The minutes count down and the clock strikes 11:59 on this last day of 2009. It’s hard to believe only twelve months ago I was re-starting this blog. Twelve months ago I hadn’t yet made the decisions that took me through this year — and it has been a rollercoaster of a year, even if I didn’t get it all down in twelve months’ worth of blog entries.
Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes
How do you measure, measure a year?
In daylights, in sunsets
In midnights, in cups of coffee
In inches, in miles
In laughter, in strife
I wrote around some personal drama earlier in the year, so some months in the Archived Posts seem less action-packed in terms of content. In reality, those were the months something was going on that I didn’t want to record for myself or others. But I still have so much to thank God for.
It’s time now to sing out
Though the story never ends
Remember a year in the life of friends
Before I take a step into the new year, I’ll take one last glance back. Here are my five favorite posts from 2009.
- Midnight DJ Demon Cellphone Number OBB: A guest role on the TV5 show Midnight DJ landed in my lap. Naturally, I was proud of my work.
- Up and Running for Home: I competed in my first foot race ever. I chose a 10K because I’m macho.
- Slice ‘n’ Scrape: I survived my first (and hopefully last) stye-draining procedure. I will never be a Peeping Tom again.
- The October Fashion Mega-Post: I modeled on a runway and attended Philippine Fashion Week all in the same month, and my sartorial sense is all the better for it.
- A-Okay at the Ukay-Ukay: Thrifted in Manila for the first time. It had me asking, “Why only now?”
Looking at these posts now, I realize I didn’t write about the happiest moments I’ve had this year. I saw my sister fall in love and get engaged to a wonderful man. I’ve never felt more loved by my parents and friends. I have not been deprived of anything I want or need, whether materially, emotionally, or spiritually, because God loves me. Now I understand, it has been a great year.
For next year, my blog entries will reflect more of the love I receive and give.
Oh you got to, you got to remember the love
You know that love is a gift from up above
Share love, give love, spread love
Measure, measure your life in love
(All lyrics from the song “Seasons of Love” from the musical Rent)