Closer to you

Hello June!!! Finally you’re here. I’ve been waiting for you for so long! May dragged on quite heavily, but it’s over now. June is my salvation. Hello, there.

Last May, I decided on having my word of the month: FORTITUDE.

Why fortitude?

I chose fortitude because it’s a very important characteristic to have when things aren’t going well. It’s not just about being strong or courageous, it’s being both when it’s needed the most. I always think that the test of character isn’t ever when the water’s calm. People reveal themselves when the storms are raging–and fortitude guided me throughout May’s chaos.

But for the record, screw you May 2017.

What’s next?

June holds so much promise for me. I’ve been waiting for it for quite a while now and I’m so happy it’s finally here. I’m counting the days! I’ve been so happy lately (even during May, it’s just that there were more mayhem than joys); and I can’t wait to be SUPER HAPPY this month. Deserve.

My word of the month: GRIT.

Why grit?

I’ve always known myself to have a strong personality. Life experience also has given me many ways to realize (and witness) my own strength. I’m a strong person. I’m a cry baby, yes. I get so affected, I’m so emotional, yes. But never did I doubt that I’m a strong person. All the tears, panic, and general fear of (insert words here: failure, rejection, etc); all those do not whither my strength as a person. Not everyone can appreciate that.

But it’s okay. I still choose to have grit.

Everybody’s a little bit different. People will pull you down or lift you up. That’s life.

Focus on the good things, the things that make your heart sing, I recently reminded myself. I shouldn’t be so hard on myself. I know in my heart that I try my best to always do the good thing. I’m not perfect, never will be; but if I keep my grit, maybe I’ll have a better chance at reaching my full potential–for people who rely on me, for people who believe in me, for people who made a bet on me, and most importantly, for me.

Here’s a song for you. You are the Universe by The Brand New Heavies

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