That sounds very business like! But no, this is not about work. Well probably a part of this entry will include that. This is about the things I want to do this year. I’m making this a sticky note and will keep track of it for evaluation next year!
In no particular order, these are the things I am hoping to accomplish this year. Like what I learned from Janelle, I will take baby steps.
Remember what my forte is. I’ve been thinking about this since mid last year. People who knows me and what my work is knows that this is not what I really want. However, because of friendship, I’m still in the same company, same team as I was when I started this blog years ago. There would be times that I feel so chicken to go out of my comfort zone and start seeking what I do best. But I know I got to do that to find some sense of fulfillment career-wise. I hope to start with that this year.
Update 1: After the re-alignment talk I had with my manager, I realized that my current job is actually a gateway ti what I want to be – a BPA! I just have to be more proactive in engaging the segment business owners to plan for our portal.
Evaluate my relationships. Where are my friends? That’s the question I have in my mind the past few days. I’ve been checking my phonebook over and over again looking for the number of my very close friends. I got depressed when I can only see a few, all of whom I haven’t seen in a while. I know I used to be snob but I know I have made a lot of friends. But where are they now? My highschool bestfriend jokingly said to me yesterday over a phonecall, Baka kasi super busy ka jan sa business mo. (You are probably too busy with your business.) I told him that I’m not. I used to have plenty of childhood friends but somehow, we sort of drop the relationship after we moved to a new home back in my early highschool days. So many things happened then and I’m not sure if they would even recognize me if they see me somewhere. I didn’t really have someone really close to me from highschool except from Jhen. Back in college, I used to be close to a lot of my classmates. Somehow, there were six of us who share a lot in common. Due to changes in time and priorities, we don’t get to see each other as much as well. So for this year, my hope is to fix broken relationships and to strengthen current relationships. I will start by looking for my childhood friends and catch up with their lives.
Strengthen my faith. I’ve been praying that someday, I’d be a prayerful person too just like my mom. I am hoping that someday, I’d be able to serve the Lord in my own little way just like other people. I’ve been wanting to be active to church activities again just like when I was a kid. For this year, I hope to be involve in some church works like charities, Couples for Christ, and catechism. If there’s a chance for me to become a lector, I’d like that too. If there would be retreats, I would really want to join.
Update 1: Unlike last year, I was able to hit two birds with one stone last Holy Week! I was able to hear the mass although I didn’t understand most of it since it was said in Ilocano. I was able to drag Mon and my PILs to the procession. Hahaha!
Immerse myself into culture. It’s a shame but I have to admit that I don’t know Lupang Hinirang by heart. There were times when I tried singing it to myself only to find out that some lyrics are missing. Shame on me! It also occurs to me that I’m such a poorly traveled person, I haven’t even seen Museong Pambata! So for this year, my goal is to memorize Lupang Hinirang again by heart. Go to at least one domestic hot spot and at least one international hot spot.
Update 1: I thought I wrote at least two domestic hot spots before. Now that it said at least one, then I already hit my quota! Kidding! Thanks to Mon, who drove for hours and thousands of kilometers, to bring us to and from the inspiring province of Ilocos. I’ll share more of this in another blog.
Mon and Ayex. No matter what I do, it seems that my time is always not enough for me to become a wife, a mom, a corporate slave and a businesswomen all at the same time. I’m not really sure how I did last year but I know I got to do better this year. I got to be a better wife to Mon, who has been a very good hubby to me ever since. This year, I got to be more patient to little Ayex who is now an official toddler after turning two. I need to spend more quality time with them even if at times I think they’re the only ones I give my time to apart from work.
Renew myself. I read somewhere that you can’t give what you don’t have. If you do not love yourself, you cannot love others as well. Love starts from within. It happened to me. There was a time when I thought, where does all my time in the world had gone?! I was so bad in time management. I had factored in my work, my family, my business but not myself. I was a little sickly last year because I don’t take care of myself. A big no no for anyone. So for this year, apart from the career move I mentioned, I hope to find my old me again. I’ll probably start by dressing up like I used to, engage in the sports I used to play, read the books I already bought, and take care of myself more by seriously taking my vitamins daily.
As long as we’re alive, we’ll always have the opportunity to do the things we want to do. Yes, taking those baby steps is definitely a good way to start accomplishing your 2009 targets.
I’ll be praying with you.