September 23, 2023

Dear Manang,
It gets depressing when you are just so busy and think that you have an army behind you but when you look around there’s no one there. Panic grips me because I know I can’t do it alone. I must be a terrible leader who can’t get anyone to see things the way I do. Are there secrets to leadership?
Talia of Queen of Apostles, Baguio City

Dear Talia,
It is lonely on top because everyone expects you to do everything. If you ask me, I will just do what must be done. We can look back as much as we want and get depressed or just look forward and see the great things to be done. It’s our choice. Don’t get depressed. That’s a waste of energy.
Look ahead,

Dear Manang,
Sometimes I want to bang my head on the wall because I live a stressful life of my own doing. I work online and have a quota every day. Between housework and a sick child with the additional senior status, I get little sleep. But when I think about it, what I am doing is delaying my senility a bit. Then I get comforted by my lifestyle. I just wonder if I am crazy?
Janjan of New Lucban, Baguio City

Dear Janjan,
You are doing so right about your mental health. You need the mental stimulation and the busy life. Can you imagine yourself doing otherwise? You are fortunate to have a job online. Keep it up. The house work can be delayed. That’s self inflicted. The extra money helps.
Keep busy,