From Basement to 3rd floor. I’m desperate.
So I was thinking…
Why was ‘jellyfish’ trending again?
It is the first day of the last month of the year.
The breeze is getting colder. The days are getting shorter. The nights are growing longer. Christmas songs are playing on the street. And almost everyone is collecting stickers for limited edition coffee shop planners.
I can’t believe 2013’s about to end.
Looking back, it seems like time just flew by. But I know that’s not true.
I remember every moment.
Every smile, every tear, every drop of sweat, and every burst of laughter had a purpose. Every person I met, touched, and shared stories with left a mark in my life in some way. Every day, good or bad, happens to make me the person I am today: stronger, wiser, better.
I know now that no matter what happens, as long as I keep in mind that He’s in control, everything is going to work out for the good, pleasing, and perfect.
Every single day is a new adventure to explore and a new lesson to be learned.
For the first three months, I have been living out the most of my awesomesauce highschool experience. I have no regrets. It truly was the best time of my life.
Summer flew by but it didn’t live me empty-handed. It gave me lots of memories to reminisce and stories to tell to strangers and friends alike.
The first semester of college was a trial but His grace took me to the end and allowed me to finish strong and smiling.
The semestral break was blissful. It was spontaneity at its finest. Every moment was an escape to paradise of being young, wild, and free.
The second semester is still challenging but still, by grace, I keep learning and growing.
Now, it’s December. The year’s about to end. I have a lot of memories to reminisce and a lot more to make.
All I know is that one thing has never changed:
Holding on to that makes me grateful for the days that passed by and hopeful for the days to come.
Time is an extremely confusing thing.
There are times when days go by so quickly they seem like a blur while there are other days when every second drags on.
This week is one of the latter and the fact that this is becoming a very stressful week is not helpful.
I’m still trying to distinguish what makes the difference. I think it has something to do with the fact that the more I worry about something, the more dreadful it becomes. The more time I spend worrying it, the more it refuses to go away.
It’s an amazing feeling to wake up every single day knowing that you are loved, you are valued, and that you have a purpose. That in every thing that’s going on in your life, you don’t have to worry because the One who loves you so much is in control. No matter what happens, He’s with you. He’s never going to leave you. Above all, He’s going to make all things work out for the good, pleasing, and perfect. That’s why I can trust Him. That’s why I can obey. That’s why I can SURRENDER. I don’t have to strive to please everyone around me because it has never been about me. It’s all about Him. It is ultimately because of how much He loves me and all that He’s done for me that I am secure, at peace, and full of joy. It’s all through Him and for Him. #grace
I watched the sun rise on my way home. Now I watched it set on the way back. The same bus line I rode on the way to my hometown is the same bus line that drove me away from it.
It was a day of fleeting moments and quick goodbyes.
I woke up as early as I can. I was still in my aunt’s house. I felt sort of proud that I woke up as early as five in the morning because my aunt kept mocking me for being a late-sleeper. I had breakfast there then bid my goodbyes.
I was happy that the road to the terminal was so long. It gave me time to contemplate my surroundings and savor GenSan one more time for the road.
I reached Davao earlier than expected. It was still ten o’clock. I decided to waste around an hour strolling around in the mall and splurging on Starbucks (which was really stupid). I arrived at Nova Tierra by half past eleven. I started playing The Sims 3 the moment I got there. But I got bored a few minutes later so I just did productive things like repack my bags and eat lunch. I watched a few episodes of The Vampire Diaries to kill the time.
I was lucky enough that my uncle’s driver offered to drive me to the airport, saving me from another huge taxi fare. I barely said goodbye to my cousins but it was fine, I’ll see them soon enough.
Once I got to the airport, I was really early. I spent the extra hours strolling around once in a while, having my quiet time, and browsing the web. I even treated myself to a durian shake which was surprisingly creamy and delicious.
There were a lot of delays throughout the flight. There was even a delay when we landed. There was a lot of airport traffic and whatnot. But it was fine. At least I can escape from reality a little longer.
But alas, I have to wake up from the dream. The moment we reached Manila. Everything I’ve been relenting came crashing down on me. The time for daydreaming and endless fun is done.
It’s time to face reality and just get it over with.