Today I celebrate my 27th birthday. I am not really the one who likes celebrating her own birthday, maybe when I was a kid but after I turned 18 I became indifferent. By the time I post this I might have just come home from the hospital with baby Juro. Oh I’m hoping for the best!
Looking back I have to say that being a mother is the most life-changing thing that happened in the 27 years of my existence. At 27 I am now a mother of two while most women have just started making their mark in this world. I have no regrets though, I chose family life over pursuing a career that I know I can be good at. Evidently, the traditional conservative Filipina woman in me reigned over the modern woman I can say I am today.
I am very thankful that I have a good life. I may not have experienced a conventional one while I was growing up but I managed to see the glass half full and have been doing so ever since I could remember, beneficially I spread good vibes like wild fire to everyone I interact with. Life is beautiful when you share it with the people who matter most to you whether you’re comfortably living a good life or just getting by one day at a time.
If you’ve been lurking around my blog you might assume I have a perfect life but no, it’s far from it. I don’t always get what I want, I still wish to building our dream house, I still am learning to be the best wife and mom despite being married for almost four years and a mom for almost three years. I still want to be able to prove myself that I am NOT JUST A HOMEMAKER AND A MOTHER. I guess that’s why I started this blog. As you can see it is a lifestyle blog that tackles everything I find relevant. It is something that has become part of me and part of who I am, a woman. It is a portal in which I can openly share my thoughts, feelings and ideas to people who have come to know me and to random strangers as well (creepy as it sounds).
In the 27 years that I’ve lived life I can say that I am 1/3 of a kid, of an adolescent and of an adult, a good combination if you ask me. 😉
I may not have it all now but I am happy. Happy that I have a growing family that I can take care of. Happy that despite being an unglamorous SAHM most of the time that I get to see my kids grow right before my very eyes. Happy that despite not being a successful whatever-title-you-want-to-insert-here that I am a successful woman. A successful one in my own right. I have accomplished a few things that not most women have done (sending myself to school, earning and supporting myself when I was a teenager and still occasionally work in front of the camera or in recent scenarios see myself on print).
Now that I am 27 years old (still young as most would say) I could say I have lived a good quarter life and my only wish for my birthday is to have a healthy family that I can take care of for the next few decades plus of course for my blog to reach out to people and inspire them even through the little nonsense things I posts heehee.
La Vita Bella!
Thank you to everyone who greeted me today! I may not personally thank each and everyone but still, it warms my heart knowing that people remember (even though they just saw the notification on Facebook! LOL)
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Tara Cabullo says
Happy happy birthday, Jackie! Congratulations on little Juro! Such a cutie and what a big blessing from God! =) Hope to see you soon and little Juro, too =) Mwah mwah!
Thank you so much Tara! O nga, I wanna see you soon if ever I’ll bring Juro! 🙂
Happy Birthday Jackie! 🙂
Thanks Cai! 🙂
Julie Christie Tan says
Happy birthday! I’m glad you are happy with the choices you made in life. =) God bless you! Congrats on your little Juro. =)
Thanks Julie! 🙂
Tiffany B says
Happy Birthday, Jackie! 🙂
Thanks Tiff! 🙂
Ma. Teresa Grech Q. Racal says
happy birthday! wishing you the best…. :))
Thanks Grech! 🙂
shara yu says
belated happy birthday!!!
Thank you Shara! 🙂
Janice Lim says
Belated happy birthday Jackie and congrats again on your baby. 😀
Thank you Janice! 🙂
Michelle Castro says
Belated happy birthday! I just found your blog through bebengisms.. you’re really pretty! you look young too. 🙂
Thank you Michelle 🙂