Hi. Today’s my first time publicly blogging in 2018. I turned 20 about a month or so ago and a lot has happened since then. I had a decent birthday with a decent number of people wishing me well but what got me astounded was the quality of the messages I received. Each and every one was heartwarming. I was overwhelmed with all the loveĀ  I got that I cried a lot that very night.

I’ve been actively involving myself around people too–mostly because I am assigned to due to interviews that need to be conducted for my final year project. Trust me when I say I’m truly exhausted from conversing with older male leaders almost everyday since this month started but they’ve been so friendly and accommodating so being intimidated was not an issue. Aside from that, I managed to catch up with friends even though I had a lot of things on my plate. I wanted to maintain my sanity and happiness so I made sure to loosen up instead of being cooped up at home, analyzing my interview findings and reading numerous literature reviews. I needed breaks. Lately I have been trying to find a balance again, just like in the past semester. I don’t want to be a slave to academics but I don’t want to slack either. I can only hope that my group mates and I are on the right track.

So far, 2018 has been… fulfilling to say the least. I’m busy, I’m surrounded by people I want to be around, I’m giving and receiving and all in all, I think I’m content. It’s too soon to say anything but I pray that 2018 will make a turn for the better–not just for me, but for us all.

I’ll see you around.