In just a blink of an eye, it seems that days flew by so swiftly that I almost did not notice that a few days from now, we would be saying goodbye to the first quarter of the year. Could you almost believe that? By next week, it would be three months since we welcomed the start of 2014. How have you been holding up?
I guess it is only right that at this point, let’s try to look back and reflect on how we spent the last 90 days or so. Were we productive? Did we reach our goals? Did we change for the better? Let my own review be your sample.
EMPTY YOUR BUCKET LIST
Before 2013 ended, a lot of us wrote New Year’s resolutions. For me, I simply created my bucket list for the next year. I am sure several of you did that, too. For the first quarter, how are you going with your list?
Checking My 2014 Bucket List, here are the things I have accomplished so far:
- Fly to my nearest dream destination, Thailand
- Go through the longest underground river in Palawan, Philippines
- Book a flight ticket less than a week before the flight schedule
- Attend more blog events
- Ride an elephant
- Get an authentic Thai massage in Thailand (where else?)
- Have a dinner cruise date
CHANGE FOR THE BETTER
May it be emotional, mental, spiritual, or physical change, any improvement is always better. For the first quarter, I was able to plan my future goals for my career and education. I am also more emotionally stable in my relationship. Most importantly, I feel more beautiful this year. Haha!
HAVE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE
As I have written in my 2014 opening post, New Year, New You, having a positive mind and attitude is essential in creating a better self. By taking self-inventory, changing anew, accepting mistakes and learning from them, I am continuously improving myself.
2014 YEAR OF THE HORSE – MY YEAR
I won’t disclose my birth year, but my Chinese animal sign is a horse. I am not a fan of Feng Shui and what have you, but it is nice to know that perhaps the cosmos are with me to achieve my goals for 2014. For this year, I am going to own the entire twelve months and make the most out of them.
ABOUT THIS OUTFIT
Are you curious about today’s outfit? Interestingly, I bought the red sexy top and printed maxi dress in a fashion blogger bazaar earlier this year. As for the highlight in this ensemble, I am featuring this unique bag with horse design.
I got this fashionable bag from Tmart, a leading e-commerce site. It was my first time to purchase something from a store which offers the largest range of products I have seen in my online shopping experience. Tmart also has one of the cheapest prices of almost everything in free international shipping.
Tmart Horse Pattern Handbag
I love this elegant, multi-function bag which I can confidently use for my every day wear. Also, it is large enough to give room to my daily essentials. More importantly, I like its eye-catchy and unique horse pattern design!
I ordered this bag a month ago and was surprised to receive the parcel in less than two weeks. For my country’s legendary poor postal service, this was already a feat. I would love to shop here again!
2014 is my year.
How was your first quarter of 2014?
Two of my giveaways are still up!