Almost 3 years ago, I started this blog together with my hopes and dreams of starting afresh with all the failures and lessons that my early 20’s has brought upon to me. I’ve experienced having a mild-depression and I didn’t share it with anyone else. Experienced the worst rejection of my life that shook all my insecurities and flaws in my character.
But life was tougher than I thought
My mind was very simple back then; “Work hard, save and earn money, climb the corporate ladder, and get married at 28, and have kids at 30.” Last time I wrote about investing in yourself and I thought having an MBA Degree will help me to climb the corporate ladder and earn the credentials I needed but I couldn’t be more wrong.
The first year of my job, I was forced to accept a job I didn’t like but I have to learn how to love it which in turn it didn’t happen.
I have been buried in credit card debt at the age of 22. My credit card has been maxed out and I have no savings. I am just giving out my monthly salary to the bank just to pay all of it.
And because of it
I Learned the Value of Money
When I was a kid I often envy other kids whom their parents gave them new toys every month. I envy them because at a young age they have their own computers and game consoles already while we only have text ( a paper with graphics), yoyo, turumpo, and others.
I also learned to value money the moment I realized how difficult it was for my parents to send us to college that even their my mom’s jewelry and wedding ring has been sold to pawnshop just for us to finish college.
I Learned to Value Relationships
I kid you not, I’m not a people person. Most of my friends betrayed me. Some of them I left already and some of them chose not to associate themselves with me because they think I’m critical and naive.
I didn’t put so much importance on people back then but God taught me to appreciate it. I learned how to get out of my comfort zone and genuinely meet people and build a friendship with them. I can easily make friends now and especially I love to hang around with people whom I think needed much appreciation like the security guards, maintenance workers, messengers, cab/grab drivers, and technicians. They had so many stories to tell but most people don’t listen to them or even care enough to greet them and ask how they are.
And if there is anything I want to improve on is that I am easily get intimidated to talk with people who have a strong personality or someone whom I know that are very influential. They can be my future mentors, therefore I need to learn how to get along with them.
How This Blog Changed My Life
This blog was originally created to contain all my thoughts and feelings that I could only express when I write. But I know for certain that God called me to inspire and teach people. This blog has brought me to new heights of my life. I have been invited to a radio station to become their guest because of this blog. I have encountered many people whom I didn’t know personally asked me if I was that blogger.
This blog also became my platform to honor God with my life.
But one thing I’ve learned for sure and I want to put emphasis on it; Let God write your story too. Never in my wildest dreams that I will become what I am right now. I saw a vision of it but I never forced it to happen. God made a way.
To be honest, I have so many plans for my life, but I’ll let God do His own way whether it could be painful or not as long as He sees it is fit for me to experience it, then let His will be done so I can bring more glory to His Name.
In Colossians 1:17, Paul said; “He is before all things, and in Him, all things hold together.”
“God makes everything happen at the right time.” — Ecclesiastes 3:11
Thank you for all who greeted me, celebrated my birthday (even I didn’t want to), and for those who surprised me and made an effort to buy a cake for me. May God bless you more!.
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I blog about my discoveries and learnings with personal development, blogging, writing, public speaking, and publishing. I am a Jesus follower. Each month, I send out a newsletter with free tips on those topics.