Last day in my hometown
A love letter to Cagayan de Oro
I spent the afternoon at Ginama, the local pasalubong shop here in the city. I was looking for something to bring to my labmates and housemates whom I will be meeting for the time.
The place is relatively new. It has a little cafe run by Dream Patisserie. I read a few pages of Atomic Habits (late to party, I know) while waiting for my Breakfast Bowl and Cafe Americano.
I had some time to reflect on my life here in Cagayan de Oro. They say that the only time that you'll grow as a person is when you leave your hometown. Somehow, I don't believe that that is entirely true. That would mean that the people who never left never improved in their lives. I do think that leaving would speed up the process given that being in a new environment is a chance to form new habits.