HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!!!
Before I actively face the year of the monkey (2016), I'd like to take a moment and look back at the year that has gone by (2015).
Since I haven't been blogging much the past year due to my delicate pregnancy during the first trimester, frequent travels and our being busy with Global Intergold, I promised myself to create a post this new year that will make me look back at the last 12 months with hope and gratitude. And indeed, as I was going through the thousands of photos I accumulated last year, my heart was filled with joy as I began to realize just how blessed bebeko Hanz and I have been despite of all the challenges we've been through. Not only did our major dreams come true (being able to start a new life together, getting our first million pesos from Global Intergold, buying our dream car, getting pregnant and having safely delivered our beautiful baby boy) I was also still able to live my life as a nomad, a sexy nomad albeit pregnant. Ako na ang hyper na buntis! Hehehe! ;)
A marketing guru from Iceland, Thoranna, once told me that I ought to enjoy my pregnancy while it lasts --- you know, all that special attention from your spouse, family and friends, even from strangers who tend to be extra nice with you, as well as all the sleep you're allowed to get coz once that kid inside of you pops out, it's goodbye sleep and quality time with your significant other and yourself. And she's right! During the first trimester of my pregnancy, I was experiencing so much discomfort for the first time in my life --- nausea, vomiting, severe mood swings, can't concentrate, all food tasted bland, headaches, etc. that I can't help but hate the fact that I was pregnant! Why didn't my girlfriends tell me that pregnancy (at least the first three months) would be such a horrible ordeal? And now that the 9 months are over and done with (thank God!) and our little bundle of joy is now growing into a cute little angel, I am kinda missing my baby bump these days... go figure!
I guess the reason for this is because carrying a life inside of me has been such a miracle and feat at my age (I'm 37!) plus, I am also polycystic that even my OB told me it's a miracle I got pregnant. Moreover, it's been such a wonderful year, the best I've had so far in my 37 years of existence. In 2015, I changed so much of myself (my mindset) like I said I would back in my New Year's Resolution post last January 2015, which is why my major dreams did come true. Things just slowly fell into place in 2015 and though we still encountered some bumps along the way, we've always managed to overcome them and come out of it better and stronger than before. If 2014 has been such an emotionally trying and lonely year for me, 2015 was the exact opposite! I've never been happier and content and it is my wish that this 2016, our life will just keep getting better.
So before I finally move on to better things, here's a look back at the past 12 months in colorful collages...