GOODBYE 2014 - HELLO 2015! (My late year-end blog post)

It took me a while to put together a decent year ender post. Just like every other writer, my mind goes into hibernation mode too. I have been so busy that the little chunk of time I said I'll set aside for writing, becomes rest time for me instead. So here goes my feeble attempt at sharing with you a life changing post. Haha!




All of us bid 2014 a bittersweet goodbye - I have, with all my happy and painful memories listed down the highlights of my 2014 and how I've learned valuable lessons that I hope to put to good use this 2015.

CHOI'S 1ST BIRTHDAY & HIS CHARITY BIRTHDAY PARTY. When you become a Mom, you'd want to give everything to your child. Fancy celebrations, expensive stuff and all that jazz, but then again, I have learned that it is more important to instill more meaningful traditions to your child. Simple, inexpensive and valuable things. 

My baby boy - CHOI!


A Blessing for A Blessing: Alejandros' Charity Birthday Party




"A Blessing For A Blessing". That's how I chose to celebrate my boys' 1st birthday. A party held at Assosacion De Damas De Filipinas. I together with my family and friends, DIY'd the event and we were able to pull off the party for just under P10,000.00!

When my kid turned 1, that's how I started to pray that time slow down a little and that's when I vowed to make sure to be there for him in all the developments and milestones in his life. 

FINDING MY PASSION AND ENJOYING & EXPLORING THEM TOGETHER. I was in a limbo for so many years. Jumping from one job to another, one hobby to another and yet, I felt dissatisfied. I felt empty and I knew that I was bound to do better things. 

Blogging. Writing. Always have and always will be my #1 passion.




I started blogging in 2004. I find writing relaxing, satisfying and rewarding. It's like keeping an online diary and talking to an old friend at the same time. Thank you 2014, Millie and May for helping me go mainstream, for bringing me along and inviting me to events, meeting new friends, learning things, receiving presents and having people read and share pieces of my life's moments. These makes me excited for 2015.










Blogapalooza. Sister Secrets. Bloggers ng Pinas. Certified Bloggers. Mommy Bloggers Philippines. Bloggers on the Go. Women in Tech. All these and more opened doors for me when I decided to pursue blogging again! And I've never been more happy!

At your service! In charge of the Health And Sanitation Committee

Being able to organize events for our constituents



Public service. The ability to make a difference in other people's lives, being an instrument in changing the status quo one step at a time, gives me fulfillment like no other job can. I am thankful for being given another term to share what I know, meet generous sponsors so we can put together more projects that will benefit our constituents.

This is what I know now - no matter how small your role is, you are significant - without you, without each and everyone of us - the cycle is incomplete. It's good to keep that in mind whenever you feel worthless. 

SKIN PHILOSOPHIE UK + ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES. I am glad to have met Tita Grace and Dra. Kyla and for the opportunity given to me to become their Skin Care Ambassador and their Social Media PR Manager. For someone who's just new to this industry, I am mighty glad I followed my instinct. One appointment turned into a million possibilities! Now, I only trust Dra. Talens with my skin!




HABITAT FOR HUMANITY. Being a volunteer as an online champion is just as fulfilling as being physically present to build houses. I have always wanted to volunteer, I just didn't know how and where and  now that I am here - I vow to make it a habit!



MY 1ST EVER BAZAAR EXPERIENCE. Being able to earn profit, meeting new friends, experiencing the joys of being a bazaarista, were all unforgettable. I plan to make it a yearly habit. There is much joy in experiencing new ventures mommies!





These are just some of the highlights of my 2014. A lot has happened and I will forever be grateful for all the blessings God has bestowed upon me last year. And as I try my best to end this post with a quotable quote or with a bang, I realized, the highlights of my 2014 poses no competition with the highlights of my life: MY FAMILY, MY BEST FRIENDS AND MY SON!

My Family


Me and My Boy!

My high school best friends!



So, thank you 2014, for everything...hello 2015! I am ready for you! Here's a quote I came up with to sum up how 2015 will be for me:

as i bid a bittersweet goodbye to another year...i'd like to say thanks 2014 for all the lessons in pain, hardships & survival...you have truly been a revelation! i have gained and lost friends, found my passion & got rid of time consuming stuff in my life that i didn't need...i am claiming 2015 as the year i'd be able to pay off all my debts, be it material, financial or emotional...this is the year i get rid of people who cause unnecessary drama in my life...this year will be more about FOCUS, GROWTH & STRENGTH. This is the year I won't let any single negative thing bring me and my hopes down! Welcome 2015! Happy new year! #rolledin2onemom #realizations #newyear #2015

How did you celebrate New Year's Eve? 







nhessie a.

By some surprising twist of fate, I am now a mom...a single one at that! I'd like to think that God has granted my most fervent wish - to become a superhero! At least in the eyes of my one year old boy - Alejandro. I'm a public servant experiencing fulfillment from doing the best I can to change the world in my own little way. A newbie blogger mom/digital mom and so far, I'm having difficulty switching from being the single, career woman I'm used to in the past and the new role I'm dealt with today. I'm an online entrepreneur too - I don't know where I'm going but then again, I already know where I'm from. And I don't ever wanna go back, Join me, in my missteps and misadventures and tell me what you think about my take on LIFE, LOVE and EVERYTHING ELSE IN BETWEEN. Welcome to Mama Whale's world!

30 comments:

  1. Nhessie dear it was a blessing meeting you and knowing how great you are as a person not only for yourself and family but for many others. More power to your endeavors and God Bless. See you around. :)

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    1. It was a blessing meeting you too! Thanks for the fun times and I hope to see you more this year! :-)

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  2. Great accomplishment for 2014! Nice to know that you also joined in Blogapalooza and in Habitat for Humanity. Sayang di tayo nagkita! :)

    Wow, you're also a public servant! Nice! :)

    And also, ang cute ng baby boy mo. Mana sa mommy! :) Hope to have a son this year. Wishing. :)))

    More new accomplishments for 2015! :)

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    1. Oo nga! Sana magkita tayo in one of Habitats' events soon! Thanks for the kind words! :-)

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  3. By appointment pala si SKIN PHILOSOPHIE UK, late ko nabasa na. I hope I can use the GC this month. :) True, that kids want quality time more than material things.

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    1. Michi! No expiration sya..sorry di ko namention yung detail na un. :-)

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    2. Yey! no expiration. No worries, di kasi ko nagbabasa. lol.

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  4. You had such a beautiful 2014 that sets you up for an even better 2015. Keep it up!

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    1. Thanks Robert! I really hope for a better year! :-)

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  5. Wow! Its amazing how blessed you are
    This year! Ang saya basahin and I feel happy for you although I havent met you personally. More power and hope to meet you din!:)

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    1. Hello Jho! I hope to meet you personally too! :-)

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  6. 2014 had been a great year for you! :) Hopefully we'll have more blessings this 2015 ^^

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  7. Looks like a fun-filled, busy year for you :) Just like you, blogging opened a lot of doors for me last 2014 and I'm glad I gathered some guts to do so :)

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    1. Cheers to more blogger adventures for 2015! :-)

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  8. Wow, you've been blogging for a decade already! I just started in 2009... Happy New Year! :)

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    1. Yes! But 2014 really opened doors for me! :-) hope to meet you soon! Happy new year! :-)

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  9. Given all your blessings and accomplishments, 2014 has been a very good year for you. So happy for you. I'm sure that 2015 will be greater given the kind person that you are. Hope to really see and bond with you again soon! :)

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    1. Awww..thanks sis! Yes we need to really bond again! Looking forward to it! :-)

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  10. Wonderful accomplishments in 2014. I wish you more fruitful endeavours in 2015!

    www.peachy.ph

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  11. 2014 was definitely your year! Great highlights! I hope we can meet and hopefully collaborate in making 2015 a more meaningful year in our blogging journey. Chika lang, I joined your hair makeover blog giveaway last year, hehe. Hindi ako sinuwerte.

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    1. Yes! I am hoping that 2015 be a great year for us all! Dont worry there'll be more giveaways from me this year :-)

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  12. Wow, what a fruitful 2014! :) More happiness, cheer, and giving this new year! :) Cheers!

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  13. Wow, busy 2014. I hope you all the best this 2015.

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  14. I commend you for actively engaging in public service! Happy New Year!

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  15. Hi Nhessie! You had a wonderful 2014! And I am pretty much sure that your 2015 and will be even better! :) New Year's we spent it at home with the kids and watched fireworks from next door. :)

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  16. You sure had a wonderful year! 2014 was a great year for my family and I too--we're hoping to be as blessed and blessings to others this year again. :)

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  17. Being free from negative things and embracing the positive is a good New Year's resolution. Here's to a productive, exciting and meaningful 2015!

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  18. Here's to a happier, more exciting, blogging mommy year in 2015!

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