2013 in a blog post

This year has been a literal roller coaster.

Between world breaking typhoon devastating my hometown and finishing my book, it was one hell of a ride. Let’s recount those dates, the times where I have cried or laughed so hard, to the moments I was filled with disappointment and chased my dreams.

January

January 28 – My grandfather’s first death anniversary. Definitely a big low. We were very close, as in “I’d walk into our store screaming ‘Good morning’ just to put a smile on his face” close. It was surreal to go through a whole year without him, but since he always appears in my dreams when I miss him, I know he’s always there.

February

February 14 – This is downright the most romantic thing a guy has ever done for me. But then again, he’s the first guy who I celebrated a anniversary with.

March

I got to dance for THE VERY FIRST TIME, SOLO, in a public place. It was a hobby, something I did because I just wanted to. And the funny thing is, I always get stage fright. But then I think, “So what?”

April

My brother graduated high school! Isn’t that awesome? Now I feel old. -.-

May

I got published! In a magazine that is. This is a first, together with snagging an interview with our city mayor.

June

Plea, pirouette, and close. I love dancing, more so when I get to have some fun!

I got serious with my blog around this time. Though I could never point out when I really started, I consider this month a time when I really focused on writing.

July

I got my first acting character for my Theatre Arts subject. I was a pregnant woman. I shocked people in our school by running around with a big blue belly that kept peeking out of my shirt (a blanket).

August

50th blog post!

September

I became a godmother. To a very cute little girl.

October

October 4- I became 18!

November

November 8- The day everything changed. Our City was ravaged by Haiyan, leaving us in pieces.

December

December 14 – I got to help survivors like me, through the generous hearts of the people from OATH.

December 16 – Finished my book! And I have sent it to the publishers. Fingers crossed!

And now as I feel the excitement of the new year, I could only be filled with hope that everything will turn out better than before. 😀

Here are other pictures of my crazy year:
Getting looooonger hair. 😀
Joining a dance contest
Having fun with friends

Getting published on thickjam
Getting published for the second time in Espejo Magazine

 Whew. Those were a lot of memories. I guess 2013 was one of the good ones. Now happy New Year to all of you! And I hope that you enjoyed this year as much as I did.

Let’s finish with a dramatic picture from moi. 😀

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23 Replies to “2013 in a blog post”

  1. You sure have had some ups and downs this past year. I hope 2014 is a GREAT one for you and fingers crossed about your book!!

  2. You really did have a positive year in most respects! At least you did not lose any family members and were able to help others through it as well. I am keeping my fingers crossed that your book gets published and I will certainly buy a copy!

  3. What a great re-cap. I am sorry for the loss of your grandfather, even though it has been a year it never gets easier. There were several beautiful memories throughout the year for you, hopefully they can help ease the pain of the bad ones a little.

  4. Wow! What a year! I&#39;m sorry about your grandfather. A big hug to you. <br />The typhoon was horrible, I&#39;m so glad you survived and, it seems, all of your family and friends also.<br />Congratulations on your publishing in the magazine, on your acting and dancing, and of course, good luck and success with your blog and book!

  5. What an amazing year. So many wonderful things to celebrate from this last year. And a few heartaches as well. I am still anxious to hear about your book and if it gets published. Fingers crossed for you.

  6. Looks like you had a very busy year. And I am especially happy for you finishing your book.

  7. Sounds like a roller coaster of a year! Congrats on being publishes and good luck on the book.

  8. These are some wonderful moments in your life, Thank you for sharing them with us. Happy New Years

  9. Your year was indeed a rollercoaster, but you&#39;ve remained standing through it all. Consider that a win my dear. May 2014 greet you with nothing but the best things in life and I&#39;ll be praying for your book, because you write so beautifully and the world should know it.

  10. Looks like you had a great year! I can&#39;t wait to see what 2014 brings!

  11. I&#39;ve only recently been following your blog. It&#39;s nice to see the face behind the writing. I will also have my fingers cross for your book! Hope the new year brings you joy and happiness. Happy New Year! and yay for long hair!! =)

  12. Looks like you had a great year. Have a happy and successful blogging 2014.

  13. what a wonderful year in review i hope your new year brings you all you hope for

  14. I love seeing the year in photos! I love this idea and will look through the pictures of my kids to do the same.

  15. It sounds and looks like you had a very productive year. I love the dramatic photo at the end and I hope your book gets published this year.

  16. Those are a lot of memories and a lot of ups and downs. But mostly ups. Happy New Year to you and I wish nothing but the best for you in 2014!

  17. You&#39;re an amazing young woman and I feel honored to have met you in 2013. I know that you&#39;ll make a successful author and I can&#39;t wait to read your published books. Here&#39;s to an even more wonderful 2014. Happy New Year!

  18. What an exciting year for you!! I&#39;m a published author, so I know how exciting that can be to see your work in print!! Congrats!!

  19. such an incredible year – lots of ups and downs for you. thank you for sharing.

  20. I am loving seeing so many picture in New Years Posts 🙂 Thanks for sharing the year with us

  21. Thank you for taking me through your last year! Such exciting things happened. Although I&#39;ve only been reading your blog for a few months, I am really enjoying it and can&#39;t wait to see what you have for us in 2014!

  22. I really love your positive spin on the year in spite of the most recent thing really being that catastrophic hurricane! I&#39;m wishing you a happy, healthy and wonderful new year!

  23. I love looking back at other blog&#39;s year in review! So much fun!

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