Patience – one quality that I don’t have. No wonder why I keep on moving but achieving nothing. It reminds me of the saying, “A rolling stone gather no moss”. When I graduated in college all I want was a job that pays me good.
As a license engineer, I thought I can easily achieve my goals. When I got my first job it was far from what I expected. I continued looking for a high paying job, transferring from one job to another because I don’t have the patience to wait for the increase. The result I was dumped into a job that was far from my career but yes I made good money.
Am I happy? Honestly, the answer is no. I realize if only I stayed in one company, gained more experience I’d probably be on right career path with my wish of making good money. Looking back I have so many regrets, but it’s time for me to move forward and practice the virtue of PATIENCE.
I love this quote from my favorite author, Paolo Coelho.
I and my sister call ourselves as “jack of all trade masters of none”. LOL. We love to try different things that we’ve never tried before: diving, skating, skiing, shooting, trying “killer rides” such as roller coaster to name a few. We tried those I mentioned once or twice for the sake of experience only.
Here’s the video of myself trying my first ski taken last March 2013. We tried the slope for first timer it was almost flat like (15 degree slope) but it was scary. I fell twice but it was so much fun. Certainly we will do it again maybe in a higher slope.
I smiled when I read this quotation I grabbed from Pinterest. This is so true. Funny because when we we’re younger we find mom’s sermons irritating especially if she keeps on repeating phrases, as the old tagalog expression says, “parang sirang plaka”. But then we you get older you’ll get to realize that everything she says are true and without knowing it we too are relaying same message to our kids, nieces or nephews, or even younger siblings.
Living away from my mom, I and my sister keep on remembering on mom’s line and it just amuse us how we can exactly say her lines. Sometimes, talking over the phone, we usually finish her famous lines and she will just laugh at us.
Here are her famous lines at home that even her step grandchildren quoted her:
On Conserving Energy
Turn off the light when not in use.
Conserve water, she’ll freak out if she’ll see you washing plates or clothes with water turned on all the time. Her famous lines (shouting) “Ang tubig, ang tubig… conserve water sooner or later we’ll ran out of water. It’s okay with me since by that time it will happen I am no longer here.” “Always separate biodegradable from non-biodegradable.” When she sees that it’s all mixed up better hide because she’ll give you a very long sermon. And everbody will just deny.
Save. Save. Save.
Invest. Don’t put all eggs in one basket.
Buy only the things that you need.
Pray for investment
On Dating and Love
Don’t go out alone with your boyfriend.
Investigate his background (well not exactly but sort of like that… haha).
Don’t take it seriously.
If a man offers you a drink, don’t drink it.
Pray for the man that you will stay for life.
Put God first.
Offer everything that you do to God
I can go on and on… but there are just so many to write.