Nine months after we’ve set goals for the year, where are we in achieving them? Are we even still on track? Or, maybe we have forgotten what we’ve desired to accomplish.
Reflecting on my own personal goals I’ve written before 2012 even started, I think I’ve gotten more than I could wish for. I simply got overboard. I wonder why that is so I tried to also reflect on what transpired in the last three quarters. What I can easily say is it’s indeed yet another challenging journey but I guess it’s worth the pains, tears, and sacrifices.
On May 26, I was able to launch Peaches & Cream String Quartet, a performing group of remarkably creative professional musicians playing violin, viola, and cello with 43 years of combined experiences in pop, ballad, jazz/bossa, novelty, religious, devotional, movie themes, children, and classical music. While it didn’t really occur to me that I would be able to start such a group and therefore enter into a music and entertainment business, still I was able to make it.
Just recently, we’ve launched an album entitled “The Mass of St. Therese” by composer and internationally known conductor Ronaldo Raz. Peaches & Cream accompanied Sta. Teresita Chorale and CD is available now for sale.
On August 14, Campus Paper was finally launched. Campus Paper is an inter-school free school newspaper circulating in 22 schools, colleges, and universities twice a month with 30,000 copies sent every 15th day of each month. Ten years after I dreamed about it, it’s finally operational and we’re working on our fourth issue now.
On September 15, I started my 13-province motivational speaking tour sponsored by Trinitas Publishing. We’ve covered three places so far: Pangasinan, Zambales, and Baguio. This is another big break for me because my audience are educators and school owners and administrators. I’ve always wanted to speak before the members of the academe because they are the people who are primarily tasked to prepare the next generation of leaders.
Looking back, it wasn’t an easy journey at all. There were times where I’d have to ask myself if my goal is something that I should really be committed about. Can I really make it? Do I have what it takes to sustain it? Is it really God-given?
The thing is, everything that happened to me in the last three quarters are experiences that are really close to my heart. Having a 13-year experience in music and a 10-year commitment in campus journalism, I think it makes sense to invest my time, talent, skills, and resources in this work.
I have a question for you: Where are you in achieving your goals?