I am not into jewelries. You can easily notice that when you talk to me because I don’t wear jewelries. I am more of a watch person. Someone from my past joked that a man should give me watch with diamonds instead of plain jewelries. I said yes to that.
While growing up, my parents would shower me and my siblings with jewelries. Not the expensive ones but still legitimate gold or silver. I don’t know why I outgrew wearing it. Maybe I am wary of what might happen should I wear it outside. I don’t have a car and I just commute so it would be dangerous to be wearing jewelries lest a snatcher sees it and trouble will surely come my way.
We all know how uncertain the future is. It is what’s making it scary for those of us growing older each day. The uncertainty of the future and the life we are facing then. Will it be as comfortable as we have now? Will it be better? Or are we looking forward to a hard life? I hope the last one won’t happen to anyone.
So how do we make certain something uncertain? By preparing for it the best way we know how! Anticipate the bad things that can happen and stock on the stuff that can make our lives easier. Invest. There’s time deposits and other sure fire schemes. Save up! There are banks to put our monies at. And don’t burn bridges. You never know when you will need in the future someone you met now and have been rude at. You don’t want karma to hit you when you are at your weakest, right?
Actually, you don’t want bad karma period. Make certain the uncertain. Prepare!
But also don’t forget to enjoy the present.
A friend of mine told me that she uses a dock for her iPad so she can listen to the playlists she has there. She has a very eclectic taste in music so she doesn’t tune in to local radio stations as much. She loves listening to her choice songs especially late at night when she is at her creative best!
She paints, sketches, draws. She does it manually and digitally. Late at night is when she does her best work, when everyone is already fast asleep and it’s relatively quiet around the house.
Right now, she is busy canvassing for the best offer on online printing.
Her iPad is her companion and the music coming from it.
Whenever Charlie goes out of the country for a business conference, he makes sure he books a flight only at United Airlines. He trusts the airline company to bring him to his business destination on time and without any hassles. He books a flight with them online, most of the time a week or two earlier than his estimated time of departure.
I’ve known Charlie for more than a decade now and I’ve heard so many of his horror stories with some of his trips abroad. Some were plain horrible while were too terrible it’s already funny when you hear it! He began traveling when he was still a medical representative of a large pharmaceutical company in the country. Later on, he opened his own pharmacy and concentrated on it after two years of launching it. He continued his travels abroad more so when he became his own boss. He would attend pharma conferences almost every quarter. In between, he would meet potential investors and business partners in other countries, too. And twice a year, he would bring his whole family for vacations in different destinations. You can just imagine the mileage being accumulated by this person in a year!
I heard that Charlie is already booked in a United Airlines flight this coming weekend. He will meet potential business partners for a pharma plant that he is building. It will be a huge deal if he closes this agreement and he is making sure he will arrive in his meeting looking fresh and ready to take on the world.
That’s the truth!
I miss the good old days of blogging. I miss my blogger-friends who are no longer active in the blogosphere. I miss the chikahan, the bantering, the fun interaction. I miss everyone and everything!
The sad truth is that, so many of the good old bloggers are no longer interested in maintaining their online sites. They are also not okay with some rules that the net lord imposed on all of us. They are also not interested in earning online so they stopped.
At least, they are active in Facebook, Twitter and Instagram so I still get to interact with most of them.
I would like to make this my new mantra in life…
I always worry. Always! I am a worry wart and it’s been something that I’ve been trying to erase in my system for years. But you know what? I do believe that when you are the eldest in the family, when you are the provider, when your dying mom told you to take care of your father and your siblings, I do believe that worrying comes along with it.
But this time around, now that I am already 35, I do think that I need to cut myself some slack. I need to slow down a bit and just let life flow as it should. Anyway, as what I’ve learned over the years of worrying, there is really nothing I can do about tomorrow except anticipate it, prepare the best way I can, and see where the pieces will fall.
Breathe. I know I will get there.