Thursday, January 1, 2015

When in Doubt... : Mantras, Quote and Song that Help Me


December's gone..
It's January 1, 2015 already! My flight back to pinas for good is fast approaching! So many things to do, but the tightening of the chest (nothing serious) whenever I think of my flight back home makes me want to stop for a bit, take a deep breath and say three lines which have become my mantras.

So, this it how it feels like... One day all is good and you think that your decision is the right decision, another day you doubt yourself and your abilities to pursue the goals that that decision has open up. But I guess it's all part of the journey, it adds flavor to our lives.

I've always been a goal-setter and a goal-pursuer. When I see a goal worth chasing, I do whatever it takes to get to that goal. Yah, I encounter negativity here and there, that I would never make it and all. But those negativity become a way for me to inspire myself to work hard, that I would never fail. So, you want me to fail? Support me instead of putting me down, coz the more you put me down, the more hardheaded I become.

Few more days and I am off to the Philippines for good, when I am in doubt, I  talk to myself and I recite the three lines that has become my mantras lately:

  • Everything will be okay
  • Everything will turn out just the way you want it to be
  • Another adventure worth pursuing, you can do it.. you can do it just like before, just like you always do

When people around you don't care or don't approve of your decision and you know in your hearts of hearts that this decision is the right thing for you, instead of them and their negativity affects you or get into you, pep-talked yourself- be your own cheerleader!

This whole business of going home for good has been questioned many, many times. 'Why are you going home 'pa?' They often ask, and I go through the whole litany of things, I mean, I know I don't have to explain myself, but sometimes I also got to remind them that it's my life, that I am strong, independent woman and I can make it.

Believe me, I encounter a lot of doubters, and for every doubter, this quote has been of great help:

"Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds"-Albert Einstein

"Doubters and negative people= weak minds" - just remind yourself that. I know, sometimes they have the best interest in mind, but just as long as you did your homework, that you aren't pursuing a goal blindfolded, you will be alright.

I also have a theme song that I listen to and reminds me of what matters most, I know listening to a song is cheesy, but whatever... All to cheer you up and keep you on track, right? I suggest you watch the video as well. 

                Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)
                                            By: Green Day 

Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road
Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go
So make the best of this test, and don't ask why
It's not a question, but a lesson learned in time
It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right
I hope you had the time of your life

So take the photographs, and still frames in your mind
Hang it on a shelf in good health and good time
Tattoos of memories and dead skin on trial
For what it's worth it was worth all the while

It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right
I hope you had the time of your life 
It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right
I hope you had the time of your life 
It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right
I hope you had the time of your life

New Year, New Journey...


  1. Can I take you for a coffee when you finally arrive home? I'd like to pick your mind. You continue to fascinate me, girl!

  2. All the best and keep us posted with your life in Cebu (am I right?). :-)

  3. I believe you can make it here, girl. Cheers! cherx

  4. you can make it girl. believe lng.. u know what id like to make reto to u to my guy friend, u both bagay i guess.. he is good in all aspects of his life now.. but the thing is, he is a kinda shy person. ang dami ko nareto wlang lakas ng loob.. hahaha.

    1. Hahaha! Mr. Right will come he comes, di ba? God's will! :)

  5. Hahaha.. kabibo..nalingaw ko sa comments..
    Sikat na jud ayo ka PinasforGood! :)
    Naa na kay mga invites pag-abot nimo woh.. so, murag dili jud boring imong pag-uli.. hehehe.
    Maki-pila pud dayon ko sa meet-ups puhon pag naay chance.hehehe

    Welcome home soon...

    P.S. I miss ur stock-related post... please do make an update pag may time... :)


    1. Hey Ching,

      Gi binuangan ra ko ani nila, Ching. Char char lang. haha

      Anyway, I will be doing my best to post personal finance topics, ay... my head is all over the place lately, so I can't focus. I just blog anything that comes to mind with regards to my travel back home which is few days nalang! My goldfish mind wont let me focus pa, so when I get settled na back home, I'll try my best to get back my drive to learn.

      And oh, you know more than me na. I am sure. :)

    2. Nah, murag wala pa jud ko anang level na i know more than u.. hahaha... nagstop ko ug basa pa lang ko sa platform ug trends by observing. Dugay pa jud ko ma-master ani like u.

      It's okay woi if no stock updates pa... i can understand man sab imo transition these days... i hope stress-free lang, and the feeling of excitement is still intact.. weeee, mga karong panahuna na jud ka mouli..nabasa nako imo latest post.. i'm looking forward sa imo update pag-abot sa pinas. I hope smooth ra imo biyahe... i'm hoping for the best, dapat naay banda na mosugat sa imong pag-uli kay achieved na achieved ang "Pinas for Good"! Hahaha



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