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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Look Who's Back...

I'm back!

I have been silent I know...2009 gives me so many reasons to be silent! LOL

Anyway...though let me give you an update on the things that I have been into for the past days/ weeks since the start of 2009!

Ch@ni made a post on LOVE. Yes, that 4 letter word...she titled it "It's a Love Issue...and Sometimes Love is Tough..." The title was rather eye catching, as most of her posts, and as I was going through it, I was struck...and hard enough for me to make some internal assessment. Not that I don't do that, it's just that, this time, it's different.

Her post was on what is it that we are really hungry for?! For most of the times, these are the things that made us cling to some things (materials, relationships, etc.). The sad part is, these things do not necessarily do us good, though they may make us feel good for the time being.

For some people eating is an escape! For others, it's work. For myself, sleeping has replaced work. I have figured, the world tends to go round smoothly without me! LOL I am also a shopping addict! There I've said... It is not something uncontrollable since I am still yet to file bankruptcy due to shopping, yet, I always find myself buying that I don't necessarily need, and I am talking about both real and online shopping. I am an accurate example of that woman referred to the line, I have to hold her hands when we are in the mall/ store or she goes shopping! Funny, NOT!

So I did a personal retreat and examine myself...what is it that I am actually hungry for? Things that I love...I need...that most often gets substituted with food/shopping/sleep.

So I made a simple short list of things that really matters to me. Nothing fancy. I tried avoiding the generics so as not to end up talking to myself in rhetoric. I have shortened it to just 3, expandable to 5, these are the things that matters to me...and I will chart my way to it!

♥ I will start with centering my faith. They say, start where you want to end, so for this week's Word Filled Wednesday, no fancy photo for me...just the following words --

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
- Matthew 6:33

I am setting my life straight...and I have renewed my covenant with my God. I have set my priorities and this year will help me pave my way, I'm going there and I will make it!

♥ Let's talk about shopping...

Let me point it out here that for the last quarter of last year up to this date, I have been successful in lowering my shopping trips/activities!

♥ And I have been sleeping a lot on weekdays...which means, I am doing something good for my health...not the sleep I used to do when I want to escape something...because those sleep only gets to visit me after being up for 72 hours because of some things I am anxious about...that I finally stressed myself and had decided to sleep for hundred years.

I am getting good sleep...and the ones my body actually need.

♥ I am slowly circulating again...

And well, also, another reason for my silence here is the upcoming Sinulog here which will be this Sunday. I have blogged about it last year, and I hope to write more about it this year.

So part of circulating again is getting myself involved with society events again..speaking of which...I (with IT Guy) just watched Miss Cebu tonight. We got VIP we were really sitting next to the stage and had a good look at all the lovely candidates. I will make a separate post about it, promise!

It's nice to see old faces...and I feel IT Guy's excitement with me going out in public and formal events with him. :)

So this Sunday, we are going to watch the Sinulog...something I have skipped for years. I did watch last year...but not something like really stay in the area the whole time...this year I intend to stay...and get involved!

Wish me it will be very crowded there! LOL

♥ The next week will be for Chinese New Year preparation. For those of you who are new here. my family always celebrates Chinese New Year, Cebu celebrates it it has been part of our traditions...

♥ I am working on my personal development. I intend to get more studies this year and to do more trainings and write more training materials on process improvement...will talk more about this in weeks to come!

♥ IT Guy and I are going serious with our investments. We've figured it's our little way of helping the economy.

♥ And finally...ha, I wish I have photos for this...but maybe one of this days I will find time to make a post just for this...

After years of being together...I have decided to wear IT Guy's diamond ring. ;)

Yes...yes...yes! January 2010 will be our month...and I hope you can journey with me from here to that time as I will be needing lots of ideas from you all.

So there folks...the things that has kept me from being here...this is supposed to be quick and short...but well...I'm just typing this out from my head.

I will visit everyone...and I mean everyone later...and will catch up with the rest this weekend!

I miss you all and I love you all!


Anonymous said...

sounds like all is well!!
Glad you are back!!

Anonymous said...

Whew! It looks like you have big plans/resolutions for this year. Congrats to you and IT Guy!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back. :)

Momisodes said...

Love the new header! What a great idea :) Looks like you and I took a nice long break from the blogosphere. It's great to see you back!

Grey said...

Good to have you back .... !

Bleeding Heart said...

Very inspiring! and Welcome back :)

storyteller said...

Congrats to you on all the internal work and to the both of you on the engagement. Welcome back and best wishes.
Hugs and blessings,

Kittie Kate said...

Remember it is more important to want what you have then have what you want. When you know that, you won't have the need to shop too much.

btw, the new header is really cute.

Whimsical Ranter said...

Glad you're back. The header looks marvelous.

Missed seeing ya!

Amydeanne said...

Happy New Year!
and I'm so glad you're okay with your "knife wound" ! Yikes!