2017, I am ready!

2016 was a year of awakening for me. Last year started out so bad that I thought the following months or even the rest of the year was going to be worse. Turns out all those down moments in my life ended up giving me life lessons and realizations, and those bad situations paved way for something much better.

I fell in love with a type of guy who was all out but only in the beginning of the relationship. Turns out he’s one of those guys who plays on girls’ feelings. I left him faster than I said yes to him. My intuition was so strong that every doubt I had for him was true. I have learned a lot from my previous relationships and this one made me realize more that I don’t deserve a half-assed kind of love. I was never heartbroken. In fact, I felt free and happy. Months later, love came back to me again but this time, it feels different. It feels right and it’s far from what I previously had. I have never felt so sure about someone and I’m glad I took the risk even though I was scared that this could turn out the same as my past ones. Sometimes we have to face some obstacles in life to gain wisdom and for us to discover our worth. And now, what I have is more than what I deserve. 

In the middle and last part of 2016, I felt really lost regarding with my chosen career that I graduated in. I was working on a plan for years, cos I thought that was the best for me, but I ended up not choosing it. And I thought, wow, I’m such a failure. It’s like nothing ever goes right as planned. I turned down a scholarship a university in abroad has offered. Even though there were discounts, it’s still expensive. I don’t want my parents to spend that much money with having no guarantee if I’ll be successful there, or more importantly, be happy there. I was really thinking about what I truly want and at the end of the day, I always end up choosing happiness. After all, success isn’t worth it when I’m not passionate and when I’m always anxious about it. These early days of 2017, I have learned not to compare myself to others. After all, what I’m doing right now, I’m truly happy about it. I don’t wanna end up like others complaining about going to work after holidays. I got another job and I was so excited to start on it.

Who knows what I’ll be doing next? Maybe I’ll pursue my nursing career, maybe another awesome job, travel the world, perhaps? Whatever it is, as long as my heart and mind are into it, then I’m gonna do it. Life is too short to do something I don’t want to do just to fulfill the expectations of people around me.

2017, I am ready for you! I have never felt this happy and excited about life as I am right now. I hope this year will bring me more wisdom, happiness, adventure, and love. 


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    January 5, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    I am also excited of what this year could offer gwaps! I am just so glad that somehow, I contributed a lil bit of your year. Thank you for the friendship gwaps! Love you!

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      January 6, 2017 at 2:11 pm

      Gwaps! Thank you to you as well. You’re one of the few who I got really close with. More love and success coming your way this 2017! 😀

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    Dems @ Electrick Cities
    January 5, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    Aw looks like we both had a tough 2016 but I’m so happy and proud we got through it! Wishing you all the best this 2017, may you find more blessings, happiness, and love ahead. Happy New Year! <3

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      January 6, 2017 at 2:08 pm

      Thanks, Dems! 🙂

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    January 6, 2017 at 4:20 am

    2016 Started off blah for me as well, but I wouldn’t change anything either.
    It helped me change something in myself, I created my identity again and discovered things about myself that I thought were lost.
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      January 6, 2017 at 2:04 pm

      Sometimes we should be thankful for those rough moments as well cos it will help us realize a lot of things about ourselves. Here’s to more happy moments in 2017! 🙂

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    January 6, 2017 at 5:34 am

    Thank you for sharing such a lovely, inspirational post! I also had a year of incredible ups and downs but I feel I learnt so much and realised so many things in 2016 and I know everything has helped me grow as a person. I really admire that you chose happiness – you’re definitely right, what is success if you are not happy? It might be ‘success’ in other people’s eyes but if you are not truly happen then is it really worth it?
    I’m so glad I stumbled across your lovely blog and look forward to reading more! Best wishes for 2017 and may it bring you more joy, growth and adventure!
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      January 6, 2017 at 2:03 pm

      Thank you, Beverly. I’m gonna follow you on Bloglovin! 🙂 It has been pretty tough deciding on things but I chose to just live gently but fully and happy.

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    Richel V.
    January 6, 2017 at 10:21 am

    I can relate to the love life bit, but am yet to find someone better. Which is cool, this year, I’ll be focusing on taking care of myself better – especially in financial and health concerns. 2017 is a big ball of opportunities right now and I can’t wait for what’s in store for us!

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      January 6, 2017 at 1:51 pm

      You can do it Richel 🙂 If you can focus more on yourself, true love will just come along.

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    Daniella den Daas
    January 7, 2017 at 5:01 am

    This will be a greater year dear! Love your blog<3


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    The Nerdy Me
    January 7, 2017 at 5:19 am

    It’s so lovely to hear that 2016 turned out not so bad after all for you. I’m glad that you found real love and that you learned quite a few valuable life lessons. Cheers to 2017, make it the best year so far! x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    January 8, 2017 at 7:42 am

    I learned the hard way some years ago comparison to other people is the worst thing I could do. The way we learn from our experiences and past, and even in the moment in our everyday lives, is pretty amazing. 💖

    Happy new year!
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    January 8, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    2016 maybe have been tough for us but surely we have learnt a lot from it. We getting hurt make us human, and that’s okay. 2017 will be a better year, Alissa. Let’s claim it. <3

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    Da Dominguez
    January 9, 2017 at 7:39 am

    I’m glad you still have that positive outlook in life, despite all the hardships, Alissa. And you’re right. We shouldn’t waste our time trying to fulfill anybody else’s expectations! I just hope other people knows that, too. That it’s not their life to begin with. But nonetheless, I hope your 2017 would be a good one! ❣️
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