Ahhh... career life. There are concrete goals to where we want to be in one, five, and ten years. I want to earn my first million in two years; I want to manage my department in five years and get to establish my own firm in ten. This is not bad at all because it keeps you focused; it gives you a goal and a gauge if everything is turning out right.
A younger version of me was like that before. I have a clear of set of goals that plots all the way to my 40s. Somewhere along those goals, I see myself going around the globe for business trips. Having more than one home depending on where I will be.
In my more than ten years of working, I got stuck in the rat race. There was a time that fifteen hours at work was inevitable... Burnout followed shortly after that experience.
What did I do wrong? I worked hard but not smart. I learned that work-life balance is a vital part to achieving your goals. A mad-dash to get something is not healthy.
So what did I do? I stepped one foot backward and looked at the big picture. I went out more.
What I am trying to say is I love the balance I have now. I love my time with my husband, kids and my friends. I aim to chill and enjoy the goodness of life.
Speaking of going out. I want to see the goodness of the Philippines more. It gives that fresh new perspective in life. Where do we go next?