I first started this blog because I love writing. Or so I thought. Looking back, I guess the real reason was because it could have been the only way I got to express myself best - journals. And since Facebook, self-expression just got easier and time-saving. So there went my blog updates.
It's been a year and I've added on to my brood; Micah's baby brother, Dante was born on May 20th, this year, at exactly 10:00am, and weighed 3.9kg, 0.05kg shy of Micah's birth weight. He's now 3 months old, and actively growing and developing his abilities.
I've since resigned from my old job, and am once again, a happy reporter of a local newspaper. Back to basic, and happy.
Back to basic and happy. That sounds about right.
I've learned quite a number of things in the past year. Being a mother really pushes you to learn a lot of things in a short period of time. I've been a mother for three years now. And if I look back, compare myself from three years ago to who I am today, I'm amazed. I'm far from perfect, but I'm also far from worse.
Here are some of the things that I've learned - at least in my 27 years of life - and have proven to be valuable to know:
- Bones, joints, and muscles, rot. So don't take them for granted and take plenty of calcium. Seriously.
- The metabolism-rate-slows-down-as-you-age shit is REAL. So ladies, eat all you want (and can) while you can.
- Forgive and forget is a joke. Apart from genuine amnesia, forgetting hurtful incidents is impossible.
- If something or someone means that much to you, you will make time for it. No matter what.
- That said, if you mean that much to someone, they will make time for you. No matter what.
- Presence makes more impact and means much more than presents. Hence, I make it a point to spend as much time as I could with my sons when I'm not working. And being present is much more than just being physically there. You have to REALLY BE THERE; body and soul.
- "I don't have enough time" is just an excuse for being LAZY.
- Buying stuff makes you happy for about 5 minutes. Then you either regret because you're on such a tight budget, or return to being unsatisfied and want to buy more stuff. Thank God I was never a gadget-freak.
- Though it doesn't matter what people say, they could sometimes be right. So listen, even if you don't follow their advice.
- You're not always right. Seeing and admitting weaknesses is important. Besides, humility gets you to places more than arrogance does.
There's more, but for some retarded reason I just can't think right now. More later.