“Resolutions” can be done at any time or day of the year – but we all know people famously make them on “New Year’s”. There’s something about the turn of the year that appeals to starting something new, somethings fresh, something better.
Yes, we also know that most of the time, these resolutions don’t last. It can already be considered an achievement if it reaches Valentine’s day. In as much as we set ourselves into being better, reality sets in and complications (too busy! too lazy! lack of commitment!) prevents us from following through.
While I couldn’t really consider what I did the past couple of days as “reflecting” [Read: Sleep. Eat. Sleep. Watch Series. 2k14. Sleep. Clash of Clans. Eat. Sleep. Facebook. Twitter. Sleep.], I got a jolt in me saying maybe it’s time for new beginnings.
I guess there wasn’t really a big need for reflecting because I already knew about it. I just needed the push to get on with it.
To getting myself out of a runt and for making myself better. No, I won’t use the word “try”. It’s time for ‘doing’ things, not ‘trying’ them.
Yes, the new year is several month’s away, but why wait for January 1st? As one of my favorite quotes from the movie Vanilla Sky goes, “Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around”.
Hopefully isn’t like those other resolutions that fizzled after a couple of days or weeks. Hopefully this is something that lasts.
4 months. 1 Week.
minsan panalo, minsan naman talo
ganun talaga ang ikot ng mundo
di laging makukuha ating gusto
tanggapin na lang na sadyang ganito
di sa wala na tayong magagawa
wag pa rin susuko’t magsasawa
tuloy parin tayong lahat lalaban
walang iwanan sa ating koponan
sama-sama lahat sa lalakbayin
makakamit din ang ating mithiin
They say the destination is made even sweeter by the journey.
I was shown how true this is three times in a day during my vacation in Coron Island (Palawan, Philippines).
Naranasan mo na bang sumuntok sa buwan?
Yung sumugal kahit wala ka sa katwiran?
Hindi umuubra kahit ano mong pilit;
Tadhana’y ganyan talaga, sadyang malupit.
Gaano man kadami iyak mo at luha,
Anumang gawin mo sadyang di makukuha.
Pero ganun pa man ay di ka papatalo,
Aasa ka pa rin, aasa sa milagro.
After a while you realize it’s not about planning special things, being in a great place, or having good food.
Sometimes ‘normal’ things are more than enough, as long as you are with the people that matter the most.
And just like that, seven months done.
It was both fast and eventful;
Things changed and new norms were set.
The wheel of life continues to spin;
And we’re all there for a ride.
Seven months done, five months to go.
Ticket Booth Lady hands me some cards and the movie tickets.
Me: “What are these?” *points at cards*
Ticket Booth Lady: “Those are the tickets.”
Me: “Uh… ok… what’s this then?” *points at the paper I previously thought were the tickets*
Ticket Booth Lady: “That’s the receipt.”
One year without drinking soda today!
2011 wasn’t really a year I would consider as one of the “better” ones; in fact, on some aspects, it was actually one of my worst.
I now start 2012 full of hope that things will turn around. The year starts with me thinking that this one won’t just be better than the last, it’s going to be one of the best!