I make mistakes. I learn. I age, and I grow. I fall and rise, even if that would include crawling, walking, running, or trying to fly. Everything instilled little and major lessons to me, formed who I am today.
I have accustomed myself to think that I am an ordinary girl in her twenties, always does her best, always aims for good things, and always anxious of the future. I always have doubts in myself, but when I try to look back, I realize that I have made some difference, even it's just very little. There is something original in me, something unique that I won't dare call ordinary. I guess everyone has that. I may not be able to explain it in words, but I feel glad knowing it is in me.
Wow, time has moved so fast. September has already greeted the calendar of everyone, and that is also my reminder that I am progressing almost a year more than the previous. A step further from youth, a step deeper within adulting world, and a closer tour into life's realities.
I am not a stranger to difficulties. In fact, I have opened most of my struggles, thanks to this platform. I have opened up all those times I worried about my future, looked for validation from others, regreted my decisions, exhausted from all the hustle of life, and more. All the collection of my articles so far could be a book of my life story. For that, I am grateful.
Turning twenty two years ago was such turning point to me. It was that time I realized that "Yeah finally, for real. This time, I am not a teen anymore. Goodbye teenage, for real."
Among all of us three, mom has always repeated how I was the easiest to be given birth to. Her labor is not that long, and that I was not a cry baby. My parents said that I am fine as long as I have milk bottle with me. They also said that I smiled a lot, and did not trouble them as much as my two crybaby siblings (LOL, love you sis and bro, okay?)
I am a middle child that brought some headaches to mom and dad, though not that much, (awkward silence), made lots of friends, but only very few close ones, and played a lot with my siblings. We three are the closest. Until now.
I am blessed with wonderful family. I have very loving and supportive parents who never missed my life events. My siblings never made me feel alone throughout these years, and I always feel their love, how they express it in their own ways.
We are not a perfect family, but I know for sure that deep inside, our love for each other is unmatched. It's like the top of our lists, aside from God, of course. Thank you, God, for gifting me an amazing family, and pets, of course. Special mention to our beloved fur babies.
Maybe I feel really old, that fancy celebrations don't thrill me as much anymore. I just wanted this day to be like, be greeted by people who I expect would. It's like if they don't, I will be sad (Lol).
Sincerely, the best birthday gift I could ever ask for, is my loved ones and I to be healthy and live long, and happily together. That my siblings can have a bright future ahead of them, my mom and dad to be healthy. I also pray for financial abundance that will sustain us long-term. Wow, that seemed like a lot already.
I pray that my 22nd year of existence will be filled with experiences that'll help me grow for the better. I pray that God will guide me every step of the way that I may succeed in my goals, and His goals for me. I know that I still have a lot to go, but nothing is impossible with God. Claiming another year full of blessings, victories, and greater faith, in Jesus' Name.
As a personal treat for myself, I am planning to withdraw some BCH to donate in an animal shelter that I know.
I have been thinking of a way to help this shelter that helps stray animals to be nurtured with the love and care they deserve. I salute people like them. I know God will reward them plentifully. Thanks to @Peter-Molnar's article, I was reminded to pursue this. I believe that generosity goes a long way, and that we can practice it even if we may start from small things, like what I'll do. It may not be that much, but I give my heart unto this.
It is still a rough plan, but I will make sure to take these words into action.I believe that making this happen will make this birthday more meaningful to me. You see this, Whitey? You are in my mind, while thinking of this. I am sorry of I haven't been able to feed you consistently. I hope you are fine now.Stay strong, darling.
It is literally 09:48 in the evening right now, and in less than three hours, it would be the second of September, and I am officially twenty-two. Goodness, why do I feel kinda nervous? I am excited, even there is no grand celebration, I feel genuinely happy and is so looking forward to this. Thank you, Lord.
My older sister has given me her birthday gift earlier this morning. It was a BTS' V inspired little thermo mug. It is beautiful and I am so touched. Thank you, Ate (older sis). I haven't taken a photo because I was so excited and used it right away that I forgot. Moreover, it's dark in here, too. I will show it to you tomorrow, for sure. Hashtag flex.
My mom, on the other hand, gave me a phone holder. It is like a pouch that can fit a phone inside and also has compartments for some bills and cards. It is color blue, yes, my favorite color, and I am also inlove! Thank you, mother dear! I also don't have a photo of it yet, so I will also show it tomorrow. Hashtag flex the second. Haha!
Of course, I can't celebrate this birthday if I ain't in this world anymore. Thank you, Lord, for helping me get by the past year, and introducing me again to this new one.
Thank you for another year, another chance to start things right, gradually abandon regrets, and learn new things along with the new chapter of my life. Life is a gift I sometimes fail to appreciate, because I always have a lot to complain, but the beauty is that it goes on. Life goes on like that. One day, everything's hard and seemed impossible to resolve, then the next day, everything's fine and rainbows. You won't realize it has been another roller coaster year again.
From the bottom of my hypothalamus, I am grateful. For the people I met here, friends that remained, and for the fruitful interactions and discussions.
read.cash is also one remarkable milestone I had in the past year. I have learned a lot writing and readimg alone, and sharing thoughts with lots of people here. Consider yourselves a part also of my life journey, because I have incorporated this platform into my life as well.
I am thankful for the blessings that is yet to come, for the experiences I was able to overcome, and for the day itself that I consider a special one. Thank you lots.
Days are not always full of joy, and some days just suck. There are times I just want to give up. That smiling hurts more than crying. Sometimes, it is so hard that I don't know what to feel anymore. But look at me, I am still here, fighting the battle. Let me be the first one to tell myself now, I did well.
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