I was expecting a lot of sun and warm weather lately as it is summer. But on some nights, it is still cold, along with the rain and dark clouds.
I guess that's the way life is... you expect certain events and situations to happen, and sometimes it doesn't turn out to be like that. This is applicable to my life right now as I didn't get the job post I was applying for last week. I was disappointed but I think I made the right decision to stretch myself to see what is out there. I am thankful I do have a stable job and love the people I work with right now. As to my recent exam results, I will know in about 2 weeks. Hopefully I pass, and I can move on to another challenge.
All in all, the past few days wasn't too bad. I was expecting sunshine all the way through, but the rain has been good for Mother Earth. I see the trees in their full splendour and the garden blooming with flowers (specially my red roses). Yes, life can be full of sunshine.
So, how was your week? Hope you all have a good weekend ~
Last Tuesday, I took my exam (Part 2) as part of my professional designation in my field. I have been studying for the last weeks, so I hope I pass (and not pay the cost of the exam if I failed).
Last Friday, I had my interview for a job post in Toronto I had earlier applied to. It was an internal job posting within my company but I have been looking out for such an opportunity 2 years ago. The interview went well but I don't know if I pass the simple math test. I felt inadequate just thinking I failed it. Why did I even apply in the first place? Let me see, a challenging job, bigger pay and career promotion. No harm in trying remember?
Oh well that is life. You can't control the outcomes. You can only do your best.
And being my best involves learning new things, stretching myself and keeping my mind sharp.
Hope everyone is enjoying the summer. What have you been up to?
This coming June 25, we would be 6 years in Canada. A lot things have happened when we first landed here, carrying our hopes and dreams for a better life for my children, and for my husband and myself.
We have survived the challenges that any immigrant faces - the bitter and cold winter months, employment, jobs, passing the tests, schools, taxes, home and just about finding our spot in this big and wonderful country. We are now citizens and holding a Canadian passport which makes travelling a little bit easier.
Sometimes, my family and I would think about what life could have been, if we have not migrated. My children were pampered and spoiled before, and never worked a day in their lives. During the past years, my older children quickly grew up - working and studying at the same time, and learned to stand on their own. My husband and I had a tougher time adjusting to the work environment but we also quickly "grew up". There are some things we can do better, and there are some things we just have to accept.
Who knows what life could have been? Maybe it would have been better, maybe it would have been worse if we did not move to Canada. I don't know until now if we have made the right decision to burn our bridges, and just start anew in this country. Because even if we have adjusted in Canada, there is nothing quite the feeling of home and belonging to one's native Motherland. But I do know this - I have no regrets being in Canada. Though we continue to have our challenges, we are blessed with so many things specially our children. And for this, I am always thankful that we are where we are supposed to be - together and enjoying God's blessings.