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Taking Your Weekend

I've recently been re-reading Stephen Covey's Seven Habits of Highly Effective People which makes me want to write my personal mission statement. I don't think I can do something like that right now, it seems that although I know what my life's passion is and that I have already found purpose, I still think I need to work on a concrete mission. Something that tells me and other people what I want to be about -- or what I am living for.

A family is something that I've always wanted to have. Sure, I'm not great with relationships -- maybe because I choose partners that are at a different stage in life (even if we're the same age or what not) or maybe because I really cannot handle one yet -- but I do try my best to get better at it.

I know I love to teach and share the knowledge. That I think is the reason why I tend to write a lot and at one point in time have started writing a book. I should follow through with this teaching and sharing knowledge gig but I do want to be able to make a living out of it. Here in the Philippines, teaching is not a profitable profession.

Programming is something I love doing but now I see it as a means to an end. I like being creative and solving problems and programming is just one avenue of creative problem solving. I know there are a lot of ways to creatively solve problems, but apparently the skills I've honed have led me to do that with programming computers. Not that I'm complaining, programming is a very profitable profession.

So I guess someday I'll have to strike a balance between my career building and the family building. Right now I think I'm leaning more towards establishing myself in a field than starting a family -- or getting into a serious relationship. But that wouldn't stop me from loving that special someone. I just don't think now is a good time for me to consider the thought of a family.

Right now though, I've got to get with the programming.

CHill...

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