day 1780 – father’s dinner

end of the week finally came and the eye bag represents how much the work week has really exhausted me. the evening was spent celebrating father’s day with the man that taught me much of what i know. the family is a whole unit and it would be incomplete without any one of the members. we’re all busy in our own ways, but we make sure that never changes. the whole family gets together during special times like this

day 1636 – coached to coach 

playing giant scrabble with the letters from my cnc cut as i prepare for my showtime presentation slides. sitting down with my manager to go through my catalytic coaching, a performance review of the previous year and a forecast of what’s to come and expected of me this year. it was valuable time spent with him as we went off the record behind closed doors. the feedback and voices were quite meaningful and surprising. i left the room having a good sense of my value is within my team, within the company and where i’m heading. in two weeks time it will be me running the review for my team members

resolution series: [eight] weed out people

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in the path that i have traveled along, i have met a lot of people each with their own characteristics and personality. as i cross path with more and more people going towards different destinations, i have recognize those who are true friends. there are those who i enjoy hanging out with, those who share the same interest and goals, and those who i feel comfortable opening up to. you guys fill my life and make me a happier person. together we go through ups and downs; we laugh together and cry together. we share a lot of good times and good memories that i will take with me and i hope you cherish it as much as i do. the older i grow, i find it more crucial to learn to surround myself with positive people who can make it a better and more complete person. negative people have no place in my life because they only distraction towards what i want to achieve. i have been working hard to eliminate all those haters out there that doesn’t support my choices nor approve of my success. i am grateful for all the people who have stuck around in my life and made me feel accepted and wonderful even when not in my most optimal condition. i am sad for those friends i cherish but inevitably have to temporarily separate in order to chase our own destiny. i understand life is a long journey full of dreams and possiblities so no matter how many miles and oceans we are separated by, i believe that we will one day be destined to cross path again

twenties series: [eleven] friends

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be conscious of who your true friends are in life because those will be there no matter the situation. cherish all of those people since they are who will make positive impact on your life and make you feel valuable and appreciated. on contrary, there are those who are self centered with ginormous egos who only think of themselves. it’s unfortunate this type of people will appear in life, but that’s when you make the judgement call to avoid prolonged relationships. no doubt getting used and taken advantage of is no fun but it’s something each person will learn to recognize and cope with. i personally have very hard feelings towards these friends with benefits people and is very unfortunate i met a few along the way. i am glad i am proactively taking the necessary action to rid these negative people in my life to reduce the amount of damage they leave behind. it’s coincidentally thanksgiving weekend, i am truly blessed with a good friends and people around me who accepts me with am open hand and likes me for who i am. i am grateful for all that i can give and all that’s given to me. i wish i could have taken more photos with you of all the moments we shared