Boyfriend Appreciation Post

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I never thought love could feel this good – I think God never gives us that perfect fairytale-like love that we’ve dreamt about as kids, but rather, he gives us the love we never thought we needed. Also, I think that when you find the right person for you, you’ll be surprised at how time can fly.

With you, everyday is something to celebrate about. Sometimes it amazes me how selfless you can be despite your claims of being selfish – you cheer me up despite having problems of your own and it moves me how despite feeling like you’re carrying the weight of the world, you still choose to carry a bit of mine for me.

You are such a blessing in my life despite me being so stubborn and reckless and just plain out of control. You are always willing to go that extra mile for me. Despite everything we’ve gone through, you’re still here and I will always be thankful for that. Thank you for always putting up with my mood swings.

I love you always and in all ways.

2017, So Far

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2017 has got to be the most challenging year for me so far. To start off, I left my first job in the hopes that the next one will be better but it wasn’t. In fact, it was more stressful and toxic than the first one and knowing that I made the wrong decision just because I was so eager to leave my first job—that broke me. It was hard to accept, I didn’t know where to go from there and what else to do, I lasted there for about four months. I just couldn’t handle the stress anymore, and I’ve never felt more tired.

After leaving my second job, I was blessed with finding a new one in the company where I interned. It brought back so many memories, but it all felt great knowing that I wouldn’t have a hard time adjusting with some of the people in the office. But after training, I was challenged again. This time it is because I feel like my skills doesn’t fit the job. My friends encouraged me that I will eventually get used to it, and I did. But still, there are moments when I feel like I don’t really know and understand what I’m doing. I’m still here though, learning as though I’m a student again. I hope I can survive.

The whole year was indeed full of challenges, but one thing is for sure, I learned a lot. I realized so many things about myself, who my real friends are, and more importantly, I learned so many things about life and adulthood. It’s not easy and it never will be, but I got to face each day with my head held up high because there are people who have it harder than me, people who are suffering and fighting for their lives, so I can’t just give up.

In 2018, I have no resolutions, no wishes, and no expectations. I decided to just go with the flow and whatever happens, happens. The universe may be tough, but it also gives us hope. So here’s to new challenges, lessons, and cheers to better days ahead. 💖

Twenty-Third

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The day of my birthday, I was running around Makati to fix my requirements. I’ve recently resigned from my first job and I’m going start with my new job on Monday, so I’m both nervous and excited.

I tried to complete all the things I needed during the first two days of this week so that I could have the last remaining days for rest and reading. I’ve learned a lot of things in the past year and I can absolutely say that I’ve changed in some ways.

I’m just so thankful that I have so many awesome souls around me that usually helps me get up and still grind throughout each day. Life may be a little bit tough, but hey, life and most things usually gets tough before it even gets better and that should be enough for all of us to keep going.

I’m 23 now, and I still can’t believe it. In this post, I just wanted to thank everyone who has been there for me through all the good and bad and most especially God for giving me so many blessings that I know I may sometimes overlook or take advantage of.

Book Review: Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

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Rating: ★★★★★
Read: December 2016

Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry about surviving, love, pain, abuse and feminism. I loved how each poem was moving and powerful and made me relate to things I never knew I could relate to until I read this book.

And though I am not a fan of the author not using proper capitalization (I don’t know if she did it on purpose or if she has an explanation about it, please don’t hesitate to notify me), I loved every bit of her prose and poetry. It showed us, her readers, that her experiences made her stronger in time and I can’t describe this book more, because all I can think about when I try to describe it is POWERFUL.

If you’re a fan of poetry, you should read this.
If you’re not a fan of poetry, you should read this.
Just read it.

This is one of my favorites:

“I thank the universe
for taking
everything it has taken
and giving to me
everything it is giving”

Recent Book Haul

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Here’s a quick book haul post — It’s been a while since I last posted a haul on my blog. I haven’t been buying books lately because I told myself at the start of the year that I’m going to minimize my book buying since I still got a load of TBR piled up in my room. But my grandfather have a friend who is selling some of her son’s used books and guess where that lead me.

My grandfather got all these for only ₱420! Can you believe that? So anyway, I’m still reading Curiosity House: The Shrunken Head by Lauren Oliver and H.C. Chester. Plus, I read some comic books over the weekend:

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