This year I celebrate my 29th birthday. And I would like to think of it as the beginning of the end.
The beginning of the end of a decade.
The twenties years have been there, cherished loved, and a now its a preparation for the next chapter of my life.
I can’t help but feel a little sentimental over it. It was like time flew by so quickly.
But before I begin the countdown, I would like to take a look back to celebrate and reminisce my beautiful years of my twenties.
In my twenties, i
… experienced my first major hang-over. I was twenty years old then, in my third year of college on an over night trip in Tali beach, Batangas.
… experienced true leadership as I was elected as Vice President for finance for UPJMA.
… witnessed first-hand the dirtiness of politics during my campaign to run as Finance Administrator for the college student council.
… graduated with honors at UP Diliman.
… went on a boat and plane trip for the first time alone, without parents, to Boracay the summer after graduation.
… got accepted at my first and dream job, ABS-CBN and have been there for 7 years.
… drove and bought my first car.
… experienced being courted and having my crush like me back.
… went through my first heartbreak.
… experienced my first kiss.
… went on my first flight outside the country with friends, no parents.
… bought a house (a condo unit to be exact).
… been to places like Singapore, Guam, Korea, Thailand, Cagayan de Oro, Palawan, Bohol, Ilocos for the first time.
…. fell in love with photography.
… experienced my first major failure at work.
… experienced rising above failure at work.
… had the startings of a business
… had fun and many adventures with my friends.
… experienced friendship divorce and meeting new friends.
… worked with 5 bosses, and worked with 6 platforms.
… Ran 5k and 10k races.
… kept 3 blogs.
Its amazing to just look back at the past 10 years to see all the things that happened and am thankful for all of those wonderful experience for I truly wouldn’t be where a I am today.
So where am I now?
I just celebrated my 29th birthday. I am currently on my 7th year at work, my 2nd year at the Kids and Longtail platform. I am still single. I am still living at my parents house, but on my way to completing my condo. I am currently gaining weight. I have never been to Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and South America. I keep a blog. I take photographs every day.
Its not much but that’s where I am right now and its a start. And so the countdown to the 30th year begins.
Here are just some things I’d like to do in my 30s:
- quit smoking for good
- go to Europe
- be in a relationship and eventually get married
- have my first child
- live in my own house
- Run a 21k race and a full marathon
- have my photos showcased in an exhibit
- meet and greet more of my favorite idols
- own a popular blog and have it change the world
- support my own philantrophic cause
- own and operate my own business
And this list goes on. I’ll just add them as I go along.
This is just only the beginning. And I am quite excited for the next phase.
And I wonder what the future may bring. I create this to be a happy, adventurous, courageous, abundant and love-filled future!