Year: 2013

11-12-13

It’s ironic that my husband had to remind me how special this day had been, Not only because I’m celebrating my birthday, but also because this day shall never appear again in the calendar. 11-12-13. And I think this is the last time I shall be writing about dates or numbers, for that matter, then. To be honest, I didn’t really feel any extra special today. I didn’t sleep last night excited about today, although I did feel happy because I just earned my first ten-digit profit from my business in just one sale. Finally, I felt like I really was in business. I’ve been trying to determine why I didn’t feel like celebrating this year, and I suppose that must have something to do with the recent changes taking place all around me. First, we just moved and the house is still in chaos. Second, hubby’s back in Singapore again after just a week of vacation, which was mostly spent on moving. Third, because of our recent move, I’m facing a lot of adjustments …

Having an early nest syndrome

So this is how it feels to have both of my children gone to school while I’m left all alone in the house… I have to admit that there were times when I looked forward to this day, but dreaded it at the same time. I looked forward to it because I thought having both of my children gone to school at the same time would finally allow me more time to build my business as well as the luxury of me time–obviously, the latter is something that happens very rarely and what I am craving for the most! On the other hand, I have dreaded this day as I have gotten so used to having my children with me all the time, especially during the summer vacation. We eat together and sleep together. They also attend business meetings and training with me that they’ve come to treat some of my business colleagues as their adult friends. No, I don’t think I’ll ever be complete without my girls by my side. Now that my Big Baby A …

Warming up (again)

I’m not so sure what I want to write (about). Frankly. For a while there, I started doubting myself, that is, if I could still really write… I just realized that it’s been MONTHS since I had actually sat down in front of my computer and started typing away, like what I am actually doing now. I always seem to find chores to do, things that must be dealt with first, before I ever sit down and write. I keep receiving updates from my subscriptions to various writing groups, urging me to write, write, write. (I also get writing job offers!) And now I think I should have followed their advice long ago, especially that ideas on what to write about keep popping in my mind almost everyday. This is my therapy. Writing. How could I have simply put it in the back seat? I feel like I am actually going nowhere without this secret hobby that I so love to do all the time, next to reading, but had started to ditch. Yes, I think …

Little girls can have big dreams, too!

I recently attended a leadership/entrepreneurial boot camp and have been devouring business and self-development books one after the other in my pursuit to develop myself both as a leader and entrepreneur, and thereby start realizing my dreams for my family and myself. Last night, I finally decided to seriously review my dream board as the first step to putting the things I’m learning into practice. That’s right, a dream board and I do have one. They say a dream board is important because it’s supposed to guide you, keep you from wandering aimlessly through life. It allows you to picture your goals more clearly, at a glance. Take note, however, that your dreams would just remain dreams in the air if you do not start taking action toward them, which includes planning and setting deadlines. The first time I made a dream board was last year. In the past, I would only write down my goals and cut out pictures of the things I would like to have, but nothing more than that. (So yes, …

My first 15 days of the year

“2013 is definitely my year!” It seems like most people I know are saying this, and I am the only one who has not declared it loud and clear yet. We’re just half-way through the first month of the year and I feel like I have not taken a rest yet that I would like to scream! House chores are overtaking me once more and I still need to do some massive re-organizing if I were to be sane for the rest of the year. I have so many records to file and update, people to call and meet… the list is endless that I sometimes no longer want to see my beautiful hard-bound silver organizer – a gift from my sweet husband – as I could easily fill out a week with appointments and things to do in one sitting. Not to mention looking at my lists tends to overwhelm me. Despite the busyness of my days, I feel like I’m not really accomplishing anything. Planting season is such a long time for me, …