We all know that New Year’s just around the corner. It may be an indication that we have to change our unhealthy lifestyles, set our new goals, get involved, or whatever it is, since it’s a new head start it means to make changes (for me). Especially that WE all survived the so-called END OF THE WORLD which is freaky but proven wrong, n’est-ce pas?
Of course, this life’s not supposed to be filled with just fun and happy moments, but the sad and regretful ones as well. And with that, I simply want to look back at the things that made my 2012 a year to remember. It’s a good way to count on how many blessings I’ve received in my 366 days of twenty-twelve. (Oh well, I’d list down only the happy moments so that everyone can be affected with happiness.)
My Top 12 Highlights of 2012
- “Heart & Sole” –the celebration of my beloved Alma Mater’s 55th Anniversary
Woah, this can’t be forgotten! I was able to perform in my 4th year! Being a part of the Theater Arts family (now SMHS Dance Troupe) is a big blessing. I met new friends because of this event (and the past events like the Hues & Harmony and Decades) and also, I developed my dancing skills for the last time in high school! I never stop learning.
- My High School Graduation Day
It is undeniably one of the most unforgettable days in my life, but that can’t beat my whole high school experience!
That day, I cried & laughed because of too much mix of emotions. Everybody felt the same way, I think? I SHOULDN’T forget that day! As it is the end but also the start of something new.
I thought I’ll have another wasted summer break but I was half wrong. I spent some days with my family out of town.
Yes I have a summer wishlist like places to visit, things to accomplish, etc. Unfortunately, I wasn’t lucky to fulfill them all. LOL
- Sporting a new haircut and hair color
Okay, this one’s a big change for me. From the black long hair to a short (hmm not really, maybe medium length?) brownish-red hair, most of my friends said it fits me, but for me, I don’t think so. But yeah, I somehow felt the flattering sound on their tone when they say that it made me look more mature. It took me few months to believe that it fits me because I loved my long hair, and I didn’t like seeing myself in the mirror with the new hairstyle I have. I think it’s one big change I’ve done with myself this year, as I don’t like my hair being dyed and cut too much. But I liked it eventually. Hooray! Je ne regrette rien.
THIS! One of the most nerve-racking experience I had. I became too attached with my high school friends so I was afraid entering a new chapter of my school life; afraid that the academics will be on the next level, afraid of getting along with people I don’t completely know, afraid of being lost at the campus, afraid of terror professors, I felt like a kid again. I was afraid to face the college world but I DID IT! Prayers truly work and I can say, I survived in overcoming my fears! I was also able to do it because…
- I met new awesome friends!
I never thought of meeting such good friends like them. I found the people who I can share my craziness with, and everything! Nneka, Cleo, Angie, Maia and Aindie, I love you all so much and you know how thankful I am to have you as my friends! (Cheezy!)
You know, college is like… maybe like what they usually say that… you have to choose who you’re gonna be with. Isn’t it scary? It’s like a threat. I’m choosy when it comes to friends because I choose only the best and look! I bet I’m one of the lucky kiddos in my school because I have an awesome circle of friends. Oh God, I certainly think I wouldn’t survive my first days in MC, until now, if I haven’t found them! I’m just so blessed.
It takes a lot of guts! I’m so speechless and until now, it’s one of the things I’m still grateful for, and will always be. It’s a new chapter in my dance life and I can’t thank God enough for giving me such a nice family of dancers and servers. Yes, servers because I knew the group serves Him through dancing. Godly dancers.
- Birthday Celebration in Cavite
Ooh lala! I know God planned to schedule our Team Building Seminar on the same day as my birthday. What a surprise was that?! At first I was thinking twice if I’d come, but my friends won’t allow me not to go! Haha. And what’s more special about that day is the surprise gift I received from my sweet friends! A Dulce de Leche cake I didn’t notice they’d bring! Such smart people huh? I chose the right friends! Hihi. Blessed indeed.
- Winning the Cheerdance Competition
How can I forget this? One victorious event that put our block section in a closer relationship. We’ve worked so hard, and me together with other choreographers leading the whole class isn’t a joke. It’s just equivalent to our PE Finals but we just can’t take it for granted, grade is still a big deal (for us). But whatever hard circumstances we faced, we got through it and we even won. CHAMPIONS! Oi oi oi!
Yay! Tis’ one of the events I am so thankful for. Meeting Sophie Sumner & Raina Hein in person is such a dream come true! What more can I say? They look like dolls. They’re so so pretty! Zut alors!
- NSTP overnight exposure trip
Held in Brgy. Laiban, Tanay Rizal. We (Purifiers) decided to come. Originally, only 5 are required to come but since we’re 6, we plead and convinced our prof . On the educational side, we learned how to get along with people of different lifestyle, which is the real objective of the trip. And geeeez! I’m so thankful to have my real friends! STARGAZING that night with them is truly memorable. *.*
- Christmas & New Year celebration with family
Bonding at Eastwood and then in Baguio! I don’t really care if those are over rated places for vacation or trip, as long as I’m with my family, it’s the thing that really matters. I HAD FUN AND I FEEL SO BLESSED!
Thank you God, for the good times, even the bad ones! Can’t thank you enough. ♥
I had a fruitful year, full of endings but the beginnings are the most important. I hope this will serve as an inspiration to the readers, to count your blessings instead of the things you don’t have and the things that made you sad.
One thing I always keep in mind: “Change is the only permanent thing in this world” So why fear? We shouldn’t be afraid of failures because that’s what molds us into a better person. And if you fail again and again, remember that everybody makes mistakes, no perfect person is alive. C’est la vie! Get up! “Be the change you want to see.” Faute de mieux.
To the people who made, are making, will make me feel whole as a person, in short: the people in my past, present and in the future as well, sending all my Gratefulness, even if you hurt me, made me happy, continuously loving me, etc… Efharisto! My life wouldn’t be this amazing without you guys.
Never miss the opportunities the new year brings. Embrace it! Take advantage of it and see for yourself.
Let’s welcome the new year all together. Don’t forget to ask God for guidance and… I’m wishing all a blessed year ahead.
*What am I so excited about 2013?
I’m going to have my long awaited debut and, I just feel that there’ll be a lot of surprises this coming year. I don’t want to expect but I just want to think positively. I learned this year (2012) that you really attract what you think, so if I think negatively I just attract the negativity around. No way!
Be prepared for the worst, but always hope for the best.
Say “Shoo!” to Bad vibes, Spread the POSITIVE VIBES!
Happy New Year Errbody! ^_^