Thursday, December 16, 2010

Goodbye Friend (Last 16 Nights)

Every time the year comes to an end, people get overwhelmed with stuffs to accomplish before the 365-day-closing period. This can be translated to multiple parties here and there, shopping madness, holiday leaves, heavy traffic, reunions, and so the list goes on…

But simple as it may seem, there is one thing I never take for granted – my beloved planner.*

Ok I admit it. My happy-go-lucky friends may roll their eyes on me, but yes, I so love planners. In fact I keep various planners in a year – my favorite theocratic planner (helps me manage ministry and theocratic schedule), business planner, and a private online planner (I update from time to time to input milestones in life, which proves to be very useful every time I want to reminisce so I can just toggle on the Search button and find a memorable event in history).

Have you ever felt dramatic as the last week of December approaches, since you know that you have to replace your about-to-get-obsolete planner for the closing year? Your companion since January 1st, the steward of all your secret rendezvous, keepers of memorable notes, and the everyday confidant will now be replaced with a new friend.

If you don’t feel that way, forgive my drama.

If you do, thanks for the empathy, dear.

Anyway, it’s mid-December. Planners of all sizes and shapes are already out in the market.Go ahead, grab one and enjoy the privilege of organizing and managing topsy-turvy life.But of course, don’t be too boxed up in your schedules because you can’t plan everything. Life is full of surprising events. Enjoy the planner but be sure to make some room for the unexpected.

To my 2010 Planner: 16 nights to go.

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