Goals For 2016: A Semi-New Year’s Resolution

A year ago, I posted a blog about not having a New Year’s Resolution. I read it again and realized that I still believe in what K Brosas said on her Instagram post.

Change shouldn’t be a fad every January 1. It should be a start of your vow to yourself. If you want to change, it shouldn’t be because it’s a new year. It should be because you really want to change for the better.

A lot of my contemporaries are done writing their New Year’s Resolution. And since I’m the type who doesn’t want to join the hype, I am writing the things I want to change and achieve for this year.

It still hasn’t occurred to me that it’s already 2016. It’s also the same with how I feel about being engaged. I still couldn’t believe that in a year or so, I would be a Missus.

If I must admit, I can say that I am a very uptight person. And as much as I want to be spontaneous, there’s a huge part of me who also wants to plan things ahead. I always tend to get very frustrated and upset whenever things don’t happen the way I plan it to be.

I’d like to think that this post will serve as my reminder and my list of goals for this year.

As I’ve written in my previous blog post, I have been through ups and downs last year and I was really devastated when I didn’t get the team leader post. I still want to be a team leader in our company. So I will still try my best to get the job this year.

Another plan is to start scouting and reserving the church for my 2017 wedding. So that is one of our plans on January. If we’re done reserving the church, then we can cross out the other stuff included in the church package.

We are also planning to attend the Wedding Expo at the Mega Trade Hall on February 19, 20 and 21. However, the Komiket 2016 will be held at Centris Elements on February 20. So, since we really enjoyed our first Komiket, Ino and I will probably go there again.

Hey 2016 is a leap year! So, probably we can squeeze more plans on February.

Next would be the finalization of the entourage and guests. This will be the month where we will send our RSVPs and reserve the restaurant for the reception. Our target guests is 100 people. 50 for Ino and 50 for me. We are hoping to accomplish this on March.

If the guests and the entourage are already established, we are planning to have the gowns and Barongs scouted, counted and measured by April.

I think I have to stop planning these all by myself. My fiance is still playing computer games at the moment and reading wedding preparation blogs are not helping me at the moment. So many questions!!! It’s soooo overwhelming!

So, to continue the planning and the goal listings…

  • I want to stay fit starting this year. I’m trying to avoid softdrinks or soda but I can’t help myself and sip some when I’m really tempted. My target for this year is to reduce eating rice or to stop eating rice for good. My goal is to go to the gym regularly as well.
  • I’m hoping to lessen my loans. Or to avoid loaning this year. I really had a problem with my Globe Postpaid plan. I basically spent my 13th month on my postpaid plan last year. I also bought a phone worth 30k last year and so much more.

I hope that Ino and I won’t spend too much or loan money to the extent of paying it even after the wedding.

  • Probably be more productive this year.
  • Try to inquire in TESDA or get a TESOL or consider getting a MA not because of the fad but because I want to have a better future.

I really can’t think of any other resolutions and goals. I might figure it out as the months go by. For now, I’m happy that I have set some goals.




No New Year’s Resolution

Huli na ba ako para sa 2015?

Nakapag-decide na ako. Hindi ko na gagawin yung mga yearly resolutions na usually ginagawa ko. Bakit? Kasi may nabasa ako.


Isang post ng isang Filipina comedian sa Instagram. Sabi ni K Brosas, hindi naman daw kailangan gumawa ng new year’s resolution kada taon dahil kung gusto mong mag-bago, mag-babago ka. Hindi mo kailangan mag-hintay ng December 31 or January 1 para gumawa ng resolutions. Pwede kang mag-bago kaagad or pwede mong gawin ang gusto mong baguhin kahit hindi December 31 or January 1. Although siyempre, hindi eksaktong yan ang sinabi niya, yun yung naintindihan ko sa post niyang yun.

Sa akin siguro, nag-kataon lang na ngayon ko lang na-realize.

Hindi na muna ako mag-o-overreact. Hahayaan ko na lang siya kapag di nag-text, di nag-paramdam. Hindi ko na gagawin yung ginawa ko last year. Na makikipag-matigasan sa kanya. Na palalakihin ang gulo. Hindi ko na lang siya masyadong papakialaman. Katulad last year, kung gusto niya na tahimik lang. Tahimik lang. Kung ayaw niya makipag-holding hands, e di wag. Kung maging cold man siya. Wala naman akong magagawa.

Siguro, iintindihin ko pa siya lalo. Hindi yung masyado akong na-p-praning sa bawat kilos niya. Kahit na gano ako natatakot na mawala siya sa akin. Kahit na na-p-praning akong may iba siyang ka-text o kausap. Kahit na hindi siya consistent na sweet.

Yun, isa yun sa mga babaguhin ko.

Susubukan ko na ding hindi umutang nang walang habas para naman mabawasan ang sakit sa ulo ko.