It's midnight and I have some confessions to make.
First and foremost, it is my birthday --- my 26th to be exact. I wasn't able to do seven out of eight things I have in my To-Do list (Pre-birthday Edition), so I'm bummed at the moment.
I don't have any grandeur plans organized to make this day one of the best MY days I've had. I simply don't have the means. But, I will definitely visit my Tatay in one of His many homes and celebrate an hour or two with Him, then let's see where to go to after that.
I wish I can tell you that I managed to turn my life around after a year had passed since I turned 25, but I would be lying if I told you so. I did not accomplish much which is depressing the hell out of me. But, I'm good.
I am actually writing this down, as spontaneous as it can be, because I want you to know that...
You are not alone.
I've recently listened and swapped stories with people who I care about regarding our own struggles that are weighing us down at the moment. Life, unfortunately, has not been good to us these couple of weeks. It is continuously breaking us down and causing us pain.
And perhaps, you are one of us as well.
That's why I want you to know that you are never alone. No matter how hopeless you are feeling, or how immune you are to my words right now, you are not alone.
Feel the pain. Cry if you have to. Recognize that emotion and memorize. Then, when you have enough, let it go. Move on, love. Move on.
Because whatever it is you are struggling with, it will not define you. It will not be your ending because all endings are happy endings; And if you have a sucky one right now, oh love, that is not your last page.
So, release the tension in your shoulders and breathe.
Mouth these words.
I am not alone. I am not alone. I am not alone...
Because I am the whole damn world.