|Miniature effect shot of our Christmas Tree at home.|
The minute I turned thirty-three, a lot of major events happened.
- We put our pet dog, Rebus, to sleep the day after my birthday. It was the first time in a long time that I bawled non-stop. The last time I started crying like that was when Lola Berting was spending her last hours with us in 2006.
- I resigned from work without a back-up plan. This was caused by massive burnout on my part. I'm taking part of the blame because I was not prepared, nor strong enough, to handle the pressures I was getting. I'm not letting my previous employer off the hook, though, because I had already discussed my issues with my superior and they were unable to help me out. To be honest, telling an employee to tough it out is not a very good way of taking care of your people.
- I became more aware of my negativity and shortcomings. This came hand-in-hand with my resignation. I suddenly realized that there are a lot of things I have to change in myself, soon. And up to now I am continuing this never-ending goal of mine to improve myself.
- I had no job for two months. This is what happens when I bank on two opportunities that don't end up working. That's all I will say about that. The good thing is I managed to spend a lot of time with my daughter. While I can't say I made up for lost time, I can say that our relationship has improved a lot.
- I found a new career opportunity, one that requires a lot of sacrifices but one that could have excellent rewards in the future. And I can't be any happier. I'm learning new things, and I'm doing something related to one of my interests - cars.
- We spent Christmas in Japan. My mom treated Maica, Martina, and I to a trip to Japan. And we all had a great time with my folks.
I will still revert once in a while to my old self, but thanks to better self-awareness I am now more conscious to make sure that whatever happens I will always look for the brighter side of things.