“If you don’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?” – RuPaul
Most bloggers publish their New Year Goals and Plans within the first seven days of January. For a change, I am publishing mine on the last Monday of the month. Why? Because I want to! 😛
I don’t know what made me check the Facebook page of Velvet Channel last December, but I did. I scrolled down the page and saw a status message regarding a contest. All you have to do is answer this question: Which Velvet show do you love the most and why?
Obviously, my answer was Rupaul’s Drag Race. They’re currently showing Season 4 which airs every Saturday night. If I remember it right, I gave a drag pageant-like answer. Guess what? I won a Belle de Jour Planner! I didn’t really gulp on too much coffee last December to get a ‘free’ planner. I joined in a friend’s raffle, but I wasn’t picked by the randomizer eklavu. I was already planning to buy my 2013 planner when I found out I won in the contest. Bongga lang ng planner ko. Pang-working girl! I always remember Rupaul, Manila Luzon, Willam Belli, Raja Gemini and Tammie Brown whenever I look at it. It’s like this planner is preaching ‘You Better Werk!’ everytime I look at it.
The Year of the Snake started right for me (ssssssss). I went to Subic with my grandparents for the New Years Eve celebration and our first breakfast, lunch and dinner for 2013 were quite refreshing. We ate breakfast in a place I never thought we’d revisit again, ate lunch at KFC in a gas station with some funny stories and eating dinner at home. I really enjoy traveling and pigging out with my grandparents. They sort of remind me that true love still exists.
My first weekend was spent in Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay City. Luckily, I was with travel bloggers that are fun to be with. We enjoyed rounds of buffet treats via Cafe on the Ridge, relaxation hour at Asmara Spa and just hanging out in our respective rooms. I really appreciate every opportunity that comes my way. The next week, I found myself in Cebu again for the nth time. I was too early for Sinulog Festival, but just in time for a good staycation at Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu and pigged out (again!) with my Cebu-based friends. I wasn’t able to hangout with all of them, but I know we’ll see each other again. Before you know it, I’m flying back to Cebu LOL.
Deadlines. I remember when I went to this building where I am asked to claim my BDJ planner. I saw some familiar faces on the lobby area and a part of me got nervous. Let’s just say that a door closed, but a window of opportunity suddenly opened. I am still working on beating the extended deadline and I am hoping that I won’t procrastinate in the coming days. Taurus peeps are known as big procrastinators. Most of the time, they’re even proud of it. #isntitobviousimgaggingrightnow
New Projects. When I started working in the corporate world, I jotted down some of my goals for my career. I wanted to be published, I want my ideas to be recognized, I want to be good in my chosen field and so on. I can say that I am quite satisfied with how I turned out to be, but I also feel that it’s about time to take it on the next level. 2012 is the year of traveling. This year, I’ll take it slow. I’ll concentrate on other projects that I put on hold. The time has come for me to lipsync for my life!!! Errr, no. It’s time for me to take risk (again) and turn more dreams into reality.
The Waiting Game. Oh, yes. I’m waiting for something. This is not love-related, ok? This thing that I’ve been waiting for is driving me nuts… or it used to. I choose to just move on and not be static while I’m waiting. Uh, the agony of waiting.
I am also thinking of writing more here in Micamyx. I poured too much effort on my travel blog and I unconsciously filled this blog with movie reviews. Well, I watch movies when I am not traveling and not everything is bloggable anyway 😛
So there. It’s almost 8 in the morning and I haven’t slept yet. I’m also hungry and I bought some instant snack treats from a convenience store. Let me taste this Nissin Pasta Carbonara before I sleep.
How is the first month of 2013 treating you? What are your plans and goals for this year?