And now Its once again that time when the day has come to an end as people sleep and get some rest the next years rolling in.
To all I’d like to bid you a very happy New year too, I hoped that you’ve enjoyed my posts and maybe learned a thing or two about loving one another and rendering service do you true.
Its time to end the year once more and may your blessings be all shared every day and everywhere upon everything you do.
Ahhh the nostalgia of looking back a year.
Goodbye 2015! So much has happened this year and yet it came by like poof!
I finished my first year of college. I’ve read books and got into new fandoms. I’ve fangirled and phangirled. I’ve met new people who have became close to me. My bond with my besties have gotten even stronger. I’ve surpassed challenges. Experienced hardships and anguish. I survived pain and doubt and gotten through my anger. I’ve found more peace within myself and I have gained more faith in my abilities.
The past year I have also turned legally an adult. With my rising age I’m only acting more a child than ever! Okay partly joking XP
I also survived the toughest sem I’ve had yet. Survived the most frustrating professor and played pretty well in a sport. I’ve gotten past some boundaries and have extended my borders.
I’ve learned and I’ve tried and I’ve failed a lot but also succeeded and had many awkward moments as well as happy ones.
So many things have happened. Good and Bad. God loves me so because I gotten so many vlessigs even though I may not be deserving at times.
I’ve met wonderful people who have made their way into my heart. I cherish my loved ones and although there’s drama and hardships and struggles…I am so very thankful for it all. For the lessons I’ve learned and the inspiration, will and strength that come from my loves and God….man I survived the year and am now a little wiser, a little stronger, a little more confident and a lot more comfortable with being myself.
Thank you for my muses. Thank you Lord for the year. The next will be more challenging and difficult but your grace and compassion and Mercy…I know th will not abandon me or leave me wandering alone without guidance. I know th will continue to bless me and guide me and comfort and protect me and my family and friends.
To all my ready God believing or not, I wish you all happiness and peace. May the new year bring joy amidst suffering, success among failure and hope against all odds.
QUE APPLAUSE, FIREWORKS AND EXCHANGE BIG HUGS AND CONGRATULATIONS
It was a week of stress, sleep deprivation and headaches. Hopefully everyone passed all the exams.
I also had my 18th birthday debut. Roller coaster putting it all together and the day itself. Thank you for making it possible lord. Love all I received and am so thankful for them and the beautiful messages during my 18s. Its was all good.
Now school is at a sort of pause. The required papers are minimal and I was able to sleep for 13 hours last night. Although I was still sorta sleepy and during class earlier I felt like I was coming down with something…I drank medicine and I feel a lot better now. Still sleepy so Ill enjoy my bed after typing up this post:)
Anyway phantom readers. Everything nice calm and fine right now which is awesome. I have essay to type and then time for sweet sleep.
So I went to the mall yesterday to shop around for school supplies. I have school tomorrow!
I hear sighs from students all over the world…😂
Okay. Even if vacation is over, I’m sorta excitedto start the school year. Another new journey is ahead and this is gonna be a harder year but I know Ill get through it. I really am set to get into the Dean’s list this year. I almost made the cut last semester. I gotta fight harder now.
Anyway back to my mall story….
I just bought these…
(Sorry for the blurry picture. I’m gonna write this post fast because I got stuff to do)
Well I didnt buy the bag or the leather thing and my pouches but just the stuff.
I bought the school things from National bookstore and some essentials from Watson’s and mercury drug. I bought my shoes in the SM department store.
Just in case a UST student happens to pass by this blog and is trying to figure out what kind of stuff to buy, Ill give you my list:)
*Notebooks (I recommend fillers because some instructors/professors require to pass notebooks but that’s rare)
*Planner or a special notebook( to jot down assignments and thugs due. I recommend keeping track of your absences as well. You’re only allowed 20% of the school year. Don’t be tardy because 3 tardies equals 1 a scent.)
*yellow pad paper. (We use this more now)
*intermediate pad paper( some professors who like being different use this still)
*index cards(in all sizes)
*pens(mostly black but don’t forget a red pen)
*highlighters( very helpful in putting emphasis on readigs and notes)
*correction tape/ fluid(for one writing mistakes)
*Pencil(#2 for exams that would be checked through scanner)
*glue stick(for sticking your ID pics to index cards)
*1×1 and 2×2 ID pictures
*umbrella. Yes. A school NEED for thomasians!
*post it notes
Basically that’s it for the school supplies.
As for the bag it would be very good for you to get a waterproofed one. You’ll thank yourself for it.
Now, don’t forget your REGISTRATION FORM. ITS YOUR TICKET TO EVERYTHING
Your professors would also sign it during the first days. So its very important
Don’t buy books yet. Wait for then to of the prof. Sometimes they may not require books so its better to wait so that money isn’t wasted.
Bring coins they’ll be useful for photocopying the syllabus and readings.
Bring bottled water and bandaids for girls. Just in case your shoes decide to hurt you.
Don’t take the lessons easy. Some professors teach in a loose way but actually are strict when it comes to grades.
Bring a smile. Make new friends and enjoy. The first year will be the easiest so just do your best.
Enough for tips. I’m just kinda hyped for school! Excited and nervous and scared that this storm would come….that would mean flood and heavy rain and heavy traffic flow.
But its thThomasian way of life. as you get used to it, It’ll be sorta normal and not that big of a deal.
Anyway, I gotta get lots of sleep for tomorrow. Sleep is very precious.
Work has me by the throat and It’s slowly killing me. I’m deprived of air and i Just can’t take a breather.
And the worst of it all? I’m only a freshmen…it’ll only get harder.
My professors are adding up work everywhere! I think they forgot that their subject is NOT our only subject. I’m hardly getting enough sleep and I’m going crazy with all the papers I need to write and rewrite and look over and critique. I have so many quizzes to study for. Finals are on May 13 to 15. Usually I’d be studying at around this time but even I don’t have time to study. I need to get the papers out of the way first.
“Teachers! I’m human too! I’m no robot who can spend lots of time in class and still get piled up with work at home.”
I can’t even read what I wanna read! I’m a literature major! I’m in it for the books and I can’t even have the books…
I’m only posting this because I need an outlet. My brain is fried and I have the worst case of AUTHORS BLOCK at the worst time possible. I’m craving for sweets (i’m a sweet tooth) and coffee. I need to keep awake.
I think the best way to survive though is to keep time for everything. Even if it’s a few minutes.
My advise if you’d ever be in my place (or are already in my place): Don’t forget to take care of yourself. And I mean physically, mentally and spiritually.
People. you important and don’t ya ever forget it.
Working and studying and trying to get things done well is great but if you need a break. Take a break before you break.
Bright side now. I have about 22 or so more days then SWEET FREEDOM BABY!!!!!!!!!
I just gotta get through the right now. It’s seems soooooo impossible but I’ll get through it. I know I can (Or at least I want to believe I can.)
I’ll leave you peeps off with a quote for the week.
Forget trying to make other people proud. Start caring about making yourself proud of you.
I’m done working my tushy to make people proud. I want to be proud of myself and not always look at others for affirmation and praise and reassurance. My goal right now is to end my freshman year with no regrets, no negative feelings and thoughts on myself. I wanna be proud of me. I’m getting through this tough school year, I’m tired and ready to rest but at least I know I’m on the right track; worrying on the right things to worry about and knowing this is gonna pay off.
It could be that fuzzy feeling I got when my Challenge-Activity in logic turned out so right and I all I wanted was to pass (I don’t know how I did it but majority didn’t)
My initial thought was “That’s rare. Probably won’t happen again.” but then, there was that voice deep inside me saying “You got it in you all along. You just didn’t know it yet. Allow yourself happiness in your achievement.” And I smiled going to my locker allowing myself to be proud for that moment.
Maybe the feeling of pure elation when I found out that I didn’t fail math AND my grade was higher than I initially thought it would be.
The feeling of breathless joy when I received a text from the audition judges for Hi-5 Philippines and I passed to the next round.
If I really think of it. I did pretty good. I just wasn’t giving myself that much credit.
Maybe you’re like me…?
Do you give yourself enough credit?
I know you could get through whatever you are facing right now. While you do that, I’m gonna kill this paper and then sleep with a smile on my face this morning.