Five-Tastic Blogversary

April 13, 2016: Four-ever and Ever!

“I’d like to say that I’ve changed a lot since starting this blog four years ago, but I haven’t or at least not in a grand dramatic scale. I’m still clumsy, poor at time management, pretty awkward, sleepy, overly-sensitive, and stubborn. It sucks because I’m TOO stubborn to learn from my mistakes the first time, or even the second and third time, it happens. But, I’m slowly, but surely, growing and hopefully, in the future, I become the kind of woman I want to be- strong, smart, independent, kind, and beautiful, above all other things. I’m in this constant state of fluctuating, up and down and up and down, but it’s a way of knowing that I’m trying and I’m changing.

I love this blog. It’s a place where I can pour my heart, thoughts, and feelings out. It’s always there for me- when I’m sad and lonely, when I’m happy and feeling incredible, and when I have the urge to write because of something I realized. I mean, sure, I have wonderful friends and a loving family, but sometimes, they’re not there or they can’t understand. Without this blog, I think I would’ve exploded because of my thoughts a long time ago. I love writing and I love this blog.

What happens from here on out? I don’t know and, although I have no way of knowing what happens in the future, the future I still have ahead of me, I want to keep writing for as long as I live, until my last breath, until my heart’s last beat.

This blog has been keeping me sane for four years and it will continue four-evermore!”



First of all, HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my blog of 5 years and counting! Least to say, life has been a bit more challenging this past year. As an 18 year old, I’m already expected to act more like an adult- more mature, more understanding, more responsible, and the like. I don’t really know how to grow up yet, so it’s really been quite difficult.

I’ve only written 42 blog posts since my last blog anniversary post and that’s a lot lesser than my usual post count. Believe it or not, I wrote 44 blog posts last October 2012. 44 posts within that month. And now I’ve only posted 42 within a year.

I know I don’t write as often as I used to. I don’t write as much as I’d like to either. College has been really hard for me mostly because of my terrible sleeping habit and my horrible time management skills. I never learn from my previous mistakes and I’m still stubborn af.

It’s really hard to admit that little has changed since I made this blog. I thought by this time, I’d have most of my life figured out. I am blessed with so many things- a loving and supportive family, amazing friends, a roof above my head, and a lot more privileges other people could only dream of having. Not to mention that I’m living the dream– studying in my dream university and taking up a major chose. So why am I still lost?

I miss having the time and inspiration to write. I miss being passionate about writing. I miss being able to do my best in everything I do. I really really miss the girl who’s this blog used to belong to. I don’t know how to get her back yet. I don’t even know if I’d ever get her back.

What I am proud of this past year is being able to serve God by being a lector in our church and being able to serve the community by teaching elementary students as part of my NSTP requirement. It’s not much, but I’m glad that even by a bit, I’m able to make a positive impact and I’m proud of that. I’m improving, even by just a notch, and that’s a good enough start.

So, yes, maybe I’m not the same Girl With the Pen that I was before and I might never be her again, but I’m still a work-in-progress- still learning and growing up. I believe that by this time next year, I’d be able to give a better report.

As usual, this post  is kinda messy and I’m still kinda messy, but I’m working on it. I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank all my followers and readers. I know my posts aren’t always uplifting or inspirational, so I thank you for taking the time to read them anyway. I hope some of my posts are able to help you with what you’re going through somehow. Also, check out my book and anime recommendations in the Interests page. I could at least help you through that.

Hopefully, I’ll be able to post more and grow up more this year. I hope all of you are having a great day and, if not, always remember that there’s always something good in every day. Enjoy life and don’t give up, no matter what.

Love, The Girl With The Pen

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(Note: Such a messy post huhu. I’m really lost rn with life, but I love life, in general. I’m positive that I can figure things out and get my shit together. It’s Holy Week, so this blog’s birthday is a lot less hectic than last year’s haha. Wishing ya’ll the best!)

SHARE THE LOVE!!

Love is as complex as Quantum Physics and Analytic Geometry. There’s different kinds of love, like Godly love, family love, environmental love, companionship love, and friendly love. There’s all sorts of ways on expressing it too, for example:  sending lovely rose bouquets to someone you fancy, preparing a special meal for your family, giving simple gifts to your friends, and supporting a cause that is against littering.

But this love I’m talking about in this post is something quite different from all the rest, but love nonetheless. Here’s a question for all of you:

Could and would you love a complete stranger?

Most of you would probably answer “yes” without a moment’s notice, but are you truly willing to share a bit of your love and blessings to someone whose name you do not know? In reality, only a handful of people have enough courage and love to interact and show their love for this people without expecting anything in return.

Oh, politicians and actors do it all the time, or might I say whenever the cameras are rolling or when their names are printed all over the things that they give away? Many men and women show their concern for these poor people because they want themselves to be known as someone who is generous and giving. I really don’t know how much of these people would do the things they do without those name tags and those cameras, but I think that not all of them are willing to do it without those things.

Service to your fellow countrymen or neighbors is a simple, yet meaningful, to share your love to them. You don’t know what they’re going through in their lives, most of them may be going through a very difficult time in their life while others may be having an ordinary day. No matter what they’re experiencing right now, I’m sure that anyone would like to see someone go out of their way to help another person in need, without wanting anything in return. I believe that they are inspired by these random acts of kindness, inspired enough to do it to somebody else when the need arises.

It doesn’t have to be such a heroic act that will be featured in the newspapers and magazines. Heck, no one, other than the people involved, has to know anything because true heroism and service aren’t seen in the papers, rather it is seen by the eyes and felt by the heart. Tell me, if you saw a man giving away some food and water around some corner to those begging for it, wouldn’t you be touched? If you saw someone smiling at you while you’re having a terrible day, wouldn’t you feel a tiny bit lighter?

These little things, these small acts of random kindness, lead to something more powerful than anything anyone could ever imagine: Love. Love is the most spectacular thing in the whole universe. It isn’t sold nor stolen, rather, it is received and given away. A lot of people think that we need superheroes like Spiderman or Ironman to save us from the evils in this world, but no, we don’t really need them. They are just ways of inspiring us to love and care for other people at the best of our ability. We don’t need supernatural powers to save someone, we just need to use our time, effort, and abilities wisely in helping people in need.

All of us, in one way or another, at one day or the next, need something or someone in our lives. Why don’t each of us try to help one another in reaching that? Wouldn’t it be so much easier to have people by your side, helping you? And wouldn’t it be nice to help someone, in return?

Our world today teaches us that nothing is more important than money, power, and the like. It pushes us away from what truly matters: Love, faith and hope, It manipulates our minds and make it all about material things. Well, let me tell you something, when you die, you don’t get any of those materialistic things, rather, you pass through the judgement of the Lord, clothed by the actions you have done in this humanly world of ours and receive your sentence basing on those as well.

So here’s a little dare for each and every one of you: Whenever you see someone in need, you do your best to help them. Afterwards, do not ask for anything in return. Just turn your back and walk away, knowing that you have brightened up someone’s day today. I prescribe it at least once a day, every day, because wouldn’t it be nice to know that you are lightening up at least one person’s baggage everyday? How much brighter would the future be if everyone would do that every day?

Be the change you want in this world and see the difference.

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