Slowly finding peace

It’s been a wild 6 years in the food industry. I’ve been burned, cut, and maybe blown myself up several times. I’ve sacrificed everything for this. My relationship, friends, and parts of my sanity. All my blood, sweat, and tears have been poured onto this place where I call this my passion. After 6 years of this, I’ve slowly found myself some sort of peace. Let me explain.

Reuniting with old people, catching up, and maybe having a meal or drink together is one of the most enjoyable things I did in the past few months. I remembered even before COVID hit, I’ve been busted my ass off for so long that I forgot to save time for myself to recharge and reunite with the people I miss the most. These are the people who shaped me into who I am. My family, friends, brothers, and sisters. I cannot thank them enough and since everything is slowly opening up, now it’s the best time to reunite and catch up with a meal. Like Anthony Bourdain once said” You can really learn about someone or catch up with a meal and drink”

Playing video games has always been my favorite thing to do whenever I have free time. I’m a huge nerd and I’m proud of it. But because of work, it’s so hard to find the time. Wake up at 4 am for a 6 am shift, eat a well-balanced breakfast, give your 100%, go home, make dinner, sleep and do it all over again. Whenever I have spare time, I always make the most of it. Whether it’s playing my favorite PC games or going to the arcade, this will always stay close to my heart for a very long time.

Finally, this is the one you guys don’t expect. Pray. Yes. Pray. You guys may not know, but I’m Christian. Yes, the one that goes to Sunday service, attends fellowship, has been baptized, yadda, yadda, yadda. A few months ago, I started to pray again. I never thought it will work, but it did. It kept me calm, in sync, and composed. I feel better after. I can’t seem to find a word to describe it. You have to do it to find it out. It may not be for everyone, especially if you’re not a religious person.

It’s so nice to realign myself both personally and spiritually because I had that put off aside for a while and I regretted it. Other than work you have to ask yourself. What am I also passionate about and what do I miss doing that I want to do again. For me, I feel like walked a mile in this rugged path before I figured out that it’s slowly sucking the life out of me. Well, good thing I know this so I don’t make the same mistake twice. And if you know me, I 95% don’t.

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