able to do because of having moved in Digos City. And somehow it overcame the sadness that I felt.
I’m about to start another set of goodbyes because I’ll be leaving to start another chapter of my life. I just hope the job and the “package” will all be worth it.