twenties series: [eight] pace

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it may sound strange coming from a person whose life runs at the speed similar to the highway traffic where park zones do not exist. i am just at a point in my life where all my commitments and deadlines are happening all at once, and no matter how fast i push myself, i can never fit everything into a my twenty four hour span. i hate to say that all my commitments may not even fit even if i was granted an additional two hours each day. i drive a bmw with a relatively powerful engine, if i was given a race caliber car, it would be scary scene to see how fast my life moves at when i step on that gas pedal. in the past month, i have been running on a full load and tight schedule based on an average of five hours of sleep per night. its a miracle that i am still functioning after several weeks but i am uncertain how long i will be able to hold up. some things has got to change or i won’t be able to keep up with this hectic and crazy lifestyle. with that said, life is not a race to the finish line, learn to slow it down and pace yourself. you will be glad you did because there are many rewards at every stage of life and chances are you may miss it if you speed through everything

day 272 – richmond city hall

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paying richmond city hall a visit in a very rushed manner to submit some drawings and made it five minutes before deadline. first time stepping into a city hall, these government paid staff are so rude and impolite yet they get incredible salary and benefits for the job they do, not to forget their good working hours

day 209 – an attempt to be productive

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at waves working away trying to get many things done and catch up with my many works, most of which are due this week but i have delayed it until the very end. why does situation look so familiar, it is like a sin to finish things in advance because that’s not how i roll. sometimes i find procrastination brings the best out of me, aside from the stress

day 162 – ready for submission

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one portfolio finally completed after countless days of stress and sleepless nights. after stressing out over the past few weeks, worrying over christmas holidays and experiencing migraine and black out, my first one is finally ready to be submitted. it’s not over yet, that’s one down, one more to go

day 161 – final push

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last full day for final push to make the deadline. was working on my portfolio since waking up and all of the sudden my screen appeared as a blur of white light. not only do i have to fight against time, but also fight against myself, black out, putting and splitting headache. it’s been that kind of day. i just want to complete this in time, nothing else matters at this point