I know I say this every year, but this time is for real; 2019 flew by waaaaaay too fast it’s not even funny. I could literally still recounted the moments from the beginning of 2019 vividly. And now it’s 2020? Who played with the remote control?

Anyway, to keep up with the tradition (apparently I’ve started one), I’m going to write about 2019.

Remember how suck 2018 was? I mean, it was rock bottom for sure. All I can see was darkness. Thankfully, things started to pick up in 2019. I can see myself started healing from 2018, not fully yet. I doubt that it will ever go away completely, but I experience a lot less dark episodes in 2019. I’ll go ahead and say that it’s because I found Stoicism.

Lots of people might have been skeptical about Stoicism, but I must say that’s what’s been speeding up my recovery. Thanks to it, I’ve been able to gain a new perspective about life and when I’m practicing it, I feel like the best version of myself. Obviously I’m still far fetched from being a Stoic, there were still few moments of relapse but I’ve become more aware of negative emotions as they appear which might help to not enhance it out of proportion.

Not a lot of things of significance happened in 2019, but surely there are a few things that I’d like to highlight:

Solo Trip To Seoul

Solo travel pictures

Since I was taking a break from the workforce, I managed to find some alone time to travel by myself this year. I went to Seoul, South Korea. It was so refreshing that I got to travel solo again after awhile. I forgot how much I love getting lost by myself and the experience surely made me learn more about myself.

Military Bootcamp

I know, sounds absurd, isn’t it? Me, in a military boot camp? How did that happen is not something I want to talk about know. But yes, it happened. I was in a military boot camp for 36 straight days without any contact with the outside world except for the weekly 1-hour phone allowance.

I’m planning to write a stand-alone post about it (let’s hope I follow through) so for now, I’m just gonna say that although it was physically and mentally draining, I gained a lot from it and it might also be one of the factors that helped my recovery.

Got Engaged

The cherry on top of 2019 was definitely the moment I got engaged. I wrote about it in the previous post so I’m not gonna bore you again with the details


Twenty twenty is definitely going to be a HUGE year. It will be busy and hectic because a lot of things are happening in 2020. A lot of adulting things. So yeah, definitely life is not getting easier. It’s scary yet exciting at the same time.

May I have the strength to get through it all.

May you do too!