Sunday, January 2, 2011

31 and grateful

Every first day of the year I turn a year older.

New Year's eve for me is bittersweet. While I am eager and excited to bid adieu to the year that was and hopeful for a year anew, I am on the other hand a tad melancholic that I am indeed another year older.

This time around, I feel a little different. As I look back, I have a lot to be grateful for. The year that was, was nothing short of crazy. It was all about traveling, shuttling back and forth from Singapore to Manila, and then finally moving back. With a lot of major things happening in between.

Mischka had so many milestones, we have lost track already. I am just glad that she is always so eager to join the ride and the challenges her mama Mikka and dada Mitch decide to embark on. {Yes, she calls us endearingly with our first names.} We are beyond grateful to be blessed with such a trooper of a child, who also manages to be very sweet, loving, and extremely funny. Just with her alone, I have a lot to be grateful for. 

Not to mention my amazing hubby, my dear family {whom I sorely missed over the holidays,} and my friends who are almost like family.
Because of these characters and fixtures in my life, I don't mind being 31. It actually feels great being one.

Cheers to a fantastic 2010 and double cheers to a stellar 2011!


  1. Happy Birthday! when i turned 31 last 2009 i looked back too...(i wrote a Thank You blog entry)...of what i've become as a person, as a mom, as a wife, friend, and as a daughter...i felt good but sad...anyway, i stopped counting how old i am after that..hahaha

  2. Thanks Cath! I know what you mean. I guess I'll stop counting from now on! Happy new year to you and your loved ones!