Sunday, January 1, 2012

Welcoming 2012!

Happy New Year!

Wow! It has been another chaotic year and I can't believe I survived it. Yes, 2011 sure did give me some of the biggest lessons in life. The previous year also gave me the biggest issues that I never thought I'd be able to deal with. But through it all, I am still grateful and thankful to God for all the blessings He has showered me.

So what's this post all about? Hmm... well, let's just say that I'm in the process of re-awakening the sleeping "storyteller" in me. Haha! It's been a while since I last felt that itch to say what's inside my head. I don't know. Maybe I was just preoccupied during the latter part of last year that blogging didn't fit in my schedule anymore. And yes, I had to deal with a lot of personal issues last year and some of them were depressing, so depressing I literally had to drag myself up in the morning just to go on with my daily routine. I never thought I would be in that situation again. Whew!

Okay. For now, I would just like to list the Top 3 highlights of my 2011 -- be it good or bad, happy or sad, whatever! Haha! I am so in the mood to write after eating so much during Media Noche.

And here goes:

Number 3: My Brother's Wedding
It was December 21 when my second elder brother and his fiancee decided to get married. I'm not really a fan of weddings and it was my first time to ever participate in one but it became so memorable. Well, maybe because it involved the entire clan and it was amazing to see your brother leap his way to another chapter in his life. Also, it kind of made me think about my future.

I also realized that change is really inevitable. In a snap, we're already grown ups. Gone are the days of playing around and doing childish stuff.

No matter how tight you want to hold on to the present, there really will come a time when you will have to make decisions on your own and marriage is just an example.

Number 2: Career Issues
2011 gave its hardest blow on my career last month when our office got "shaken up". Everything started when our President announced his early retirement and that we are having a reorganization. Next thing we know, some of our coworkers are already being retrenched. Well, it was a long story and it was the biggest surprise to all of us last year but that event made me think about what I really want to achieve and where I really want to be in the next five years. Eventually, the option to go abroad to earn and save faster popped up.

To date, things are still unstable. But things will soon fall to places when I get back to the office to file my resignation. Yes, I am resigning to try my luck in Singapore this year. I know I'll be leaving a life here in the Philippines but I know I must do this.

I also know that part of that life I will leave behind is the friendship that me and my coworkers have built. I know it's sad but I guess that's just how life is -- unpredictable!

Number 1: Heart Issues!
Did I just say heart issues?! Hahaha! Believe it or not, yes! Heart issues made up most of my 2011. And no one ever knew about that aside from my closest friends. Haha! I won't get to the details of that because I don't want to bore anyone. Haha! And besides, I've already recovered. It's been six months. Let's just say that I have learned that love exists. You feel it when it strikes you and you really get crazy when you're in love. Good thing I was able to get back to reality and realize that I am loving the wrong person. Now, I know better.

Okay. So that basically summed up my 2011. I'm sleepy and it's already 4 in the morning. I hope to write more this year and I hope that this year will be my year.

Here's to lifelong happiness and prosperity! Cheers!