This Year Choose Yourself

Whether we like it or not year 2018 is here. But who does not want to start anew? A clean slate? To make goals and be sure to hit them?

Year 2017 was so-so year for me. To be honest, I slacked off in so many ways. I was not able to do something life changing or different, or something that will challenge me as a person. I just let life took me wherever it would like to take me. What I gained were pimples. Lots of them, actually. Hah! But kidding aside, there were still bits and pieces that I enjoyed- I got to travel to San Francisco, visited Yosemite, wore two-piece swimsuits (it was an achievement for me) while in Miami and had a nice camping trip with friends in Philly.

It was also a year of discovery on what I can tolerate as a person. On what line should I cross and not. Not to mention my relationship with Ronnel (aka the boyfriend). I would like to believe that our relationship have grown so much by knowing and appreciating each other more. We have become more accepting with each other’s flaws that we can’t change but at the same tried to be the best that we can be for the sake of one another.

And unfortunately it had been the year that I had become uninspired on doing the things that I dreamt of doing. I was uninspired in achieving the things that I wanted. I don’t know what have gotten into me. Maybe because of constant failure? Or the people who whispered on my ear that I should be contented with mediocrity? Or those people who believed that it’s ridiculous to have more? Or maybe someone told me that the life I was craving for was not destined for me and I should just accept that?

This year 2018 I want to be different. I want to be bold, to explore more about life. I mean, God will not entrust us this humongous universe if we are meant to stuck in one place. These are the blessings that are meant to be used and shared. I am positive that He wants us to be happy at its fullest capacity. So why settle? Is it because our comfort zone is the safest place on earth? Is it because achieving our goals take so much work, stress and effort? Is it because it is easier to do nothing rather than achieving something? Or because we are so afraid of failure?

Whatever it is, I want to limit my focus onto my dreams and ways on how to achieve it regardless how people find it absurd.  I want to bring back that passion that I lost just because of those people who have different perspective than mine. This year I feel that we have to choose ourselves because at the end of the day we got one life to live and make sure that it’s worthwhile.

We have limitless opportunities right in front of us. Sometimes it’s so overwhelming that we don’t know what to do about it. So we chose to brush it off and throw everything away because it is the easiest thing to do. Little did we know that it was given to us to be able to reach the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Fulfilling dreams is hard. It is meant to be hard. Otherwise you won’t call it a dream. Let us all be brave together and welcome all the opportunities with an open mind and embrace it with open arms. Cheers to 2018!

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