I have been unemployed for almost five months. And this has been a rewarding journey that I have experienced. I keep myself busy with lots of positive activities that contribute to my personal growth as well as to the community I’m part of.
I decided to dig my files and read again some of the essays I wrote back when I was studying at the University of Melbourne. I pick a short draft from my first semester for a subject called Trans-disciplinary Thinking and Learning to be the first to share here. The draft was dated 24 July 2007 and was quite messy. However, it was quite interesting to see my thinking and my writing skills back in 2007. So, I decided to do quite a rewrite and give it a touch-up.
This is a recycled post of my note about the empathy walk I took, back in 2015 when I visited my best friend, Reiko. She used to work as a JICA volunteer in Makassar that was once called Ujung Pandang, the capital city of South Sulawesi. Empathy walk is a stage of the U process, called Co-Sensing, in which ones learn how to open their minds and hearts to see others with new eyes.
I sometimes wonder why my brains never stop working – thinking about a lot of things.
It is really exhausting. I wish I could talk to them and ask them to rest. You know something like, “Hey brains, could you please take a rest!”
I wanted to believe that I was on the right track. It’s just a bit bumpy but hey isn’t that fun?! At least, it makes you stay vigilant.
A dear friend told me that I’ve done a great job. I was just trying to figure things out and find the right thing for me.