Twenty seventeen is surely a year of surprises. It has given me a lot of challenges and even conquered them without even realizing it. This year has just gone in a snap and it’s just right to give a recap of the things this year has taught me and those things I am beyond grateful.
RESPONSIBILITY. This year is my third year of becoming a full-blown breadwinner of the family. Having this great responsibility, my decisions in life are always depending whether it’ll affect my family and my budget. With three brothers going to school, one in a private university, the other in Science high school and the other in a public high school, the budget for school tuition fees and school allowances comes first in the list. Rent of the house, bills and groceries are next in line. 2017 has taught me a lot on budgeting and on putting priorities before anything else.
TRUST. Trusting my capabilities and my potentials is one of the hardest things to do this year. I always end up asking myself if I can do things, if I can achieve my goals, if I can start improving, if I can go on with life and such. But with the constant encouragement of the people dear to me, I was able to gain trust of my capabilities and even did great.
MEETING NEW PEOPLE. I’m happy to meet a lot of new people this year. From Roxanne who I only knew online but opened her house to me when I was in Manila, to my coreviewees in RGO Cebu, to Eula the GO Staff for my ToBeOne Album, to meeting some of my Japanese students, and many more to mention. This year is full of meetings and goodbyes. Indeed, a wonderful year.
FRIENDSHIP. People always thought that my friends and I are all into going out and travelling. Little did they know that we are all tested at times. I am always grateful to Edmond, Jehzeel, Alyssa, Chrisse, Misty and Dianarra for the understanding and for always being there to me and to everyone else. This year will never be complete without them.
LOVE. I learned that in order for you to be loved by others, you must love yourself first. That’s how it rolls. You must be the person you yourself want to love. You must fully accept your flaws and your insecurities in order to attract positivity and love. Love comes so easily when you’re ready for it. So right now, I don’t really rush on things especially when it comes to relationships. Let’s see what 2018 will give me.
A lot happened and a lot of lessons were learned. I am beyond thankful of all these things and will forever cherish the memories I earned this year. I’m wishing myself and everyone a prosperous year ahead, healthy life and more blessings in life.
2018, I am ready to embrace your blessings!