I’ve been writing about vision boards for years (and in my old blog) and while I still swear that it is true, I still, sometimes, fall off the bandwagon. I was cleaning up my phone in order to save memory when I saw these notes that I wrote almost 2 years ago:
Here’s what I’ve checked off that list:
- Emcee gigs – Four hosting gig since then (not counting the ones that are not paid)
- Wedding gigs
- Lose weight (but I have yet to meet my weight goal)
- No overthinking – not exactly but I’ve been LESS overthinking
- Work out more – Been doing my brisk walking to jog, to swim, since January of this year.
- Eat healthy – I’ve cut down on rice, pork, and beef and ate a lot or mostly vegetables.
- Quiet time + Meditation – I’ve been reading daily devotionals, weekly candle-lighting prayer at the church, and hiking up to grotto for prayer offering.
- Make my first investment fund – I signed up for a salary deduction kind of a savings fund and after three months, I’ve increased my contribution to a hundred percent of my previos contributed amount.
- Learn how to swim – I’ve recently enrolled in a swimming class for adults and now I am on Day 6 of 10. I am actually liking it and will enroll for the continuing course.
The rest I am still working on it.
To keep with tradition, and excitement of getting a new planner each year, I save a space for my vision board in my planners. Here are my planner from the recent years:
What I’ve checked off from those vision boards are:
- I’ve traveled to United Kingdom.
- I’ve traveled to Bangkok, Thailand.
- I attended and presented in a paper conference.
- I now eat vegetables.
- I’ve continued doing wedding gigs.
- I’ve lost weight (but still more to lose, but better than none).
- I got myself a new laptop last year that I’ve fully paid.
- I now have exercise as part of my lifestyle.
- I’ve decreased my BP to a normal level – I just really need to sustain it.
- I’ve been strengthening my faith. And still working on it.
Lately I’ve been doing some reflections. People within my proximity are checking milestones after milestones, and while I am sincerely happy for them, sometimes I feel like I am stuck at a phase. I’ve been feeling this every year and I guess it will never end so might as well not fight it.
But it made me think: Maybe I needed to be more impulsive? Maybe I need to travel? I’ve read somewhere that I am one decision away from a totally different life. But what do I want? While I feel so happy about other people’s achievements, I do not want their path.
But lately, I’ve realized that this feeling will NEVER go away. And the best cure I found in my pursuit of happiness is tie it to a personal goal.
So these days I am in between of finishing a swimming course, constructing a house project, while getting some adulting things done. I’ve painted, tried my hand at cooking, and so on. I just wish I could find the consistent time to update this blog and document my musings. I feel better backreading my old concerns and feel kinda proud of where I am, emotionally, now.
Because trust me, we walk in phases.