Showing posts with label goals. Show all posts
Showing posts with label goals. Show all posts

Sunday, November 4, 2012

welcoming another favorite month


October was supposed to be a long month for me but it felt like I haven't had enough of those 31 days. There were things left unaccomplished and personal goals that were not realized but the month has already ended. Good thing, though, there's always another month to make up for it! So, now I am saying hello to November, my birthday month! Hopefully, this month will be a good month for me as I am planning to be a little more productive in all aspects of my life. Hopefully, I'll get to come up with that right balance in everything that I do so that I don't get to sacrifice my health, family and personal life.

Thanks to the 2 holidays last Thursday and Friday, we were able to spend our weekend with dad in Medellin. Husband and I were supposed to go to the Compostela cemetery on November 1st but we couldn't sneak away from our daughter who's been begging to come with us wherever we go; but what with an extremely hot temperature, we decided it's definitely not a good idea to bring her along especially that we're expecting a throng of people honoring their dead. We can't just risk her getting sick afterwards. I'm sure my late mom would understand that I didn't go to the cemetery for this year's All Souls' Day like I used to. Anyway, we really did not forget her since we went to church on November 2nd  and offered a mass and prayers for her and for our other deceased relatives. After the mass, we went back home to get our stuff and pushed through with our Medellin trip. It was a long travel/trip but it was less of an inconvenience because we were seated in an air conditioned Ceres Tours bus. :-)

I thought the November holidays was our chance to visit my dad. After all, I still have a living parent who's also longing for our presence. Well actually, I thought I just have to dwell with the fact now that he missed his granddaughter more than he misses seeing me or his son-in-law. LOL! Kidding aside, I realized that my dad is also getting older. He himself decided not to travel on November 1st to visit the cemetery in Compostela as it was really hard for him to get a ride to the city on special holidays like All Saints' and All Souls' Day. Instead, he went to the cemetery in Medellin to light some candles at the big cross to remember mom and his other deceased loved ones.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

short term visiting plans

To let you in on one of our short-term plans, apart from being able to visit Bohol, I'd like for us to be able to visit my hometown before the year ends. I am putting it on schedule so that hubby and I would do something to be able to achieve it. We cannot just go there without clear plans because: 1) money is an issue so we have to save up for it; 2) time is also an issue so we have to find time for it. My high school batch is actually planning on a reunion this December. It's been ages ago since I saw my classmates back in high school and I'm looking forward to see them again. More importantly, I also miss miss miss the place, in a major major kind of way (inspired by Maria Venus Raj). For the record, this is going to be reunion #2 for the batch. I missed the first one because I was pregnant then. If this pushes through, I'd like my husband to see what it is like in my hometown, so this is the perfect time to go (if the budget will allow).

 Just another high school picture from my batch. 
I'm in there but you can't probably recognize me, can you?

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

trying out a new way of setting goals

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare. – Japanese Proverb
I looked in the mirror today and realized I am already getting older. Honestly, I keep forgetting how old I am until my next birthday comes and people would ask my age. That's when I would instantly use calculator application on my desktop and subtract the year I was born to the current year today and I couldn't believe that the resulting difference represents my own age. Haha! I keep telling them though what I read somewhere that it is not polite to ask a woman her age. At the back of my mind, however, I would already have some panicky feeling about my age and how much I have yet to accomplish in life. Has it been less than a year ago  since I've written about my legacies in life?

I believe I'm still not far from fulfilling my dreams for my family and even the goals I have set for myself although I am afraid that without a clear timeline, I would not have enough time to fulfill them. I must admit that sometimes I would want to have a clear vision of what I want done within a certain period of time. Although I really don't know if I'll reach that certain period of time because everything works according to God's will, it still makes a difference to have short-term and long-range goals so that I won't go farther away from fulfilling them.

Interestingly enough, I have found a social networking site that can help me lay down the goals, plans, activities that hubby and I have set together to accomplish within a period of time. This is relatively new to me but the site allows me to add our goals in private mode. However, just as there are goals and activities that are just too personal to be shared, there are also goals that we'd like to share for others to see and get involved with.

Sometimes it would take another person, even a stranger or someone with similar goals as ours, to drive us into achieving them. Get inspired to do something new without going too far away with fulfilling all that you really intend to do in life. Like me, if this is something you also find interesting, you know what to do - Register now and get started. I actually just got myself registered today and found it interesting to be able to read what other people's goals are and what they are actually doing to achieve them. If you'd like to do the same, you will only have to fill up just a couple of things, the same way you would do with other social networking sites. Not sure? Answers here. I'll see you there then.

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