With lots of graces and excitement, year 2017 has been a journey of unforgettable memories. I have made big decisions, created new relationships, met new people, formed a new family, learned a lot of new things and most importantly received the greatest blessings I ever had, my very precious baby. Listing everything would be possible but the gratitude we have from these experiences cannot be measured by words. These memories will be forever treasured and the lessons that I learned on each will serve as my stepping stones to grow and mature and take on new challenges that will for sure be a very rewarding journey of my life. Here is my 2017 story book:
Early January of 2017- settled into a true relationship and made a big decision in my life to get married. Decided to leave my family in my home country to migrate with my fiance in the U.S. Then I arrived in U.S the very first time and met my new family. It’s indeed a life changer, one big life turning point for me stepping in another milestone of life. I’m a Filipina and living abroad for the fist time was not easy because I had to adapt to several changes that I’m was not used to from a total environment change to certain practice changes. It is really true that great things come from the big things that we make, just sometimes you have to risk it all to see the possibilities to know what awaits ahead of you.
Started life with my partner as husband and wife. Yes it happened last year, 2 months after my U.S arrival, We had a simple civil marriage but was a very special event that we both experienced. Since that day my husband and I faced the beginning of a blended family life and thrive for a lifetime commitment.
This was a truly unique experience especially going through the roller coaster of emotions and all the discomfort that pregnancy brought to me as a first time mommy. During this time of my life I realized my worth of being a woman and realized how my Mama loved me so much that she too endured all the consequences of being pregnant with me before.
First time to celebrate America’s special holidays like 4th of July and thanksgiving. We have it simple but very remarkable, small family gathering full of fun and laughter and lots of food! For every occasion, nothing could replace the joy that our family brings and nothing is much more special than the memories we made together.
First time visits to several places in California; have witnessed the beauty of California in different spots, enjoyed a lot of outdoor activities and a long fun joy ride while traveling with the whole family. Traveling is our escape from our daily routine, breathing fresh air and taking time to relax and enjoy the company of each other , we wish to go to numerous places this new year with our little one too and we hope to make it a reality.
Started blogging in the middle of the year and it was not as easy as I thought. It was a challenge to figured out how to set up a blog and establish our own website. It was a struggle to gain traffic in the first months but little by little we gained experiences and insights that helped us learn how to manage our blog properly and productively.
How about you? How was your year 2017? I would love to hear it. Feel free to let me know below. Thanks for reading and I wish joy, health and success in this new year!