December is such a busy and eventful month for me. Every single year. In just 20 days, I experienced a rollercoaster of emotions, most of which are very favorable. The kind of feelings that you want over and over.
Let’s see: our performance won in the agency-wide talent competition, then a week after we bagged the coveted Ambassador’s Cup and bested 4 other agencies. I was made to change roles for the Cup performance because a colleague went on leave. I got fake-proposed to and well, I think it’s a better role. Hahaha. Anyway, triumphs, triumphs.
Speaking of recognition, we got a meritorious honor award for our workload during the past summer. Even after all these years, it still feels great to be recognized for your hardwork.
My calendar also started filling up with dinner dates and holiday parties. I said it before — being with people almost always tires me out at the end of the day but I am thankful for the gift of friends, from different sets of interests. This season is really a great time to catch up. The only thing that bums me out is the horrendous traffic.
As for downsides, I can only think of the tough loss of the national football team in the Suzuki Cup semi-finals as the hardest one to take. We waited for this for two years. I know we faced a tough competition but we have beaten this team twice very recently, in both away and home games, so it really sucks that we had to lose at such a very close deficit. There are plenty of consolations and tournaments in the offing but the loss is really hard to accept immediately.
One more thing I’m anxious about — my reading pace. Sluggish. Very sluggish. As of this time, I haven’t closed one book since the month started. I am 6 books away from my self-imposed 80 books read for 2012, and I don’t know if I can still make it with 11 days left. Let’s see.
Going back to other nice things — I once wrote it in my journal, about one day looking at someone and it’s like a switch was turned on and you’re looking at that person differently. I am prepared to shrug it off knowing how gossip in the workplace goes around, but why, why do I have to know he loves to read and he’s journaling? Universe, what a tease. Ewan ko sa’yo.
At any rate, blessings are flowing and I cannot be more thankful. This has been an emotional rollercoaster of a year actually. I am a little scared but very excited for 2013. I’ll get back to you on Saturday; you know, just in case the world doesn’t end yet.