For the past 6 months, I haven’t done that much activity in
my blog. Primarily due to work, but the trade off was that my company has
blessed me with additional responsibilities and benefits, an upshot of all
those work rendered and goals being achieved. In what I can humbly claim as
over a decade of honorable HR service, I have been promoted 5 times in the
industry that I work in. That’s why no matter what, it’s really hard to say no
to an employer and mentor that supports and believes in what I can do.
Office is not all about work in my company and I am not hard
selling them, but this is the only company that I have worked for that has
shown no restraint when it comes to employee engagement and activities. They
even gave me a free hand in launching a Magic the Gathering Club and Network
Gaming Club. (They even paid for the cards and PC games.) It may seem easy on
paper to be the chairperson of these clubs, but it’s actually very time
consuming. As much as I can, I really try to exert much effort to sustain their
activities. I am also in the middle of reviving our Writer’s Guild. Aside from
this, there are so many clubs in our company that I dream of joining such as
the Toastmasters and the Epic Runners…but I can’t do it all.
I’m semi retired in the one sport that I love. I used to
play in no less than 3 leagues every weekend, but now, I painfully turn them
down because I just have too many items on my hands. I try hard to still be
involved in the sport by helping the company’s basketball program in scouting
recruits and coaching the men’s team. I am also assessing my resources if I
could divert some effort towards the company’s women’s basketball and
volleyball teams. So office work for me is like a hobby if you look at it in a
different perspective with the clubs and sports advocacy…but I can’t do it all.
There are so many things I love doing…but so little time to
I love watching DVDs and TV series, both old and new. CSI,
Spartacus, Walking Dead, Boardwalk Empire, Friends, Battlestar Galactica,
Heroes, and the list goes on. I have boxes and shelves of unwatched DVDs, from all
movie genres. I love playing video games. Call of Duty, Battlefield, Diablo,
NBA, Gran Turismo, Tekken, Borderlands, and the list goes on as well. I love
reading comics, Marvel, DC, IDW, and the list never ends. I even bought a
1-Terabyte external hard drive to store all my e-comics….but I can’t watch them
all, play them all or read them all.
I love taking trips with my family, Balik Bukid, Boracay,
Palawan, Ocean Park, anywhere that can take my mind off work for a moment.
(Despite the rare occasions that my office phone would ring, it’s still a
getaway for me.) So no matter how much I want to run away to these
destinations…I just can’t go to them all.
And this is but the tip of the iceberg of the other things
in life that one can do.
So how do I get things done?
It’s not impossible to do it all. Challenging, yes, but
doable. Can’t do it doesn’t mean you won’t do it or never will. It’s a
“can’t” at the moment. And when that moment passes, you’re pretty much on your
way to doing whatever you want.
For me, it’s simply managing or prioritizing what must be
done at that moment; such as when I do get the chance to watch DVDs, how can I
ever turn down the request of my 4-year old Kian to watch Oggy and the
Cockroaches on Cartoon Network, or to watch Barney on Youtube with my 2-year
old Julia. These moments are priceless for me, and there is no doubt that this
is definitely something I can do all the time.
So as the year 2014 dawned on me, my one and only resolution
is getting things done. Regardless of what it is. When people would now ask me
if it’s doable, my answer would be…