The road is open once again for another year. We are at a point where we make new year’s resolutions that we fail to follow year after year. Why is that, anyway? That’s why I don’t make new year’s resolutions anymore. I just do what I can, and make decisions when a situation presents itself.
What do I look forward to this coming year?
A lot. A lot of travels. My goal is to backpack through Asia, starting with Laos-Cambodia-Vietnam. I also want to set foot in Japan. I want to immerse myself in different Filipino cultures in different areas of the country.
Career wise, I look forward to finally feeling that I belong to this new role that was assigned to me late this year. It’s been a whirlwind of learning new things, and being put in awkward situations, as well as, being lost and not knowing what to do. For a time, I honestly thought that I made the wrong decision, but little by little, I am getting used to this new role. I like the people I work with, and I feel like I am growing as a person.
My family is very precious to me. I am at a point in my life where I am happy with my status, and comfortable with just spending time with them. I look forward to another happy year with my folks and siblings and our dogs. I do miss Jasper a lot. Losing him was one of the things that made me sad this year, but we still have two adorable dogs to love and care for.
Lastly, I look forward to just having a smooth-sailing year with just a few humps and bumps here and there. I am leaving everything that causes me negative feelings, and I am keeping the ones that made me smile. <3
You know those random posts that pop on your Facebook feed? I normally ignore those but when I saw this below, I just couldn’t resist!
How awesome that I got more traveling out of everything I could’ve captured with my screenshot? To be honest, my taveling has dwindled since moving to Canada so I really hope I can do more of it in 2017. But before that, I have to wait for certain decisions not within my control so 2017 is a little bit of a mystery for me.
What do I hope for this coming year?
First off, I want to finally get the decision I’ve been waiting and working on for most of 2016. I’m a bit superstitious so I don’t really like talking about it because I may jinx it but I’ve done my part and unfortunately, it’s all but a waiting game right now. I hope that I can come back home to the Philippines before my nephew’s first birthday. I really want to meet him and to see my family and friends. I would also like to meet my fellow co-bloggers, Dre and Ella because they’re great friends and it’s about time I meet them in person. As always, I want to do more traveling. Maybe, since I’m already on that side of the world, I can finally visit other Asian countries I’ve never been to like Japan and Korea. Like Dre, I would also like to travel around the Philippines. There’s so many awesome islands in my home country that I’ve never been to…mountains I need to climb. I’m not the type to make resolutions either but I do have certain goals (financial, health, etc.) They’re not hard but they can be challenging, I just have to be patient and determined. I know I can do it!
I think everyone will agree that 2016 has not been the kindest of year but it didn’t entirely suck so I’m going to focus on the good things to prepare for the coming year. Watch out 2017…we gonna slay.
To say that I’m excited for 2017 to come would be an understatement because there are no words to describe how giddy I am for the new year to start. 2016 has been a hell of a roller coaster ride and I can’t wait to leave this year. This is the first time I’m looking forward to a year ending because despite its highlights, 2016 has been the most stressful, disappointing and exhausting year I’ve ever had, career and personal wise.
What am I excited for the coming year? Plans?
I am excited for January to come because I’m looking forward to joining a new choral group where I’m not the leader. It’s different when you’re just a new member and you learn new things. Music and singing has been a big part of my life and it always excites me whenever I am a part of a group that delivers music to people.
In regards to my work, I am happy where I am right now. Although I get stressed every now and then, it doesn’t make me regret choosing what I’m doing now, and I think that’s what is important.
This coming year I plan on traveling more. I won’t climb mountains or discover uninhabited islands, but I want to start going out of my comfort zone. My idea of vacation has always been staycations, and this 2017 I want something new. Dre and Amir makes traveling sounds so wonderful it made me plan my own adventure. I’m crossing my fingers this plan really pushes through.
I always plan this every year but I wish to get a pet next year. I had fur allergy for years that’s why it has been impossible for me to get a pet, but this year my doctor cleared me and told me I could get a pet. So I hope too meet my dog soon if my dad permits haha!
Despite all the stress and heartaches this year has given me, I don’t hate it to the core because the people I’ve been with since the start of ’16 are still with me, and I’m thankful for that. 2016 has taught me a lot and I will face 2017 wearing my big girl pants because if there’s one thing 2016 will never let me forget that would be to be brave and to face the future without hesitation. Let go of anything that holds you back and shrug off all the negativity that tries to discourage you from doing what you love.
Like what I’ve always wished for every year, I hope for good health and fortune for my family and friends, and everyone who needs a little bit of luck. Love the idea of love, and be the person you would want to be with. May the force be with you this 2017!