Twenty-F*ck*ng-Seven Years and I'm Still Here Doing Mah' Thang

April 08, 2017




I know, everyone's been writing about 20-something-things that they've learned in life every time they celebrate their birthday’s, (un)fortunately, this isn't one of them. Honestly, I'm still unsure of what this post is about, all I know is I have to write something bago ako lamunin ng sistema.

Yes, 27. That's 9,855 days, and I don't even remember half of it lol!

I had a draft of a similar post when I had my 25th birthday, but I never had the chance to publish or share it with anyone. I read the draft, and it contains a lot of rubbish and lies hehe.

So, let’s move on to 27 and just a little life update.

The start of the year was a blast. We got hitched which I will be writing about, soon! We had some fun time under the sun for a day. And after that, I've been in front of the monitor, both at the office and at home. I'm always on the grid but I never really know anything.
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Oh, where were we? Ah, work! I’m currently swamped, both at the office and some sidelines, but I love working. Don’t get me wrong; I’m not a workaholic. I love the sound of the keyboard deafening the monster inside and outside my head. I like how it takes my mind off the harsh realities of life, both personal and societal realities, that I'm sure we can never fully escape.

Of course, it’s one of the best ways to learn, especially if you want to focus on your field. I get to learn and relearn things from the eyes of other people. Currently, regardless of what type of content, I'd gladly swim, drown, and even eat it alive.

Also, I now know how to curl my lash thanks to hubby!
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And yes, I’m still a freaking coward.
I’m still afraid to take risks, whether it’s calculated or not. I just hope this year I’ll have the courage to risk and step away from complacency. It’s digging a hole inside me, and I want it to stop.

Nonetheless, on a more serious note, and I'm sorry if this post really doesn't make sense.
 I’ve come to realize that purpose is what we create and not what is given to us. It is the path that we choose to pave for ourselves. So, if you think you’re great at being a manager or a janitor, then be goddamn great on what you do.

Remember that purpose isn’t something extravagant that unfolds with a red carpet. It is something we do to our lives that make us find meaning; the connections, moments, introspections, and realizations. The true test is patience; the act of waiting for the right moment for these elements to conspire.

Birthdays are a great reminder of this. Every year we tend to look back on what we’ve accomplished, burnt, achieved, or even declined. It puts our lives into perspective. It invites us to be more sensitive of who we were, is, and will be. Birthdays are great reminders of how we spend and what we spend our time on.

And today, I'm proud to say that I still haven’t found my purpose, yet. Though I know some aspects of my life and the universe are already working on making things clearer. So, regardless of what or who will I, all I know is I’m surely learning a lot and, cliche it may sound, it’s the journey that matters most, right?
So, regardless if you’re 27 or 55 or even 80, I hope we all find your heart's desire. Let's all remember that age is and will always just be a number. But this figure is also an excellent way to remind ourselves of the paths we've thread and a guiding light to the paths that we're about to take.

Our age is one of the most important reminders that, regardless how long or short we've lived, we'll be at an age that we'll know why. And that, my friend, will come sooner or later, but surely it'll come.

And, BTW, if you haven't noticed it yet, I can communicate through gifs. and memes because...
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