Growing Up, A Year Older

Hey everyone! Happy Monday! If you didn't know, I celebrated my birthday last Friday. I turned 27! Today I wanted to go a little personal. There are times I just couldn't believe that I'm already an adult- all grown up and now opening another chapter of my life.

I learned quite a lot of things in my 27 years of living and I wanted to share 3 things with you.

1. Take time to know yourself. I mentioned this time and time again, I was or still am the type of person who doesn't get "peer pressured". I guess even when I was younger, I already knew who I wanted to be with, what I like and don't like to do. This will build your character. I know that I am who I am right now because of the decisions that I made even when I was younger. I admit there are some regrets, but mostly, I try to think about them as memories.

2. Save up. I never really saved money when I was younger. I guess I just didn't think about it. But when I stepped into the corporate world, I learned that saving up is so important that it might actually save your life! Imagine needing to go to the hospital or buying medicine, and not having any money at all. I have always been the type who does not ask/beg. I feel like things that you buy or acquire with your own sweat and money are more valuable than things that you asked for.

3. Dreams do come true. I never knew how or why my dreams came true. I don't know what good deeds I did why I was blessed this way. I have always dreamed of having a happy family among other things. I know that material things are important, but for me, I've always thought that nothing else matters more than family. I found H and we got married (coincidentally at the age of 24, which was what I've always dreamed of) and now I'm finally pregnant (I initially thought at the age of 26, but hey! What's just 1 year difference, right?)

Growing up means needing to make more decisions.
I am now in the stage of my life when I need to make decisions, simple and tough ones. I sometimes miss those carefree days when I can just ask my parents to decide for me. Now it's different. I have to take risks in life and have to deal with all the consequences of my decisions.

Growing up means more responsibility.
I've been married for 3 years now and have a baby on the way. In less than 3 months, we will be welcoming another member of our family. H has always told me that we, the two of us, are already a family. But now that we're having a baby, we're already expanding our family. It's scary to think that I am now responsible for 2 people, my husband and my child. But that's what growing up means. I have to be sure of myself because 2 people are depending on me.

But I am not afraid of growing up and getting older. Because I know that this means I'm learning from each and every thing that happens to me everyday. I know that I'm much wiser now and I now know what my strengths and weaknesses are. I know that I'm a good wife and I will be a good mother. I believe in it. I believe in Me.

I also want to thank each and every reader for spending time reading my posts. You have no idea how happy it makes me. My blog started as a hobby, but now I know that I get to help people with my articles as well. There are days when I feel low, and I just go back to reading your comments, it lifts up my mood and changes my day.

I also want to thank all the companies that trusts me with their brands. I know how it is, given my business background. Thank you so much for believing in me and my blog.

Now to end this sappy post, here are a few gifts I received last week so be sure to stay tuned for posts on these in the upcoming weeks!

The loot that I got from Snoe when I attended their Past, Present, Future event.
Post on the event to follow. :)

A sweet surprise from Beauty Box!
Excited to try out these mascaras because they're very famous. ;)

So that is it for today. Have a beautiful day ahead! :D

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