A month ago, a really really good blogger, Kimchisama, shared a wonderful and touching post. You guys should check that one out. She hit a milestone in her blog so to thank her followers, she made the tag. One thing led to another, I got nominated. Thank you Irina, I am so grateful you tagged me. Making this type of posts takes a toll of me as I tend to overthink alot of stuff (how to do the intro?, how should I write it?…) but as you can see, I’m okay now.
Sorry it took awhile for me to make this one, its better late than never, right?
Here it goes.
1. Mention the person who nominated you
2. List 13 reasons why you keep going/living (This is borrowed from the book but I’m taking it the opposite direction).
3. Nominate 10 or more people to give their reasons why.
4. Use the picture that I created in your post. I’m sorry that I’m a bit bad a making these things… But I tried 🙂
I copied the rules from Kimchisama’s entry. I already did the first one and the last one, now time to do the second rule.
13 Reasons Why I keep Going/Living
I read the book, 13 Reasons Why before (I even own a copy). Seeing it being used in this tag made me smile. It also in a way reminded me to reread the book, as to see if I still have the same feels and love for it like before. Anyway, back to the topic. As you all know, ’13 Reasons Why’ novel by Jay Asher was about a girl who committed suicide and leaving a box of recorded tapes containing her reasons why she died. Kimchisama twisted this idea. Rather than sharing 13 reasons why we would die, She encouraged us to share 13 reasons as to why we still keep living in this damn imperfect world. I really like that.
Anyway, I won’t drag it for too long. Here are my reasons:
01. MY BLOG & YOU, MY READERS
I love my blog. I also love you guys, my readers.
After blogging for almost a year, I had grown to love this blog and everyone surrounding me here in WordPress. You guys mean so much to me. When I started this blog, I was hopeful that people would acknowledge my posts. Fast forward to now, I got more that I expected and deserve. Thank you! I want to continue and share my thoughts and feels to everyone. I also wanted to be better in writing. Even though I know I am not the best, but I want to improve and make more content for everyone and for myself.
Anime is life. Anime is Love.
This medium is a part of me, and I’ll never be ashamed of this. This medium opened my eyes to a world full of wonders, and it also unlocked my imaginative side. I can’t really put into words how much precious this medium is to me. Anime was my gateway, my escape from reality. Though, I admit, that was my ‘reasoning’ before. Now, anime is a medium I enjoy to watch on a daily basis. Its still in a way an escape from reality, but its more a stress-reliever for me now.
I still have alot to see, alot to discover in anime, so why should I stop?
Other than anime, Music is something I couldn’t live without.
Music saved me. It was there when I was in the highest time of my life. It was also there during the lowest point of my life. Music is that important.
I might have shared here on my blog only idol music, but I’ll definitely share more about this medium.
Of course. If music and anime is here, books should be also. Reading was one of my get-gos when I was young. It was my outlet for my imagination. Even until now, I still read alot of books. Books might not have alot of significant impact to me like anime and music, but atleast the stories written in those pile of papers kept me going.
05. TV SERIES
Just like anime, watching tv series is also my gateway and an escape from my real life shinenigans. Compared to anime, its not that visually appealing but atleast, the stories are very interesting and intriguing. Its still feeding my imagination and creative itch. I’m thankful for that.
06. MY COUNTRY
I’ll be honest, I am not a big fan of my country. The politics is so dirty, the government suck, some of the trolls in the internet are my fellow men, there is so many killings and disasters…but if you think about it…my country is not the only one. Philippines is very flawed in so many ways, but I still love it. I am proud to be one.
This…is a cruel and imperfect world to live in. And yet, this world is beautiful.
I am not a traveler type of person, but I do want to see everything this world could offer.
Since I was young, I tend to question alot of things. My curiosity tends to get the best of me. Because of this, I really really like to learn alot of stuff. In other words, I seek knowledge. I not only seek the things that I am required to learn, but also the not-so-relevant ones.
I do know that I might forget all of this later on, but atleast, I satisfy my ‘current’ hunger for knowledge.
09. CAREER & GOALS
I’m not anymore a fresh grad. I am now in the stage of my life where I am part of the workforce. The adulting stage. Am I happy now? No, not really.
It still feels surreal, everything that is happening to me. Earlier this year, I got employed, then I resigned (Don’t ask, I will share them soon). Now, I am reviewing for a licensure exam this coming October. What I’m trying to say here is, I’m still in the early stages of my career. I still have alot to do, alot to face, and alot to conquer if I want to reach my dreams. My goals in life is still very far away, but I know I am going to reach them and fulfill them one by one. Its going to be tough, but I know I could handle it.
10. MY FRIENDS
I have a weird relationship with the word ‘friends’. I had seen alot of people and so called ‘friends’ who come and go.
It can’t be helped, right? I mean, I’m an introvert. I’m not the type of person who goes out alot and meet people. Money is also not my comrade, so I am always at home. It hurts, but life goes on.
That’s why, to all the people who used to be my friend, I am sorry.
To all the people who are going to be my friend, Hi! Nice to meet you. My name is Will Sirius.
To all my friends who stayed, Thank you. I didn’t ask you to stay but you are still there, keeping in contact with me.
You have no idea how much that means to me. Thank you very much.
11. MY FAMILY
My family is always there for me. Even though I’m not really open to them with alot of stuff, being with them bring joy to my life. I could never replace them with anyone.
Yep, one of my reasons is myself. I still have alot to discover about my self. I’m flawed, weak, sensitive and definitely not perfect. Still, I won’t let this life go to waste cuz I still have alot of things to do for myself. I want to be real. I want to be acknowledged. I want to be loved. I want to be confident. I want to accept myself for who I am. Lastly, I want to know my purpose of my existence. 🙂
I also live, for me.
13. LOVE & GOD
Lastly, I live for love and God. I am a Christian, through and through. But that doesn’t mean I am bound by my religion or something. I only follow the surpreme being, which is God. I am not really into the traditions and other rituals they do. Anyway, Love & God goes side by side for me. Love is a wondrous feeling that everyone needs. Love is simple and pure. It brings happiness and joy to once life. What made it painful are the things connected to it.
Oh man, choosing only 13 reasons was definitely hard. I still have alot of reasons to choose from but yeah, those 13 are on top. And oh damn, my thoughts are all over the place. Hahahahha.
I still have long way to go in my lifetime, I will still experience alot of heartaches and joys. I really dunno what my future holds, but I always take note that everything happens for a reason. Everything has a purpose. Life is like a rollercoaster, after all. We sometime go up, other time we go down. We are in for a ride. We should enjoy it, and live our lives to the fullest.
Time to nominate.
I’ll be honest here, tagging 10 people is quite alot. Anyway, to all the peepz I tagged, thanks for checking out my post and feel free to decide if you want to make a post like this. 🙂
Anyway, that is all.
Thanks for reading!!