Saturday, March 14, 2009

I'm Going Home

This time I felt I get swamped with so many things to do at work and thinking about how to best deal with all that I have on my plate. There were so many things happened in the past two months in our Manila office and same here in Chanhassen. Some were good news but there were some that I wish that it never happened.

With just few days left here in Minnesota and experiencing wintry mix (snow and rain) weather I got a bad cough and cold and just this morning, I completely lost my voice. It seems like my body is telling me that I already pushed myself hard and I need to rest. I admit I don’t take much rest here, even on weekends. I kept myself busy walking inside malls as I couldn’t stand being here in the hotel all day and get bored.

I just finished packing all my things for my flight tomorrow. And now, I realized that I got so many things accumulated from my 2 months stay. All my luggage were expanded to their maximum capacity, full of those things I got for Reese, Gani, myself and loved ones. I did find the best deals I could, but I know I went over budget this time. But it doesn’t change the fact that I like giving nice things to my family. I now have a long supply of things that I usually buy.

To make myself become more aware of sticking to the budget that I set, I have to make up for it by doing this commitment online: I, WILL NOT SHOP for anything that I don’t really need until December 2009. The only exception will be if I have to attend any occasion that requires a dress code. I’ve read somewhere that when you do a public commitment, it gives you stronger will to keep the promise knowing that other people know about it. With that, so be it.

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