My 2018 Year End Review


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2018 Has officially ended and I have welcomed 2019 to be another great year ahead of me (and my family). It has brought a number of challenges that I thought of not passing through and end eventually I have overcome the devils within me and my surroundings. 2018 wasn't a piece of cake many could relate we had our own personal struggles and eventually, we had our own candies to share. Life as we know it has our own drama series, a mix of comedy and humor yet our sweet victory is what it counts the most.

January 2018

Things were pretty smooth when this year started, This will be the official year that I took off to be working on my Profession as a private practitioner, as of  October 1st, 2017 was my first day of being unemployed yet I took the risk and after that I took projects that skyrocketed me in the freelancing gig and it gave me a wonderful start and 2017 ended really well after finishing 3 projects before the year ended. This month I was working on how I'd do better and work on my marketing.

February 2018

Life can be full of surprises the people, who have been there for you can be the person of betrayal (witnessing and I'm the bad one) and at honestly it sucks to the point where all lies and believing was the hardest even to the most genuine people I know and the two-faced people are all over me, to see how I was doing  and there I was trying to see the beauty after being blind. Still, I have old friends and new friends who would be there for me while I have begun to be on my lowest point, my personal struggle has begun in this phase and fell in all parts was crumbling before me and my struggle to survive was as strong as my inner self is fighting within.

March 2018

The struggle to climb up the ladder, I have my personal obligations and duties to accomplish and fortunately, this was the month I was getting busy as I have to fly in and out of Cebu several times and luckily wonderful opportunities were given to me and meet new people and closed a contract.

I experienced the Interior and Design Manila Convention for the first time and met several practitioners in the industry and was able to participate on stage with Idr. Sharon Bering's confidence.

Joined ABS-CBN's Mag-TV Home Makeover 2018, and sadly this is their last episode after airing for 10 years. It was a fun activity and found new friends

April 2018

My family came back from Surigao and America, I was brought to Singapore for a vacation with my Auntie Tata and Mac-Mac, my baby boy cousin (and whom I consider to be my little brother since we grew up together) who's no longer a baby. This vacation helped me with my "depression"  and this time I made a promise to myself that I have to get up harder and better and it did help me. After a fall, I learned how to rise again and pushing myself to the limits. We had a number of family celebrations through. I'm not sharing any photos with them because they don't seem to like to idea of posting our photo's.

May 2018

I was feeling better and better emotionally, mentally and spiritually as my strong desire to surpass my challenges and I did somehow manage that. Controlling myself and my inner demons the best thing I have done so far that time. Projects started flocking and I got busy with it despite having my own self-issues. This time I just want to be lazy for a moment in time but life doesn't stop when you feel like stopping right?

June 2018.

More projects were closed and there again I was having bonding moments with my mom since she had been away for several months, for she has to take care of my grandmother who underwent spinal surgery last December 25, 2017. We initially planned for a lunch date for her pre-birthday celebration and bumped to my Auntie Vangie at the restroom area in SM Seaside and we end up having lunch with her and my two american cousins, Cole and Chanel. I had the pleasure of receiving my first business award and its a milestone for me and its a reminder that I have to do better than what I am doing now.

July 2018

The commencing of my projects pretty busy and new contracts were inline which I was surely enjoying.

August 2018

This month was full of accomplishment base on my timeline, I enrolled myself once again to take further studies, Masters of Architecture major in Interior Architecture at the University of San Carlos and I'm not sure whether to go full load once again since I was having a hard time balancing work and school and I have 2 more weeks to decide from this day of 2019.

I have signed up to accomplish one of my goals for this year and I have been planning and was able to register my business at DTI, E.G.PIMENTEL INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICES (Brand Name: Premiere Design Interiors) after my laptop was stolen and that very same day I purchased a new one.

September 2018

I have signed up to accomplish one of my lifestyle goals for this year which I will be looking harvesting after 3 years at most (2021). I am looking forward to it.

October 2018

I have signed up to accomplish one of my goals for this year again since mother dear is so "kulit" this time and she had been asking me to do this for 5 years already and I have fully decided to make this thing work for me with her presence.

November 2018

A pretty rough month since we weren't getting the targets and learned some valuable insights.
Projects were delayed despite the timeline for several reasons and yet we were given a chance to improve it.  Lesson learned was always having a backup and segregating all works to get the results done, since I am in the service business I have to look at both the numbers, people and timeline to make it work and not fully entrusting to one person all the job to a multiple projects, However, we remain to be supportive of the other because business and personal hit hard at times. Business is a partnership between the owners and its company. I am also at fault since I spread myself thinly as I was juggling all three work, school and personal things that I forgot to look at the bigger picture of getting the end result of my priority was taking the business further as it is my bread and butter. I have later realized that I was depleting in different circumstances, I have decided to change my course for 2019 and talked to several people on my plans and thankfully they are supportive of this and that helped me gain insight on what I wanted to do for 2019.

December 2018

I have signed up to accomplish one of my lifestyle goals for this year and I'll start enjoying it before 2019 ends and that I plan to upgrade it in the future so it will be enjoyed by my mom. Aside from the fact that I am Fully aware of my numbers, timeline, and strategies; and As my plans for this month didn't all materialize; its good to find out that it will fall into place one at a time and thus it brought me some joy to begin my 2019.

While reading this, you must be wondering why I made such long post with a monthly update as I talk about my wins, loses and battles. I'm sharing because as a start-up and individual we make choices around what we think is right and also testing the waters at all times, we take the risk without knowing what will happen tomorrow and other people would not even share how things were actually within them. It will always be the learning that counts and how we strive to overcome our own journey whether its happiness or struggles because that is life. We live and make things matter in our own hands and be thankful for the day that comes as each day is a blessing that we need to look forward.

This month of celebration brought me unexpecting things wonderful things and realizing that you have a support system who will always willing to understand and help you and friends remain to be there for you no matter the distance and we are the only person who creates a future in every second we act, react or feel and knowing and believing in ourselves that we can and we will survive, and choose to survive and live our life, we have won the battle and it is something to celebrate.

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I'm welcoming you to my newly updated blog, as you have noticed, I have made some minor changes for this blog since last year and progressively working on it to have better content and user experience as this blog progresses.

Last year, I was reluctant to use this platform once which explains why I didn't make any post by the beginning of 2019, I left it hanging as I am completely undecided if I wanted to delete this blog and continue what I just left doing at that time and would focus on something else. Even last year I have decided to own to this blog by having my name on it and making it happen by collectively participating on this personal challenge that I have put through even if I was reluctant to continue, delete button was around the corner. Tempting and at the back of my mind, another thing I'm letting go after having it without trying harder or put an effort to which I could tell myself I did better this time.

In the end, I decided to own this up as I have been on and off with blogging for the past few years, imagine I have started since high school and not make something productive out of it and then decided to make it last 2016, I was just hyped about it and see my journey is where it leads me now.

One of the major things that readers might be expecting from this blog is my love for interior design on how things went with me since I went to private practice and the things I enjoyed in a timely manner that includes food and other journeys that came across me with that I encourage friends to join me and share their wonderful stories in our contribute page which will be up by May of 2019 which can be found at the bottom of this page soon.

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