Yes, consider this my year-ender entry. As usual, I’m late in doing it.
A few days before the New Year, one of my friends told me that the year prior to the celebration of your Chinese zodiac is said to be the unluckiest year you’ll ever experience. Since she was born in the year of the Dragon (which will be celebrated this 2012), her 2011 proved to be a lackluster year. Sure, it had its okay moments, but in all, it wasn’t a year she would look fondly of.
2013 will be the year of the Snake, so you can just imagine my trepidation right now. 2011 was pretty much a bad year for me, and all I want is to move forward and create a better year this time around. I don’t think I can take it if 2012 turns out to be even worse than the year prior.
That being said, let me take a moment to recall the highlights and lowlights of 2011:
*went to Boracay and got to spend time with my mom whom I haven’t seen (personally) in four years
*witnessed my dad and my mom try to become friends again after their ugly separation a decade ago
*became “Tita-Ninang” to the most adorable niece in the world
*got into my dream company
*finally went to an office where everyone had the same wavelength as I did; found officemates who made work easier and worth all the hard work
*got loads of free stuff from companies
*saw my name published monthly in a pretty popular magazine
*felt accomplished, career-wise
*ran my first 5k (with my boyfriend and my dad—who high-fived each other after the race was over!)
*celebrated an AWESOME second anniversary with my boyfriend
*received Panda, whom I slaved over for five months
*got dengue and was hospitalized
*quit my 2nd job because of financial difficulties (read: I wasn’t getting paid)
*got into an intense fight with my sister which almost made me pack my bags and leave
*got reprimanded on my last job because of my tardiness
*was told that I had awful English grammar and that I have difficulty when it comes to prepositions
*had my ego bruised and my self-esteem deflated
*lost my third job (which makes it a total of three jobs—in a year and a half!), even when I honestly loved every minute of it and would’ve wanted to stay for a few more years
*celebrated a dreary Christmas (sure, it was accentuated with exciting moments here and there, but overall, it was blah)
Looking at my list, it might seem that the highlights trump the lowlights, but considering the gravity of the events in the latter, you can surmise I’m feeling pretty down right now. I lost the first job that I’ve loved ever since I became part of the yuppies, and it sucks even worse because it was in my dream company. It’s like I put in a lot of love and effort, and for what? To have a taste and that’s it?
Eh, but don’t worry, I’m not giving up. Another friend told me that “You’re still the master of your fate,” so I guess I’ll try to do just that. For now, I’ll take another shot at my dream company, and if it doesn’t work out… well. I’ll think of that when I get there.
So what say you? Wish me luck?
In my research, I found out that two of my most favorite people in the world were born in the year of the snake. Anne Rice and Sarah Michelle Gellar. What do they have in common? COOL VAMPIRE BACKGROUND. Anne Rice makes badass vampires while Sarah Michelle played Buffy of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series. Which had Spike. ‘Nuff said.