Wednesday, August 16, 2006

just float

A better tomorrow....
Originally uploaded by Kentuckiana.


i'm feeling down this past couple of days and i've been having trouble sleeping again. it seems that i never did get over my bout of depression. there's been so much on my mind and i don't think i know how to relax anymore. moreover, today i just got some news that had just shot my stess levels thru the roof.

how does one cope? i just wish i know.

knowing full well that i can't really shake all these thoughts from my mind completely, i turned on my mac and started surfing my favourite sites. i saw this poster a friend made on her photostream. the words just jumped out at me. she had her own reasons for those lines, but i somehow i just felt that it was just what i needed to hear too.

thanks Leena for sharing those words with us.

a tribute to homemakers


have any of us ever thought that being a homemaker is a piece of cake? well think again. i've played many roles in life. i've been a child, a student, an employee, and a mean ass bitchy boss. i've been in many industries before namely, designer perfume counters, hotel, antiquities, advertising, beverage, writing, talent cum project management.

now that i'm working from home, taking care of the household needs is also my responsibility. the cleanliness, the stocking of food, groceries and supplies, the washing, the laundry, the cooking, the utilities, the maintenance, the worries (yes, there's always worries), the finances, the list goes on and on and on. i can't imagine how those with young kids cope.

the stress level is sky high. if you were to say that a working woman has a lot to deal with in the corporate world and their stress levels are even higher, with the workload, and responsibilies, and deadlines, and office politics, and clients, and bosses and colleagues and subordinates to deal with. i beg to differ. i've been there in the corporate world. i know what it's like. managing a home is all that and more. plus, we've got family to think about. that's a HUGE responsibility. most working women have families too. yeah well, most of them have maids and nannies to take a big chunk of that off their hands. now, if you're saying a working woman WITHOUT a maid or a nanny or help of any kind...then she's a superhuman. i reslute her.

a homemaker need strong shoulders and helping hands. remember that the next time you think of the comfort of your home.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

the line between carpe diem and responsibilities

recently some books that i've been reading and some shows that i saw on the telly have been preaching the ideology of carpe diem, "seize the day" and "live life like there's no tomorrow" and "have no regrets". well actually the whole thing was to truly love someone and the carpe diem theory.

yeah, so if i live like there's no tomorrow, and i do all i want to do and not to leave any stone unturned for any regrets, and i wake up the next day; am i suppose to face the consequences? like for example, i blow all the money i have to buy all that my heart desires one evening, what am i gonna live on if i do get up the next morning? not-so-fresh air??

on the other hand, if i have to plan all everything and make calculated sacrifices now, how will i know that i would not regret a missed opportunity or something of that sort later on when i'm on my deathbed?

so how do i know where to draw the line? even if i seize the day and do things that does not hurt or affect anyone or anything else, how do i know how far to go? will i be "seizing the day" fully if i don't take that risk and go to the extreme?

in moderation you say. i really don't think that 'moderation' was in the context when they say "seize the day". it'll probably go like "pinch the day".

so where's the line between seize and pinch? a nudge perhaps?