Day 256

Exif Data: Nikon D3200 ; Lens: Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55; 24 mm, ISO 3200; f/4 ; 1/2 s.

This is the day where I have to admit that there is something I really hate about my job; for those who don’t know I work with exchange students who come to spend one year either studying in the school or working doing any social service, that depends on their age, but usually I work with the guys who come for the school program.

I’m their contact person, if there is anything they need or if anything is going wrong, they can contact me at any time; I don’t get paid for it, I’m a volunteer but truth be told, this is a dream-job, I enjoy it, I like meeting people from different countries of the world and getting to know their cultures, traditions, points of view, listening to what they have to say, sharing stories and so on… That ain’t a hard job to me, takes time but I’ve gained a lot with these people.

How can you hate that job when it gives you so many opportunities?… Well, not everything is perfect, there is a day where you realize that the time left for the people you’ve become really good friends with is dwindling, and it’s dwindling quickly, and based on my previous experience, saying goodbye to them is not my strenght.

I hate good byes, I hate going to the airport to see someone leaving, I hate seeing the plane taking off and knowing that someone who one year ago came in my life is leaving.

Sometimes I feel like people is coming in and out of my life constantly, but when I rethink I realize that they are not coming out of my life, they still are part of it, in a different way but all the great moments that we spent together are never gonna be forgotten.

Tomorrow, a very good friend from Italy is going back home after spending a year in Pereira; it’s really sad to think that this year went by too fast and now we won’t see each other as often as before, but I’m grateful and lucky to have had the chance to meet him and learnt a lot about him.

You will be missed.

Bye bye Dany.

 

Hola!

Este es uno de esos dias en los que tengo que admitir que hay algo que odio de mi trabajo; para los que no saben, yo trabajo con estudiantes de intercambio, unos vienen a Colombia a estudiar en colegios y otros vienen a hacer servicio social, eso depende de la edad, pero normalmente yo trabajo con los que vienen a colegio que son menores.

Yo soy la persona de contacto, a quienes recurren en cualquier momento en el que tengan una duda o un problema, pero a decir verdad, para mi no ha sido un trabajo, ha sido el mejor regalo que he podido tener y es el trabajo de los sueños de muchos, lo disfruto, me encanta conocer gente de todo el mundo y conocer a través de ellos sus culturas, tradiciones, escuchar sus historias, compartir con ellos y mostrarles parte del país, ellos me han hecho crecer y ganar mucho.

Ustedes se preguntaran ¿Cómo puede alguien odiar este trabajo si con él llegan tantas oportunidades?… Bueno, no todo es tan perfecto como parece, hay un día en el que uno se empieza a dar cuenta de que el tiempo de esas personas que se han vuelto tan cercanas a uno, y como parte de su familia, se está reduciendo rapidamente, y con lo que ya he vivido antes, decirles adios no es mi fortaleza.

Odio las despedidas, odio ir al aeropuerto a ver que alguien se va, odio ver el avión despegar sabiendo que adentro va una persona tan importante que entró a mi vida ahce un año y llegó a cambiarla.

A veces siento que la gente entra y sale de mi vida constantemente, pero cuando pienso bien las cosas no es así, ellos no salen de mi vida, siguen jugando un papel muy importante aunque de un modo diferente, ya no nos vemos ni hablamos tnato como cuando estaban aca, pero no salen de mi vida, son amigos que nunca se olvidan.

Mañana uno de ellos sde va, Dani, “el italiano”, un gran amigo que estuvo un año aca, lástima que el timepo pasó tan rápido, pero tengo que ser agradecido y considerarme afortunado de haber tenido la oportunidad de haberlo conocido, haber compartido y aprendido tanto de él.

Te vamos a extrañar mucho!

Hasta pronto Dani!

Críticas, comentarios y/o sugerencias son bienvenidas.

Saludos!

Pablo.

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17 thoughts on “Day 256

  1. The guy you photographed has real Sax Appeal. But as to Goodbyes – Find a different word and viewpoint!. Maintaining open contact over distance is your true duty to those friendships and in cases where the communications fail, it is like when Loved Ones Pass on, – They haven’t gone just so long as you remember them they are ever present!

  2. Beautiful image, great insight into who you are. I’m sure you let these people know how much they mean to you. Continue to do so when they return home. I have lost touch with so many people in my past whom I would love to be able to talk to again.

    1. They for sure know how much I love and appreciatte them; I’m really glad that I’m the kind of person that hates losing contact and that’s why so far, I’ve been able to stay in touch with a lot of them.

  3. Un contraluzx espectacular, esa silueta bien podria sevir para promocionar un festival de Jazz quedarís precioso en un cartel!!!

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