There is no denying that January is a time for fresh start, and a planner is a helpful tool to begin one's year. Last year, I did buy a tiny planner which only contained my daily tasks. My other agendas were written on separate papers which were inserted in the sheets of my planner. Back then, I decided to evaluate how I fared in 2012, so I could know which things I need to improve on for 2013.
February is my birth month, but this birthday of mine is the loneliest birthday I ever had. I was lost. I felt like nothing make sense in my life anymore. You'll understand this once you read my birthday post since it's brimming with emotions.
I was feeling down then. I wrote all the successes, failures, and challenges that I had. I added the things that discouraged me and the situations that defocused me. I know in myself that I possess an optimistic attitude. However, I would consider this particular month as a point in my life where I was losing hope. It made all the negative things that has happened to me sink into my heart. I even had a heart-to-heart talk with God that time.
March came, and something happened. After this event, I came to realize that God has other plans for me, and what He has planned is what I am doing today.
Lost relationships with friends and family were recuperated, because those were the things that I wanted from the start - to be with them and make time for them. They are my strength. Moments spent with them are something that can never be bought. I even have a dream board to prove this. I made this back in August of 2011, and the dreams pinned here came true on 2013. Meanwhile, the blurred photos are the things that have not yet happened.
1. I enrolled in a dance class with my friend, Robin, last September.
2. I treat my mom and dad every month.
3. I am happy that I am now helping people in need in my own little ways.
4. I wished to go on a trip to Batangas with my special someone but that thing did not happen. However, I did have an out of town trip with a set of amazing people.
5. Yeah! I am finally living the life. My social life with my high school, college, and coworkers is still active.
To sum it all up, I just wanted to be happy with the special people in my life. I just try to think that maybe the universe would conspire to help me reach my goals even if my dream board is full of abstract things.
Right now, I am excited for 2014 to continue exploring my abilities as a grown woman. This time, I want to practice delayed gratification for myself because I want to hit bigger goals and know myself more. The Dreambook Project would surely help me with this one.
Upon browsing, I came to realize that its format has similarities with the things I have done before. (See the pictures from the first two paragraphs) However, the difference is that the Dreambook Project is more systematic and detail-oriented.
It also has vision board which is similar to the dream board I made.
In addition, it features Dream 1, Dream 2, and Dream 3. There are also evaluations every week and month to know how near or far you are from reaching your dreams.
The planner allows you to fill in goal setting, goal planning, goal implementation, and goal evaluation.
What is interesting is that it has no days, months and year indicated which basically makes it a very versatile planner. Here, you can decide when you want to start over with your life. In my case, I want to start over by New Year.
There are colorful pages with quotes that could lift your spirits up whenever you feel troubled in achieving your goals. This Dreambook Project can make you feel special and will definitely bring the best in you.
So, whether you are simply planning on getting slim or sexy, saving funds to get yourself a puppy, or planning to go back to school again, you can grab a planner that would help you chase your dreams. This planner costs P650.00 and you can order to their Facebook page or you can grab it at selected bookstores.
To end this post, let me share a quote from Joshua Harris that inspired me: The path you take with your feet should never contradict the conviction of your heart.
Happy New Year!
Written by: Jam Daquio
Edited by: Katrina Pulvera
Photos: Jam Daquio