2016 Plans and What-nots

I was going through my drafts and found this. I continued writing it even though it is 4 months late. What do they say, better late than never?

January is actually one of my favorite months. Because it is the beginning of the year, and every beginning comes with hope. Hope that the upcoming year is going to be awesome.

To be honest, I wasn’t as thrilled when New Year came as I was on the previous years. That is because of my health condition (please see previous post).

I’ve been feeling very low for the past few days, but I think today’s going to be different. First, I am blogging again, so I am definitely trying desperately to be back to normal again. Second, I will be enumerating what I am aiming for this upcoming year. (To be honest, the past few days, I can’t even bring myself to think about the next 5 days, and here I am trying to list down my goals for this year)

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Pending blog posts

Since I was too lazy to blog last year, I have lots of catching up to do. Just so I can get it off my head, I will list here the things I need to blog about.

TRAVEL

  1. Sagada trip (May, 2015)
  2. El Nido trip (May, 2015)
  3. Viet-Cam detailed blog post (July, 2015)
  4. Baler trip (March, 2016)
  5. Real Surf, Quezon (February, 2016)
  6. Bacolod to Cebu transfer
  7. Cebu (January, 2015)

FOOD

  1. Where to eat in Cebu
  2. Tweedle Book Cafe
  3. February Foodie
  4. Ultimate Taste Test 2015
  5. Cafe Shibuya
  6. Kapitolyo GastroPark
  7. Box Park Congressional

ACTIVITIES

  1. BenCab Museum
  2. National Museum
  3. PETA workshop (detailed post)
  4.  The day I went Temple Running

PERSONAL

  1. New Job
  2. Tips when you cannot sleep.
  3. Some, random realizations

LIST

  1. What’s in my bag
  2. What’s in my Kikay Kit
  3. Travel must-haves
  4. Books I finished reading in 2015.
  5. Festivals I’ve been to. (Will wait until after Kadayawan to post this)

SUNDAY CURRENTLY!

There! These are all in my mind that’s why I am having a hard time starting. I don’t know which one to write first. This should keep me busy until my next travel.

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My first Thought Catalog article!

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One of things in my bucket list, crossed out.

I discovered my love for writing back when I was in high school. It was when I got a taste of my first heartbreak (which was just a puppy love) that I found comfort in writing. I wrote poems and essays about love and life that I know at age 15.

Eventually, my love for writing has grown. I initially wanted to write for a magazine, but it wasn’t achievable because I don’t have the credentials to get in. Luckily, in this generation, you don’t need a degree in writing to start a blog or to share your talent. So, I started a blog to serve as my platform in writing. Though I’m not really sure if there are readers here, I mainly write here because I want to have a place where I can let go of my inhibitions and share what I love to do.

And as a writer, of course you’d want to get better at it and eventually broaden your audience. So as an avid reader of Thought Catalog, I tried my luck and submitted an article to them early this August and in less than a week, I got a response from them saying that they have published my article online already! It was such a happy moment for me. It is like a milestone that I’ve conquered. Though, the topic I have chosen was a little shallow, it was the safest article for me to submit. I mean, I don’t want to submit anything too personal. I want something general that most people can relate to. So I rummaged my old notebooks, posts, doodles and I found this article.

I wrote this article last year (2014). I remember being told that I have a big ego because I never tell or show people that I love them. When I like someone, I don’t treat them nicely, which is weird. But I think that was my defense mechanism because I don’t want to appear easy and vulnerable to them. So to my defense, I wrote this article so that people can understand me better, and for lack of better terms,  I used ‘A Girl With A Big Ego’ to describe myself, so some people can relate to it as well. I would like to think I am not the only one who is like this. Hahaha!

I am aiming to submit more articles, probably, once a month. Now, I am thinking what could be my next topic for September. Hmm. Suggestions?

By the way, you can read the full article here.

♥ Andrea