I did not celebrate my birthday yet. I’m going to celebrate it on Friday when I can sleep late the day after. Nothing big, just dinner with my roomie/life team partner/ish. His birthday is 3 days from mine so we always celebrate it as one.
This particular birthday is significant for me because this is the year I start to change my life and finally go after something I have wanted for years. This is also the year where I felt freedom — real freedom. This year revealed many things for me.
August is coming. It only means school is starting — and that means my new life begins. It will be hard, probably even unbearable, but I will power through. I want it THAT much.
I am beyond excited to go back to school but at the same time I can’t help but feel nervous. This is a brand new experience for me. The school system here might be completely different from what I was exposed to in the Philippines and the course I am planning to take is no cakewalk either. I really have to up my game, let go of distractions and concentrate on studies and studies alone. Everything else goes down the list.
Now on to other things…
I was surprised to see soooo many people, children and adults alike going gaga over Pokemon Go. I did not understand the hype…until I downloaded the app myself. I AM OBSESSED! I literally walk 4 blocks home to stop by Pokestops and walk around to hatch my eggs. There is something very addictive about catching them all.
I’ve never felt complete because I was never able to go to college and finish my studies. A lot of factors (migrating to a new country, work, language, the list goes on) blocked me into actually going back to school but FINALLY this year I was able to actually do it. It scared me to just let go of my stable and reliable source of income/job, but I figured you have to sacrifice some things in order to fulfill something. I’m not getting any younger so I pushed myself to take the leap this year.
It will be difficult, I’ll probably cry when I’m broke or miss the things I was able to do when I had a full time job, but it’s worth it. I just know it and I feel it in my gut.