After I wrote about investments, I’ve been thinking about chronicling my professional journey. I’m planning a new blog/journal, which would serve as a repository for my less poetic, less prosaic recordings on life. I’ve been inspired by Where Is Life especially after an insightful correspondence with the author, Leah Cox, regarding my professional and personal struggles. She brought an outside perspective that was terribly needed, and which has already proven invaluable.
I’m also planning on attending a seminar on goal setting this weekend. I think it would a great learning experience. Aside from being affordable, the center organizing the event has a great background. The speaker’s credentials are also noteworthy – he doesn’t seem to be the usual ‘all persuasion’ lecturer rather focused more on practical lessons that would apply. Which I like. Substance over flare, as I say. Plus, I’m planning to network with fellow young professionals during the seminar, or maybe find myself a professional mentor. Not that I am in desperate need of one. But having someone view your life from a different perspective gives you an expanded panorama that can be crucial for success, especially the personal kind.
In other news, this week could potentially be a game changer. I do hope I get a job offer I’ve been praying for. I’ve gone through a rigorous process for two particular career opportunities. This week is make or break. I’m terribly hoping for the former.
On another note, I’d like to ask you a question. How do you feel about mixing money with relationships? With family, it’s easy. But when it comes to friends or acquaintances, I’ve often found it burdening to put a relationship under certain financial obligations. I know many couples who argue over money. My parents have had their share of debates over finances. And as much as I trust my financial advisor over my investments, I understand she’s simply doing her job, and emotional investment is out of the question. So when the pesos or dollars get mixed in usually innocent or candid friendly activities, I’ve found the relationships more difficult to maintain, and in the long-term, strained. Money is good. But thrown into intimate and deep private connections, it can be problematic.