The year 2014 was not the best year, but looking back, I have a lot to be thankful for. I was given some opportunities that I grabbed at the snap of the fingers and they provided me valuable lessons. The year 2014 was also the year of family — I lost a cousin to murder but I gained a nephew who is the light of our lives, and all of my mother’s siblings were together after a long, long while. The year 2014 was also the year I turned 30, and I didn’t feel any differently from the past years. Truthfully, the last time I feared turning a year older was when I turned 20 because that was my last year of college and I didn’t know what lies ahead of me.
The year 2015, I would dedicate to working hard and achieving goals I’ve set aside in the past years, to health and fitness, and to closing an old chapter and opening a new one. I could not wait to bid goodbye to 2014, and say hello to 2015! Happy New Year!
Let’s start the week with a thought-full blog post: on the reason I write, and why the art of keeping a journal has never lost its appeal on me, and why writing helps me psychologically. Continue reading “On Writing and Why It Keeps Me Sane”
Good Monday morning!
I was browsing through my stuff, and came across old journals, letters, greeting cards and papers and found this piece written in one of those journals. I thought it would be nice to share because many times I’ve referred to this and made it my sort-of rule for living well. I wrote this in my journal but I don’t know where I got it. If you know the source, please inform me so I can give credit. Continue reading “21 Stuff(s) to Give Away”
I am a lousy gifter. I rarely give “material” gifts, but I also give gifts anytime of the year when I see things I know my family and friends would love. I know it’s already Christmas eve, but still, it’s never too late to let people know what I truly want for Christmas. My fervent wish this Christmas is that there will be no more natural calamities — but that could not be granted, even if I harness all my powers to stop climate change. So, I made a list of material things I’d love to receive this Christmas and all throughout the year. Continue reading “My Grown-Up Christmas List”