December 1, 2016

Hello, Hello December!

It’s not even a month, yet I’m feeling like I have been at my new employment gig for ages! Like aged cheese, just not as smelly. How is that even possible? 

Is that good or bad? 

Well, I simply don’t know.

Source: Google Image

It’not like I have figured everything out; far from it. Except aged, smelly cheeses. Those I figured out that I don’t like them. Work wise,  figuring things out will take me at least another 6 months. At the very least 3 months.

Now barely into my 4th week, I’m still sussing things out (as do my colleagues, me). Or dipping my toes in so to speak. Or blatantly put, not to unknowingly step on anyone’s toes as I try to figure out the  organisation’s matrix.

Apart from the people, local nuances and processes, the work, the scene, the set-up and even personalities that are emerging from my interactions are all looking too familiar. I’m thinking, that’s probably the part where I feel like I’ve been there for ages. Strangely enough, my colleagues expressed the same sentiments too!

All in all, so far so good. I’m taking things slow, but at the same time, I’m feeling anxious that after more than 3 weeks, I haven’t accomplished anything significant. I know that I need a bit more time but it’s just that I’m itching to get started. Preferably knee-deep to be able to make a difference.

And that’s just me being impatient. 

We are now exactly 30 days away before 2017 comes closing in. That’s not too many days away and yet, November has been nothing but eventful. It was a month of mixed bags filled with new beginnings, of transitions, of camaraderie, of a surrender to an expiration and of resilience to embrace fluidity. (Stories for next time, I promise!)

And of hope. 

Once again, this December comes with a purpose. A purpose that would calm the restless soul within. A rite of passage that holds the heart and designed to strengthen the mind. A time to look onward and beyond.

A leap forward. To celebrate life events and all the mighty experiences that come with it. 

I just wish I have more time to blog and think about the things I want to write. 

It’s getting chilly and some mornings get really foggy here in the Netherlands, but no matter what, we can always count on the sun rising up. The sight can be quite pretty!

The Dutch Foggy, Morning Sky


Till I get my head (and having a little more time) sorted out, here’s to a wonderful December to you all!


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  1. Hope December will bring you the cheeses you like and give you a taste of new challenges. As you’re embracing your new job, I’m slowly walking away from mine. Speaking of smelly cheeses – I feel beyond fermented and it is time to say goodbye to those personalities that are the same no matter where you live ๐Ÿ˜‰ Let’s hope 2017 brings everything we wish for ๐Ÿ™‚

    • How are you liking walking away from your job, Jas? I see you are doing something swanky on your site already! Gotta laugh at fermented. Let’s wish for a much, much better 2017! We all need it. For at least another 4 years on your side of the world. ;p

      • I love it! My last day was Friday, a day before my b-day. That was a gift to myself, lol. Now, God help me! ๐Ÿ™‚

        • When is your birthday, Jas? It’s a nice gift for yourself! Hmmm…maybe you need to scream louder to be heard? ;p

  2. I hope December is good to you. Sounds like things are running smoothy and I hope it all continues. Good luck! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • I wish you the same, Eric! It’s never all smooTHY enough…something always gotta give. As we know life is! ๐Ÿ˜‰


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