New Beginnings

Today’s the first day of the year 2017. Just like most people are accustomed to, now is the starting point of resolutions, accomplishing the bucket lists, and all that  whatnots. 

My previous new years were sort of filled with introspections; I spent a considerable amount of time doing my self-evaluation that I had a special notepad devoted just for the entries. Well, when I run through them once in a while I can’t help but feel silly yet glad that I have made them to remind me of how I fared in this existence. 

This year though, I decided not to get carried away with the hype of all that doing away with the norm. I feel its time to finally break free from the drama. I have not written a single resolution at this point. Simply because its not mandatory that we should decide on something only every new year. We can always do that anytime, and it does not make it less effective if done not on new year’s day. One thing, I just decided to write an entry on new year’s day hoping this will ensue a good start for this blog. Hope I can sustain once again.

To cap it off let me share a picture quote I just screencaptured from Instagram. 


Thanks and happy new year. Hopeful and blessed this 2017. 

Joan

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Detoured


      “Everything has its reason”. When  our human capacity for understanding is exhausted then we can always say “Only God knows.” 

      I can still remember how I felt many years ago when I marched the stage on my college graduation. It was victorious and bitter-sweet, sharing the same proud moment with my batchmates. I was filled with dreams, and my mind was overwhelmed at the thought of finally getting a taste of the real thing called life. True to what I envisioned myself I belonged to the corporate world for years at the same time my life happened. Marriage, motherhood, career all came in a frenzy. All did not come easy. There were trying moments but my faith carried me through it all. Turning point came when a door was opened for Hubs to work and eventually apply to migrate in Canada. I was left to raise our then toddler son, physically that is. I became a full time mom for a couple years then went back in the workforce. I was quite getting settled in my new career when our immigration application was approved. This time a major life event took place, we moved our little family to a foreign land. In a way it was not a surprise since we asked and prayed for it. But the feeling when you finally have something you asked for is kind of surreal, unexplainable. Fear somehow creeps in. 

      Nine months after we first came here, I’m still in the business of trying to fit in, belong and finding myself amidst the promise of countless opportunities that await. The only thing that I hold on to is the loving support of my hubs and son and my faith that God will lead me to the path that I envisioned myself to be in, no matter how many detours. 

      A Whole New World

      I have always been meaning to get back to this blog, especially now that there is so much that happened in my life that I wanted to share. Still a bit overwhelmed yet this reality seem to sink in more steadily. I am usually reserved on some personal matters but I just felt letting my thoughts out.

      My little family just moved to Canada! Well technically, just me and my son Joaquin since hubs’ been already here for work the past three years. It has been our dream, hope and prayers that we will reunite, and finally this year God listened and decided that it’s the right time. Who could be more happier inย hearing this news. Ecstatic would be an understatement for what we felt. Finally no more long distance relationship, no more absentee father for Joaquin, no more lonely Christmases, New Years and a lot more holidays.

      So a couple of months ago, we had the first taste of icy cold wind here in Canada. And coming from a very hot country like the Philippines, this indeed is a whole new world.

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      This is Vancouver, BC view from the plane.ย