5 Important Things That I Learned This 2016

1. Prayer Works. I've prayed for a lot of things this 2016 and I'm really happy that almost all of it were answered. I know some of it wouldn't come as it is without my hard works too. I always feel that I'm beyond blessed with everything that I have now- with the family and friends that I have, the foods that we share, the good health that each of the family member has and the extra blessings that I've secretly prayed for. I can say that 2016 has definitely been my year and while I still have 2 days remaining before this year ends, I want to spend it by sharing the blessings that I have to the people who need it. 
2. You have to accept the fact that most people's part in your life is just temporary. A lot of people come and go this 2016. I've gained lots and lost some too but I'm forever grateful to all those who stayed. I met some temporary people this year who left big marks in my life. They helped me grow into a more mature woman and I'll never regret having them in my life because they taught me so many things that no any other person can teach me. I just hope that when we cross paths again, they'll remember the friendship that we used to have back then.  
3. Life is full of surprises. Sometimes life just has its way of turning things the other way around, making impossible things possible. I've been in unexpected situations and had a lot of unexpected experiences this year (to the point that some of it still feels surreal until now. Haha!). It put me in situations where I have to choose between letting the opportunity pass and not care at all or spice things up and take risks. I chose not to be afraid anymore and just go with the flow as long as I'm enjoying it. I thank my friends around me who guided and supported me all throughout. I seriously learned a lot from those experiences.   
4. It's okay to focus on yourself sometimes. I cared for other people too much. I mean, I'm that kind of person who doesn't easily depend on anyone because I know that I can do things on my own and in my own terms. I grew up being independent. I know how it feels like to be alone that's why I always want to be there for someone else. I give even if there's nothing left for me. I even save money to buy things for other people. I don't know why I've never changed for the past 20 years (haha) but now, I'm learning to spoil myself with the things that I want. I'm learning to focus on myself and just be myself. I'm learning to enjoy this so called life and live the way I want it to be. 
5. Speak your heart out. Tell what you want to say and express what you feel. My friends taught me to stop being afraid of all those bubbly what ifs in my head and just speak my heart out because regrets can last a life time. Stay true to yourself and speak with confidence. To you who are reading this right now, this might be the sign you're waiting for. I don't want you to miss the most important chapter in your life. Confess whatever the hell it is! Spill it before 2016 ends. There's no better timing than now. 
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  1. Hi Shaira, I'm glad that this year that has almost been a year of personal growth, and that you see the positive in all the situations that I have to live, I hope that the year 2017 will go much better and you fulfill the goals that you have drawn. Happy holidays!


  2. Great lessons.I agree especially with the first one.That prayers always work.You look amazing in your casual outfit.Happy 2017.

  3. Such a great post - and great lessons!! Love your look girl!
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  4. I love the lesson about the temporary presence of people. It's a hard lesson to learn but an honest lesson. Happy New Year, Shaira!


  5. Number one is such a good point; I suppose praying gives us the strength to work harder - so both elements help each other :) Life truly is full of surprises, you're right! You look so beautiful in these photos by the way! Wishing you a very happy 2017 ahead :)


  6. This was such a lovely and personal post to make. I agree with you on the second point, people come and go, and it's taken me years to understand that. Now that I can accept it, I feel better about letting go and enjoying the encounters I make. And you are right, life is also full of surprises! Also, you look fierce and amazing in these photos, you go girl! :D

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  7. Great things that you mention! I love your outfit, you look really cute! :)

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  8. Love the outfit and the random thoughts. Happy new year!


  9. Hi Shaira! I am wishing you a happy 2017 ahead. May your 2017 be as good as your 2016. :)


  10. I think the second one is the most difficult one to accept... but you are totally right!
    hope you have an amazing year!



  11. Happy New Year lovely!! You look super and I completely agree with all of this :) x

  12. Oh very cute blouse darling!


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  14. I loved this post, it's amazing how you can show us the important things for you! :) Hope this 2017 will be better than 2016 if it is possible!


  15. Happy New Year! :-) I think the first is the most important lesson.

    im so agree with all points you wrote in this post


  17. These are some great lessons. Love your outfit beautiful! All the best for 2017 xoxo


  18. Pretty blouse! I love your look <3

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