I guess I’m a year older, yay? As much as I would like to be 24 years old instead and just skip 2020 all together, I cannot. Just thinking about everything that transpired the past few months, I still cannot believe that this is the reality we’re all living in. These days, I’ve mostly been sulking at the dark corner of my bed, hating every bad thing that’s happening in our country and the world right now.
But since it is my birthday, I will try to brighten up and look back on the highlights of the past year. A lot of things happened and a lot of things are not happening, but through all of that, I continued writing. My blog has been with me every step of the way. Through writing these blog posts for you guys and reading your comments, you’ve inspired me to push through some really challenging times.
Even if I am a workaholic, it’s been difficult juggling a full-time job, while having weekly blog posting schedules, while obsessively figuring out this thing called “life”. Don’t get me wrong, blogging and writing are the things I love doing the most in the world, but sometimes they can get physically and emotionally taxing. I’m just tired and I question if any of the hard work I put in was even worth it.
On such a day when I couldn’t even remember what I work so for, I received this random email from a stranger.
And I would just like to take this moment to thank all of my readers, for your patience and support. I continue to write and share the lessons I’ve learned in life for all of you, in hopes that in one way or the other, I could help even in a small way. I’m a nobody and my platform is still small, but that won’t stop me from trying to write only the best blogs for you guys.
Thank you for your messages, comments, kind words and encouragements. They breathe life into the empty carcass that is my heart and fill it up with so much love, joy and promise. I wish I deserved all of the praises and congratulations I’ve received, but I know that I still have a long way to go. There are more goals to set for, mistakes to learn from and success to achieve.
Life still has a lot of exciting things in store for us. Even when things seem really bleak right now, we have to believe that things will get better. I hope they get better.
I’d also like to thank the friends I have, the friends I’ve made and my family for being understanding and being for there for me. I’m starting to see a world that is beyond of myself, and how I do not have to go through things alone.
I’ve learned that no, we do not have to try so hard to figure everything in life right now. The answers we’re looking for will come at the right time. For now, let’s just enjoy life and continue towards where we wanna go.
Happy 23rd birthday self and let another year with you guys begin!! It’s gonna be fun. I’ll make sure of that!
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