2013 was all about learning, soul searching, and moving on. In slang, putting all my sh*t together. But above everything else, it booked new adventures. It was like I was in character of Bilbo Baggins in his “unexpected journey”. I didn’t see it coming until it ended. But the bright side is it made me realize that some things aren’t always needed to be planned for it to have a happy ending or at least a good one. Well a good story does not necessitate starting, embodying and ending perfectly; it has conflict, climax, and action in between lines. And those things are not to be overlooked but highlighted for they are the ones that spice up a person’s very own existence. Mine unfolded new delightful chapters but never skipped a page written with drama!
Learning. One thing I discovered about myself is that I am a persistent yearner for knowledge. I am a “trier”. And that’s actually something I like about myself. I like exploring new things on my own and testing my limits. And boy I try hard. 2013 boosted my ego; it taught me how to sing confidently in front of a big crowd and cut the string that pulled me down on reaching that high note. (Thanks, CPMP!)
It taught me the baby steps to adulthood (not to mention literally turned 18!); I learned how to be mature enough to handle things in my two hands simultaneously. (Thanks, Statsoc!)
(Photo from Kuya Edu)
It also opened my heart to love sports! I learned how to legally play basketball and enjoy it. (Thanks, Coach!)
(Photo with my wonder-coach to be uploaded soon!)
And as a year-ender, I finally learned how to ride a bicycle! (Thanks, Daddy!)
Yay! Achieving these things made me feel like a pokemon that upgraded to a whole new level. (e.g. from Arbok to Ekans) Haha
Soul searching. 2013 was a year of change. It was more of an experimental process in order for me to find my one true calling. I’ve changed. There’s no doubt to that. But the time came when I finally realized there was no point in changing myself just to impress people. As a matter of fact, being me is what makes me wholesome! Haha! After almost a year of finding myself, I’ve finally decided what I want to do with my life. I can now see through a slit of light on what I’m going to be after 5 years and so. My I’m-not-good-enough speeches are over. I now know my waterloos (and I’m sure there’s more to figure) but I will never give up on excelling on them even just a little.
(Picture, picture, aye? for no particular reason.)
Moving on. Here’s to the undying “moving on” part. In terms of moving on, it’s not all about a person’s chaotic “love life” but it’s more of about of forgiveness and acceptance. It is putting your past behind you but not forgetting because for sure there will always be something to remember – even if it’s good or bad. I learned to forgive the people who have bruised my heart and I learned to accept the things that happened even if it hurt.
To sum it all up, 2013 was a test and I’m very glad that it happened. It honed me to become a stronger person ready to face all the challenges that will come this 2014. This New Year I will start living by Timon and Pumba’s problem-free motto, “Hakuna Matata,” which means no worries. This new year I’ll start living by Timon and Pumba’s problem-free motto, “Hakuna Matata,” which means no worries. Because what’s the use of tomorrow, and the next day, and the next if you’re gonna keep worrying today? ;) (Did I get my point here? Lol)
My first agenda this 2014 will be all about fitness and focusing in my studies! And I will have Rachel Zane as inspiration hahaha! This picture is to constantly remind me to “WORK IT!”
Thank you 2013! Click here to flip more pages about my 2013.