Sweater weather is finally here! Mornings and evenings are colder lately, it just signifies that in a few weeks, we will be celebrating the most awaited event of the year, Christmas! <3 Aside from the Christmas parties and gift-giving here and there, this season to me also means rest!
I finally felt the difficulty of this second semester. We have 3-4 quizzes everyday and have no breaks in between. This weekly routine drains all the energy and thinking juices in me. That’s why I have this countdown in my head until Christmas break when I can finally rest and celebrate the holiday with my family. <3
One of the things that I love about Christmas is dressing up! It’s fun to wear prints and colors related to the season like this really comfortable top from Moda & Stile! I really love the cute star prints on it!
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Lately, I find myself dressing more for my age. Looking at old photos for throwback makes me laugh/cringe on how I looked back then. Transitioning from teenager to young adult brought so many changes: changes in how I dress, in life decisions, in relationships and more importantly, in my long term goals.
My teenager self cringed at the idea of being 22. I dreaded the idea of getting old and I wanted to stay as an adolescent forever. But looking back, those teenager years were full of uncertainties. I was fickle-minded and indecisive. I was open to many possibilities that I didn’t know which one to focus first. I grabbed every opportunity and took so many u-turns.
At this stage in my life, I can say that things are falling into place. Instead of cringing, my teenager self would nod with pride looking at who I am right now. Going out of those naive years, I earned myself a degree with good grades, passed the board exams and now studying in the best medicine school.
I am now taking a route where my goals are more certain. It may be a lot harder comparing to how easy breezy my life was then, but I am on this and I am never looking back.
There seems to be no end for my midriff top craze. This trend isn’t going anywhere so I will make the most out of it by matching it to different garments to produce a new whole style.
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As you mature, you will learn to know that things that you are capable of. Likewise, you will also know your limitiations. At this stage in my life, I have created my own list of strengths and weaknesses. I know where I am good and bad at. For one, I know that I’m good at memorizing (now you know why I am in med school lol) and suck at solving numbers. I know where I would excel and I give my time and effort on it.
But there is one thing that can be listed as both my strength and weakness: disappointing myself.
When I want something, I put my heart on it. I never ever give up. I have disappointed myself so many times though and those disappointments lead me to either sulking or bouncing back. When I fail at achieving my goal, I tend to suppress the feeling and just forget about it. That’s when I erase one strength from my list, and then another, until I am convinced that that’s the limit of my capabilities.
Until recently, I found myself reaching outside my own “made-up limitations”. Kaya ko pala. It’s not everyday in med school that I get a grade higher than what I expected. That feeling of seeing my name next to a line of 9 grade in a major subject was very uplifting. I don’t wanna sound bragging and shallow, but I just want to share what I learned this week: Never limit yourself.
Disappointments are truly downers, but they should never be the reason for you to quit your goals and limit yourself of the things you can and cannot do. Yes, we all have our own lists of strengths and weaknesses, but wouldn’t it be better if we keep on adding more on the former and lesser on the latter? Better yet, make every weakness as your source of determination. :)
That was a long intro… Let’s now digress to my outfit! As you can see, I haven’t gotten over my midriff top craze, but how can I resist a midriff top with cutout shoulders? I love it!
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November is my favorite month of the year. It is the month when the weather starts to get colder and days to count before Christmas are lesser. It is also when every place I go to has a touch of festive feel on it. Amongst these, this is also the month when I turn a year older. :)
With everything that has been happening in our country lately, it is an eye-opener to see how blessed we are and it signals us to share our blessings in return. There are times when we get blinded by so many material things that we forget to see what we already have.
Turning a year older will serve as a reminder of so many blessings that God has given me. I am always grateful and this is the perfect time to give back. Growing older is different from growing up. Growing up is being aware of the needs of the people around you. Reach out to them and share your blessings. :)
This is what I wore to our birthday lunch out with our family. :)
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