It was the second week of June 2019 when the hubby and I learned that we were pregnant. My mens was delayed and I suddenly had this strange feeling that I might be pregnant and what do you know, the home pregnancy test I took turned out to be positive! We saw the Ob-Gyne on June 22nd but we didn’t get to do an ultrasound until July 6th and that was when we confirmed that we were really expecting. Of course, both of our extended families were ecstatic about the good news. As for the hubby and me, we were over the moon! 🙂
Note: This is a back-dated post intended to keep up with my annual personal theme blogs. And because it was written late, it now sounds like an overview of the year that was.
Last 2019, my personal theme was strength. As if it was written in the stars, strength became an all-important concept in my life last year. If not for the strength I possessed in 2019 (mind, body, and soul), I would have been a failure in many departments, the most significant of which was my pregnancy. You see, I got pregnant in the second quarter of 2019 and it was not a smooth ride but thankfully, the outcome was good.
I have very few friends in this life but all of them are genuine. I just hate unreal people, those who smile at you when you are talking to them but say bad things about you behind your back. My friends are not like that. We may be separated by distance, but just one meeting or one conversation and we easily catch up, as if we have never been apart. This is the case with my high school bestfriend. She’s one of the very few friends I have who are for keeps.
In my continued attempt to live simply but smartly as a way to introduce minimalism into my life (still a Pinoy minimalist wannabe here), I’ve embraced some organizing rules that have been very effective in making my life easier. Here are five that I live and swear by:
My personal theme this year of the dog is mindfulness. Initially, I wanted it to be “loyalty” because dogs, hahaha. But then I felt that mindfulness was more apt because in this age of too much distractions, being mindful was becoming a challenge for many people. I settled for mindfulness because this year, I wanted to live more and achieve more. My goals are composed of the usual stuff (e.g. health, wealth, relationships, work, personal growth, etc.) but this time, I really wanna focus more on being mindful and living in the moment while working on reaching my goals.
“Gratitude is the best attitude.” ~from an unknown author
Last year, my personal theme was Health + Wealth. I didn’t accomplish much in the health department but I’m glad to have made some considerable progress in the wealth area. Given that, I’m sad and happy at the same time.
I’m quite sad because instead of achieving my target weight, I even gained unwanted pounds. 12 freaking pounds, to be exact. From 128 to 140! Yes, seriously! That’s how big I got. I brisk walked and biked but these didn’t become a regular thing so the effect was nowhere to be seen. I also ate a looooooot and it was the reason of the dramatic weight gain. Now, I’m so faaaaaaaat and I can’t do anything about it. Yet. I’m slowly trying to eat less and healthy again and hopefully, along with exercise, I’d lose some weight. No pressure, Edel. Take your sweet time.