2013 ain’t over and we still got a few months to go till we put this chapter to a close…So why don’t we make the year worthwhile…
I came across one of the sites that I’m an avid reader of — We Are Sole Sisters. Lois Yasay (from We Are Sole Sisters and Passion Play) gave five of her goals and posted them, thus it inspired me to write down my own list.
1. Get back to the travel groove :)
I must admit I was the slight culprit (or more than slight) of why the travel groove took the backseat. Transferring to a new job during summertime is a blessing indeed but not a good idea if you are a wanderlust. Aside from doing turnovers and refreshing yourself to new tasks, there is the “thou shall not take leaves unless regularized”.
I may have gone to Zambales (thanks to Passion Play), Corregidor and La Union recently, but of course, my relationship with airports is still a different story.
Good thing I decided to book a flight (early this year) scheduled for the last few months of 2013…It was timely that it’ll be the start to refresh the wanderlust in me…This month, I’m taking that courage to travel solo again to one of my favorite places. I’ll post on that one soon.
In addition, thanks to the Piso Fare of Cebu Pacific, I booked a trip for mid 2014. Though I wish that wouldn’t be a solo trip also, let’s see where it’ll lead to.
2. Healthy and fit mode
Since I stopped my gym membership years ago, I noticed (and I’m sure some of my folks as well) that I had this love-hate relationship with my weight and figure. I don’t want to allow myself be confused with opinions of other people. I am sure with myself I started gaining weight and some of my clothes aren’t fitting my current figure. *OUCH…EXCUSE MOI* Plus, I’ve been getting sick lately (thank God they ain’t that much bad)…
Though I know that the next few months will be very critical due to upcoming gatherings (BER months are considered Christmas by majority of Pinoys — except me…hehe), but this ain’t an excuse not to keep myself fit and healthy.
Now that we have just recently moved to our new building in Bonifacio Global City, I might as well make use of it to help me, little by little, back in to fitting form. On non-rainy days, I gotta do some jogging and/or running for starters. While I was still in my previous work, I used to attend Zumba classes after office.
However, as we are awaiting the Zumba classes to be implemented c/o my new employer, I will get back myself to one fitness class this year. I have always been telling myself to get back to Yoga or try Anti-Gravity Yoga. Later months of the year, I will be enrolling to a least a session per week so as I won’t make an excuse of the bad weather not to be able to do an exercise (bawal maulanan…haha).
3. Revamp…this blog
I’ve been blogging since I graduated from college, but it’s this blog that made me somehow get a few readers. It started from my friends as the readers (syempre love your own…haha). Eventually, I had a few readers who are not within my usual circle. It started from just making it an online diary, till now that it talked about almost anything I can think of and experience.
However, getting more audience and making this blog more credible and inspirational to folks are what I’m aiming for. Hopefully, before the year ends, I could tweak some changes to this blog. I’m doing this not to just change it but make this blog inspire positive changes towards my readers and for me to keep doing what I love. Sounds huge, right? I’ll get there. For now, by the end of this month, I will be going thru a weekend activity which will be the start of how I can achieve this 3rd goal. I’ll keep you guys updated on that very soon.
4. Learn from the current job
Ok, as much I want to drop the 8-5 job now and do what I love immediately, the answer of course is I CANNOT (sad but true — can’t tell the whole story here ayt). Given this new opportunity and blessing of a new job, I will keep this last few months to be my learning period (not just of what is given or assigned, but what I can learn further). #PUSH
photo credit: Instagram (therandomPinay)
5. Take one good lesson on wheels
Gotta keep this simple, I’ll be taking one of the few lessons that is long overdue already. Before my 2nd student license (yesss…you saw it! 2nd *such a loser* haha) hits its due date and my dad does the Homily for me, this is a MUST and I’ll make it happen — driving lessons.
6. Watch an epic concert
Being a music lover, you can’t take this away from me. It’s a no brainer and unappealable.
The last concert I watched was James Morrison early this year. Though I listen to his songs and I enjoyed his concert, I wasn’t all that giddy waiting for it.
Just months ago, I was telling my friends that if there is one of the few artists I idolize and I would wish for an epic concert again, it’s definitely the Girlfriend who is a Girl on Fire — ALICIA KEYS. She made me soooo talking about her even until now because of her concert way back 2008. It was even just a somewhat complimentary ticket I got but good thing I watched. Five years later, she’s gonna set foot on Philippine shores again for a concert and this I will not skip watching.
True enough, her ticket prices are a bit pricey now compared to 2008. But I’m sure it’ll be worth watching her cause she ain’t just a singer, but a composer, an artist. How I wish I can tag along someone who wants to watch this too (but I’m not sure if the folks can join me too or if they would want to).
7. Give this heart a break
Now this is another no brainer…For me this entails two things — the friendship aspects and the romantic aspect. Let me just drill this down a bit…
I must admit, I am 31 and single (not married, not in a relationship). If we are going to discuss about my civil status, I think I’d better course it to another blog post…HAHA. I understand this maybe a choice, but of course, it would be hypocrisy to say that I wouldn’t want to be with a romantic partner. Maybe the circumstances and my passion for a few things have caused me to be on a different path, but who wouldn’t want to meet that someone who can inspire you and love you amidst the differences you have? Just to clarify I’m not mentioning this as a call of desperation but to just be honest to myself…
Another truth…Just like in Lois’ post, I’m thankful to have known somebody who appreciates me for who I am and inspires me to do what I should in life. In the same way, I appreciate him for who he is amidst the differences. I can’t elaborate on this further since I’m not a celebrity or media personality owing something to the public.
One thing certain, it’s time to give myself a break of being scared to express what I feel…
And as for the friends aspect, I just hope I am wrong. In a way, I maybe at fault at some points. There is a losing connection. Maybe this is the reason why sometimes I choose to go somewhere else alone rather than sulk and wait for them to join me. It’s time to give myself a break of being scared taking adventures alone and opening myself to knowing more folks…
giving that heart a break… – Coron Island, Palawan
These are my personal 7…I’m sure you dear readers have your own goals in mind…What’s yours? PUSH and MAKE IT HAPPEN :)