Like a Typhoon

This past Saturday, I had to leave my job at Typhoon Texas as Park Services Team Member. I had the job originally when it opened in 2016, and I thought I could do it again in 2018. Since I also have an internship at CP&Y Inc., I could only work Saturdays. It was rather tiring 6 days a week.

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I thought I could do both because I lived in the past. My first summer there in 2016 was one of the best summers of my life. Sure, it was a lot of hard work. Park Services translates to Custodian/Janitorial Duties. So it was a lot of cleaning up. Endless days turning into weeks in the hot sun.  . Working in the waterpark is no walk in park, or free ride, or some other idiom. I learned how to keep  the park clean, how to interact  and help with guests. I enjoyed it.I knew it was a bit of torture, but I kept seeing the sun, not the burning in my eyes or my skin.

The hardest part about all of this is to keep moving forward. I have enjoy where I’m at, and work towards serving others whenever I can, however I can. I went back to Typhoon Texas because I was only remembering the fun splashing and swimming, not the tidal wave of exhaustion I felt everyday. Now I must focus on being a intern at CP&Y Inc. 

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CP&Y Inc. stands for Chiang, Patel, and Yerby Inc. I am working in the Transportation department  in the Houston office.It wasn’t my first choice, but almost halfway through it, I’m learning a lot. I’m learning how to build roads as I build a new road for my own life. I have a drive to serve, to make a difference, and to learn along the way.  I’m learning a lot, but there’s miles ahead for me. I hope to one day look back at a road, or a bridge, or something and say, “I did that.”

 

I have some parting words for my job at Typhoon Texas, a “swan song” really. It’s not complete yet as there’s no tune, but I’ll post the lyrics for now.


Like A Typhoon

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I splash-landed

On a concrete beach

We rode tandem

On a serpent of the sea

It was a perfect summer

 

I was hard- working

For some spare change

Sunburn’s hurting

Waiting for a rainy day

Leaving was such a bummer

 

I was living the past perfect

in the present tense

They say the grass is greener

On the other side of the fence

 

There’s a tidal wave coming soon

I’m leaving in the afternoon

Shifting oceans before the moon

Like a Typhoon

 

Our guns were loaded

For a drop dead duel

Push of a button

And a way to keep cool

It was a perfect summer

 

I compacted trash

Keeping it fun safe, and clean  

Time just swept past

Life gone by like a dream

Leaving was such a bummer

 

I’m living the past perfect

in the present tense

They say the grass is greener

But Now I’m sitting on the fence

 

There’s a tidal wave coming soon

I’m leaving in the afternoon

Shifting oceans before the moon

Like a Typhoon

 

We were raft-riding

Through a monster storm

I can’t fight it

Now I’m going to be torn

Leaving is such a bummer

 

There’s a tidal wave coming soon

I’m leaving in the afternoon

Shifting oceans before the moon

Like a Typhoon


Splashing away,

The Nerd of May

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