Saturday, June 19, 2010

3 Years Ago vs Now

Went to a bar with hubby and brother and girlfriend and noticed something that didn't happen 3 years ago nor 2 years ago (last year we didn't go there 'coz we were in Rhodes at that time). Three and two years ago when we went to the bar(s), the only people I knew were hubby's cousin, brothers, and their partners. Yesterday I met so many familiar faces, the people I'd met through different training places and some of them had a chance to chit-chat with me. Mind you that I didn't chat with some of them 'coz the place was just so crowded.

One of the people I had a chit-chat with was the teacher at the daycare. I told her about my part-time job (which will happen soon) and she said she did two summer jobs in the same store. She also said they missed me at the daycare and that she hoped the work report she wrote for me was useful (every boss had to give me a kind of work report after I finished any type of training - stating the kind of tasks I did there, how long I was there, etc.) and that if anyone needed any job reference about me from them, they could call the daycare to get it. Then she stated again what she had written on the work report, about what she thought about how I did my job and I'm TRULY ABSOLUTELY thankful for it.


So far I've done some type of training in 5 different places and I've got personal work reports from 3 of the places and I'm FOREVER grateful for them who took the time to write the personal work reports. Even if those reports don't mean as much for my future employers, they DO mean A WHOLE LOT to me. Without the support of all those people - and some others I've met along the years (too many to count or name) who have helped boost my confidence in learning and speaking Finnish - I wouldn't be where I am today.

I'm also thankful for having WONDERFUL close friends who are GREAT listeners (who don't judge me and who want to support me the way I WANT to be supported), all my blogging friends who have always been there for me (sharing my ups and downs, supporting me, praying for me)...I wouldn't have made it without all of you...

I just want to send some gratitude to heaven...and may God pour blessings on those thoughtful people who've made a difference in my life...

10 comments:

  1. Hallo can't wait to hear about your experiences at new work place.

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  2. WaterLearner: Yeah, I'm excited and also a bit scared hi hi...you've just gotta wait 'coz I'll only start on 28th. :-D

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  3. You're getting better everyday and I'm sure you'll do well. Always be here for you, buddy! All the best!! :)

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  4. You deserve such great things in your life, and such great reports by the sound of it. You're so appreciative of kindness and thoughtfulness which I think is a great reflection on your personality.

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  5. =) Such a thankful spirit! God is smiling down on you, girl!

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  6. What a wonderful live of yours, Amel :D

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  7. What a wonderful post this was, filled with joy and gratitude. I'm glad you have made so many friends in Finland and have had jobs. Best of luck for the latest one!

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  8. That's great that you are starting to get to know people outside of your immediate family. I know how it feels to uproot yourself and start getting to know people all over again. It's one of the reasons I'm holding back on the San Francisco move for the immediate future.

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  9. haha, it's like the entire town was in the pub!

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