A year older.
I spent today doing what I usually would just like any normal day. But while I was doing chores and shortly after I had my afternoon nap (super Tita lang hahaha) I gathered a few thoughts as I look back at the year that was.
A lot has happened when I was 32 & now that I’m 33, I’m just very grateful to start another year & create more memories with the people who I’m lucky to call my family & friends.
I kinda started this birthday entry a few years back and I’m probably gonna do it up until I have realizations to share so here are some thoughts on my 33rd year here on earth.
I am no longer bothered by my flaws. It’s what makes me who I am so I embrace them wholeheartedly.
Allow yourself to grow in places people never thought you would.
3. LOOK UP
When it’s all too overwhelming (relationships, career, life in general) just look up at the sky and take deep long breaths.
Sometimes I’m not okay and more often than not I try to resist the feeling. Then I realize it’s really okay not to be okay.
5. WHAT COMFORT ZONE?
I’ve always been scared to get out of my comfort zone simply because I don’t know what’s out there for me. But every once in a while, doing something you want even though you’re not sure how it’ll turn out is exactly what you need.
exactly what I did when I hosted for Travelon a few weeks back. I’ve hosted before but usually with a partner I can banter with. First time to host alone and I was scared shitless thinking I won’t be able to do it. Thankfully I did.
6. LOOSEN UP
I’m clumsy and awkward & I’ve always taken it against me. But then why should I? So now i laugh on my being clumsy & awkward & have not taken myself too seriously.
What is it that excites us when we get something new? New bag, new job, new memories to keep? I think it has a lot to do with having something that you’ve never had. So I’m all for new now. I’m ready for more new experiences & new challenges.
We’re so afraid of making mistakes that sometimes it’s the very reason why we don’t grow. No longer afraid to make mistakes as long as I recognize it for what it is and learn from it.
Heartbreak doesn’t stop when you’re out of high school or an adult. Little heartbreaks happen more than we think. We just don’t recognize it as such. It can be as trivial as remembering a memory or as big as losing someone you love.
10. AHA MOMENTS
One way or another we all want that AHA moment. Don’t wait for it to happen. It’ll happen when you least expect it. And that’s the beauty of it.
A lot of people ask me what motivates me to workout. Well aside from food it’s really simple: I workout because I can. I wanna move as much as possible while I still can coz when I’m older I know my movements will be limited so go lang ng go now while I still can.
12. SELF CARE
Self care yourself until you’re ready to take on your roles in life. It doesn’t have to be a day at a spa or something that’s pampering. Just do things that can reset you and can help you better take care of others.
One of my key take away from the book of Mark Manson: Make your f*cks expensive that you just don’t give it away. Also, don’t give one if it’s not yet your time to give one. So many things to care about and I know sometimes the things that people say about us that upsets us are the ones we care about most. STOP IT. Don’t give away your f*cks to people who stress you out. NOT WORTH IT.
Part of what I do is being online almost 24/7. I’ve learned to go offline once in a while and on weekends limit my time on social media. It’s refreshing.
15. UNIVERSE IS FOR YOU
The secret is to conspire with the universe. Tell it what you want and how you want your life to be & it will give you what you need. In short, postive thoughts always!
That’s it. Will update this once I’ve gathered more thoughts!