Well, today was a big 360° turnaround from how events had been unfolding lately. I’ve been stuck in a dilemma, for the past week or so. Originally, I was supposed to start working a new job last week, but then this got postponed and I wasn’t sure what was going on, which probably affected me in a sour way.
So, today I finally got some answers. Went to the office and met up with my (future) boss and his assistant. Obviously, this being Italy and all, the procedure to register my contract at the “Centro Impiego”, or Employment/Labor Office, is turning out to be more complex than previsioned. Looks like it’s going to take some time (and a couple more meetings), but things will sort themselves out, without a doubt.
Afterwards, the 3 of us had lunch at Noodle House, a Korean restaurant somewhere in the city. Here’s a photo of the place from the outside (taken from Google):
And one from the inside, the main hall:
Yea, nothing too fancy, but good enough. The food was great actually, I was pleasantly surprised also ’cause it wasn’t that expensive either. In fact, the place was almost packed, mostly filled with youngsters, a lot of asians, and I’m there in an office suit with 2 business people looking around myself, laughing and cursing at the absurdity of the situation (in my mind). There were a lot of questions-answers and small talk, here and there, to fill the empty space and get to know each other better. Typical of the business environment.
Then, late afternoon, met with my wonderful therapist finally (since this also got delayed from last Friday). It was quite possibly one of the best sessions I’ve ever had. Really, it was like flying in hyperspace at supersonic speed. If that makes any sense at all. The connection was vibrant and on point. We were able to discuss everything that I felt the need to talk about.
I think most people have a misconception of what therapy is about, and there seems to be a stigma towards people who partake in this activity. You may think it’s something like you’ve seen in movies or TV shows, but it’s not really like that because Hollywood loves to dramatize things and skew a person’s view of reality. Therapy is a lot more about resolving some (psychological) issues you may have, self-improvement, increase in awareness, self-discovery; all in the framework of a non-judgemental and nurturing environment.
Anyways, I decided not to resume my 2nd degree in Engineering for the time being (which would technically start in October) and keep it in suspended mode until next semester/year. I feel like it makes sense, so I can focus everything on this new career, and see where it takes me.
So, that about wraps up today’s most poignant moments, this post feels a lot like the sequel to a previous post. Perhaps, it’s somewhat self-absorbed and indulgent, but we only live once, right? It’s a great day to be alive.
Thank you for reading. Till next time. ❤