SoCS – Up In The Air

Up until last year for at least five years or so, I’d get myself a planner each year and once or twice, I managed to snag the Belle de Jour power planner before they’d sell out in bookstores. It’s a unique planner with more than the spaces for daily/weekly/monthly schedule slots, a calendar and a few pages for notes/reminders. It had a health/period tracker, motivational/inspirational quotes, goal tracker, challenges, a membership card and discount coupons/vouchers for use in partner establishments like gyms, cafe, spa, etc. It was very useful especially for serious planners like me back then šŸ˜‰. In 2019, I got more zen and put less pressure on myself, took it easy on the To DO lists and re-evaluated my life goals. This soul-searching started in 2018, the year I got married and considered starting a family. I realized how I’ve changed and wanted different things for myself and soon-to-be family, and started on a different path in terms of career and where I want to start a family.

Up-close look: The new 2016 Belle de Jour Power Planners are here
Photo credit: Rappler

And so I was on this path when 2020 hit and needless to say, most of my and my partner’s personal plans were hit, either delayed/postponed and/or drastically changed. Our move to NZ was halted when I couldn’t go back to start a new job there due to travel restrictions. A baby will have to wait, largely due to the pandemic. After the few weeks/months of adjusting to the crazy times, we started an I.T. business, a natural progression i guess since my partner and I are both in the industry albeit in different fields. Not quite part of the plan but something that felt right. If anything, this year has given us more than enough time in our hands to reflect more about our lives and be more intentional with our time.

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This post is part of #SoCS: Jour

So It’s September

Taking it easy on the plans, trying to be hopeful with extra shots of realism, double dose of patience.

Crossing my fingers that all these can finally happen this month: Move to our new place, hit the/an empty beach or at least be able to get out of the city, hit some of my business goals and lose some of the weight gained the past few months.

A set of routines help especially when it feels like all the days run together. Changing phones and having my laptop repaired last month was a bit of a challenge as so many companies have closed down or have opened with reduced hours/schedule.

Music has helped a lot some days when I’m in some sort of a funk. Playlist is getting more and more eclectic this year.

Written, albeit late, for both FDDA, TTC, 3TC

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