Bye FY 17

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The past two years have been really challenging for me. A lot has happened both in my personal and professional life that has taken its toll on me. It took me a lot of effort to turn things around, it wasn’t easy but there were a lot of people who encouraged me along the way and made me realize that I am not alone.

I have been gifted with people who are always ready to encourage. I am lucky to be surrounded with people who doesn’t judge and still sees my strengths in moments that I was in my lowest.

 

My family has been and forever will be my backbone. After a long day of struggles, i come home to their smiles and warm hugs. They may never understand what I do or the struggles I face at work, but they know me – the real me. For the most part, that is what I need someone who will remind me of my core, my being and what really matters.

FY18 is about to start, I am starting a new chapter in my career and I hope that this year will be remarkable. I have slayed my dragons before, I hope to slay some more. 🙂

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au revoir

For years I have always wondered what could have been. I have wondered when will he see me as someone worth loving. He was always the priority, the reason for the smiles and giggles and was the reason for my sadness. He was all that and more.

It took a lot of self realization and self love to get passed the pain. He was my greatest joy and my greatest pain. I know I will never love anyone quite as much as I loved him. However, now I know what I am capable of and what I can do for myself and for others.

I am working on improving myself.
I am working on myself and consistently loving myself.
I see things differently.
I am seeing more of me too.

One step at a time.
One day at a time…

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An open letter to my 20 year old self

Dear Mia,

College just ended and I know that you are wondering what the hell you’ll do next. Don’t be afraid to make a choice, life doesn’t always revolve around your friends. At the end of the day, you only have yourself, and sometimes that is all you need. Life will not be easy, you’ll be working in a BPO company that will totally shock you – customers can be rude! However, you’ll meet people who are very nice and are enamoured by your youth. You’ll discover something about yourself that will help you in your future career. You’re dream of becoming a trainer will come true, and that memorable feedback you got from your V&A trainer will definitely change your life forever. Don’t worry, you’ll do wonders. You will bring joy to a lot people, tears to some but you’ll be memorable. Oh baby! You will!

Uncertainty will always bug you, trust your instincts. You’ll be more observant, in silence you’ll learn to listen, you’ll begin to undertand why its better to shut your mouth. Again, learn to trust your instincts, it will not fail you. (listen carefully)

People come and go, they are called acquaintances. True friends stay regardless of your stupidity and lack of proper judgment. You are blessed with good and trustworthy friends, keep them close. You’ll meet people who will judge you but your friends will always keep an open mind. You’ll be left with only a few real ones, treasure them. They will always have your back – keep that in mind. You’ll share a lot of life’s milestones with them, they’ll celebrate with you and they’ll celebrate you.

Love will still be elusive, dear. Be patient, it will come. He will come when the time is right. It won’t be easy, but learn to listen to the rumblings of your surroundings. He is nearby, babe.

There will be curve balls (as always!). There will be moments that you’ll find yourself crying yourself to sleep however, these moments will bring you closer to God. God sees and hears you, He is always around. He’ll never let you down. Keep praying, keep the faith.

Trust in the timing of your life. It may not make sense now, but believe you me when I tell you that you are at a very comfortable seat now. It may not be everything you hope it to be, but baby – it’s a whole lot better.

We were robbed!

We were robbed of the WBO World Welterweight Title in Brisbane. A shoutout to the referee, you were the 3rd person on that ring, you were supposed to impose the rules of boxing (fair and square) and you were supposed to be the voice of reason. Obviously, you were just a spectator nothing else.

To Sen. Manny Pacquiao, you may have lost the title but you represented the country well. You have shown class and professionalism amidst the controversial decision. You will always be the best pound-for-pound boxer of all time. If its any consolation, a lot people acknowledge that you were robbed of the title. However, it is also a wake up call that maybe, its time to retire and concentrate on other things. (just a proposition!)

Jeff Horn, talk to us once you have 57 wins. (mic drop)

Dreams do come true

Last Thursday was the best day of my life by far! My long-time idol Pop Queen, Britney Spears performed live in Manila. IMG_3463

It was the best night of my life, she didn’t disappoint and it was more than I have ever imagined. I have been waiting for this moment for 18 years and seeing her perform was definitely a dream come true. I can’t believe that I finally saw her perform. I guess, this is the feeling you get for finally getting your long time wish to come true.

I LOVE YOU BRITNEY, forever! 🙂