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To my dear readers:
I’ll be taking a break from blogging for a couple of weeks due to personal reasons. I’m not sick nor dying nor broke, don’t worry, and everyone in the family is okay. I just need to sort some things out, and I’d like to request that you pray for me as I go through this somewhat difficult time. Again, no need to worry — yes, it’s quite major and serious but it’s nothing that any of you haven’t gone through.
As much as writing this blog post is already taking up a great amount of my energy, I don’t want to end on a sad note so I’d like to share a short gratitude list. They say that regardless of the circumstances, we should always be grateful and count our blessings, and these are just some of the things I’m grateful for amidst the negative stuff (no particular order):
1) A NEW JOB!
Yes I know I just switched jobs last year, but it didn’t quite turn out as planned and expected so I had to leave. Thankfully, I got to rest for a couple of weeks (even though I got the effing chickenpox a week after the effectivity of my resignation), and I was able to find another job right away! I start in May. I’m turning 30 this month, and I think God wants me to be where I’m meant to be by the time I reach 30, so I believe that the events that transpired are no coincidence.
2) LES MISERABLES
My dream of watching the tandem of my West End crushes Ramin Karimloo and Hadley Fraser as Jean Valjean and Javert may never happen anymore, but I’m glad I got to watch Les Miserables last March 26 (Black Saturday). I’m a big musical fan, and I’ve memorized all of the Les Mis songs since I was 8 years old! The story was quite apt for Holy Week and Easter, especially when I heard the bishop sing:
“And remember this, my brother: See in this some Higher Plan. You must use this precious silver to become an honest man. By the witness of the martyrs, by the Passion and the Blood — God has raised you out of darkness; I have bought your soul for God.”
These are just a few of my favorite lines from the musical because they speak of second chances and starting anew. I was planning to write an entire entry on this. Maybe I will when I get back from my blog leave.
3) FAMILY CELEBRATIONS
4) SPECIAL PROJECTS THAT KEEP ME BUSY DURING MY “SABBATICAL”
5) NETFLIX AND IFLIX!!!
I’ve been doing marathons of some TV series that I’ve already watched before. More than that, I’ve been analyzing character and plot developments which I wanted to blog about but maybe next time! Thank you, Netflix and Iflix, you help keep me sane!
That’s it! Just thought I’d share what I’ve been up to before I temporarily disappear from the blogging world.
What have you been grateful for lately, in spite of the hardships and trials? Share in the comment section below! Also, let me know if there’s anything you’d like me to pray for as well!
I hope to be back as soon as possible, so I hope you can say a little prayer for me.