This year was pretty incredible – or might I say daring – for me. And I’m pretty thankful for all these unforgettable events that helped me grow; may it be a happy or sad event. Either way, I’m thankful for both.
This year was actually eventful for a lazy person like me. LOL.
This year, I got to experience some time away from my family for work. I was assigned to cover an event for my job in Cebu for a week. For someone like me who’s not used to spending time away from my family, this was a big thing. I was able to survive that week and also got to know more about now one of my close friends, Dessa. Everything that happened there was truly magical, it was a week filled with blessings and realizations.
This year, one of my best friends got engaged!! And I couldn’t be any happier for Izza and JC. Izza has been one of my longest friends since grade school. I know her wedding is not until sometime in 2018 but I am very very excited for that. I’m also happy that I got to meet new people and make new friends. For an introvert like me, that is a very big thing!
This year, I was able to be adventurous and daring. Well just a little bit of both. But who cares, at least I did something worthwhile.
I don’t really love the beach but, because we -and by we, I mean me and my officemates- got sick of the city and of our 9 to 5 jobs, we decided to go on a one day escape – to an island. 4 hours away from the metro. With no sleep at all, we basked in the sun and fell in love with mother nature. I have never seen so many blues and greens and whites my entire life. It was pure joy being in mother nature’s arms that day. And after that, I have been longing for the sea.
I also do not like doing daring stuff such as gun shooting or archery. But heck, I did both this year. Oh hell yass. I got scared of gun shooting. I was only able to shoot a total of 10 bullets. Then I stopped because I was shaking, and per usual, the sound made me panic. Archery was a lot of fun. I’d do it every single day. It was a bit scary at first but at least, no recoil afterwards. Felt like I was Legolas’ sidekick. LOL. How I wish!!!
2016 was also all about learning how to take time off and chill. And so I did that.. with my officemates who are my best friends also. We were able to celebrate Christmas the way we wanted.. by just being ourselves. Our crazy selves.
So there. I had a pretty crazy year. The year of realizing stuff (as Kylie Jenner would say). Because this year, I was able to realize that I have a worth, that I have people I can count on, I have people always waiting for me with open arms. And also, it was this year that I found people I know I will never let go. And finally, I think, I have finally moved on.. and have met a wonderful guy who doesn’t even know I have feelings for him. HAHAHA.
So, adios 2016, thanks for the challenges! HELLO 2017, I AM READY FOR MORE.
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