I am being reminded.

Never give up!

I’ve been thinking of giving up on a dream I’ve had since I was a teenager. Something to do with the creatives. Because I don’t think I’d have enough time to do it in between working. And then I saw this…

Never give up

Yes. Thank you for the reminder that I shouldn’t give up just because in my mind time is running out. Or isn’t enough.

I am drafting once again. I am dreaming high. I saw an ad and it made me giddy with excitement. Who knows, right?

I will…

Happy weekend everyone!

😉

Wanting to help

Have You Ever Felt This Pain Of Wanting To Help Others But You Couldn’t?

That’s the title of an article written by Bro. Bo Sanchez. It’s about being financially able to help others. But let me answer it based on my experience…

I’ve been in that situation many times in the past. And particularly right now. A very dear friend of mine is having financial troubles. She’s in dire need of financial help but I cannot help her because I have a lot of obligations to attend to. I also don’t have enough extra funds to use. I kept pounding my head thinking of a way to help. I’ve been in the same situation as her so I know how bad she’s feeling right now and how desperate and hopeless everything is.

In this kind of situation I kept wishing I have the money to help. Unfortunately, I don’t. I have my family to think of. Plus some more monthly obligations to fulfill.

How I wish…

Forget not to live.

travel

I know that we all want to have more money in our pockets and bank accounts at the end of the day. But you know what? Not all who have more than enough in their stash are happy their lives. Some can’t even sleep peacefully at night!

A former boss once told me that I should never forget to live. He said that there is always tomorrow and that work will be work and there’ll be more to come no matter how long I stay in the office.

He’s right, of course!

Forget not to live. Don’t let work eat your whole life. Travel! Go to places! And live!

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For the first time.

1st time

Been a while, that’s the truth. I have so many things I want to do for the first time, like travel alone outside the country, but financial constraint prevents me from doing so. I know some people will say that it is an easy problem with an equally easy solution: save up! Of course, I can. But I have priorities that I need to take care of before indulging myself.

One of these days, though, I will do something for the first time, something from my bucket list.

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Ask yourself this…

challenge people

This is a challenge I am giving myself. From now on, I will decipher what each person in my life is meant to teach me. Persons other than those blood-related to me, that is. I believe I will learn a lot more about myself with this challenge.

Challenge yourself, too!

Happy weekend to all!

Taking my time…

I am in the middle of some big changes in my work life. The latest update this net lord did affected my work-at-home life so much that I am now forced to make a drastic change to compensate for it.

But, lest you think I am mad or bitter over it, I am actually okay. I have finally accepted that some good things really never last. It was good, yes, and it gave me so much. I was able to spend so much time with the family while earning a decent amount of income every month. I was, and still is, hoping that it would last a couple more years but since I am about 75% sure that it won’t continue as I hoped it would, I have to take appropriate actions to continue to earn.

Sigh.

Sayang lang talaga. Who doesn’t want to work at home in your pajamas, surrounded by your family, and the income is more than enough to cover the monthly bills as well as the basics of the whole household? Yes, I was earning that much. Truth be told, in my heart of hearts, I am still hoping that the net lord will take pity on us small bloggers and will cut us some slack in this link business we are all involved in.

Died of being overworked.

Mita Diran
Died due to being overworked.

A young Indonesian copywriter reportedly died of being overworked. Shocking, right? According to an employee from the company where she worked, Mita Diran died “due to a lethal combination of being overworked and excessive consumption of Kratingdaeng – the Thai version of Red Bull, an energy drink consumed by many when required to stay awake during long hours.”

She was continuously working for 30 hours straight and presumably consumed too much of the energy drink to keep her going.

This is a sad reminder to all the young professionals out there who are either working in an office environment or at home… there is more to life than just work! We need to have a balance of work and play. We also need to know our limits. We may not feel it right away but our body gets tired and worn out after eight hours of work. Can you imagine going for 30 hours nonstop and surviving on an energy drink. That’s really pushing it too far.

I once worked for a call center company wherein I was part of the pioneer group. I worked for 14 to 16 hours a day, most of the time six days a week. There were days when I would work for 24 to 36 hours and I would go home feeling like a melted candle, numb and shaking from all the caffeine I consumed. After two years there, I felt relieved being able to wake up, work, function, sleep like a normal person again!

Don’t push yourself too far, please. Work will be there no matter what. It will just change form, deadlines, and all that, but it will still be work. Your body, your health, will deteriorate if you push it to the limit. Don’t let yourself become a victim of overworking. Work hard, yes. But play harder!

Rest in peace, Mita.

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