A new year that is

I am forever grateful for a new year that is.

Turning a year old and probably growing old are privileges of our time today. I couldn’t be any more thankful for my family, friends, and colleagues who remember my special day and took time in their busy schedules to send their messages. I feel loved and special. I will be forever grateful.

Looking back to the years that were, I felt that I have grown–a bit, if that appeases some hehe like I care, but I think that it was for the better, and at some point, turning a year older has been exciting like I was a teenager again who couldn’t wait to be a lady and be her own. But I wish I was, sometimes, I have a lot of things I want to say to my younger self– lose the carbs for once because when you are in your thirties, your metabolism ghosts you like some guys you dated earlier in your time which weren’t worth it at all, if I may say, looking back.

Indeed, there is more to life than what we have imagined. Most of it we did not expect but as you grow older, you tend to be more accepting of the things that are in front of you. You tend to be more understanding of the things you don’t and don’t want to understand but have to, because this is the present and we have to deal with everything that is served and customized for us.

I tend to bend but not be broken. I push through with both my head and my heart like a totally responsible adult I couldn’t believe so myself. This birthday this year was a little different and I was okay with it. Two years in the midst of a pandemic, I couldn’t be any more grateful for another year, another life, and another chance to be anyone I wanted to be, to be a mother, to be a contributing force in the society, to be a friend, and to be someone who has a lot to share given the chance.

My birthday is how I wanted it to be. Peaceful and full of sleep with my favorite people, my favorite food, and at no cost.

Thank you to all who took the time to greet me and express their love. My life is better when you are all in it and I hope the succeeding years will be a blast and you will still be part of it, of me. I am forever grateful for a new year that is.

BEarthDay 2020

Yesterday, April 22, I celebrated my Quarantine Birthday. While we are in the middle of Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), it has been one, if not the most peaceful birthdays I have and I am exceptionally thankful for another year of life that I got to spend with my family and loved ones.

I am also grateful to everyone who took a minute or so from their day to greet me and send me well wishes. I am glad to know more friends this year and delighted to build better relationships with my existing ones.

I wished that this pandemic end soon so our lives will return to normal or craft a new normal then. I do not want us to lose another person to this virus; and, I wished that we came to realize a thing or two about our lives and how we live it during this period of uncertainty.

For this added year in my life, I’d like to spend it more with people who matter to me. I’d want to reach my dreams further in this life with my family and genuine friends. This year is a year of thrive – just like how my previous years went, but this time wiser and better.

I want this new year of my life a productive, prosperous, and fun one. I am ecstatic about the next page and how it will unfold – whether it be a challenge or a success, I’ll sure find the purpose of it for me.

At this age, I am glad to have put Happy Shift PH and create better product experience for my clients through products that are friendly to our environment. I am joyful to have aced graduate school, conferred with degrees, and start my post-graduate level with improved reasons and objectives. I am also happy to have worked and practiced my field in the academe, and be a mother.

I may not be big with material things not because I cannot afford or such, but I’d like to keep things that are just enough for me and my family. My current disposition is in content and happiness. Physical things will come and go, but what I have acquired so far in this life is something I can cherish forever.

Again, thank you for all the birthday greetings and love you all have sent for my birthday. I hope to see you in the next chapter.