Time Check (Tick Tock, Tick Tock)

Time check or should I say date check?  Today is Monday, October 20, 2014.   Let me see if I am on track and able to keep up with all the tasks that are need to be done.

Last week, I wrote about all the things that I have to accomplish, I was feeling the stress and pressure and writing about it made me feel better.  This week is the busiest week of my entire life to date.  Tomorrow is the deadline for financial assistance application. This Saturday is our group report and our case is the most complicated to date, we are working our butt off and I really wish we can deliver an awesome presentation.  This Sunday is my Civil Service Examination, I applied in July but it is only now that I am starting to review, I am now relying on my “stock knowledge”.  Good luck on the math part of the exam.  The deadline for financial report for the previous quarter is also this week.  And everyday tons of papers works are being added to my work load.

So how do I get to accomplish and get a great result from all of this?  I have a game plan and I hope it works, no, I am sure it will work.  During office hours, I’ll focus on the paper works, I have to maximize time and make the most out of it.  Go home early and review for Civil Service Exam at home. An hour will do, I have to focus on numerical reasoning.  I have a class on Tuesday so I won’t be able to review on that day.  During lunch break, I will work on my group’s case study.  Good thing, we were able to meet after class last Saturday and started working on the case.

So will I be able to pull this off? Yes, I am confident I can, this is just a matter of determination, focus and time management. I promise for this week, no more One Piece manga reading binge (Luffy and the gang vs Eneru and his minions is just so exciting to read but I have to focus!), no more reading of any book, not even Zoro/Nami fan fiction, just the reviewers for the upcoming exam.  I have to focus.  I can’t afford to fail the exam nor the present a half-assed presentation

I can do this and the result will be great!  May God continue to guide me.

Chaos

What’s on your mind?

Sounds like a status in a social networking site right?  If I were to answer that question, I would say a lot, or so much.  So many things running through my mind lately.  With my job getting more and more demanding everyday, my studies that just getting more challenging every week, issues at home, my other plans in life and I could go on and on.  If I could put it in one word, I’d say chaos.  I don’t even know which one  to focus on first. Well, most of the time I base them on urgency.

For this week I need to work on the final preparations for the coming conference in November, prepare the financial report for the previous quarter, finish the monthly report for another project, read the Civil Code, contribute on our groups case study due this Saturday, read, study and analyze our group’s report which happens to be the most difficult and complicated case in the class, read more articles relating to our case study, I have to do a write up on the case, start on the power point (cause no one seems to want to do it), think of ways to make our presentation lively, review for the upcoming Civil Service Exam which is less than two weeks from now, help my younger sister review for her college entrance exam, find a date (now that one is optional, I just want to add that so that my life wouldn’t be all about work but it is not as urgent ha-ha). Oh and I also need to catch up on my reading, I am one book behind my reading challenge (I wanted to read at least 30 books this year, this would be done already if I count all the mushy romance novels I’ve read this year ha-ha) and this proves how busy I am, I usually have time for my “guilty pleasures” no matter how occupied I am.

Don’t get me me wrong, I love my job, I like being busy, I don’t mind working my butt off, I don’t regret pursuing graduate studies, I chose all the things that’s happening in my life right now.  It just gets exhausting sometimes, for the past months, I haven’t read much, or watch my favorite TV shows or just catch up on my sleep, I don’t exercise anymore either. Every task cross off my list, two more tasks will take its place. I was so determined to chronicle my MBA journey but after my official enrollment, I never wrote anything connected to my studies anymore.  I never been able to write down my personal thoughts either, my journal is still waiting for me, I miss those down times, when I can just read a lot in the weekend until my eyes gave out and I’d go to sleep.  I remember telling myself that I should make the most out of it because time will come when I will be so busy that I won’t have time to indulge in my guilty pleasures.  And here I am, juggling one task after the other, trying my hand in being the best employee, student, daughter, sister, friend I can ever be and its a blast but I have moments like this you know, when I am just so tired and just want to stop for a while, in the middle of chaos.

So what do I need when the stress is too much?  I’ll let you in on a little secret of mine, I read One Piece, the manga created by Oda Eiichiro.  I used to watch the animated version of it, I loved it and I was rediscovering it and fell in love all over again.  I am only at Chapter 142, not an easy feat considering that I just started reading it last month.  How was I able to do that despite my busy schedule? I read it during my commute, on the bus or a train.  It’s my new little addiction which gave birth to another addiction, my love for Zoro and Nami’s fan fiction.  I know, Oda Eiichiro made it clear that he has no plan of adding romance to the story and I am totally fine with that but a girl could dream you know?  Am I pathetic or what? Is this a result of my ever non-existence lovelife? Probably.

After writing this, I realized that it is still up to me whether I would be all stressed out or stay cool in the midst of all of these things.  I chose to enjoy the ride, I may complain for a while but that’s just my  way of letting off some steam.  I am blessed and I will make sure that I am worthy of all the things that God bestow upon me.