This is the nth time I’ve tried to get back to blogging. I’ve been through hell and back and I still haven’t developed that foundation to keep me going (not really).
My excuse is the same—I didn’t have time.
Well, now, I’m going to make time for it. Who’s gonna stop me? 😛
I am not gonna live my life or spend my time according to how others demand it. Not entirely at least. I still have a 9:00 to 6:00 that gets me by from payday to payday.
So here’s the plan… among other things, I’m going to make this blog my to-do list for things that have nothing to do with work at all, and here are some things I want to do before this year ends:
- Prepare for a sort-of backpacking trip through Vietnam-Cambodia-Thailand early next year. I realized a love for traveling when I first went out of the country in 2009. I am a late bloomer, you may say that, because (to put it bluntly) I am not as fortunate as some people who have the luxury of time and resources to travel as frequently as they want. But it’s never too late for anyone to start exploring places other than their own. I have had two cancelled trips (local ones, Ilocos and Cagayan de Oro) this year because of weather conditions and budget constraints, and there’s no way I’m going to cancel that trip. NO. WAY.
- Start making money from my art, and my sister’s too. If there’s anything stupid about that, it’s not starting soon enough. I have had a few freelance jobs since I graduated from college back in 2004 (okay, go ahead, you now have a ballpark figure of how “old” I really am); among them were logo, web, event invitation and business card design. I’m not sure why I shelved that extra buck-earning capabilities aside. Probably because “I didn’t have time.”
- Learn a foreign language, on my own for now.
Now, those aren’t really ambitious goals, are they? I have more than four months to work on it.
On second thought, here’s an ambitious one:
- Lose weight, no shit. That’s the most difficult one yet. But what the heck, I’m winging it.