New Beginnings

“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.

Panalo | Talo

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

We Fall

We do our best, but sometimes our best isn’t good enough. We try but we fail. Some obstacles are too big, or maybe the timing just isn’t right. We stumble, make mistakes, and ultimately fall.

But hey, that’s life.

We should get back up and try harder. We should make our best even better. It won’t guarantee success, we might even fall down again, and again, and again.

But at least in the end we’ll know we gave it our everything. And if we do, we shouldn’t have any regrets, whatever the outcome may be.