Hey there! It's Sunday! I wasn't able to attend church today because I'm experiencing painful menstrual cramps :( It's excruciating, and I don't have much choice but to go through with this every month. Oh, to be a woman. Haha.
I could not concentrate on watching films today, all I could do was sleep. :( I'll utilize this moment quickly to write a blog. I'd love to share my discoveries this month of October. This month is quite hard and occupied, but I aim to accomplish the goals I set this month.
1. Find Peace
I'm the kind of person who gets easily distracted, especially by the things I like, which piques my curiosity. As I'm working on my thesis (I want to graduate na!!!), I need to temporarily let go of the distractions and focus on what matters. And I figured I needed to find my peace. There's this Bible Verse in Isaiah 26:3 "You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast because they trust in You." I ponder this verse many times and think of ways to find that peace, as that's what I need precisely now. And I'm glad I've made some progress in this area. The key here is to change the focus of your thoughts. It takes practice, though, and I was able to survive this week and keep my mind steadfast.
2. Teaching is Fun
I started teaching last August, and I enjoy it. I only conducted my classes online, but this month I met my students face to face, and it felt good and fulfilling. I never picture myself liking teaching and surprisingly loving it. The most challenging part for me is not the actual teaching but the preparation of lessons. It's time-consuming because I'm crazy organized and pragmatic. I wanted to make sure that my students understood what I was trying to say, my slides were engaging enough, my lessons were not dull, and I wanted to be ready when they had questions, so I made sure that I did enough research and studied my lessons well. I also work full-time as a Project Manager, so I must manage my time properly.
3. Emotionally Invested in my Hobbies
Despite my crazy schedule, I still follow my ritual where I'll watch a minimum of one film daily, and as time goes by, it seems I'm becoming more invested emotionally. There's this situation at home where I had this one-day experience where I cried whatever I watched. Perhaps it is because I'm always watching by myself, and occasionally I want to release it to someone who can relate. I don't know, or I can't quite explain what I'm trying to say. But it all boils down to the fact that I realized and was convinced that watching movies and anime would always be part of my existence. They are important elements of my life. I might be overreacting, but I know it's true.
That's it for this afternoon. The emotions from my painful menstrual cramps made me write these things. Hahaha! Now, I'll attempt to buy my faves- chicken wings and cheesecake. Cravings! Hihi. Happy Sunday!