It has been almost two months since I moved to Cebu. It was business initiated. I was asked by my manager sometime late last year if I want to since we need another (insert role here) in our site there. I failed to give her my decision on our agreed deadline. Until one day, she called me and asked for my final answer. I said yes.
Thinking about my relocation was daunting. Time went by so fast; months were like days, days were like hours. Though I stayed for four months the last time I went to Cebu, it's different this time. I won't be receiving per diem anymore and I have to find and pay for my accommodation.
Home is my comfort zone. I have my family and our dogs and cats there. But this time, it will only be me. I know I can still visit but it will be very expensive; a roundtrip ticket would cost me around USD 130.00, plus USD 120.00 for the airport transfers, not to mention the heavy traffic to expect in Manila.
I am currently renting a condominium unit near our workplace. Though it's quite expensive, at least I know that it's secured and maintained well. I don't have to commute anymore as the office is just a 15-minute walk away. I couldn't say I have settled already because I still haven't received the electric and water bills since I moved in. Anxiety is killing me.
On the other hand, I am happy on where I am now. I think I have matured as an individual by living independently. Slowly, I am learning to live within my means and work on my budget.
Soon I'll share details about my daily living, so visit regularly. 😉