A long time coming

Hey followers!

I do humbly apologize for the lack of posts on my page 😦 I’ve been caught up with family, looking for work, and really just trying to spend time with friends that I don’t see often during the school year.

So what’s the update?!

Well, I’ve successfully completed my second year of university, a full year of a “service-learning experience” working one-on-one with a child with learning disabilities, worked as a Learning Strategist Assistant, too. Throughout the year, I’ve definitely grown in ways I never thought would be possible. (Unfortunately I’m still 5’2″ :P)

Nearly 7 years ago, my first university experience happened in Lacombe, AB. I had graduated in June, celebrated my ‘debut’ (in the Filipino culture, once a girl turns 18 and a huge party is thrown to celebrate the ‘debut’ into womanhood), and I knew once September rolled along, that I’d be in for a new life – a life I’d been waiting for: away from home, new opportunities, and new beginnings everyday. That’s what I thought I was in for, but it barely turned out that way.

Within the first week, I had been so homesick, that I rarely ate, couldn’t sleep, but managed to make new friends. I still remember attending a freshmen orientation and having a blast! But, what happened? Why did it fail to be everything I thought it could be?

One word: Worry.

You think everything’s meant to be one way, but when it doesn’t turn out as you’ve “planned” your worry, which then makes you worry that you’re worrying! – recipe for a worrisome life.

So, as the second year of my new university experience had come to a close, I reflected a lot on how far I’ve come:

Completing second year, living away from home for nearly 2 years, camped with my friends in September where it nearly POURED the entire weekend, singing in the praise team for the first ‘Church on Campus’ program in London, ON, survived driving a 1997 Honda CR-V for only 4 months when I really needed to use it (it wouldn’t start when I was getting ready to drive back to my student home for the Winter semester, did organic facials with some gals for a ‘Spa Day’ (which I highly advise you try out!). I’ve found more purpose in ministry: being part of the pioneering of a new Christian Club at school (which will launch in September, by God’s grace), Some more personal things like: letting go of my first love, moving out of my 2-year home, started writing songs and poems again, and even tried Booster Juice! (Chunky Monkey is the way to go!) LOL!

Honestly, one year and that’s just a glimpse of everything I’ve been able to experience while in University. Can you imagine how much I could’ve missed out on if I had backed out of this opportunity again? As I had, 7 years ago?

As you read this, maybe you, too, are going through a decision-making process and are unsure of which direction to take. Friend, let me tell you: just make a decision. Don’t plateau or just wait for everything to fall into place. If you could take anything from this post, let it be this — if you want something, go for it; if you don’t like it, at least you can say you tried. 

Life is a process. You’ve heard, “It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey.”
(Read that line over.)
(Read it one more time.)
(Now say it without looking, and close your eyes.)

That’s 3x.

Now live it.

— LifeisaBeaut ❤

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