No!!! I did not abandon my blog. I was just busy, very busy to the point that there were times I skipped taking a shower. I’m over sharing. Haha. It’s gross but have you heard of “pasma”? The sister of my grandmother had involuntary facial movements. According to my mom, pasma was the culprit. I told my office bud about this no ligo myth (or fact). The next day, he sent me a link explaining that there’s nothing wrong with taking a bath even without enough sleep. My reply, “whatever!” It’s better to be stinky than sorry. As of this writing, I’m back to being mabango. lol
So, how am I doing? I’m fine. I can’t say that 2014 was a very good year for me and for my family. There were challenges. They were extraordinary. However, we managed to get by and continued life. And yes, despite all the heartaches, I can say that we are still very blessed. And I will be forever grateful for the gift of family.
It’s the first month of the year. It’s definitely not the time to rekindle negative feelings and stuff. So, yes! Let’s all be positive and let's move forward. But let me look back. Let me review and assess my 2014 targets.
Save at least 6 months’ worth of expenses. – 33% accomplished
Invest P100,000 in UITF. - 24% accomplished
Invest P100,000 in the stock market. - 30% accomplished
Lose weight. Be healthy. Be beautiful. – I lost weight but I gained it back.
Furnish the QC condo. – 99% accomplished
Travel to Davao City (for R and R). – We failed to go to Davao City. We traveled to Boracay instead.
Send a relative to school. – 50% accomplished. We didn’t shoulder the tuition fees but we took care of our pamangkin’s allowance.
Blog at least once a week. – 0.0000000001% accomplished!
There are also accomplishments (they’re not actually accomplishments. I just used the term for lack of a better term) which were not included in my 2014 targets. They’re the reasons why we were not able to meet our financial targets. I was not expecting them to come. Opportunities knocked. My husband and I thought about them. We deliberated. We made decisions. And we opened not only our door but our arms. I am going to blog about them in the future.
Happy New Year everyone! 2015 is going to be a great year. Let's claim it.