In a few hours, I’ll turn 33 years old and I still can’t believe it.
I honestly don’t remember my age anymore. I asked my husband for my age and he told me I am turning 33 years old and I trust him so yeah, I believe him.
I want to write 33 lessons I’ve learned in my 33 years of existence because I am sure that I have learned that many lessons in life. I’m just not sure if I can still remember everything so I am settling for 3 Life Lessons, I hope that’s okay.. ;P
Anyway, so, tomorrow I will turn 33 years old. A mom of a pretty 3-year-old girl, a wife to my husband, a daughter, a blogger, a Mommy Influencer, and here are some of my favorite life lessons:
God’s plans are better than ours. During your teen years, you might think you already got everything planned out. I’ll get my degree, get a job, do good at my job, get married, have a child, and live happily ever after. It’s like a fool-proof plan that you’d think would work out and sometimes it does. Sometimes it does really work out but if it doesn’t, don’t mope around and blame yourself or your life. What you’d realize is that some plans don’t work out because God Has better plans for you. I didn’t believe this before, to be honest. After college graduation, I thought I wanted to become a Public School Teacher because that’s the goal of every education graduate (I guess?). I don’t want to sound conceited but I was a pretty good teacher. I know how to speak in public confidently and I have really good grades but it turns out, that’s not all you need to be hired. I ended up not being hired because of my location, etc. I would end up getting good rankings and still end up failing. It was frustrating. But, to be honest, I knew deep down inside that it wasn’t really something that I want to do for the rest of my life. I didn’t want to be a Math Teacher, but what do I do with my life then? Anyway, I ended up working as a call center agent for years, earning good enough money to provide to my family until I got married, got pregnant. And then realized that I wanted to work at home so I can take care of my baby. That’s when I decided to give teaching a try again. I applied as a Public School Teacher, got hired for a permanent position, and then all of a sudden, I got an offer from a client, asking me to work for him full-time which means I have to leave my job. Anyway, to cut the very long story short, I decided to quit my job as a teacher to work at home and ended up pursuing my true passion which is writing. I ended up working as a content writer and now, a Mommy Blogger/Influencer. A few months after quitting my job as a teacher, I started realizing… kaya pala… kaya pala hindi binibigay ni God yung gusto ko dati na magturo sa public because HE has other plans for me. I was not meant to be a teacher. I was destined to follow a different path. The path that I am taking may be unconventional for others but hey, I have never been happier. I am happy with what I do now. I write to inspire, encourage, educate. I get to earn doing something that I love. So yes, trust God because He has better plans for us. The situation that you are in right now might not make sense yet but I am sure that you would have your own Kaya pala moment in the future. 🙂
- To achieve your goals, be honest with yourself. Sometimes, you are the only one stopping yourself from succeeding. When you want something, admit it. When you notice a flaw in yourself, acknowledge it and work on it. I’m not sure about you but I used to be a Denial Queen. I knew that I feel a sense of satisfaction whenever I write something way back in high school but I kept on denying it. I knew I wanted to blog but I kept on telling myself it’s not a practical job so I shove the thought at the back of my mind. I wasn’t honest with myself. It was only when I became a Mom that I had the courage to pursue my passion. What kind of a Mom would I be if I won’t inspire Allyka to follow her dreams right? So there. If your heart is beating really hard towards a given passion, give that passion a try… it deserves a chance. You might never know where that passion with lead you. Just be honest with yourself. 🙂
- Don’t be too hard on yourself. When I was young, I used to beat myself up emotionally when something goes wrong or when I commit mistakes. It wasn’t healthy. Now that I am in my 30s, I realized that the mature way of dealing with mistakes is by accepting and learning from them. Thinking about your mistakes over and over won’t help you so just acknowledge them, learn from them and move on.
I honestly want to share more but, since I value sleep, I’d stop here and maybe complete all the 33 lessons before I turn 34 😀 Who knows?
Anyway, thank you for dropping by and reading this really personal and random blog post.