In the plane flying home to Manila and I was just so excited until I realised I was travelling mainly for work and partly a holiday.
.....And there I was straight to a dinner meeting when I landed.
Okay, don't get me wrong here, I absolutely love the fact that I would be able to work on a project that I've wanted for so long and at the same time able to help and teach kids at a foundation for abused children.
This project was meant to be a celebration of my 29th birthday because I've always wanted to celebrate my birthday with kids from a charity foundation, and here I am now very excited but it was a lot of work. The good thing, however, is that hard work always pays off...so YAY!
Oh and not to mention the magazine that my brother and I are running, and writing for a dance magazine. HELP!
Speaking of work, I've been swamped with work for forever and it has definitely been quite stressful. I was ranting to a good friend of mine who lives in the Philippines and telling her how much I've been drinking and not getting enough sleep and all that weird ways of releasing stress and told me that I'm a workaholic (which we all know by the way). She asked me if I do love what I was doing..I told her that I do (but I apparently end up cussing on the pressure every time) but I honestly just hate the process. I guess any kind of work is like that and we just all experience it in different ways.
Anyway, on the few days that I have been off from teaching and preparing for my holiday/work week in the Philippines, I realised some habits of mine that apparently is a sign of being a workaholic...LMAO
1) I'm pretty good at saying "NO"
I'm actually quite a "yes, man" but when it comes to someone asking me if I want help for work, it seems like my immediate answer is "No, thank you", or "I'm fine, I can manage" or something like that.
WOW! As. If!
And then I find myself complaining about how much load I have... uhm...WHYYY?! :(
So note to self...
Next time someone offers help, you can always just say "yes, I do need your help because I'm dying"
2) What sleep?!
I could never waste a single minute of sleep, especially when the adrenaline kicks in and I just go (extra) crazy and on working.
Work hard "You can rest when you die" - Robert de Niro
More like, work now, you can sleep on your commute..(or not).
3) Getting competitive AF
Okay, not just because someone is naturally competitive, doesn't mean they're already a workaholic. Maybe that's just naturally the person's big ass ego screaming for attention LMAO.
I normally try to keep my zen and act like everything's cool, but then low-key being competitive, like "gurl, you can't have too much work on you, give it to me!"....and ten seconds later I'll be complaining through the process of it. And if you'd ask me I also don't know why.
4) Will always be willing to do YOUR job
The good thing is because I love working, I will always offer you a helping hand. If you ask for help, I'd definitely say yes, unless I already have too much on the schedule coz I love working so much, and yes, you're welcome!
It's so much, and it's apparently so bad that everyone who sees my schedule tells me that it stresses them out already and would instantly tell me to stop working. HAHA
5) Constantly turning down friends...because work
Oopsie, sorry friends! It's either I have a meeting or I'm busy working.
But in fairness to my HK life now, I do have a social life with a bunch of super fun and crazy people and try to do my work when we're all dead tired from the nightlife .
6) My task list is longer than my friends' list
I can count on just one hand how many real friends I've got, and yes, it's definitely less than my task list. But I guess that that's a good thing because you can never have too many friends, also too many friends means not all of them are your real friends, so...
7) All I want is a 12-hour sleep
Dreaming about sleeping more while I'm sleeping. With the kind of stress to be dealt with, all I could always think of is either food or sleep, or both. I mean, if I could sleep and eat at the same time, I would.
8) The hours during the day are never enough
Oh yes...working so much makes me feel that there are only 2 hours each day. That 24 hours? Nope, doesn't seem to exist despite maximizing everything.
9) My system is filled with caffeine and/or alcohol
This GIF just explains it all.
Well, guess that's it for this week. Now excuse me as I go do more work, and off to another meeting.