2016 Wrap-Up, Kick-Off to 2017

It’s been a while.

2016 passed without an entry, huh? The past year seems to have passed by quickly. But it doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy it.

Certainly, there will always be shoulda’s, coulda’s, and woulda’s, but I’d say 2016 had been generally great for me.

I refuse to settle in something that doesn’t give me a sense of fulfillment and purpose.

Still in the quest for the best career path, I was on a roller coaster of employment from the BPO industry to advertising to business development with a pinch of marketing and events. This year, I am continuing my quest. Although it doesn’t look good that at this age I haven’t established a stable career for myself, I refuse to settle in something that doesn’t give me a sense of fulfillment and purpose. And I guess that’s really what I’m looking for–purpose.

I don’t really like to deprive myself of love and happiness.

Last year, I definitely ate a lot. Drank less alcohol and consumed coffee way too much. I used to limit my consumption of coffee due to health and financial concerns, but I just love coffee! And I don’t really like to deprive myself of love and happiness. So, I went out, traveled, deviated from the big mainstream coffee shops and started to appreciate local cafés more. Thankfully, I haven’t exploded with all the caffeine and sugar in my system.

On top of all, 2016 has been my most travel-filled year yet. Looking back, I’m not sure how I got the money I spent on all these trips, but I did it! I outlasted Baguio climate, camped at Nagsasa Cove, survived the restless waters in Cebu, defied the stormy August weather in Boracay, and wandered through Davao. Should I also count my trips in my own proud hometown Tagaytay?

I spent time with, drank coffee, and went to places with friends. I also spent more time with myself. Continued to enjoy my self-indulgent pleasure-seeking independent middle-class working life. Got to know myself at least a little bit more.

I may have missed writing on my blog but I definitely widened my horizons by writing for online websites and writing speech projects. For this year, I have resolved to write again and write more. I will bring back life to my blog and explore more avenues of writing.

I will write about coffee, about travels, about solitude. All the things that matter to me. And all the things that don’t. Writing about things I care about will keep me satisfied; writing about other things will help me stretch my capabilities.

2017 will be a great year to write and drink more coffee.


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