It’s almost 3 hours past when the clock stroke 12 and everyone greeted 2015 with a bang. Most have gone to bed now, exhausted with the parties and anticipation of welcoming a new year. While here I am, catching up with my year ender post.
Year ends are a great time for me to reflect on what has taken place in the past year. It’s something that has become a habit – something that made me believe I am an introspective, and therefore, an introvert person. This year I have made my introspection and most have been posted in Facebook. Yet I believe that my blog still deserves a full on explanation of what I have mused about regarding how my 2014 has been.
2014 has been a year of discoveries and reunions for me.
Discoveries were big in the sense that I started a new job in a technically new place. The job proved to be a bit boring at the beginning but now things have sped up and I find myself challenged across all fronts. Another year of the same sounds appealing. Although I have returned to Manila, I have never worked or lived in Makati. Discovering the country’s prime business district and the lifestyle in the area has been fun and challenging. It certainly fueled my desire for discovery. I realized that I was born for this and I thrive in the hustle and bustle of the city.
Another big discovery was my passion for arts – well the flow arts. It was an accidental one but responding to the adventurous me, I endeavored to enter the world of fire spinners, hoping to spin fire myself. Although lacking practice and not 100% engaging with the art, the mere fact that I am doing something so foreign to me a year ago is good enough. It’s a discovery.
A discovery tied up to a reunion is my involvement with a local church. I have reunited or reinforced or revived my relationship with my Savior thereby effectively ending a 5-year hiatus. Along with it came the discovery of a dynamic church and the teachings that comes with it.
Reunions were big for 2014. Of course, what do I expect since I came back to the place I spent close to 5 years of my growing up life. The place where all my social networks are tied in. During the first part of the year, I made the effort and initiative to meet with all sectors of my social life – from former churchmates, orgmates, batchmates, etc. There are still more reunions to come but I must say I have settled into a comfortable schedule of seeing people. This is where I saw how much of an extrovert I really am.
The highlights of my 2014 in a list (just in case I forget when the years roll by):
- Jesus Rocks Church
- Flow Arts Philippines
- Pisay HS Reunion
- 3x UPCC Old Core Kitaans
- Makati Lifestyle
- Puerto Galera
- Breakup aka Freedom
- New Friends – Housemates and Workmates
2015 is bound to be brighter – and I know it will be.