2007 was a concentration on growth. I wanted to grow further on certain areas of my life that I found essential then: career, personal, and emotions. These were the three spheres of my life that I said, “I want to improve these parts.” There were some that were achieved but it also prompted for more pain than joy.
Professionally, it has been challenging yet rewarding at the same time. I have achieved the one goal that I wanted to achieve and I was also given the opportunity to work on a different market that tests your skill and will. Personally, I want to build more connections and maintain ties from the past. I found new friends who I can share my soul with and also rekindled friendships from highschool and college. Finally, I think I have resolved some of my inner demons and matured a bit to face them and put them at the back of my mind. However, new ones surface that until this moment I do not know how to answer.
For 2008, I just want to concentrate on balance. I need to make sure that my personal life and emotional well-being do not suffer because of what I want to achieve in the end professionally. I need to give more time to myself and learn to recharge when you are feeling empty. I also need to assess what are my passions and purpose to be able to give more direction in life. 2008’s banner should be “work is not my life” and I should be able to balance work and life itself.
For specific targets, I need to properly invest on personal time with people I am comfortable with. Be it vacations, or finally use the leaves that have been accruing for quite some time. There is already a need to have “me” time. I should also broaden my horizon and realize that what I have right now or where I am right now is not absolute. The world is big and it can offer more opportunities that can help you grow and reach what you really want to be.