Realizations Last 2018

I can’t believe 2018 has ended. It hasn’t sunk in yet. Another year down. Another year is here – fresh and ready to be lived. I’m not yet ready to face life so here are some realizations I’ve had last year. Enjoy.

  1. The following drinks/food make me poop: Coffee, milk (2-3 glasses a day), oatmeal. My metabolism isn’t great that’s why knowing what makes me go is very important to me.
  2. I am a controlling person. I have a hard time letting go of control. I like having plans.
  3. I need my personal space/desk area but I can most definitely live without it. I’ve realized that a reason why I have stopped blogging is not because I grew out of it, it’s mostly because I don’t have my own space to do it. Not having my own desk apparently has its effect on my blogging process.
  4. I am a pretty decent cook, definitely a level one.
  5. Hard work is the real deal! Just put your head down and do the work. The results will surprise you.
  6. I have a love/hate relationship with living in condos. I love how small it is but I really prefer having natural light. I’m so desperate that I want to do everything on our balcony (which is the only place that has enough natural light and space).
  7. Life is hard but life is harder for people who are far less fortunate than me. Since April, I have been riding the jeep daily. A daily struggle highlighted by the faces of my fellow Filipinos who have it worse than me. 
  8. If you’re feeling a little lost, go home, go back to the basics. Remind yourself why you’re doing what you’re doing. You’ll never get lost if you know where you want to go.
  9. I’m old. I feel like I’ve opened a pandora’s box full of questions. Do you want to start of the next chapter of your life? What else do I want to do? What else do I want to accomplish? Is this life enough?
  10. I am very happy with the man I married. I made the right choice following my heart years ago. ❀

Since it’s the new year, I’d thought I’d change my theme this month. I also decided to change my blog name and my about page. I’ve always liked the cleanliness of the Libre 2 theme. I opted to have no sidebars too – no clutter and no unnecessary information. It’s just me and my words.

  Photo by Nico Jacobs on Unsplash

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12 thoughts on “Realizations Last 2018”

  1. Yung sa #8, importante talaga na malaman natin yung “why” kase kung matindi yung “why” mo sa buhay, yun ang tutulong sayo para umusad at magpursigi pa.

    Anyways, happy new year Kat! Have a prosperous 2019! πŸ™‚

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    1. Very true, Jeff! Minsan kasi ang daling kalimutan nung “why” at yun yung isa kong narealize (although deep down alam naman natin yun) nakakalimutan lang talagaaa πŸ˜›

      Happy New Year din Jeff! Hoping you have an amazing 2019! ❀

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  2. I like the blog layout! It’s very clean and fresh and just has a good ‘vibe’. I agree with you about the workspace – my blogging went out the window when I didn’t have a desk or table to work from. I’m currently writing whilst in bed and I’m still not at 100% motivation. I can’t wait to clear down my dining room table and keep it that way (ha!) so I always have a little space for my writing. Happy 2019!

    xo, Victoria

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    1. Thanks, Victoria! It’s nice to know that I’m not the only one who needs the space to have motivation. It’s such a weird realization for me! Anyway, thanks for dropping by and hoping to read and hear from you soon! πŸ™‚

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  3. Happy New Year Kat!
    I love your blogs new image! I can’t believe that 2018 is gone forever. Time keeps going faster, doesn’t it? I think the best part about reading your post is that you sound happy and content. Married life seems to be suiting you well and I am so happy for you ❀
    I can relate to you in so many ways. Like thank goodness for morning coffee and I am currently in the middle of moving and not having a desk makes it way less motivating to blog.
    2018 was full of so many changes and exciting things. My man and I even broke up… For a week… I thought I was pretty dead set on my decision and then he flew across the country to my home town to talk through things with me(I even did what you said and went back to my roots for a few months for a few quarters of school) We decided to get back together and spent the holidays with his family. I am glad this all happened because we both decided that we really wanted to be together. Sometimes when you have been together for over 4 years it is easy to lose sight of this fact and one week apart gave us a chance to come back and choose each other.
    I hope 2019 will be an amazing year for you! I am looking forward as always to reading about your adventures and drooling over your delicious cooking, Kat! ❀

    ❀ Alana

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    1. Thank you so much for dropping by Alana! Your long comments make me so happy!!! ❀ I am still looking for my own desk but until that situation is settled, I'm here in our dining room table. We have to make the most out of it, right?
      I love how your man did that for you! It just shows how much you mean to him and him to you. You really have something going on there and I wish you and him the best.
      For sure, you'll both rock 2019. It's a new slate and we're here to make it as amazing as possible.
      ❀ you always, Alana!

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