But how you move forward from that is your responsibility. Over the past few months, I’ve drowned myself in thoughts that led me to depression and solitude. My smiles were minimal, my interactions were selective. And rather than telling people how I felt, I just kept it to myself. Explaining was so exhausting and revisiting the past just to make other people understand was draining. … Continue reading the past is not your fault
It’s been almost three months since I got sick from Covid-19. But the journey I had, the trauma, the sleepless nights, the fear – everything’s still fresh. Everything still feels as if it happened yesterday that I still cry about it. Sometimes, I beat myself by overthinking. How come I haven’t gotten over this yet? I’ve healed, and I’m safe, and so is my family. … Continue reading Covid and how it changed me
Keep going even when you doubt yourself. Every single on of us must have had doubts whether we’ve got what it takes to get through the day or not. And yet, here we are. Still thriving, still surviving. You’ve proved yourself wrong already. Many many times before. You thought you were incapable of the unimaginable, but you surprise yourself again and again when you overcome … Continue reading Keep going.
Dear friends, if I haven’t told you anything that’s heartbreaking or crippling, it is not because I don’t trust you or find your support unhelpful. And it’s not because I don’t value our friendship. Forgive me if and when this happens. It simply means I am not ready to talk about my feelings, and my heart is just not ready. I hope you’ll understand me. … Continue reading A letter to my friends for when I seem distant
Stop waiting for tomorrow. Stop waiting for tomorrow when you’re about to chase your dreams. Chase them now. There’s no reason to wait for the day when you make the first step closer to your dreams. We don’t always have to start big. We can start small. The first step doesn’t always have to be a life-changing leap. Because chasing your dreams doesn’t work that … Continue reading Today is the day you chase your dreams, not tomorrow.
In a recent conversation I had with a friend who just turned 30, she asked me what were the things I would want to let go of when I reach that certain age. I wasn’t able to answer her and just brushed off the question like it didn’t matter. But as I was spending some alone time in my room, I got to thinking. Do … Continue reading 10 things I want to let go by the time I reach 30
The pandemic has halted a lot of things for us. It ruined many plans, it widened the gaps between people. I knew it was a serious matter. But it was only when I tested positive, and so did my family, that I felt its extremities. This is probably the most cliche line you’ve ever read, but “Covid is real.” The Symptoms From fear to fever. … Continue reading From Covid to Clearance: My Covid Journey
Your soft heart is nothing to be ashamed of. It is not your fault. Toxic people will call you clingy, over sensitive, needy or too emotional. They will make you feel that your soft heart is your weakness and your negativity. What’s worse is that they’ll twist your perception into believing that you are in the wrong for having a soft heart. Toxic people won’t … Continue reading Your soft heart is not your fault.
She did not just wake up in the middle of the night and decided to stop loving you. The feeling did not disappear over hours of sleep. It was a long process. A painful one. From being all over you to just having you around as a routine. From filling her mind with thoughts of you to you just becoming a habit. Maybe it was … Continue reading The day she walks out of love.
Sometimes, it’s a gift or a blessing when you don’t get what you prayed for. Looking back, I felt grateful that some of the things I prayed for didn’t happen. If they did, I wouldn’t be where I am now. Worse, those things could’ve ruined me. I’ve come to realize that when God didn’t answer my prayers, He wasn’t rejecting me but redirecting me. He … Continue reading When you don’t always get what you prayed for
Congratulations, fighter! Quitting. Leaving. Starting over again. These things take real courage and guts to do most especially when your heart’s in turmoil. There may be a lot of questions in your head, and the answers are too far from reach. To restart your life, to take a different path, to have a new beginning — there’s nothing scarier. All your life, you must have … Continue reading If you are starting over, this is for you