Even though this post may be weeks delayed [because it was supposed to be written during the last week of December but a typhoon struck our area] but here’s why I’m happy while saying goodbye to 2016!
Honestly, I am bittersweet about 2016. The first half of the year, I fell in an abyss wherein I allowed the dark force conquer me. The struggle is real when you feel that in almost everything you do, something is always there to hinder it. You have to accept the dark force, let it in. Learn its weakness and steer it away from you. You make it your strength and conquer your other problems.
On the bright side, I had encountered so many ups as well! Volunteering for events related to the arts and crafts made me realize something.
[bctt tweet=”There are no shortcuts in life. You really have to face every hardship that come your way.” username=”Mariaisquixotic”]
Some people want to have an easy life and acquiring what they want easily. Even to the extent of not shedding a single drop of perspiration! Well, personally, I doubt that they would live that long with that kind of mentality. Anyway, I’ll be sharing the things or events that I’m grateful last 2016!
Thank you 2016
I am grateful for 2016 for a lot of things. There had been opportunities, new friends and new tools to exploit! Haha!
- 2016 made me meet new bloggers, attend events, collaborate with fellow blogger/s and brands as well. It brought me closer to companies and brands that I really love.
- Personally, I would like to thank 2016 for allowing us to create Maarteng Letra: The Pen Meet! It is the very first event that we were able to organize and really push through. To be honest, I was so scared about pushing the event. What if people found the venue too far or the cost to be too expensive or be it too boring. Nevertheless, I am very grateful for the people that I was able to collaborate with people who helped me through the planning, organizing, strategizing and even marketing it. Even if the event has long ended, I still remember things vividly like it was just yesterday.
- I have joined many communities online that allowed me to share my works. It doesn’t matter if nobody reacts to it. It makes me happy that I’m able to share my works with the world. If my work gets noticed, it makes me leap with joy! However, I always remember that there are still those out there who are better than me. So, I always keep in mind to keep my feet firmly on the ground.
- Last but not the least, I’d like to thank 2016 for all the wonderful and the not so wonderful things that happened. For the people who chose to stay, thank you. For those to chose to depart, well, that’s your choice.
Last but not the least, thank you 2016 for making me stronger for 2017!