Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Go out and inspire (and be inspired)

This is just a quick post (and a short one).

Have you experience being in those situations where you just can't get an idea or ideas out of your head? Like they're resonating in it like crazy?

I have those moments this week.
But those ideas are not new.
They've been planted in my dreams for too long and I'm quite ecstatic to finally make a go and plan for it.

How about you?
What makes you excited these days?

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

25 for 25

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It's been a while since I have this perfect moment and mood to just sit down, write, and just put into words whatever comes into my mind. I've been quite busy these past few days, err, I mean these past few weeks that this blog's turning into a hub of 'mini updates.' Sorry about that folks. The blogger here is just busy with with a lot of things - from traveling to work.

So, what's up everyone?
Did you enjoy your holiday?

Well, I did though Christmas was celebrated with me the only one eating our noche buena food and New Year with me and my parents the only ones celebrating. But it's still a good celebration :)

Happy New Year by the way!

2013 marks a special year. This month, I just turned a year older! Time flies so fast. It seems that I have just written my 24th birthday post yesterday. Just like my past birthdays, I chose to celebrate it simply. Aside from the fact that I have to report for work that day, my parents were also not around that time as they attended my cousin's wedding in the province. My special day was just celebrated by attending my first Sunday mass this year, sweet treat with my brothers, simple lunch prepared by my brother, and a 'festive' dinner with my workmates.

When I was younger, I've thought of grand things when reaching this age.
I've thought of a great career and traveling to so many places. While my career isn't in full bloom yet, at least, by now, I have some clear thoughts about it. As with traveling, I want to take pride of those small accomplishments - traveling solo and conquering travel-related fears :)

As I turn a year older, I'd like to share with you some of life's lessons I learned along the way:

  1. Whatever you do, give your best.
  2. Nothing substitutes experience.
  3. Failure and success are not each other's opposite. 
  4. You do not have to fear in making mistakes. Life's all about learning. You commit a mistake and that's totally OK. Learn from it.
  5. Value relationships but NEVER compromise self-worth for it. A healthy relationship nourishes both (self and the relationship itself).
  6. Courage isn't the absence of fear. It's making a choice of taking action instead of asking 'what if'.
  7. Almost everything in life is possible.
  8. Being in a relationship isn't a foolproof way of being happy.
  9. Happiness is a choice and a matter of conditioning your mind.
  10. No one can make you inferior other than yourself.
  11. You are your own limitation.
  12. It's easy to like someone in a glance but to love a person completely and deeply, you need to know him/her more than what eyes can see and what those ears can hear. 
  13. It's POSSIBLE for a man and a woman to be just friends. 
  14. Life's too short to keep on postponing things that you think you wanted to do.
  15. Whatever it is that you think you'd like to pursue, DO IT NOW. Stop making excuses. 
  16. There is more than one path.
  17. You live not just for yourself.
  18. Although you wanted to be in control, life surprises you when you learn to sometimes go with the flow.
  19. You are the captain of your own ship. Lead it to where you want to go.
  20. You are never too young or too old to do something grand or start something new.
  21. The world is beautiful. See it, explore it before your time's over.
  22. You only get to inspire others if you do things that inspire you.
  23. Time is the most important resource.
  24. Nothing beats a kid's smile/hug in your most stressful moment.
  25. Life is a grand adventure. Enjoy it!
How about you?
What did you learn when you were 25?
I'd love to read about them! :)

Monday, January 7, 2013

Live, Dream, and Travel Further

I don't know how to put into words the thoughts juggling in my head.
It's a mixture of things from career plans to passion in writing and traveling.
Now, I don't have to choose as I can pursue my passion without necessarily having to give up something.
True enough, you can have an identity outside your work.
While it's a great thing to have a job that you love, certain circumstance doesn't always permit you to have both. And yes, I'm making the most of what I have.

Cheers to 2013!
The best is yet to come :)

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Passion, Fears, Future

I've been battling with this decision for the looongest time that I think anyone from Zen Habits reading this would nudge me to take action.

I wanted to pursue this passion but without fail, as I'm already on the verge of actually doing it, someone or a circumstance would tell me to stop. They remind me to think of my future, of living the way most people do. 

I don't know if pursuing one's passion is being selfish or plainly irrational. 
What if I fail?
What if I'll make the wrong decision?
What if time will come and I'll realize that I let this opportunity slip?

BUT what if none of these will happen?

What if I'll be successful in this venture?
What if I can actually make a career out of it?
What if, somewhere down the road, I'll realize that it's ALL WORTH THE RISK?

I need to make this decision NOW.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Ola!

It's been a while since I posted something in this blog. Just to let you know, this blog still exist! hehe.

So, what happened to me?

Well, I got super busy - with full-time offline job, online job, and travels.

I guess I'm more busy with the latter ;)

Here's the list of my recent travel destinations:

1. Bukidnon

Dahilayan Adventure Park


Dahilayan Garden



2. Kiamba, Saranggani



3. Surallah, South Cotabato


All of these places were visited in span of 2 months during my super amazing day-offs! ;) I guess, you can make things happen if you just have the desire to really make them happen.

Plus, I've finally tried wild water tubing here in Davao!


Have a great week ahead!



Friday, November 9, 2012

Following Bliss

I know many people will call me a quitter for doing this. And I am sure that many will raise their eyebrows, some will even get disappointed for this decision that I'll be making. But I have to live the kind of life that I wanted and not the one expected of me.

I have decided to follow my bliss, to help people in different way.
I know the road won't be easy but I'm confident I can make it.

I'm no quitter when it comes to things that I badly wanted.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Going Out of Comfort Zone

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I think this homebased job is my comfort zone. I don't have any tinge of fear dealing with it. However, at this point, I've realized that I need to grow as a person. I wanted to go beyond my comfort zone. I wanted to face my fears with eyes opened. I wanted to realize my fullest potential.

Thus, I have decided to accept the offer. The offer that I believe could help me ease my fears on a lot of things, including those that I wanted to deal with since I was a student. 

Yesterday's my first day and I don't know but I feel bad for feeling dumb. It's as if I started from scratch again. My emotions are like telling me to stop it and just go back to what I used to do and what I love best to do. But something's not right. If I quit now, I wouldn't be meeting my goal. I wouldn't be facing these fears. 

I love writing and still looking forward to become a clinical researcher one day. I know that this experience will help me face future fears associated with those dream jobs I'm eyeing for. At this point, I know I just have to be really patient with myself. I have to read more, learn more, and become more open. Besides, nobody become an expert in one day, right?