Month: November 2017

A Sad News and A Lesson

A few days ago, our best friends couple (both the husband and wife were classmates of my and my husband) lost their baby boy which was stillborn on the 37+ weeks of pregnancy. It happened suddenly and everyone was surprised because everything had been well. The wife seemed to have taken the pregnancy seriously with extra care and I, of course, naturally voluntarily had given her quite a lot of advice and tips and tricks (even when I hadn’t been asked, duh). She, as one of the nicest persons on Earth, of course, had listened to me wholeheartedly. When the sad news came, I couldn’t move. It took me some minutes to respond and forward the news to the other friends. I visited them the next day and hugged my best friend without words, just tears. That woman I hugged is a sincere and really kind woman, the happy friend who would genuinely congratulate on your success with no jealousy, probably one in a million nowadays. That moment, I felt too much and a question …

Pintu-Pintu

“When one door closes, another opens.” – Alexander Graham Bell Sudah seminggan ini saya cukup sibuk dengan beberapa meeting, project, deadline, dan commission sampai-sampai nggak sempat menulis di blog, padahal ada beberapa hal yang sudah terpikirkan untuk di-post. Setiap kesempatan untuk menjadi produktif sungguh saya syukuri. Rasa syukur ini kemudian membawa saya untuk meluangkan sepotong pagi untuk menulis blog post singkat ini. Waktu resign dari kerjaan saya 1,5 tahun lalu, saya sempat berpikir bahwa menjadi ibu adalah sebuah pengorbanan jika dilihat dari sisi karir dan sosial. Mungkin kalau dilihat dari sisi tersebut saja ada benarnya. Saya harus berhenti menjadi geologist dan membangun jaringan dalam lingkup profesi saya. Saya juga harus berhenti solo traveling dan menyimpan rapat-rapat dulu mimpi saya untuk melanjutkan kuliah di luar negeri. Jadi saya pikir waktu itu: ya harus ikhlas, namanya juga pengorbanan. I closed the door and I had to move on.