I am turning 32 in a few days. Wow, i'm getting older. I want to think I am still young but my mind and body are showing signs of aging.
I celebrated the year I turned 30 with a blog post countdown. In the span of two years, I gave birth to our second son and I achieved a milestone in my career.
I am now a mother to a hyper soon-to-be pre-schooler and an adorable one-year old. I have grown 2 sizes bigger. I have become short-tempered and I suffer from constant memory lapses. I am still in denial but I know I have to fully embrace my role as a parent - searching for that big school, attending school activities, be actively involved in assignments and exams. I have to be more present at home so I need to manage my 24 hours wisely.
As I turn 32, I decided to tackle the following resolutions:
1. de-clutter and unclutter
I need to be more organized so that I can think more clearly. I've been feeling heavy lately and I need to let go of all physical, emotional and psychological baggage that are dragging me down.
"The more you have, the more you are occupied.
The less you have, the more free you are."
- Mother Theresa
2. practice mindfulness
I aim to be present. TL#1 almost always have to call my attention because I tend to drift when we are reading or doing something together. I don't want to miss out on precious moments with my family just because my mind is elsewhere. I also want to stop worrying about the future and cherish the here and now.
"In today's rush, we all think too much - seek too much - want too much -
and forget the joy of just being."
- Eckhart Tolle
3. pursue my passion
For a while, I stopped writing because I was investing my time at work to the point of burn-out. I refuse to burn anymore. Almost midway to my lifespan, I would like to continue to pursue my passion for writing and sharing my thoughts. Do more of the things I love!
"The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware,
joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware."
- Henry Miller
Wish me luck! :)