2018 has been a year of “courage” for me.
I left my job in the corporate world to focus on my self growth.
To finally be better and stand up again on my own. It was really challenging but it was worth the shot.
WHAT I DID IN 2018? BIG WINS AND CHALLENGES!!!
MY BIG WINS
This year, I did all the things that I wanted to do… However, it was only possible because I have a very supportive parents (if not, I’m doomed)!
(1) I Traveled to Taiwan. It was my yearly travel goals. I always find time to travel every year whether it be in Asia or just within my country. I proceeded with my trip after I left my job to refresh my mind and think of my next steps.
(2) I Took Korean Language Class. I always wanted to learn how to read and write Hangul but because I was bound by work before I wasn’t able to start with it. So, by the time I got the chance to finally learn, I enrolled myself in a Korean Class. I’ve finished Basic and Intermediate Class this year. Yes, I’m able to read, write, and converse a little bit now (and I’m proud of that!). Like I can translate simple sentences in an article or social post and I’m happy with that, I’m happy with my progress.
(3) I Enrolled in Braver Goals Class and #GetBlisstified Workshop. I know that I have to see my life coaches whenever I needed to have a mind shift and abundance. So, I took an online class and attended workshops to guide me to my goals. You know, you need to be surrounded by the right people for you to grow and be better. That’s what I did. I’ve met with my classmates and we did our goals together, guiding ourselves through the highs and lows of our projects. Consulted our coaches when things gets tough. It was never easy but seeing our projects come to life was very fulfilling.
(4) I Attended Concerts For Entertainment and Work. I had attended so many concerts for the past quarter and it really stashed huge amount of money from my savings. But I’m happy to be able to attend all of it! #YOLO
Basically, all my big wins above were what made my 2018 great!
But not all roads were straight, there’s also humps and broken bridges along the way…
The major challenge I’ve encountered this year was really on the financial side.
Imagine, for the past 10 months (until today) I have no regular job and I have bills to pay… It’s like everyday I think of ways on how would I survived the “due dates”!
… I can’t apply for the jobs I wanted because I’m still bound by an NDA from my previous employer.
… I can’t do freelance work because of that NDA!
It was hard because being a Project Associate / Manager was the only thing I know I would do good at and I can’t do it because of restrictions…
… I can’t also apply for any shifting jobs because of my health.
It was difficult…
It comes to a point where I got depressed because I’m already an adult and I have no job… Like why am I even living like this? It’s so embarrassing not to be able to provide money for groceries, and my other activities…
It also put on a lot of pressure on me when everyone gets Christmas Bonus and buy their Christmas Gift and I have nothing but fever! lol…
It was hard… It challenged me to live based on what I have…
There comes a time when I really needed a money so what I did was I stashed Php 2,000 on my emergency fund to be able to start my online shop “KOOMIPH“. It was a spur of the moment, I don’t have any idea, and I need to do this for me to survive and to have fund for my incoming bills. And I took freelance work as virtual assistant for the meantime…
From Php 2,000 I earned Php 10,000 in a month… I am able to get an income enough to survive until today! The Lord, the Universe, and the whole KPOP Community helped me so I’m thankful…
It still a long way for me to have this business be my stable income but better have one than nothing right?
I didn’t set any word for the year / core desired feelings for 2019. I think for the coming year, I will just go with the flow and let myself out there without fear of other people’s judgement. Like this is me, take it or leave it! 🙂
Although, I do hope that it will be a great year too! We’ll see… 🙂
NEW BEGINNINGS. NEW ADVENTURES.NEW CHALLENGES awaits! I’m ready, 2019!