Wednesday, July 20, 2016

arbitrary mind picks #106

1. Closing out my 5 year rotation in Makati and moving on to bigger and better things.
I am beyond excited to be moving into our new home in about 2 weeks!!! *HAPPY DANCE*

2. Shopping for home stuff and appliances, picking out paint color and shelves... totally the new sexy. I'll take that over lingerie any day.

3. Trust your instincts.
I took a sip out my shake today and there was a cockroach in it. Funny thing was, the second i took a sip, i thought, "Tastes like cockroach..." (Don't ask me how i know, i just do). Still continued to sip. Why...

4. We have a secret and i'm excited for the big reveal... =D

5. Health regimen is still doing pretty good. But between moving our stuff and working, it hasn't been as vigorous as i would have liked it to be. But, nonetheless, i'm glad i don't feel like shit anymore and getting into the habit was a good start to healthy living. I actually happen to like Quinoa (a lot), and i think snacking on corn and bananas are fine by me. I must really be getting old.

6. 11 Days nicotine free. I'm surprised i haven't killed anybody.
But i did cry about it today. Oh well.

7. The more i read the news (i don't even know where to start with this one) and the more i deal with shady a** F*ckers (1611 landlord, dude that owes me money, and Metrobank, I'm looking at you!), the more i lose faith in humanity. Seriously, a little consideration could go a long way... and honestly, how hard is it to just do THE RIGHT GOD DAMN THING.

8. I'm not a fan of road rage.

9. Dylan and i have been boycotting McDonald's.

10. I can't remember the last time i ever looked forward to something THIS much. I'm over the moon with this shit. I can't even explain it.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Turning pages and new leaves

"Not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring. Some of them love us dearly. Many of them have good intentions. Most are toxic to our being simply because their needs and way of existing in the world force us to compromise ourselves and our happiness. They aren’t inherently bad people, but they aren’t the right people for us. And as hard as it is, we have to let them go. Life is hard enough without being around people who bring you down, and as much as you care, you can’t destroy yourself for the sake of someone else. You have to make your well being a priority. Whether that means breaking up with someone you care about, loving a family member from a distance, letting go of a friend, or removing yourself from a situation that feels painful – you have every right to leave and create a safer space for yourself."

— Daniell Koepke

This has been simmering in my mind for quite some time now. The ways of the world, they call it. The Universe and its master plan.

You stumble upon people from all over the world, various walks of life, and their own story to tell. We are all different. This is a fact. You pick your tribe, sometimes your family, and you usually choose carefully who stays and who goes. The older you get, the smaller and tighter your circle becomes. This is a process. A much needed one, if you ask me.

There will come a point in your life when you have to make the decision on whether you try harder or simply walk away. You will realize that there's nothing wrong with taking care of yourself and making decisions that pave the way to your own happiness. Even if it means going there without them.

I keep talking about dodged bullets and unchained shackles. The truth is, Daniell Koepke couldn't have said it any better. I believe we all deserve to be happy and that we were not put on this planet doomed to misery and anguish. Now, more than ever, i know that settling for mediocrity is a coward's way out. Because right behind that gate of fear was everything i had ever wanted. All i had to do was jump.

Ultimately, the universe has your back. Don't ignore the signs. It will tap you on the shoulder every now and then... don't wait for it to drop kick you in the face. 

Sunday, July 3, 2016

A reason to celebrate

Our home for 5 days was not too shabby, as i lazed the hours away in sunshine, sand, salt water, and the occasional monsoon downpour + habagat winds. It was my first time in Bohol (and our 5th installment in conquering places that start with the letter "B"- Bacolod, Bali, Baguio, Boracay), and although i was not able to gawk in awe at the wonder that was the Chocolate Hills, I couldn't have asked for a better way to greet my 33rd year of life.


The best part of my birthday, however, hovered 480 feet above a ravine, connecting 2 mountains together, in what felt like one of the most exhilarating and magical 60 seconds of my life. I'm, of course, talking about the SUISLIDE. A zipline, known as the highest in the country, that i practically bullied my boyfriend into going on with me. It was awesome. And i love him.

33 Years is a long time to be alive... even crazier to think just how many more years we have left to go. I have never been more excited about the future and so grateful for everything i have in my life. I am a very, very lucky girl.