Explore: Off-roading on rocky road / January 2014 - present
It just made me realized that I started off my new year (2014) in the company of a few good people. Reflecting on 2013 really makes me happy. I’ve learned a lot about myself, especially that I can prove now to myself that I can also enjoy on being alone or should I say a happy single individual now. Over the past years, I always had a man by my side. I was always in a relationship. ‘Til I thought I found the right man for me that I got into an almost two-year relationship with a man who loved, yet I didn’t know what happened to us. It was really a messy break up. So after what had happened, years in relationships, I found myself alone. Lots of questions bound around my mind. Until I met a stranger in a coffee shop and had short conversation and really an interesting one and it made me realized this, “Single is not a status. It is a word that describes a person who is strong enough to live and enjoy life without depending on others." It was like if I can’t enjoy being single, how can I enjoy being with someone else?It was difficult to adjust at first because I was so used to sharing everything to someone. I was so used to having someone around. After I made a lot of realizations by that time, I started to read self-help books again, reading about being single and having conversations to different people especially those happy single people :)
I was so happy by that time because I’ve made some awesome new friends, traveled with other people, started a new job, started another new job, juggled three jobs, enroled myself to a management school, experienced being marketing specialist for a month, started events again (weddings and debuts), met someone interesting, started another new job again, friendly dates, met new business-minded people especially my former boss in QTEA, and began making bucket list for 2014, lots of explorations: travels and more travels. There are some people I’d like to see again, places I’d like to explore, and activities to try.
I just want to share this quote with you, these words that make me smile always and think: ”Things didn’t work out because, well, greater things were in the works. It’s so difficult while we’re blind and hurting and don’t know which way is up. But, if you have faith in anything, have faith in the fact that the universe has a beautiful way of straightening things out far better than we ever could. You may not see it today or tomorrow, but you will look back in a few years and be absolutely perplexed and awed by how every little thing added up and brought you somewhere wonderful– or where you always wanted to be. You will be grateful that things didn’t work out the way you once wanted them to." -What Happens After What Was “Supposed To Be”
I am always happy, grateful and blessed. It was really a road trip, sometimes on a smooth drive and sometimes off-roading on a rocky road. :)
It’s easy being with you, sacred simplicity.
As long as we’re together, there’s no place I’d rather be
You can say my heart is just a tad bit cold but the way i see it, I think there’s more maturity and wisdom in knowing which person is worth keeping and which individuals you should let go. :)
This was well worth it. Coming home from work tired but happy is a welcoming feeling. :) Ang saya!
P.S. I’m going to miss not getting to know you (more) at work. Sir, you are the kindest fella I’ve ever met (so far) this year. Thank you for preparing me a breakfast, lunch and sometimes dinner every time I go to our store. Haha! Really thank you. Appreciate it! :D
I’m always grateful for having new opportunities and meeting new people. Ang galing kasi tuwing magkakaroon ako ng new work, para lang akong naglalaro. Ganito pala feeling kapag freelancer. Nakakatuwa na may halong takot, syempre at first nakakatakot kasi bagong mga tao makikilala mo until you give them an enough time para makilala ang bawat isa, ang rewarding ng feeling. Yung mga boss mo na ang cocorny din pala ng mga jokes. Mas corny pa sa jokes mo! HAHA! Naattach na ako sakanila. I’m gonna miss you all. :) Thank you sa friendship at sa good stress everyday. :)
Latest music addiction. On repeat :)
Traveling North / April 2014
Family time is the best time! :)
'Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.' #vsco #vscocam #ilocosnorte #ilocos (at Cape Bojeador Lighthouse)
Get comfortable with not knowing.from a friend
OH YEAH, IT SMELLS LIKE CHOCOLATE! SO STOKED FOR THIS, I’VE BEEN WAITING!!!