A Retrospect on the Year that was 2016

2016 was all sorts of crazy for me and it wasn’t an easy feat. There were a lot of challenges and roadblocks along the way – each of them pushed me to my limits and made me question every decision I made. But in retrospect, I would say it was one of my best years yet.

 

On my personal life

They say all wounds heal in God’s time and I couldn’t agree more. 2016 was my year of healing. I have made a lot of failed decisions in the past. I’ve done things that did not only hurt other people, but myself as well. I was young and naive and immature.

It took me a while to forgive myself, but I am happy that I finally did. Once I have completely healed, I mustered the courage to ask for forgiveness and I am grateful that it was granted to me. Things are different now, I know that for sure. But one little baby step at a time and I am certain everything will go back to where it used to be. After all, there is a time for everything.

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Davao Bloggers Officers 2016-2018

On my blogging life

This year truly pushed me out of my comfort zone and I couldn’t be more grateful. Being elected as Davao Bloggers Society’s Vice President for Internal Affairs was definitely one of my biggest challenges this year. Assuming the second highest position in our organization gave me anxieties and self-doubt. It isn’t my first time to be elected as a DBS officer, but being the new VP is a different story. More so, I took the role at the time when our organization was put to the test.

I would admit, I do have lapses, but I am thankful for the members for being very supportive of me. For always believing in, not only me, but all the officers. For trusting us and appreciating all the work we do to make the organization stronger and better. But of course, the biggest credit goes to the members who are always excited to brainstorm, learn, and come out with  fresh ideas that contribute to the betterment of the organization. So, kudos to everyone!

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On my married life

My husband and I have been married for more than 2 years now. I could no longer count how many times we’ve been asked this year, “where’s the baby?”. Often times, I just shrug it off. But most of the time, the pressure gets to my head, leaving me frustrated. I am just so thankful for having a super patient husband who tolerates my mood swings. He’s always there to support me and understand me completely.

And for those asking, my short and simple answer is this, “we are not in a hurry!” 

Thank You, 2016!

2016 is truly a memorable year  for me. I have nothing but gratitude to God, my family, husband, and friends for keeping me grounded and for making this year a meaningful one.

As I open a new chapter, I could only wish for nothing but a year full of travels, growth and new learning to help me become the best version of myself. I am always a work in progress, so 2017, let’s do this!

 

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