Last day of November, time really flies!
I had a busy weekend, starting with a progressive dinner on Friday night with the foodie girls, Mich, Wai and Shirley. We started with a meal at Bivouac and then finished the night at The Old Crow.
I attended my first Christmas party of 2014 last night, and it was fun. It was with my first group of friends in Perth, and I’ve known the core group for 5 years now. Since then partners, kids, and additional friends added to the mix, so it was a mix of old and new faces. It was a Rubik’s cube-themed party, and it was rather fun. We had catered Filipino food like sisig and lumpia and palabok and staples of a typical Filipino Christmas party–games and a raffle. There was a disco light set up and a smoke machine, so later on that made a fun dancing atmosphere. I cannot dance to save my life, but I was in the company of friends, so I felt it was okay to let me hair down 😉
Tomorrow I will be back at a favourite client for another stint, and I am sure they will keep me challenged. As things wind down for most people, I hope to thrive when things get extremely busy. I am also attending a networking event for young professionals, I will do my best to enjoy and I hope this sets a change in my social skills and attitude about relating with different types of people.
Over the past few months, I’ve met and had experiences with people that made me realise how much I starved my curious soul and mind with opportunities to learn and grow. However, I feel intimidated by the effort required. My wall has gone quite high, my heart quite guarded and not really keen to try new things with the risk of failure or looking stupid. Also, the logical side of me is quite settled where I am at the moment. I am way inside my comfort zone. I am now uncomfortable with uncertainty and find myself stressing over matters I cannot control. So yes, I have to make it a point to find new experiences to freshen things up and feed myself.
I will allow myself to enjoy life. I am now out of survival mode. I’d like to attract positive change, meaningful relationships and personal fulfilment.