Mid-year Check-in

Happy Friday! πŸŽ‰

I’m not really having a very good week right now, but at least it’s already Friday and I’m all into reminding myself that all is still well. So in the spirit of cheering myself up and taking hold of the things I can control, I brought out my planner and remembered to make a mid-year check-in.

2020 may not be our favorite year, but hey, we’re half-way over.

🌻 Accomplishments

  • Second semester in MA
  • Work from Home setup sa loob ng kwarto
  • 3 speaking engagements, and another one this July
  • Mental Health and Psychosocial Support module for my elementary pupils
  • I still have work despite the pandemic

⏰ Big Events

  • My first ever solo task in FEU-D (Understanding Self Seminar)- January
  • CFC Kids for Christ Family Day Conference (January)
  • Taal Volcano eruption (February)
  • My 29th birthday (February)
  • Luzon Lockdown (March to May)
  • ECQ Celebrations: Aljhon and I’s 4th wedding anniversary, Mama & Papa’s wedding anniversary, Mother’s Day, and Aljhon’s 29th birthday (all in May)
  • Ella’s 3rd birthday (June)
  • Mental Health Webinar Series (June)

πŸ† Most Proud of

  • Ella is toilet-trained before turning 3, and she actually did it for only one day
  • We have already renovated our kitchen and dining area
  • Ella’s Hello Kitty 3rd birthday party
  • My speaking engagements (Fam Day Conference @ ADMU, Parents’ Seminar @ OLLCS, and Discovery Camp Talk #4 @ NB2 YFC)
  • Getting high grades in MA 2nd sem despite the difficulties I encountered huhuh
  • Ella’s rapid development and her being an emphatic child

πŸ’” Most Challenging

  • COVID 19 pandemic and its resulting community quarantine measures, shutdown of schools and churches, economic recession, and mental health crisis. And of course, our government’s inability to properly and adequately address the matters.
  • My gastritis returned last March, and because of ECQ, I can’t even go to the hospital. It was so hard managing the pain without even having anything else to do other than take medicine 😣 Hayyyy
  • Laying off employees in my school. I totally don’t know how to do it all alone!
  • Weight gain and insecurities about my own body
  • Mama’s moodiness, Aljhon’s laziness, and my own irritability

⚠️ Things I learned

  • That nothing worth having will come easy (LAHAT TALAGA PINAGHIHIRAPAN)
  • That I need to step up my game if I want things to happen (Be self-motivating. Keep on being masipag)
  • How fragile and fleeting our life is. (Everything we have is temporary)
  • It’s really the small things in life that truly matter.
  • Be grateful. Every single day.

βœ… Completed

  • First year in MA (yey!)
  • PGCA webinars
  • Transferred to another blog

πŸ“Œ In progress

  • MHPSS modules for my Junior High School students + Career modules
  • GCU online services, programs, and activities for the next school year
  • Finalize SY19-20 reports

🎯 For next month

  • MHPSS implementation + Students and Parents’ Orientation
  • New Normal talk @ OLLCS
  • Couple Coordinators Online Training

πŸ”” Start

  • Practicing calligraphy again
  • Toddler Homeschool routine for Ella
  • A serious diet and workout plan
  • Reading books again everyday
  • Communicating more with my friends and office mates

β›” Stop

  • Mindless scrolling + checking my emails early in the morning
  • Eating junk foods
  • Overthinking and worrying too much
  • Depreciating myself

▢️ Continue

  • Praying the rosary every day
  • Posting to my IG and blog regularly
  • Trying to become a better wife, mother, and counselor despite many challenges
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I have always been saying that for this year 2020, the best is yet to come. And surely, 2020 has been surprising us with all twists and turns we can imagine having for starting a whole new decade. Well, we just have to remember that every day we’re alive is a great blessing in itself, and there are still things we must be grateful for. We just all got to do what we have to do. Here’s to the plot twist we all have been waiting for this 2020. 🍻