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Sunday, September 15, 2019

My Year So Far

As Joey Tribiani used to say, “How you doin?” I know I haven’t blogged much recently because, well, life happens. To make up for that, allow me to make this post a bit of a diary of my activities so far for this year: 


It was a busy month, I guess you can say that work-wise we hit the ground running at the start of the year. We managed to accomplish some important things for the office that we really needed. It felt good to have the year start on a good note. 


This was convention month for our industry, and it was a hectic one for me because I did a lot of work for this event. Still, I made sure that I had time to balance it all out by reconnecting with an old friend (not old in the sense that the person is old, just that I’ve known the person a very long time), taking time to go out with work friends and going on a staycation with my family.  


My heart broke when I heard the news about the death of Luke Perry, whose poster was a common fixture on my bedroom wall during my younger years. It made me think about how life is short, how nothing is guaranteed, and how we should make sure to do everything we can to live our best life. I decided to have fun and give in to my nephew’s request to take his toys to work with me and I did some experiments in the kitchen with the help of my sister, which is something I haven’t done in a while. 


I decided to see a former work colleague and get some career advice. Things are changing in the workplace and at this point, I’m still at the stage where I’m uncertain of where I’m headed, and I needed some perspective. While she did give me some things to think about, I still don’t have that clarity that I want to be able to make my decision. Apart from that, this month was also eventful in that my nephew graduated from grade school, I had my hair color fail, and finally got to see NSYNC together (sort of) again in Coachella with Ariana Grande. 


My family and I went on yet another staycation and this time, we also did a bit of sightseeing with the kids by going to some kid-oriented places nearby. It was exhausting (the sight-seeing, I mean)! The hotel stay was super relaxing, and I would love to do it again when my wallet permits me to do so.  


In a rare family moment, we all went to the beach together. We live minutes away from the beach, but we hardly ever go there. We’re more the pool people type so taking the time to get sand between our toes is an achievement for us. It was fun for half a day and then we went home! 


I decided to start on my own DIY Revenge Body workout. I love the show and decided to give it a try by setting a regular workout schedule for 12 weeks and going on a diet. It has not been what I expected so far for this first month and it made me a little disappointed. Maybe I need help from Khloe Kardashian? 


August was a celebration-heavy month. My youngest sister got married this month. It was also the birthday celebration of my late grandmother’s best friend and my grandson’s (?!) birthday.  Plus, it was fiesta period at the town where I work, which made for an event-heavy month in that area.

My family and I also got to try some food places in town this month, particularly a coffee shop and a Korean place. I will be blogging about those places soon.

There are four months to go before the year ends. I don’t know how to feel about that. I feel that time has flown by so fast and I haven’t been able to do as much with this year as I should have. I don’t know if the next few months would be enough for me to say that I can make up for what I feel I need/want to accomplish for the year, but I will try.  

What about you? How has your year been so far? I hope your year has been good, and that the last remaining months will be even better! 

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