Hello 2021!

3.1.21


Some might think that social media will just make you jealous, envious over others' seemingly perfect lives. But in my case, I see these new things, travels, and activities as goals, aspirations, and maybe even future opportunities. If they made it possible even at this time, maybe I can do it too!



On my last post, my bitter tone for the upcoming year surfaces (is there such a thing as a New Year Scrooge?) knowing that I can't plan anything like I usually do once the calendars are changed. 


"A new year doesn't mean that the virus will magically disappear". 


Honestly, at that time when I wrote this year-ender, I felt that planning something will only lead to heavy disappointments.



I am glad that I came across people on my feed living their lives amidst the crisis. Some a bit too much for my standards (for my parents' sake, I am still afraid of being overly spontaneous), but there are others that seem doable even for a cautious person like me. 


I won't be overly confident, and I will still respect my family, the protocols, risks, and other precautions the past year has forcefully ingrained in us. But 2021, maybe we can do these? :)



1. Learn acrylic art, latte art, pottery, etc.

In the past years, we are done with soy candles, perfume, Kpop dance, resin jewellery, and soap making to name a few. But as a self-proclaimed student of life, I am down with more classes as long as the school will assure that protocols will be met. Heck, I'll even accept learning from Teacher Youtube! 


2. Nature trips.

I was shocked the very first time I saw a non-throwback travel photo on my feed, then it became normal eventually. When lockdowns were softened up, others took it as a chance for a quick getaway from the city, or to getaway from their lives for the past 10 or so months. A beach trip seems fun but hassle (to me), but seeing a friend conquering a MOUNTAIN made my heart leap a little. Gusto ko to! I felt something that I didn't feel when I first saw sand and bikini photos.


3. Spend less, earn more.

This will be my last conservative goal for the year, something that I didn't see on the internet but I've been so guilty of last year when "add to cart" became my therapy. I hope that I'll be wiser when it comes to money, and I hope this will be my chance to grow my own business. 



I usually list up to 10 goals, haha, but I think these three are enough for me for now. Like how we thread through the new normal early last year like babies on their walkers, maybe we can build a life again this year--slowly but surely, careful but still moving forward.


5 comments

  1. Happy New Year sis! Push natin yan goals na yan! I've learned talaga that putting pen to paper really works. On the first day of January I wrote on my planner that one of my goals this year is a promotion or a better-paying job, then the next day I got an email from a recruiter about a possible job opportunity! Amazing! The Universe conspires, et cetera, et cetera. Lapit na birthday mo pala, I miss our annual birthday dinners! Praying for you!!

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    1. Thank you sis namiss ko yung gantong interaction sa long blog post!!! Iba din pala talaga yung feeling kesa sa IG! :)

      Will start with my diary na rin, kainspire yung post mo talaga and also how you still keep a diary!!!

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  2. Ana!!! It's been so long. So good to see that your blog is still active. Reading your posts really inspires me to get back on it, too. I suppose part of it is living away from home and wanting to share my experiences with everyone.

    Kakamiss yung mga ganitong post na sobrang natural lang, like nung simula. :) And I super support all these things on your list, especially 1. I found that 2020 really allowed me to do different activities that eventually led me to many newfound hobbies.

    I wish you the best in this year! Happy 2021. :D

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    1. Thank you for dropping by Megann! Natutuwa ako seeing people trying to blog again! :) I also love seeing your new life abroad! :) Looking forward to your blog comeback!!

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Anagon