Sorry for the hiatus! Usually, I try to blog when I’m free but December has been a busy month and so, I didn’t manage to update my blog as regularly as I had hoped to.
Bear with me now because this is going to be a long post. Don’t say I didn’t tell you earlier!
So Patricia, what happened in December?
Well, the first thing was, I was invited to speak at the NUS Entrepreneurship Society’s Enterprise Series as one of their guest speakers.
It was a really enriching experience and I felt that it made me more sure of the things that Calvin and I want to do in the coming year. All will be revealed in 2011. 😛
It was a milestone for me as I felt I managed to reach out to the people whom I wanted to help the most. Tertiary students who wish to set up something of their own but just don’t know how. I hope I managed to inspire at least a few of them.
Then we’ve been busy with our private coaching students who have been such great participants and learners at each coaching session. They come from a variety of backgrounds and certainly all have different commitments. It’s quite interesting to hear the things that they have done before and the goals that they have in mind. To our dear ABP private coaching students, you can do it!
Now, a few heartening emails came in via my personal email. One of them emailed me before and told me to inform him when we ran any of our internet marketing events and said he wanted to learn from us. It was nice of him to say that he has been wanting to learn from us for a long time but just never got the opportunity to do so. Well, hopefully we’ll get to see him at our next event in 2011!
Another one came in by a poly student who said she admires Calvin and I, for our work and achievements. One Facebook message by another girl said, she’s inspired by the things we do and she looks up to us for motivation to pursue her interests. Needless to say, internet marketers are forever so gracious to thank Calvin and I for our offers, our products, the work we do, our team etc. Now, when I get such emails I feel a sense of satisfaction and it is a great morale booster to keep on doing what we do. So I want to thank everyone who has dropped us your emails and as much as we have inspired you, you have also made an impact by encouraging us to be better people too.
What else happened in December?
Well, Christmas of course! We had a cozy Christmas meal with our ZGM team. A simple one to thank them for their efforts. Gift exchange was funny because I got the most interesting present ever – a TOTO ticket. Too bad it was not a winning one. 😛 Dinner on Christmas eve was also a cozy one prepared by my dearest mother who roasted a whole turkey which was so delicious! Facebook has all those pictures, if you want to check them out. 😉
The highlight was a telephone call. A call I made to my secondary school teacher who taught me Chemistry, Ms. Jo-Marie. Now, I haven’t met or spoken to her in 9 years. And the reason why I called her was to thank her. Because in secondary 4, I did really poorly for my Chemistry and my studies and I was just losing sight of my goals and dreams. I think I was just disillusioned because I didn’t know what to do with my poor grades. I was losing interest in studying too.
I did very poorly for a particular Chemistry test and Ms. Jo called me out from class and she said, “Are you a Christian? Because I don’t know why I wanted to tell you this, but I feel that God wants me to tell you that He is here for you and wants you to know He loves you. Are you attending church? If you aren’t, maybe you should go back to church.” I remember I teared. Not because she was telling me to go back to church but I felt the love of God so strong that He was sending his messengers to lead me. Because of that day, I felt that I couldn’t let God down. I needed to be a testimony of His goodness and set forth to be the best I can. Now almost 10 years down the road, I hope that I have glorified Him by being a witness and testimony of His love and goodness.
So anyway, I plucked up the courage to drop her a call. I got her number from a good friend of mine. And told her, “Thank You.” I felt absolutely blessed to have the opportunity to speak to her and to convey my thanks. Via the phone call, I could feel her joy and surprise but at the same time, nostalgia of the time almost 10 years ago.
If she’s ever reading this, I hope she knows there’s a student who is eternally grateful to her for being a messenger of God.
The last few days of December were really times to just sum up everything and I really am looking forward to the New Year holiday weekend to have a well-deserved break. After which, it’s off to a GREAT START to 2011!
I want to blog some more but my eyes are giving way to the Z monster. So I’ll continue later today on my conclusion of 2010!
In the meantime, here’s the snapshot from Facebook’s My Status in A Year! I feel has aptly summed up my year!!