Tweets of the Soul: Jan 16-31

January 2016 felt like a roller coaster ride for me. As I was exploring a new career, I felt like someone who’s fresh out of college and just absorbing the new world outside. I’ve experienced so many highs and lows during this month. I also felt like giving up on several occasions. Everyday felt like a crash course to adulthood. So I tried my best to capture my “growing up” moments and here are some of those tweets.

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Jan 16: Grab opportunities to be someone else, like an actor does. If only to liberate us temporarily from the confines of a boring self.
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Jan 17: I don’t know how single moms do it. Maybe it’s the survival instincts kicking in. I’m blessed my mom is a strong & kind woman.
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Jan 18: When u’re comfy w/ a new grp of people, u allow urself to be a lil vulnerable before them. Then u find out if u can trust them 2b u.
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Jan 19: Growing up requires some financial discipline & a character that facilitates sound mgmt of personal resources. I’m a late bloomer.
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Jan 21: Maybe growing up includes learning how to peacefully co-exist w/ people u dislike, trying to be fair & kind to them. Let’s try that.
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Jan 22: When things change fast & u can’t do anything abt it, adjust ur attitude & give the change a chance. Tame the rebel w/in & learn.
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Jan 23: There are moments that are best enjoyed alone. To be comfortable in solitude & in the company of self is a sign of wellness.
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Jan 24: The bottom line is we all need intimacy – a true & soulful connection w/ people. Friendships, romance, family. We feel empty w/o it.
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Jan 25: When we take the time to stop, observe & wonder abt the world around us, we’ll find things to care abt lyk stray cats & hungry kids.
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Jan 27: One of the imp things in life is to be self-aware. Knowing who we really are includes openness to feedback & critical introspection.
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Jan 28: The 1st important thing we do everyday is to show up. Show up even if u hv doubts, are fearful, feeling awkward or not in the mood.
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Jan 29: There is freedom in being true to urself. It’s OK to accommodate others’ needs before urs & it’s OK too to stop pleasing them.
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Jan 30: No act is small when u help meet basic needs of a community. If u want a meaningful life volunteer in nearby schools, brgy projs etc.
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Jan 31: U were not born into this world 2b rejected or hv everything or be d center. Define ur purpose, defy expectations, live peacefully.

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Tweets of the Soul: Jan 1-15

I started 2016 with a desire to document highlights of what I am learning or experiencing from my daily life. I’ve rediscovered Twitter a few weeks before the close of 2015 and had lots of fun talking to strangers. It was an outlet for someone like me who shamelessly loves instant gratification and is challenged by expressing my ideas in 140 characters or less. So I embarked on a project to tweet a personal lesson I learned, unlearned or re-learned as I face different situations in everyday life. Here’s a look at my highlights for the 1st 15 days of 2016.

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Jan 01: 6 wks in Twitter so far. It’s been a great time online. Tnx to new friends 4d wonderful convos. Here’s to 365 more days of tweeting!
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Jan 02: Some loves are easy. Some require conscious effort. Some need more than motherhood statements & thrive w/ concrete expression.
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Jan 03: Minsan ang kwento ay nagsisimula sa pagluluksa. Para malaman mo kung ano ang tunay na mahalaga sa’yo at sino ang laman ng puso mo.
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Jan 05: Obligasyon. Pakikisama. Reward. Ilan sa mga salitang kasama sa bokabularyo ng tao. Lalo na kapag payday.
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Jan 06: Life has a way of directing our attention to what we’re neglecting. It also takes out internal & external barriers to help us grow.
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Jan 07: I’ve proven again today that concentrating on one thing helps me get better results & go beyond minimum expectations. Next goal pls!
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Jan 08: To realize that you need help and that you should help others along the way is the wisdom you get out of humble beginnings.
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Jan 09: It’s interesting 2b known in diff ways by diverse grps. So many interests, so lil time. One must choose w/c version of u comes 1st.
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Jan 10: It is imp to remember that YOU too hv a contribution to what makes ur family happy or sad, healthy or toxic. B4 blaming, check self.
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Jan 11: A puzzle that inspires curiosity will lead u to new learning if u pursue it. It may also inspire u to care & help others better.
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Jan 12: Good & bad things come & go. The struggle is to let go of both good & bad on a daily basis & learn to start over quickly the ff day.
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Jan 14: The mighty is humbled. Those who seem weak & slow can teach u a thing or two abt life. When they rise above u… bow, learn, fight.
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Jan 15: How time flies. Esp if ur working in a place that constantly challenges you. No room for othr things. Body, heart, mind, time given.