28 April 2014

Lessons from the 17 Year Old Me

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Photo taken last 2009. 

Obviously, it's the 2nd of September tomorrow and I hate the fact that I'll be turning a little older...eighteen, to be exact. Oh my, I won't be seventeen anymore in a few hours and I don't think it will sink in anytime soon. I'm preparing myself for new challenges of the real world but I know for a fact that I can still, and always be, a little girl who always finds reasons to be happy with the simple things in life. I'll be taking one step away from childhood and one step forward to adulthood. But hey, I still would choose to be SEVENTEEN over and over, because it's where you're in between. Just as how I love sunsets and what's in between.

I want to share with you the things I've learned in my seventeen years of existence.

1) PEOPLE COME AND GO.
I've said this too many times and I won't mind saying it uhh-gain. I must say I haven't really learned my lesson since I always get a heartache when people leave -especially those really matter, and those I would want to stay with me. People who come makes you experience things in life that will either make or break you. If they choose to leave, they'll leave you with valuable lessons you'll find useful along the way. If they choose to stay, now that's a different story...more of something really to be grateful for.

2) CHANGE IS INEVITABLE.
Sad reality indeed. I've experienced crying over change before and I think sometimes I still would. It hurts when things aren't the way they used to be cause you've attached yourself too much on routine-like events. It's in your system, and you can't let go of it that easily. You can either save yourself from puffy eyes and cope with change and produce something better out of it, or get depressed and kill your brain because of the same-old-bolded-question "WHY? WHY? WHY?"

3) SOMETHING BETTER IS ALWAYS IN STORE FOR YOU.
"This is what I want" -five words I used to say when I make a decision. FACT: there are times you don't really get what you want for two reasons: it's not yet the right time to have it, or it isn't meant for you to have because something better is in store for you. At first, this fact would be hard to accept but time will make you understand, time will make us understand this.

4) PAIN IS TEMPORARY.
It will pass. When you experience pain, it's a sign of your soft side yet it's a means of being stronger.

5) LOVE CAN WAIT.
I will always stand firm in my decision to take care of my heart and save it for the right person at the right time. When I give my heart, it will be whole...without cracks of bruises.

6) BEING SINGLE IS GOD'S GIFT
I don't date, and I am not yet ready for a romantic-relationship. I'll make use of my single-time to do what I want, live out my dreams, explore new tracks and grab opportunities.

7) DO NOT MAKE HASTY DECISIONS
Do not make decisions just because of a sudden outburst of emotions. It could lead to something you might regret in the future.

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