Happy New Year folks.
I apologize if I fell off the face of this earth for a while. I think the holi-daze took quite the toll on me. I have much to say, especially now that the new year has rolled in.
We spent the last few days of 2013 with family in the beautiful island of Boracay. It was the first time I allowed the kids to stay up late and catch the fireworks that lit up the entire strip. It wasn’t the easiest thing to do, but Sam enjoyed every bit of it, and Jamie — well Jamie eventually warmed up to it. A shame though, it was raining heavily so we couldn’t appreciate it on the actual beachfront. We had to hide the kids under the canopies to prevent them from getting soaked. But no doubt it was a sight nonetheless.
The new year is always a good time to reflect on what has come and what will be. 2013 is what I call a “work-in-progress” kind of year. I am still very much a work-in-progress, not really quite adjusted to life in Manila. Maybe it just takes time. Maybe I won’t ever be? All I know is that it’s A LOT of work, coupled with a roller coaster of emotions. But I did learn some very valuable things about the people around me, the world around me and a whole lot more about myself.
And so to start off my new year, my goal is to do things right. Or at the very least to try harder to get it right. Sounds like the theme a former boss coined for his team in my past life: Get it Right, Get it Great. And it kind of does go with the root of the lesson that I learned from Coach Pia in one of our #BetterMe sessions, which is living out my APV. Know what your values are and allow it to permeate through everything you do. Everything else will follow.
May you have a happy new year. And hopefully we can help each other out it starting 2014 right… and everyday thereafter.