For the first time in my professional career, I'll have the chance to enjoy a month-long (or more?) vacation. The longest I've gone on VL since after college is only two weeks. So I'm really looking forward to the long break.
As I mentioned in my past entries, this is my 35th birthday gift to me: freedom!
- Wake up to no-alarm clock days
- Attend morning yoga sessions (without worrying that I'll be late for work)
- Run all I want
- Read all I want (lots of books in line)
- Nap when I want to
- Take long hot showers
- Spend time with my family (My parents and sister are scheduled to come home soon!)
- Spend time with my nieces
- Maybe even bring / fetch my niece S to /from school (I'd love that!)
- Spend time with my relatives (Balikbayans by September!)
- Meet up with friends
- Practice my make-up skills
- De-clutter the condo
- Pack for SG
- Organize a garage sale
- Try out simple, budget recipes
- Organize files
- Do photo shoots with my Hubby
- Plan out the next chapter of our lives
- Enjoy DVD marathons
- Watch films at the cinema for free (Yey, free!)
- Walk around the city (Confession: I haven't seen all of Manila. What a shame!)
- Volunteer for charity work
- If I have extra money, maybe enroll in more fashion / hair / makeup workshops
- Do nothing
The list excites me! But I have to admit, the no-more-payday reality is haunting me. But I know I / we will survive. Sandali lang naman. Hindi naman ito forever. We've saved a bit, of course. But we don't plan to drain the "Singapore Dream fund" dry.
This is where our childless by choice stance comes in handy. No child will go hungry with our decision to "retire" now, nang sabay. If ever, kami lang ang magugutom. Hahaha! (Thank God our families have pledged to feed us pag nagkagipitan. LOL.)
So how do I plan to survive the no-payday-for-awhile reality? I've been reading "simplifying your life" articles. And I'm actually inspired to try the ideas! Operative word: try. My recent ukay-ukay success may have been the first step towards...zen. Hmmm...
Sharing with you ideas to Simplify Your Life, from ZenHabits.net: