1.04.2015

THE SUNDAY CURRENTLY VOLUME 1


Starting the New Year by sharing!

I'd always wanted to try this "Sunday Currently Series" which I first read at WildSpirit. I made it one of my resolutions to get back to blogging and sharing this year...so here's for a start!



R E A D I N G  
  • My diary entries for the past year (the ULTIMATE THROWBACK)
  • Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami which my sister gave me for Christmas ( I specifically asked her to haha)
  • The Drunken Driver Has The Right of Way by Ethan Cohen - it's a book of interesting poems which I randomly bought last year at Booksale

W R I T I N G this post and my goals and plans for 2015 which is honestly overwhelming (well with me, it's always overwhelming). There's so much to prioritize like fitness, beauty, fashion, career, social, spiritual and it goes on. But I'm on my way filtering everything. Aside from making goals, I've been writing specific strategies on how to achieve it. You know, like a concrete game plan.

C O N V I N C I N G myself I can do it. Ah, just do it.

L I S T E N I N G to my sister's Beyonce and Hip-Hop playlist. Anything she plays loudly really.

W A T C H I N G Thinking Out Loud's music video and Breaking Bad (I'm still on Season 2!)

T H I N K I N G Out Loud Of what's to come for this year, what choices to make and the circumstances (or consequences) it'll bring. 

S M E L L I N G the scent of wood of the new computer table my brother just bought.

W I S H I N G for nothing really. I've learned that everything comes with hard work and not just mere wishing.

H O P I N G to soak myself with arts (in any form) and make time for it this year and to meet new people and make new friends

W E A R I N G the "It's A Dream Come True Nise @ 19" shirt which my college barkada also has and the cheap graphic leggings I only got to wear twice in public cause it faded all too fast

L O V I N G my life, it's imperfections and how it's slowly starting to come to a full circle

W A N T I N G wisdom. Tons of it.

N E E D I N G a boost of confidence and strength to go to office tomorrow! Haha

C L I C K I N G this nice New Year post by Carina Santos. Watch out for the word.


How's your first weekend for 2015 so far?

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1.01.2015

2015 YEAR-BEGINNER POST


Wow, it's been awhile since I last blogged. There were a lot of attempts of doing so and a couple of drafts posts are idly hanging but I never got the chance to finish it all up and publish it since I'd stop myself and say "nah, this is uninteresting."

As I scroll past my previous posts, I couldn't help but laugh at myself. I marvel at my younger self for being so open and being brave enough to be nonsense while trying to be sensible. And now I wonder where did all my courage and energy to put up all those stories go? Truthfully, a lot can change in a year. I graduated, got a job, plunged in the real world and started looking at life in a different perspective.

My 2014 was life-turning and transforming. I learned and realized A LOT. I shared previously that I was having a "Quarter Life Transformation" as cheesy as that sounds. But speaking of, here's a beautiful piece from Camie Juan which pretty much summarizes what I've been feeling (or maybe what most of us are feeling). But let's not get there for now. Wag muna senti, okay lang muna muni-muni. haha

As I look back at my 2014 Goals, I feel a sense of fulfillment that I got to achieve most of it such as finishing a college degree, making it for the first time on the Dean's List, traveling out of town with friends, moving back in Davao and slowly establishing a career I'm learning to love. But the time frame of my goals didn't pan out exactly as I planned it. For an instance, I was targeting to have a job by June and ended up having it by August instead. I was so anxious with the waiting but luckily the wait was worthy. I'm now in a company I'm grateful to be a part of. That's the beauty of life and that's when I appreciate God's perfect timing more. Truly, let go and let God.

Speaking of year, everyone's doing all these year-ender posts and I thought why not make a year-beginner post? Hence the photo above of me, looking ahead. It was taken last 2011, a throwback you say, but that's exactly how I picture myself and my life right now: LOOKING AHEAD. And there's the sky because sky's the limit.

Earlier today, I had my morning run, passed by the church to have a morning prayer (or more like asking God for guidance for the rest of the year) and took off to jogging routes that I haven't trailed before while greeting hangover strangers along the way a Happy New Year.

The streets were partly deserted and the roads were clear. I was running like crazy with arms wide open while Adele's Chasing Pavements (so apt) playing on my earphones. Call it whatever but true story. For once it was so damn nice to feel infinite. I just can't contain my gratitude and excitement knowing that I have this freedom in my hands and knowing that my life and how it will turn out is DEFINITELY up to me.

This year will be different, positively different. I'm excited to make another set of goals and plans especially now that I can finance myself. Haha. I'm praying for another year of self-discovery and growth, travel (which entails saving of course), maturity, good health and a healthier spiritual life.

As for love, it's always on the agenda but not yet the top priority. But we'll see.

 And to quote Maya Angelou:
Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: 'I'm with you kid. Let's go.'


So long 2014! Thank you for the lessons learned hard.
I'm with you 2015. Let's go. Let's rock.


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