Today, I’m 33

Another year older, I hope I am a year wiser too.

32 has been an interesting year for me. A mix of good, not so good and challenging events happened all through out the year. The good things definitely outweighs the bad but because I am me, I tend to focus more on what is wrong with my life than appreciate the good. I’ve learned so much about myself this past year and I am still learning. I don’t think I’ll stop questioning life and the curve balls thrown at me, but at least I am now trying to understand what lesson I can learn from all this instead of pretending that it doesn’t exist. Being diagnosed with depression and anxiety was the biggest challenge in the past year that I didn’t know I have to go through. I am now slowly trying to be more mindful and acknowledging the feeling. I just care too much and I can’t change that with me, but I can draw some boundaries to protect myself too.

We did some traveling this past year too. The big one was our Singapore and Philippines trip this past summer. I am glad that I get to share my culture with Robert. He had fun too, he even said that we should plan our next international trip. I would like that.

There was a major adulting event that happened this year. We purchased a house last March. That was one process that I would not like to do again anytime soon. I am just glad that Robert pays attention to all the documents and forms that we had to fill out. It was a very stressful month, from the gathering of forms and pay stubs all the way to closing and eventually moving. We’ve been in the house for 6 months now and we are settled in. We still need to buy some decorations but we are not rushing to do that.

My dog parent game is on point this past year. I didn’t think that this will happen, ever, in my lifetime but I am now a dog mom for 3 dogs. I love them so much. They just make my day better, except when they have “accidents” in the house, then Robert and I will fight it out who gets to clean it up.

33. I’m happy to be turning 33. Looking forward to my next adventures!