If there is such thing as "Birthday jitters", I am seriously experiencing it right now. Actually, it happens to me every time I am about to get old. Because in a society full of judgement and high expectations, it is definitely not easy for an average-earner like me to move forward without having doubts in myself.
I have a lot of things on my mind--Things I want to have, goals I want to achieve, dreams I want to come true but I am not sure how I'm going to reach all of that. Kumbaga ang lagi kong tanong sa self ko is paano ko ba maachieve iyong ROI sa buhay ko?
I am basically afraid that I won't have the luxury of time to change, to begin a new leaf, to cherish the moment anymore. I feel that I am on the losing end.
But as I wake up today and for the rest of my life, I promise myself that I am always and going to be fighting, surviving, and eventually winning. I believe that there will come a time that I won't be afraid anymore. And these are my words to help me get by while I am still on my path to greatness.
"It's okay to have fun, still. Baka maloka ka sa life if all work no fun."
"Stretching stretching pag may time, galaw galaw para hindi mangalawang. Lam mo na tumatanda na."
"Be proud of your eye bags, pinaghirapan mo iyan. Pero minsan kaka-Netflix lang talaga so tigil-tigilan mo iyan."
"Capture every moment as if it's your last. Kaya gandahan mo iyong shot please. Mga 1000 selfies pwede na."
"Just because it's stormy now doesn't mean that you aren't headed for the sunshine." or "Okay lang mag-emote basta nasa lugar."
"Don't look back, it distracts you from the now. Sige ka, baka may stalker diyan."
"Magpakabait ka, the Lord will guide you."
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! :)
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