Things I Love Sundays: Changes

I wish I could take credit for the good thoughts I've been having lately.

The truth is, the week was all about learning. I chanced upon a link that enumerated 10 reasons you're not the smartest in the room {and I kind of think that's a blessing, really.}

  1. They don’t talk as much as you do, because they know they got smart by listening.
  2. They know lots of things other than what they’re specialised in. Theirs is the gift of a broad mind, constantly fed with the stimulant of being interested in what everyone else is doing.
  3. They juggle home, work and personal interests with dexterity and never fall back on the tired old refrain about “work life balance”. And when they’re juggling, they somehow manage to seem 100% engaged with what they’re doing, on all fronts simultaneously, even though you know they’re taking appropriate steps behind the scenes to make sure their lives are perfectly, serenely balanced.
  4. They probably do social media. Not always, but probably. It is not only another chance to listen, but one they use to ensure they can feed their brains with things they otherwise won’t have come across.
  5. Even when things go very badly wrong, they’ll be smiling. Smart people never get ruffled because their smart brains present them with alternatives faster than the bad stuff can happen.
  6. They know they are usually the smartest person in the room, but they don’t spend their time dwelling on that. Instead, they take it as a personal challenge to see if they can make everyone else the smartest person in the room too.
  7. If they are managers, they will make every effort to get people smarter, more connected and more popular than them in their teams. They’re not threatened because they know that smartness is synergistic. They also make sure that their smart people get to look smarter than them for the same reason.
  8. They have hidden skills that never get rolled out until they’re needed. They don’t have any need to show their full capabilities for reasons of proving they’re better than others.
  9. They may or may not have expensive educations. You’d never know just by being with them unless you had their CV in front of you.
  10. They never, ever, under any circumstances, make you look stupid, even though it would be easy to do so. They’ve learned through bitter experience that the only thing that happens when you make someone look bad is you look bad yourself.

Source: Lifehack

Change is always good. Change is painful. Change is necessary. {Matec Villanueva}. I have not felt this special in my life, I will always treasure the feeling. Two booked vacations. Learning from the pros. Serendipitous nights. Stillness.

Love. Friendship. Good karma, lots of it. Giving back. Good news. Seeing God in the face of people I meet everyday. Friends coming over. A week of goodbyes and celebrations and of amazing things to come. Quick swims. Quiet smiles.

Thank you for that awesome dinner and bottle of vino, Elaine! {more importantly, the stories told at that table haha!}

A day in the life of me. 

A new signature scent in the making

Coffee and serendipity.

The road to becoming a financial planner -- has been better, funner than I've ever hoped it would be. I didn't realize I am in deep fascination with investing and education. I am surprised why I did not take this in college!

Dearest, always believe that something great is about to happen and know that it will :)
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