Night Shift, I Say Farewell.


A few more weeks and I finally bid you goodbye. Thank you for your darkness that had been my guide throughout the years. You've taught me a lot of things that I will bring with me as I take another career path on day shift. For almost six years, I had lived a lifestyle that the society had come to accept over the years-awake during eves and asleep at day time. Staying up late at night had brought about a lot experiences, some I would definitely cherish, the others I hope to forget.
I remember the first months I struggled to trying sleeping during the days, it makes me go crazy coz no matter how I try to close my eyes and shut my brain down to rest, I just can't--like sleeping when the sun is still up was next to impossible. I would even try drinking beer, overtimes at work, and taking sleeping pills that never worked. Until I discovered the power of antihistamine to lull me to sleep. Later on, with the sun wide shut, sleeping has become a norm.
Back then, when I think about career opportunities, its all about money. How much is the basic, what are the perks offered, proximity to residence, bonuses and incentives given. My only focus back then was how I would help mama and papa send Nali, Bebs and Doydoy to school and of course support my own little addiction with coffee, books, movies and travelling to nearby islands to camp out. Night shift didn't fail me to accomplish all these things. As years pass by, after a few bottles of beer, series of nights of partying, it's time to set long term goals. I think I have done enough. It's about time I search my own passion that I couldn't find in the wake of night shift. 
I didn't realize I will leave you so soon that I had even made plans for the entire year! I would have to give up a few big dreams for now, but definitely learning how to drive a car has to be done soon. My biological clock would need to take a 360 degrees shift. My routine will change and job description will be totally different from what I am currently doing. I would also need to give up some perks I used to get--air-conditioned office, a spacious office pod, a predictable monthly targets, monetary incentives-- but I know it's gonna be all worth it. Getting out of this comfort zone will lead to a lot of other opportunities. I have fears, just like those fears when I first ventured into the night shift- Will I be good enough for the job? Will I make a difference?-- are just a couple of questions I have for myself  as I take this new venture.  Rest assure that all the positive work ethics I had come to learn over the years- integrity, respect for others, innovation, being open to criticism, will be carried on as I say hello to Day Shift. 



29 comments:

  1. yan ang isang experience na gusto kong maranasan. dilat sa gabi taob sa umaga. hanga ako sa iyong katatagan, maaalalahanin at walang sawang kaadikan sa kape. lol!

    MAY THE FOR BE WITH YOU and hello day shift.

    have a nice weekend.

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    1. ang lakas ko talaga mag typo lol! ulitin natin-

      MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOUUUuuuuuuu...*cough* o ayan.

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    2. Dahil sa Night Shift, minahal ko si Kape :)
      Masaya naman magpang-gabi, magpaka-people hater kasi ako... hahaha... anti-social ba.. lols.. at pinaka-ayoko ng mahabang pila sa jollibee... nawawala yung excitement kong kumain ng jolly speghetti pag maraming tao... bwahahaha....

      Happy Weekend :) At ginawa kong keychain si R2D2 para mapasakin ang force.... :D

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  2. haaaayyyyy... bye na sa night shift at bye na sa amin pero bilang colleagues lang ang tatapusin natin dahil alam mo namang I found friend in you so wala kang choice kung handi mag-stick around... ganyan!

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  3. Oo naman Senyor/Crunchee/Pissnotwar hahahaha.. andami ko twag sayo :D I cant thank you enough. At syempre, marami pa tayong mga outreach na gagawin through PBO.
    At kung may mga moments of rendezvouz eh madali lang naman akong kausap at hagilapin... :D At marami pa tayong kwentong hahabiin in this story called LIFE... Chos!

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  4. At sabay pa pala tayo nagkacareer change. Hehe. At same lenght din tinagal mo, 6 years! Da best! Goodluck sayo at naway matagpuan mo na din ang career na magpapabago sa buhay mo. Kagaya ko. Hehe. Cheers to that. :))

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    1. ahahaha... this year is all about big decisions i guess :) Salamat sa pagbisita :D

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  5. Career move! Mag fieldwork ka na?

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    1. Yep, I'll be teaching na under Teach for the Philippines jan sa QC :D

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  6. Naku isa ka na ulit normal na tao hehehe
    Ako ata hindi ko na kayang mag pang umaga... super crazy na yung body clock ko... tyaga ko na lang yung Saturday morning work ko...
    Congrats sa career change!

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    1. Isang malaking Check Genskiebels... Naisip ko nga din kung kaya ko pa bang magtrabaho ng day shift.. hahaha.. iba kasi yung may work sa hindi lang makatulog at naka-tunganga.. Pero para sa mga kiddoes, kakayanin ko to, ginusto ko din naman to! Woot!

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  7. buti ka pa, ako naman hello night shift.... packing tape! aswang nanaman ako...

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    1. mtagal din kaming nagsama ni night shift.. sa kanya na ang buhay ko :D baka naman short term lang yang sayong pakikipisan kay night shift :)

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    2. ay naku sana nga... di ko sya magawang ibigin. mas mahal ko si day shift kay sa sa kanyan.... may pag-eemote lang.

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    3. ahahaha..... kaya mo yan! o kaya, lipat ka na lang dito sa work ko? lols... kaso night shift din nga lang kaso blog all you want ka naman :D

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    4. Maku pag-iisipan ko yan ahahaha.

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  8. Ayoko talaga ang may nagpapaalam. Pero alam kong masaya ka sa decision mo kaya happy din ako for u. Naikwento mo narin sakin to diba. Move on na to greener pastures. yey!

    Best of luck in your future endeavours‎ :)

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    1. Yes King ARvin. May Godbless us in all our undertakings :) I see this as an investment for myself.. hopefully, after 2 years, neighbors na tayo.. nagiisip pa ko kung NZ, or Perth or Sydney, pero who knows, I might choose NC! derecho jan sa puso mo..haha #harot lang.. Miss you!

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  9. Hello Kat :))

    Naku, never ko pang na-experience na makapag-work ng night shift. Dun sa una kong job, its either 6 AM to 2 PM or 2 PM to 10 PM lang ang sched ng work ko. (right now I'm jobless... tambay pogi muna) lol

    Ang kapatid kong babae, expert na yata sa paga-adjust ng body clock. Nagwo-work kasi yun sa Call Center. Like now, grave yard shift siya. Nakasanayan na niyang tulog sa araw at gising sa gabi.

    Goodluck on your new work sched :)

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    1. hahaha... tinatakot nga ko ng kapatid ko na iitim na ko! sabi ko kung kasabay ng pagpayat, ok lang maging tan! haha.. thanks thanks.. kelangan din magpahinga ng mga pogi, para ma-preserve ang kapogian. Isama ko na ko sa pagpapahinga mo. Andami ko mga animes pending to be watched! lol

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  10. ang drama ng farewell sa night shift ha. ;-)

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    1. ganun tlga mam. after almost 6 years eh pinagkakitaan ko yan si nightshift :D so madamdaming pamamaalam tlga ko... pinaghandaan ko..hahaha

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  11. wow so happy with a new life is coming sayo, gusto ko yan, there's always a room for new life, a new hope and new dream yey cheers to that kat!! ayon pala yon. well ibang chapter na ng buhay at iblog ng iblog yan para 2 years from or more may mabalikan at tingnan anong nangyari sa mga nakaraan.

    masaya talaga that every now and then we will learn to grow and move, and this is it i guess, chase ur dreams kat!!!!

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    1. Yep Lalabels... this is new life. a much-awaited change i had been praying for :D

      And yes, most likely we will be required to document most of the event for the next two years! Ishe-share ko lahat dito yun....

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  12. Good luck sa iyong new life! :)

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    1. thank you for wishing me well :)

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  13. Impaired ang sleeping/eating/elimination pattern pag graveyardshift. alam mo yan :)

    and now your back to the real life..magabbalik na sa normal ang lahat hahaha

    Welcome back!

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    1. ive come to live with it naman..ayun nga lang naging suki ako ng mga hospitals... na-feel ko nang bahay-bkasyunan ang MEdical City every year... Hopefully onwards, Id be better and would adjust easier sa lahat. wala kong bakasyon. April 2 eve may pasok pa ko, then April 3, move to the dorm to start my new life and career.. hindi ko lam kung bat di ko naisip mag-rest man lang, even for the holy week.. hindi ko tlga alam.. hahaha

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  14. 'ending is just the beginning repeating'

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