Theme of My Year: Glorious

A lot can happen in a day, a week, a month, a year; and through its course, we find bits and pieces of who we are, who we are not, and the gray area in between. 

The previous year was such that it came out crippling through like a silent slayer… However like a dodgeball, it missed me. And on the next second, I happen to be wiser.

A lot of doors had closed, 
yet some windows opened wide. 
New doors were built, 
and some windows closed down. 

It is a continual work in progress. 

Building, reconstructing, rebuilding yet again

I learned that not everything will exactly happen the way I planned them to happen because, after all, not everything is under our control. But maybe, a reason underlies every season. I guess at the end, everything will purposely ensue towards bettering us.

The previous year had re-taught me so many lessons that I’m grateful to have re-known before entering another year in life. Let me share a few.

Prioritize yourself 

Your 20’s should be yours. It shouldn’t be about other people – other people who dull your sparkle or make you feel miserable. It doesn’t have to be about them. Your 20’s should be about you – your growth and your connection with the people who genuinely support and believe in you. Focus on yourself. It ain’t selfish. It’s self-care. There’s a difference. You have to build your empire before focusing on other bridges toward another. Your 20’s should be about knowing your grounds, knowing the solid foundation on which you build your life.

Invest on your goals 

Take that independence with you. Know what you want, act on how you can get them. Have your goals in place, and check them once in a while. Are you still pursuing them? Or have you become stagnant just because life can take its toll and you get to passively just be there sailing through the waters? Be proactive. Act every single day. A little movement does not hurt, but it sure does go a long way. 

Step out of your comfort zone 

It can be energy-consuming, yes. But the more you work out of your comfort zone, the more you feel happy. Sounds so weird, but for me that is truth. The more challenges I face, the more I feel alive. After all, what is the purpose of life without the ordeals we face? What are you fighting for every single day?  Wake your senses up. YES, YOU ARE ALIVE. Make the most out of it. Keep it roll.

God will make way, just pray 

And then again, I tell you. A lot can happen in a day, a week, a month, a year; and through its course, we find bits and pieces of who we are, who we are not, and the gray area in between. It can be mind-boggling, heart-wrenching. It is tormenting to be a worrywart. I needed the life challenges, however, for me to realize one thing again and again – to trust the process.  


The importance of trusting the process 
despite you not knowing the overview of things

You just have to keep on praying 
and keep on believing 
that everything will come out in the end 
as willed by the One Above. 

Hindi kailangan na laging sigurado. 

Minsan kailangan mo lang maniwala.

And at some point, 
I realize the truth behind those words.
Trust the process
Trust that everything will go according to His will.
Not yours, but His. 

A lot can change in a day, a week, a month, a year; and through its course, we find our physical being change, perceptions change, feelings change, the way we do things and how we make decisions… everything changes continually.

Every day we are faced with ordeals we think we couldn’t surpass, but here we are… we struggle, acclimatize, transform and, as each of us would seek, we survive. 

A lot can happen in a day, a week, a month, a year; and through its course, we find bits and pieces of who we are, who we are not, and the gray area in between.

Prioritize yourself

Invest in your goals

Step out of your comfort zone

Pray

And if things don’t work as planned, be grateful still.
God has plans for you that you may not fully understand.
You are a work in progress.
Let Him declare your glorious path. 

Until then. 
Xoxo.

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