Some Things Never Change




I remember when I was a little kid. I was invited to play with my friends who have American friends who visited their home. I was overjoyed afterwards. I told my parents it was the best day of my life because I got to speak in English! They asked me what I said, I told them, "Well, I was able to answer their questions with 'Yes' and 'No' and 'Thank you!" I couldn't contain my gladness! Lol.
I was just reminded of that story because I just had my first ever phone conference with the US Department of Education person and the different groups working as a team, they were mostly directors and coordinators. 

I was mostly quiet as I took down notes for the whole 1.5 hours. Oh yes, I got to say the three important words too "Hi!", "Thank you!", and "Bye!" Lol. 

My boss's boss even whispered if I was understanding what the other line was talking about. They were that supportive! They're great! I nodded my head. 

I'm getting there... it is sinking in.. little by little.... baby steps.. but I am! Lol.

Some things never change.

I am still delighted to collaborate with people I'd never imagine I'd be working with. I have never met any of the people on the other line, and I'm the only Filipino too! What a privilege! 

Some things never change.

I called my parents first to share my story... and how it was just related to the story when I was a little kid! Lol.

Some things never change.  

"Hi." "Thank you!" "Bye!" I purposefully omitted "Yes" and "No" because I needed explanations on that! Hahaha. Clever! 

I asked my boss if he will be doing the conference call every month, and he told me, "No, you will do it!" 

I was like, "Noooo! I do not know the verbiage... yet!" 

Very believing and uplifting as he is, he told me, "I know you were just shy! I was just like you the very first time we had a conference call with them. I'm sure you will be able to do just fine in the next conference call."

My, oh my! I'd have to share my story when it happens... I'll call in sick maybe! Lol.

Isn't it fun to just look back and remember our firsts? 

Some things never change. Before we can walk, we crawl. We take one step at a time... and then we'll just find ourselves running and all over!

Some things never change. Tsk. Tsk.

I know I will look back at this memory again when I move on to another phase, maybe the person on the other line this time, Lol... and laugh out loud at the memory.

Time to study... bad!

Thank you! Bye! :)

Lol!

NAMASTE.

*Update: See "Be it Unto you.. according to your Words" on what happened next.

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