The one thing that makes it different is that new light of hope the new day brings-- the new year brings. Another chance. Another hope. Another opportunity.
The Old and New
Last year, I had only planned of renewing my PRC license just to keep it updated but I got more than that. I was given the opportunity to be a teacher. It was not an easy task.
This year, I am given another chance to continue the battle against ignorance together with other transformational teachers who dreams of changing the Philippines through education. Battling ignorance in the midst of sea of corrupt leaders is a collaborative effort and we had just started rocking the boat. It is a long process and every year that we continue to sail away towards a better Philippines, there is hope for this country.
Last year, I hoped to travel abroad. It never happened.
This year is another opportunity to plan about it, eventually, make it happen. Never say die.
Last year brought a lot of emotional turmoil in several aspects of my life. As a teacher, a daughter, a sister, a friend or simply being an individual who questions her own existence and real reason for living. But I surfaced victorious after every challenge. Found purpose in what I do. I am very grateful to a lot of people—friends and family who had helped me all the way and made it possible to conquer my fear and doubts. Ceaselessly reminding me of the many whys of the things I do and telling me that I am never alone.
This year, I still hold on to those reasons and to those persons who trust me and my abilities. We are all on these together. I will continue to find reasons that make my life worth living and worth writing for.
As 2013 ends, I leave behind all the emotional baggages, negativities and disappointments the past year had had for me. With open arms, heart and mind I wake up to a 2014 with renewed strength and hope.
Last year I vowed to love myself. I tried, yet, I live not for myself but for others.
This year, it's going to be a selfless year. I vow to extend myself to every one I can share it with. Be it my family, new kids to teach, friends-old and new and to people I just met.
Another chance to change for the better. As I work with others in changing the Philippines, I gain chances to improve myself for the benefits of others.
Another opportunity to learn. As long as I'm alive, let me find pieces of learnings in the kids I teach, in my parents and siblings, in people whom I consider friends and foes.
Another hope for this world to be filled with overflowing love, prove how generous is our God and see different kinds of beauty in life itself.
2014, you left me with no other choice but to welcome you and whatever you have with you. With faith, love and hope, let me experience a kickass year!
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