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LIFE | ENCOURAGEMENTS FOR THE WEEK

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Another Monday, another fresh week. Mondays, to me, are very daunting because I often find myself under pressure to be productive for the whole week. Sometimes, I even feel overwhelmed as soon as I get up in the morning because I feel like there’s so much to do.

However, I’ve tried my best to get these motions under control. As a start, I’d like to share with you some encouragements that both you and I could potentially refer back to and remind ourselves about so that we can tackle Mondays with a better attitude.

When you’re overwhelmed and just want to run away from everything, remember this:

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PONDER | THE DEPTHS OF ‘THIS IS US’

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In anticipation of the release of the second season next Tuesday, I figured I would write about this surprisingly amazing NBC TV-Show ‘This Is Us’. For the most part, I have been enjoying a lot of different storylines and clever plot twists but the inner storytelling-geek within me couldn’t help but be touched by this TV Show.

As a short introduction, ‘This Is Us’ is about four people who share the same birthday and happen to be in the same family. Their lives are told going back and forth in time with flashbacks of their childhood and the period of growing up. This tearjerker of a TV show has become critically acclaimed and became a favourite to a lot of people.

Down below you will find my personal reasons of why to follow this TV show. 

#STUDYRANGER SERIES (1/3)| OUR HOLY FRIENDS

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4For most of you school is going to start tomorrow again and for some of you it might be the first last school day, for some it might be the first day in a new school or for many it might just be another first day at school. However, we are pushed back to reality again after a great summer of not worrying and being lazy, which means that we need to armour up and get ready for another year of learning, studying and striving for excellence. Therefore, I hope, that this short series serves as an assistance for you to kick off the new school year with the right posture of heart and mind.

COVERED | GOD, SEX AND THE PURPOSE OF LIFE

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Hey you,

these past weeks have been somewhat busy and pretty tiring, therefore a short weekend getaway sounded more than appealing. Though getting out of the city was just a bonus, the actual reason of getting out of the busyness of life was Christopher West’s Theology of the Body-Talk. The event took place at a pilgrimage destination in Germany, a few kilometers away from Munich and Salzburg. Altötting, to my surprise, is a sacred place of the Black Madonna, i.e. Mama Mary, in Europe aside from the well-known places Monserrat and Lourdes.

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“Altötting is a town in Bavaria, capital of the district Altötting. For 500 years it has been the scene of religious pilgrimages by Catholics in honor of Mary including a visit by Pope John Paul II in 1980 and Pope Benedict XVI in 2006.” Wikipedia

WAYS HOW TO LENT | 1-1-1 CHALLENGE

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Hey, you!

Lenten season has officially begun and I am pretty excited about it. This season most especially encourages us to step up in our spiritual life and I’m very curious what the Lord’s plan is for me during this season. So, I have already contemplated about what various things I could fast and since sometimes it is hard to find what to give up for Lent, let me just put this question out there:

“Is there something that I can give up to make more room for God?”

MY TWENTYSEVENTEEN #NoteToSelfs

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Hey you,

clearly, I am writing this in my naive state because whatever I might say now, may or may not happen this year BUT we’d like to stay positive.

The year has actually started quite promising. While watching the fireworks out of my sister’s bedroom window, I felt hopeful. I think I have let go a lot of BS in the last weeks of 2016 which pretty much lead me to feeling refreshed and restarted. I have planned quite a bit for this year though I can already see the anxiety creeping up on me, therefore my mind has gone back and forth figuring out whether some of the plans are realistic or not. But since I do not want this first blog post of the year to be listing down all my hopes and dreams for 2017, I figured, in order to stay sane in the whirlwind called life, I’d rather dot down some of my #NoteToSelfs to remind myself that there are more important things, such as, building character and growth. DARUM, I’d like to share these followings with y’alls by starting off with:

WELL HELLO THERE, 2016

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CAUTION: this post contains 100% bluntness and honesty.

Twenty-fifteen was a year that felt like a longass (excuse my language) marathon! Nevertheless, I knew I needed it: the ups, the downs, the challenges, the successes, the hurts, the love as well as the losses and the blessings. Even though the year started off very tough and emotionally challenging, I wouldn’t change it for anything because it has truly made me stronger. There were a lot of times where I had to put all my energy into fighting off my flaws through accepting and understanding. There were dozens of moments where I had to humble myself and truly remind myself that the world doesn’t revolve around me. And the moments which I am most grateful for are the ones when I started to learn to value myself more. And learned that I truly matter and therefore must not settle for anything less than I deserve. It’s been a hurtful experience stripping everything off and letting go of things that held me back from genuinely being my Self, but just looking back, it was worth the pain and the tears. There were a few moments this year, that made twenty-fifteen immensely memorable to me, and I’d like to share them with y’all: