So let's backtrack a bit, shall we? Afterall, New Year is not always about the beginning, nor the end... it goes beyond; it goes on... and on... until we get to the new one again.

I just like how Multiply serves as a diary, a 'historical' account of some sort of all the things that happened in 08.

Jan-Feb was the start of our thesis shooting. Met a lot of nice people in Pampanga, Cagayan and Sucat. In doing this thesis, I have realized the bittersweet realities of life. There are really those who were born lucky and need not to sweat for money, while there are those who have to work hard and earn the fruits of their labor after.

March was the editing process of our thesis, and the preparations for Sir Doy's surprise birthday and retirement party. It's also the most stressful month- combining Invjorn and Thesis was a bad idea. We successfully defended our thesis during the first week of April and after that, we went on to a vacation mode.

My cousins scheduled a bonding session last May. We went to Cebu and had a blast in our four-day stay. It's also the job-hunting and interview month. Bid goodbye to college in June and joined the workforce. Enjoyed work a bit. Was sent to Cebu in July, and Pangasinan in August.

September was a happy month since I have undergone rigorous training. But after my birthday in October, my manager left (heard she was forced to resign) and so was the fun and thrill of learning. The gloomy-ness lingered til November. I felt so tired and decided that the place where I was in, was not really for me. Submitted the big letter R. December came and the boss pleaded that I try and continue working for them. I wanted to leave just before Christmas so I'll get into something new by the new year. But she didn't allow. I'd be stuck there in the same old office until the second week of January.

And there goes my year. Done in just a snap.

I have been reading The Alchemist, and a certain line/s caught me.

"Making a decision was only the beginning of things. When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamed of when he first made the decision."

So I don't care anymore how carefree my decisions were the past year, or how abrupt my 'decision-making' was. I shouldn't have any regrets. Because just like the boy in The Alchemist, the decision I made had 'carried me to places I never dreamed of' - I met both good and bad people that changed my notions on life. And that for me is enough.

Happy 2009! The best is yet to come. I shall be holding on to whatever life has in store for me and wherever life takes me. Have lots of places to go and things to learn. :-)


Dexter said...

Jacq!! We are soooooooo in the same er... brain wavelengths! Hahaha. :D

A blessed 2009 to you, too. :)

Jacqueline Uy said...

HAHAHAA. really?????? we have to talk, again, sometime, when you're... errrrr.... chubbier.