+ ZERO BALANCE of my personal loan! Zero debt is the new status of adult awesomeness. On to other credit (but I want to relish this moment!)
+ And because of my zero-loan ‘graduation,’ Tatay gave me not one, not two but SIX instant coffee mixes. Caffeine fix ready then
+ PETA’s ‘Rak of Aegis’! (Ewan ko na lang kung hindi pa tumagos sa puso ito AND post-duduy treat for me!)
+ Fiber pills, for more “closure.” LOL!
+ Steady stream of projects until the end of the year and…
+ …being able to finish them one by one (I think I’m motivated to make that ‘strikethrough’ mark in my post-it reminders)…
+ …and meeting new acquaintances and business partners along the way. Never underestimate the power of networking, methinks.
+ As-good-as-it-get conversations
+ Long-distance calls from friends through free apps! I swear, buying a smartphone is one of the wisest and best decisions I’ve made this year
+ Random pictures sent by friends, especially from NJ/ NYC
+ Pleasure of receiving postcards
+ Was able to donate books (I hope somewhere out there, someone’s life will be/is changed by reading)
+ Riza’s sundried tomato + basil oil pasta
+ Korean dinner with Pahug and exploring the hole in the wall junctures and streets of Makati; hanging out at park(s)– and yes, plural!
+ Mimas chill in the air
+ Nanay telling me of a sneaky-neaky cable connection moment, and us laughing heartily about it
+ Ate’s Vivi jacket and other found ukay treasures for me– “Are we going to the North Pole, my darling?” (Awww)
+ Friends genuinely offering to buy me plane tickets to go back to TH (Unfortunately, I had to decline due to my work sched/ responsibilities. Still, the offer humbles and leaves me a warm fuzzy “wow, kahit paano I’m loved” feeling)
+ Of course, that despedida de soltera with the witches. One for the books
+ Having this breather moment amidst my crazy sched to thank God and remind myself that yes, life is still good.