So I’m really doing this. I’m going beyond my comfort zone and doing things I haven’t tried before. The key, as they say, is not to focus on the result. I think that’s doable. I can be results oriented, but I can be in the moment as well. Taking care of a sick father for eight months teaches you how to do that.
So I’m taking it one day at a time. If by the end of all this, I find myself loving this kind of activity, then maybe a career shift is inevitable. Maybe 2013 is the year to figure this out once and for all.
As expected I got sick right after the holidays. It’s one of those things that always happens year after year. And since it’s the beginning of the year, it coincides with the time when there’s so much work. I’ve gotten used to it, actually. The upside is that it gives me time to step back, reflect and make plans. And 2013 is all about that: Simple yet meaningful plans! Mama is turning 75 this year, so my sister and I are making arrangements for that. Career Plan A is ongoing, and I’ve started looking for options for Career Plan B. Full disclosure: Plans A and B are recycled plans, so don’t think I’m this grand planner who has everything figured out. The truth is, I’m just plain stubborn, that’s why I haven’t given up on these plans yet. I’m hoping 2013 will be the year I get to see how these plans will unfold.
I made a list this morning of the things I’m looking forward to, at least for the first few months of this year: My niece’s baptism, Mama’s 75th birthday, turning 38 (yes, I am looking forward to it), vacationing a lot (at least that’s the plan), holy week retreat in Sacred Heart, Suits Season 3 (Big Fan here), and if things go well, some real development in matters of the heart. (Hashtag: Sabihan ng panaginip!)
So 2013— all 8 eight days of it— has been good so far. Maybe taking it one day at a time is really the way to go.