|Dahican, December 2014|
I'm finding it hard to believe that 2014 is about to end. Looking back, I have to say it was the best year of my life so far. With all the happenings that made my year fruitful and noteworthy, I learned quite a lot which changed the way I see and approach life and I'm hopeful enough to bring these lessons with me as I welcome another exciting year.
A bit of disclaimer though: learning these lessons in 2014 doesn't make me come close to being perfect, so better yet do not expect me to be one. I am still a work in progress - still fervently praying with all conviction that I'll be able to continue living up to these lessons this coming 2015.
|Manila Cathedral, July 2014|
I learned that life isn't always easy and fair.
In the first place, nobody told me it will always be. Challenges are inevitable - each having a different gravity, duration and frequency - but I somehow managed to make out of it alive and with a more positive disposition. I discovered who my true friends are. Because a life worth living is supposed to make you better, not bitter.
I learned to be independent.
I used to be someone who can't do things without company, but somehow earlier this year, I managed to go to the gym alone, eat alone, do things alone and I'm happy to say that I quite enjoyed it which led me to rewarding myself some Me Time every once in a while. But there's something I still need to accomplish - going to a cinema alone. Whether if I'm going to achieve it this year still remains to be a question.