Friday, June 24, 2016

Our Friday morning.

Another sad news of mass shooting. Another day of mourning just few weeks from the Orlando shooting.  

More unexplained circumstances around the globe but you have to take care of the simple questions your kids throw at you.  Cheyenne asks an easy one this morning, or-- maybe not ; why is their poverty? " This is after I thanked over a messy croissant. " oh this croissant is messy but its lovely with butter and Thank you God that we can afford this food. Then her question. I like how spontaneous our mornings are. This girl, she changed me.  I used to be grumpy on mornings, 

I told her there are many circumstances surrounding poverty, it could be that others were not given the opportunity to be educated and therefore couldn't get a job, but although this is common, others surpassed this difficulty and become not poor. Others had to spend so much money to pay for medications and therefore left them poor, others came from war- stricken countries , others are just unlucky and had to thrive a difficult life. But life goes on even when someone is broke.  

And that is why it is important to be kind to each other because you will never know what others are going through, although living a difficult life is not an excuse to be rude. Sometimes people are naturally rude but you can only pray them. That the world will show them the opportunities to celebrate goodness and thanksgiving. 

My point is--- i want to leave a legacy to my children. It is not richness because that cannot make a fulfilling Life. To be kind, forgiving, imploring truth and justice.  Imbibe generosity and gratefulness in each endeavor they do. I pray that i could give them the examples in how I live.  This what matters to me.

I should say we had a very meaningful Friday morning!

Monday, June 20, 2016

The never-easy Journey

Just because at this stage, study is not a priority. Especially when you have a growing family and your priorities are just clashing. I am not an overly organized momma, I have to admit, I sometimes act on instincts. And it worked well for me.  It is not perfect, and I like adding a few drops of excitement and adventure, it is key for me. I can never be too over-organized. It is way too stiff.

 So, the journey started with 6 compulsory subjects that I needed to pass. Last year, I attempted to take 2 subjects in one semester and  I FAILED one. This is the time where I thought I could do 2 subjects in one semester---thinking I was a superhero with my parents around. But it didn't work especially for a very difficult subject that is Financial Risk Management (FRM) definitely an uneventful one.

Luckily, good news came. This year they announced a special program for CPA from Philippines with > 10 years of experience and holding senior role.  The elective subjects are not anymore required which means, I don't need to re-take FRM, I just have to make sure I have the right experience and the managerial position to prove that I passed the program.  I got in the program and I passed the last most time consuming subject to complete.

So, here's the journey.
Lesson learned: That I am not capable of taking 2 subjects in one semester with work, children, moving house in the juggle! What was I thinking?

Looking forward: Such a memorable journey and now waiting for the ceremony finding me as fully pledged CPA here in Australia!

How awesome you are Oh, God!  The overwhelming blessings keep on pouring. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Open my heart God and yes you will see, it blazes with Gratitude!

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Blue or Purple

So, I am at that moment in my life again. It is like a crossroad. Like how this photo would represent. I am either a purple or blue. Compelled or Unambitious. In control and Not. Old self, we've meet again.

The drastic weather changes, the weight loss--- I have so much to blame. I can only ask why? where's my passion. I have nothing to blame but the battle within myself. I have won so much of these battles though so, maybe, going away for a while is the answer. No, i am not in Pain. I just need my time, to be back on track. Tranquility, Solemnity and to tell myself that it is darn OK to slow down.

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