I have less than 30 minutes to finish this year end post so pardon the gibberish. I resolve to make better posts next year. :)
2011 has been the year that friends walked out of my life, I lost hope in myself, I found love again, I skipped breakfast everyday, I started running again, I enrolled in the gym but quit after a month, I went to Camiguin, I got drunk and threw up in the toilet, I got a job, I bought my siblings their school things with my own money, I paid my own bills, I volunteered, I researched, I’ve had sleepless nights over Statistics, I fought with my father, I cried myself to sleep, I drank too much coffee, I got fat, I dyed my hair, I read Catcher in the Rye, I read Perks of Being A Wallflower, I cried over Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, I cried over one of my bestfriends quitting school to work in Cebu, I saw my mother fight for her life, I saw my father fight with my mother, I saw my siblings cope with the pain, I saw myself crumble so many times under pressure but fought back harder each day because being a quitter doesn’t run in our family. Mostly, 2011 was the year I lost my mother - the only mother I will ever get.
I’ve been to hell and back and now I’m picking up the pieces and putting them back together no matter how long it takes. 2011 is not a good year overall but it is definitely a year of life experiences. There is no other year in my entire existence that gave me the best lessons of courage, faith, love and hope. I will always hold on to 2011 as the year that I was tested and I failed so many times. But what counts the most were the times I fought back and fought back hard. 2011 will always be the year that I lost my mother; but it will also be remembered as the year that I appreciated my father better. 2011 will always be the year that I lost a friend; but it is also the year that I found new ones that made my life better each day. 2011 will always be the year that Cagayan de Oro was devastated by Sendong; but I will spend 2012 trying to make Cagayan de Oro a better place each day in my own way.
2011 it’s been a hell of a ride. I will welcome 2012 with so much hope for the future. In the end, a year of trials will result to a better person than a year of merriment will ever be.
Happy New Year!