October 12, 2014

Little By Little Day 6: Family Time

Spend more time with my family. Quality time.  Not when I am tired from work, or tired from school.  But to be there both in body and mind, not hooked on my tablet or phone.  Hugs, cuddles and kisses.  These are the reasons why I work and study hard: to give happiness to my family.  And I can have it now too.  I just need to be a little more present.

October 11, 2014

Little By Little Day 5: Love Your Body

Accept your body, but don't ignore your health.  While I want to be thin, I must not lose hope when I don't get that even when I go to the gym everyday.  I might not be thin, but at least, I am fit. And I may still get thin someday, I won't lose hope.  I tend to be discouraged when I don't see the physical results, but I must remind myself that its the fitness not the thinness that counts!

October 10, 2014

Little By Little Day 4: Be Kind

I am not kind. But I will try to be kind, most especially when I don't feel like being kind.  I know I can be kind when I am aware of it.  But during those times when I don't think about it, I don't think I am kind.  I am a little harsh, a little frank and a little abrasive. This must change. 

October 9, 2014

Little By Little Day 3: I am Good Enough

You know what, I should also know my self-worth. Some people makes me feel inadequate.  So I think I should always tell myself I am good enough. Sometimes, I need to be reminded of that.

October 8, 2014

Little by Little Day 2: Say Something Good or Nothing

One of my problems is that I am quick to criticize.  I know its bad and that I should always focus on the good things first before opening my mouth and saying something that usually is a criticism.  So what I vow to do, is to try and just shut up when I can't find something good to say. 

October 2, 2014

Little by Little: Day 1: Patience

Today, I examined myself and realized that I am not a very patient person.  I always want things right away.  In restaurants, I want my order to appear right away.  When I call my son, I want him to drop whatever it is doing and come to me.  When I talk to people on the phone, I want them to reply right away.  Same when I do email correspondences.  So now, I will try to have a little more patience, and realize that people are doing their best, and their time is important too.

Little By Little in 31 Days: A 31 Days Writing Challenge

I chanced upon write31days.com from eatprayreadlove.com and decided to join the online writing challenge for 31 days.  So, I picked one topic and vow to write about it everyday.  My chosen topic is about inspiration and I call it Little by Little in 31 days.  Basically, it will be about small things that I will try to change in myself, until I become a better person.  It's actually hard because then, I would have to look at myself and my faults, and try and change them.  I hope I can do it too! 
This picture was taken last year when I climbed a mountain called Pico de Loro or Parrot's Beak.  It really tested me, and I even climbed that huge monolith behind even as I was really afraid.  I used this photo to illustrate how even little things can make us move mountains, where in this case, the mountain are my bad habits. 

So goodluck to me!

October 1, 2014

Regrets, I Have A Few

Here are my what-ifs:
1. What if I took Engineering instead of Business Administration in college? I was qualified for the former, but was influenced to take up the latter.  Hmm, what would have happened to my career?
2. What if I knew about the UPCAT back then? Would I have qualified?
3. What if I knew about the PMA? Would I have made it?
4. What if I didn't get pregnant right after college? Would I have made better choices? 
5. What if I knew about scholarships abroad then? Would I have qualified?

If I knew then, what I know now, then I would probably have taken up either Engineering or Accountancy.  I would have tried to get into UP, or at the PMA Academy.  Then after college, I would have tried to apply for one of those scholarships abroad and further my studies.

But you know what, I can easily let go of those what-ifs, knowing that the choices I made then resulted in me having three great kids, and this life.  It could have been better, but it could have been a lot worse too.

So yeah, I have a few regrets, but as they say, too few to mention. How about you?