10 REALIZATIONS 2016 TAUGHT ME

Friday, December 30, 2016


2016 was a year of realizing things, just like what Kylie Jenner said.

1. Not all the people in your life are meant to stay.
No matter how much you try to keep your relationship together—some of them will eventually drift away from you. You once thought that you’d never lose these person/s in your life, it may be because of the distance, lack of time, career, but it will make you appreciate the people who stay and makes effort in keeping your relationship strong.

2. Do your best at school/work.
Prove to your mentors that you deserve to be in that class / job. Be confident and work hard.
Someday you'll be proud of yourself for achieving your accomplishments.

3. Your 20s is a time of finding yourself.
Being single helped me find what I'm passionate about. Coming from a big heartbreak pushed me to focus on myself. It made me miss having someone, but instead of moping around I took that time to date myself. (And if it happens again, I'll do this again for sure haha!)

4. There's nothing wrong if you remove toxic people in your life.
If you feel like there's no growth in your relationship, remove them in your life. You don't deserve that negativity in your life.

5.  Always share a smile and be good to others.
Building strong relationships will help you grow as a person, not only for yourself but also for your career. Eventually you'll be surprised that these people will be there for you in times you feel hopeless. 

6. Detoxifying yourself from partying too much is good for you.
I'm not coming clean here. I still enjoy the night life until now, but I admit I was completely a different person from the previous years. I used to party a lot and had no sleep at times It was a phase in my life that I will never forget. This year, I tried to change that lifestyle and it helped me spend more time with my loved ones. It's okay to party and be spontaneous, just remember to balance your priorities. ;)

7. It’s okay to struggle.
You may feel like you’re stuck and you can't move on from a difficult situation. It may be a hard semester at school, hard time at work, a heartbreak, but it will make you stronger. It's a part of life that we have to accept. Things happen for a reason.

8. Adult life is hard.
Just when we taught studying is difficult. Hah! Jokes on us because it turns out adult life is a pain in the ass. 
Living the adult life is expensive. 

"Money come and go"— that’s what my parents told me. You’ll learn how to budget and save your money once you start earning, but soon you’ll be happy that you could afford in helping your family pay some of the monthly expenses. For me, the most fun part? It's when you can finally treat your family into a simple lunch/dinner. :) In my opinion, it's one way of saying ‘thank you’ for everything they’ve done to you :)

9. Learn to love yourself.
One of the major things that I've learned this year is love yourself. Accept your flaws and believe me, no one can break you apart. Once you've realized this, you'll be able to love someone else wholeheartedly because you are sure of yourself.


10. Life is short.
Like me, jk.
My worst fear—death. One thing that made an impact to me this year was when I lost a friend and a sister in my eyes. The worst phone call that you could get besides a breakup call is when you hear someone on the other line crying and letting you know that somebody passed away. 

We'll never know when is last time we'll see the person/s we love, so as much as possible give them good and happy memories, show them that you appreciate them and never take for granted their roles in your life.

2016, you've been a blast.
If I could describe this year in one word it would bedifferent.. in a good way ;)
I'm excited for the new opportunities, experiences and lessons ahead! Life is fun when you enjoy every moment of it.


I'm done updating my blog. YAY! 
Comment all the blog / vlog post topics that you'd like to read / watch this coming 2017.
Thank you for all the love and support.
You, my readers are my inspiration in blogging. 
I wish you all a happy new year ahead!

Love,
Jessa V.

Photos were captured by my little brother, Jam Velasquez using my Fujifilm-XA3's flash. 

1 comment:

  1. These are some motivating quotes that really work at the end of the day. I must say that there is always a lot to learn from others.

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