PONDER | DON’T WANNA LET GO BUT I HAVE TO. FAREWELL, 2017!

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Unlike the last couple of years, I feel a sense of peace leaving this past year behind. Upon reflecting back, I’ve come to realize that I will hold these past months dearly in my heart because to my surprise, it’s hard to let go. During New Year’s Eve, I felt this sense of anxiety because I wasn’t ready to let go of this year – I felt comfortable, all set and ready to execute. I’m not quite sure why it’s so hard for me to bring this set of attitude with me in the new year, so I do hope, I’m just having separation anxiety.

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LIFE | 17 HARSH LESSONS TWENTYSEVENTEEN HAS TAUGHT ME

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Inspired by Lauren Jarvis-Gibson’s post on ThoughtCatalog I have decided to share with you my 17 ‘harsh but Important Lessons of 2017’. Can you think of your own?

You will find a more detailed yearly recap soon on the blog, so better stay tuned, why won’t you.

1. Love hurts. It takes real courage to love others.

2. Don’t chase after other people’s paths. You have your own. Own it!

3. You’re entitled to nothing. Work hard and deserve it. Everything takes effort.

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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:

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: