Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Year That Was

Time just went by so fast! In just a few days, we will all be welcoming the new year. But it felt like 2013 just started yesterday. And look where we are now? Seriously, a fast forward button must have been turned on... Before we bid farewell to 2013, let me just go back and see once again what my 2013 was like.

 I spent my 26th birthday in Korea.
Got my Master's degree.

My family visited me and had their first out-of-the-country vacation.

I decided to have my hair curled the night before going back to the Philippines.

Then, I had a change of heart and had it straightened after a few months.

Went back to research work in the same institute as I have worked before.

But after five and a half stressful months, I resigned.

 And thank God, I got a new job right after.

Did a lot of bonding and catching up with friends.

Then, I cut my hair short.

Went home and spent Christmas with family.

So yeah, there goes my 2013. It was a fun yet challenging ride. Though there were also times where I felt like my life was stagnant, especially during the time when I was looking for a job. Completing my Master's degree was my greatest achievement for the year. The biggest challenge, however, had something to do with work. It's difficult when you and your supervisor have no connection whatsoever because you have different perspectives. It is difficult working everyday with a person that's stressing you out. But I'm glad I did the right thing. I left that job and move on with my life.

If there's one important lesson that I learned this year, it would be this:
Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy. 
                                                                                               -Robert Tew

With all the ups and downs that I experienced this year, I have to say I am still thankful because each of them has contributed in molding me and enabled me to learn more on the subject called 'life'.

Hoping to for an awesome and blessed 2014!

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