Year 2011 has been a good year to me although I would consider it as one of the toughest as well. I was able to experience many many things that have left its mark on me and that I would never ever forget.
My intention is to keep this as short as possible so here we go…
January – March. I started off the year well. I was fully occupied since I have some SEO clients and other freelance stuff alongside my main marketing job at SplitmediaLabs. Its also worth-noting that I got some increase in compensation in my work in exchange for bigger responsibilities which is understandable.
Its also worth mentioning that Taylor Swift held her concert February this year. It was pretty much documented on this blog as I wrote series of posts regarding my experience with the concert.
April – June. We took a week to Bicol where we rekindled with our old relatives that we haven’t seen in ages. It was a pretty rough travel since we had to spend 6 hours on a vehicle and around 12 hours overall. But it was fun.
I also rekindled my friendship with people that I haven’t seen/enjoyed in a while. Namely highschool friends like Shilah, Dray, Rek, Sarah and a whole lot more especially when I celebrated my 21st birthday last April. It was a blast. There were some other things that I’d like to include here but would not do so for private reasons..
Another thing that happened was that I invested some of my money to build a “bigasan” kind of business. It wasn’t really mine but more for my parents.
July – October. I would like to call this month as a month where I faced my biggest depressions. Of course I would keep it private but it was a really tough month since I had to keep my self sane and avoid drinking too much alcohol. I also closed down my Facebook account for 2 and a half months but reopened it when I greeted Krish for her birthday.
This was also the month when I started doing freelance stuff and blog stuff anew. I allocated at least 2 hours a day to be able to do some ‘sweat work’ that I needed to do for my online business and for my clients as well. Keep in mind that at this point in time, I have been staying in office really late since I was ‘needed’ for some late night tasks..
November – December. This was the most stressful period of my SplitmediaLabs life. I stayed late up to early morning for almost every single time. I did some weekend work which is fine with me but overall it affected my *other* life since the time really took away everything. It was very very depressing since I would’ve easily been 10X richer had I choose to just allocate exactly 8 hours a day to office tasks. I could’ve at least spent 4-5 hours more to other stuff that would bring me more money. And we’re not talking about time for family and friends yet so its kinda disheartening to say at the very least…
On a positive note I was able to save a good amount of money for myself and my family since I’m really
a tightass financially responsible. It certainly does help that I don’t struggle with buying whatever expensive stuff since I was never interested with those. Another positive thing is that I gained enough weight to have me removed from the ‘underweight’ category for the first time since my existence. I’m close to 140 lbs which is something that I have never ever thought would happen. Fucking awesome!
2011 is awesome. Every year must be treated as an awesome year!