Lux Thinking Aloud
Life So Far This 20168:00 AM
It's my birthday week y'all! Time flies. It seems only yesterday when I was reflecting on my past birthday. And here we are again. Will I write another reflection? Another lesson learned? Will I post about my plans? Will I share my wishes? Don't think so. I'll just post about my life so far this 2016.
This year has been kind of slow...and fast at the same time. I know that sounds crazy, but that's how my life is. Crazy.
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Life So Far This 2016
Beef's back in the menu!
I started eating beef again. I've shared here before that my sister and I are planning to open a cafe restaurant and burger, nachos and other dish with beef is in the menu. So we started trying out burgers and other food in cafes and restaurants near our area to see what we can do to top them. After years of not eating beef (by choice), 2016 is the year I've reconciled with this juicy meat. I don't enjoy it as much as other people do, but that's something notable I did this year.
Cutting tiesI started unfriending people on my FB list. You remember back in the days when FB started, we accept invites from people we barely know and see, just as long as they're familiar faces and names? I did that. And now when I see my feed and I'm like, "Who are these people?" I don't hesitate clicking that Unfriend button. Because I'm sharing my life with people who don't really care or who may care but only so for them to have something to talk about. It came to a point when it became clear to me that when it comes to friendship, quality over quantity is better.
I stopped or at least avoided speaking to people who LOVE to talk down on me. Like, wow, do I really have the time and energy for this crap? Not anymore. And I don't have to endure your emotional punches just because we're related by blood. Who's with me?
Expanded dating marketThis single is ready to mingle. I've realized though that with the nature of my job, I don't get enough time and "exposure". So this year...I joined a dating site. Yep, I finally did it. Maybe it's not a major thing for some, but if you know me, this is so out of character. I have to talk to myself several times into doing it. And hey, it's not as bad as I thought it will be.
More time with familyRemoving unnecessary people from your life gives you more room and time for the people who matter most. So this year, moving back to my hometown gave me more time to bond with my family, and our dogs. Whether it's just us chilling playing Uno or going for some island hopping, I enjoy every moment with the fam.
These photos don't do justice to the beauty of the Philippine beaches. You should come visit someday. :)
With my birthday coming, I have to remind myself not to fret. Not all my goals have been achieved but at least most of them have. And some things take time. Right?
I've got to be firm with my goals but flexible with the process. Maybe I need to adjust my target date for it. Maybe I need to change strategy to achieve it. You too.
Wherever you are, I wish you'll always be grateful for what you have with what's happening in your life so far this 2016.
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