Hail, 2016!

Last 2016 has been a year full of surprises.

2016 tested our family’s strength and love for one another. Dad’s hospitalization brought our family closer and our faith stronger. It wasn’t easy, seeing him lying in a hospital twice in a span of six months. We made it through, with the help of God and the strength we have as a family.

2016 brought wonderful memories. This year marked my 30th birthday and it was memorable one. Though I wasn’t fully happy of getting a year older, however, its the maturity and experience I get out of life that makes the feeling better. Being 30 is just the same when I was 29.

2017 is fast approaching and I can already hear the roar of fireworks outside, all I can say is that I pray that God will keep us under His care and mercy. We are who we are because of HIM. Life will truly be memorable regardless of year.

Happy New Year everyone!
Cheers!

An open letter to my 13 year old self

I have been struggling for the past few days on what I should be writing on. According to 10 tips on making a successful blog, always maintain a schedule. A schedule when you’ll be posting your articles. So, I have been really struggling on what to write about. It ain’t easy especially if there are a lot of ideas running to your mind. And, throw in a hectic 9(PM!) to 6(AM!) work schedule in the mix, and you have the perfect combination for blog writing trouble. Anyway, I have finally decided that I’ll be writing about open letters to myself, at the different stages in my life. I guess, being 30 gives me a different perspective on life. So, let’s start with.

Being 13 is the beginning of a lot of changes, both physically and emotionally. There will be moments wherein being stuck is a common feeling and that pimples are actually a common thing now. There will be unexplainable emotions and feelings that are too complicated, blame it on your hormones. And yes, sometimes there are parts of you that will hurt. There might be a feeling of the struggle is real but believe me when I tell you, it’s not yet the end of the world.

Always listen to your parents, they will always know better. Don’t piss your mom off, she’s still your strongest ally. Dad may start to be a little stricter with the boys, but it’s just a “dad thing.” The boys are also starting to change now, they’re getting taller, their voices becoming deeper and starting to grow weird hair  and they’re starting to look a whole lot cuter, but they’re still boys.

Start to choose your friends wisely. High school can be a mean environment, but honey hold on, life will be better. Don’t let someone dictate your feelings, your self-worth and your independence. You are your own diva and you do you. Rely on your real friends, they’ll help you power through the challenges. Don’t let the hurtful words cut you deeply, it may shake your confidence but always be a bigger person.

Keep praying, and keep believing that the Lord is on your side. Life has just begun love, and the best years of your life has yet to come. Savour the moments of being 13, you’ll only be 13 once. It is the start of the life of  teenager.

Brace yourself, it has just begun.

Be a Child Sponsor

I would like to take this time to promote World Vision Organization. I came across this organization six years ago and i admire their advocacy. I am a strong advocate of children welfare and I believe that no child should be hungry, sick and uneducated. When I came across World Vision, I got excited. Now, I would like to encourage you to do the same. For 750 php a month, you’ll be able to help a child, his/her family and even their community.

Sponsor a Child NOW click on the link if your interested. If you want to learn more about the organization, visit their website at worldvision.org.ph