Dear Diary

Those Random 23 Thoughts

So last month, I turned 23 and here are my 23 thoughts.

Turning 23

Thoughts have been running around my head thinking about what will I be when I’m 23. Will I still be enjoying life or become preoccupied with other matters.

Adding another year to my existence is really a blessing. It means another year for an adventure, to learn and to experience life and its mysteries. This year’s birthday is just a simple one. Having late dinner date with one of the closest girl friends and one of my best friends as well, having a post-birthday celebration with the boyfriend and just chilling was what I did for my birthday. Also, spend some on calligraphy things.

Yet, as I turned 23, there have been thoughts (or questions) wandering in my mind such as:

  1. What happens now?
  2. How to adult (for the nth time)?
  3. Getting priorities straight.
  4. Focusing on the goal; now goals perhaps.
  5. Will I be good at calligraphy?
  6. Considering the fact that I’m going to school again, how will I classify myself?
  7. Will I be able to do the things on my bucket list?
  8. If I try to find work with my current state, will I be able to find one or will I be rejected? 😔
  9. Moving to WordPress was hard, will I be able to live my goal to blog more and effectively?
  10. With the hoarded stuff I have, will I still hoard some more?
  11. Spending time away from my family is quite the challenge, will I still be able to stay in Manila for the future?
  12. Adventures, will you still love me?
  13. Practice my handwriting for the future, not my calligraphy writing.
  14. To eat less and to achieve my healthy body again. (This is quite hard but if I get really really motivated, I might as well challenge myself to achieve it.)
  15. What to do when you have nothing to do?
  16. Less food delivery and more healthy food.
  17. Find more time to find myself and rethink about life.
  18. How to fix a really, really, really fucked up body clock?
  19. Lessen stuff in the room. (Follow up thought: HOW?!)
  20. Try to clean the room more frequently.
  21. Appreciate life more.
  22. Try to communicate better.
  23. LIVE LIFE.

Truly, this is a random post but I think it’s destined to be posted on my blog. Some may not be able to relate to this or wonder if I’m okay. I may have some lonely thoughts around but I’m only human.

Do we have similar thoughts?


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  • Reply
    May 24, 2016 at 9:07 PM

    Awwww , 23 , lucky you ! I remember how amazing life was when I was that age . There are so many more changes to looking forward in your life ! Great to see young people being thoughtful about their lives and future ! Lovely post !

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    heidi williams
    May 24, 2016 at 10:17 PM

    You have so many questions for 23, which is good. You have so much ahead of you and that’s the fun part about your twenties. Finding out who you are and what life will turn into. Enjoy your celebration and Happy Born Day!

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    Stella the Travelerette
    May 25, 2016 at 8:10 AM

    Happy birthday! I remember when I was 23 I had a lot of the same questions. I still think about how I should eat more healthy food! And I’m not sure anyone ever figures out how to adult. As long as you’re asking the right questions, I’m sure you’ll be fine.

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    Maaya Legaspi
    May 25, 2016 at 9:54 PM

    can we say this is a mid life crisis? lol. but happy birthday to you! these questions I think are normal. i also sometimes think on what happens next with my life. One thing’s for sure though, just continue being you and i’m sure life will get so much better than what it is right now 🙂

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      May 26, 2016 at 1:54 AM

      I remember the 20s crisis where almost all who are in their 20s experience. Haha! Thank you, Maaya! 🙂

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    May 25, 2016 at 10:07 PM

    belated Happy birthday and congratulations for reaching yet another wonderful phase of your life. I had so many great memories in mind when I reached that age so all I can say is go ahead and enjoy life! Life is full of surprises and you can never tell what kind of amazing things will arrive as it may come to us in an unexpected time and place! Cheers!

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      May 26, 2016 at 1:54 AM

      Thank you, Milton! 🙂

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    May 25, 2016 at 10:08 PM

    Enjoy life, blog more, and yes –less food delivery and more calligraphy. Happy 23rd.

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    May 25, 2016 at 11:06 PM

    Just live it, girl! A lot will be ahead of you and you might not know you have accomplished more than what your age tells you. Keep it up. Belated happy birthday! mwahx

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      May 26, 2016 at 1:53 AM

      Thank you, Mikee! I’ll keep that in mind 😉

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    May 26, 2016 at 12:05 AM

    I just turned 23 last month and all I realised is those are just numbers! 🙂 Live happily! 🙂

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      May 26, 2016 at 1:53 AM

      Yay! We have the same birth month! Belated to you! 🙂

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    May 26, 2016 at 1:00 PM

    This is a great list of questions that I think will be the most interesting in like 10 years. It will be fun to see how many of them you figured out. I love how you talk about becoming an adult. I sometimes say wow that was an adult decision. I think it is great to be curious and kind set goals through your questions on who you want to become in the next year.

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    Eunis De Guzman
    May 26, 2016 at 4:00 PM

    Amazing, well yeah! you totally rock it. You figured life at 23, you are too lucky knowing what to do’s and and what you really like and love. I sometimes say that also to myself which path do I really wanna be. I agree with your thoughts and the goal questions . Thanks for that

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    Nina Sogue
    May 26, 2016 at 9:03 PM

    I feel you. I am 25 but sometimes I feel like I still fail at adulting. Haha. Don’t force yourself. Just make sure to enjoy (responsibly) and think of ways to build yourself. As long as the intentions are good, I don’t think you’ll ever be wrong. 🙂

    Nina |

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    Nadine Smith (Scenes From Nadine)
    May 27, 2016 at 12:04 AM

    Happy birthday! 🙂 Wow… 23 seems like so long ago for me. (I’m 32 now. I wish I could reverse those two digits!) Those are good questions to ask at 23, and asking the right questions will help you live the kind of life you want. Live life to the fullest! 🙂

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    Dominic Barrios
    May 31, 2016 at 1:57 PM

    Wow! that’s a lot! Some of those things, I think, can help you with coming up with a vision for your life like What is your goal in life? (Something Long Term). Some of those are like new year’s resolutions. It’s nice to think about these things especially to reflect on how or where your life is heading to and then check back if you’re still heading that same direction.

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    Kerr Quevedo
    May 31, 2016 at 4:11 PM

    It’s funny how I’m 19 and I also got 19 thoughts that I always ponder on from your list. Whoever thought adulting could be easy right? I should’ve known. Hahaha It makes me wanna wish I was in my cradle again but we have to move forward. #ParaSaBayan lol

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    June 7, 2016 at 8:15 PM

    I’ve just turned 24 and I share most of your thoughts 😉 all I can say is that the outcome will be 50% how much effort we put into achieving our goal but the other 50% is just life and the things we can’t control! Good luck with everything

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    Carmela Francel
    June 12, 2016 at 11:37 AM

    I always ask myself the first question, “What happens now?”
    At a young age, I started worrying about my future; what will happen to me, what job will I have, will I lose some of my friends? Will I befriend my enemies again? Etc., but everytime I realize I’m overthinking these things again, I just think that those are in the future! And I’m living in the present. I should worry more of what I should do now rather than what I should do later. 🙂

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    Nicole P
    June 14, 2016 at 2:25 PM

    Awww! Belated Happy 23rd! I can totally relate to most of your musings, especially on the part of how to adult. I honestly have been wondering about that since I was 18, alongside the question how to be a great mom hahaha! Also, good luck in living your life to the fullest! 🙂 hope you get out of your comfort zone once in a while and finish off your bucket list hehehe

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