My 2018 Goals!

Hello 2018. 

2017 has been a tumultuous year for me. There were lots of opportunities, excitements and worries.  As I look back and listed my 2017 highlights, I did have a great year. My life in 2017 was almost perfect, it was like "What Rochelle wants, Rochelle gets" but we are humans and born to make mistakes because I feel like I wasted so much time, energy, money, and feelings to the wrong people and things.  

Learning from my mistakes is one thing. Dwelling on them is what truly wasted my time, diminishes my confidence and keeps me from getting on with my life; a life I almost gave up on. I experienced a really bad depression because I was so heartbroken. I felt so alone. Guilt was creeping up on me and behind my smiles were so much sadness. I needed to seek help because I felt like it was really getting out of hand. I would cry every chance I get. It even came to the point where I just wanted everything to stop.  

I was on my way to Quiapo Church when I had this thought of stopping in the middle of the bridge and just jump to drown all my sorrows. I sat in my car and talked to God. And true to His words, He really does work in mysterious ways. I proceeded to church and prayed. I was interrupted by continuous phone calls, text messages, email, and so much support from the people around me. 

Pictures of my sons came flooding in my mind and filled my heart. I was reminded how blessed I am to have them in my life. 

When you are a mother, you never are really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.- Sophia Loren

I am not going to blame myself anymore. I am gonna cut ties from all the negativity that was pulling me back for so long. From now on, I am going to focus on the positive things and the ones that really matter. 

I’m grateful for everything. Both the good and the bad. For with the bad, I learned so much that help me to be thankful for the good, to give me determination to achieve these 9 goals:

1. Pray more

I’m convinced that learning to let go and let God have His way in our lives is the best thing we can do for ourselves.

God holds the world in His hands — but we’ll never fully grasp the power and extent of those hands if we’re not tuned in to and focused on Him. When we surrender control, wait and trust in God’s plan, we can know that he will be faithful to lead us where He wants us to go. Jeremiah 29:13 says “ You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Seek God and he will direct your steps.

My ever-supportive husband

My Loving Family 
2. Spend more time with the people that matter

3. Run more 
Running captured my heart in 2017, when I joined Anne Curtis' Happiest 5k on the planet and Hello Kitty Run. This year I am planning to join as many fun run as I can, and collect finisher's medal. 

4. Be more responsible

The main point of responsibility is to be able to be trusted and be reliable to other people. "You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today." ~Abraham Lincoln

5. Blog and vlog more
I want to learn how to be consistent this year I cannot promise to post daily but I hope this year I can give more useful, inspirational and entertaining posts.

6. Read more books
I want to read more inspirational books about life experiences to help me become a better wife, mother, daughter, friend, and blogger. 
What books can you recommend? 

7. Learn more skills
This year, my goal is all about self-improvement. From learning how to swim to improving my cooking skills and how I speak. It will also be useful to learn a new language.

8. Forgive yourself more

Making a mistake and learning from it doesn’t make you a failure; you learned something! Now, go apply that knowledge and experience to your life, and keep going. Keep learning.

9. Let GO 

I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.- Marilyn Monroe
Let go of everything you don't like in 2017. 

"This year, be proud of your outlook on life, POSITIVITY ALWAYS."
And let 2018 be the best year you can have. 

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  1. I agree ate rochelle :) that is my motto for this year "Be positive always! "

  2. Cheers to happy 2018!!! Tama po yan, keber sa negativity! And spread positivity. I'm happy na ok na po kayo ngayon..

  3. Happy 2018 !
    I am so happy to be part of your 2017.
    Im pretty much sure 2018 will be a lot more luckier and Happier..
    always be your supporter..
    Always keep the smile.
    Whenever you do that.. looking at your posts with that Smile.. you put that to us.. we also ‘SMILE’

    all the best for 2018 ๐Ÿ˜

  4. What a beautiful family, what a beautiful life! You are such an inspiration. And yes, may 2018 be the best year for all of us! YERPA!

  5. Ms. Rochelle, one of my favorite verse and my life verse miss rochelle is Jeremiah 29:11
    For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord, plans to prosper you not to harm you plans to give you hope and a future.

  6. Very inspiring mS. Rochelle. Sabi nga e count all your blessings not your problems. Lahat po ng pain and depression na pinagdaanan mo ay isa sa mga paraan para mas maging strong and better person ka. Im so happy to meet you in person dahil kahit once palang kita nameet I can feel na mabuti ka tlgang tao. Happy 2018 po! ❤

  7. Happy New Year! yes number one is to pray more.. :)

  8. You got a great family miss rochelle. And you really inspired others. Keep on doing what makes you happy you don't know that you are making other people happy as well god bless you

  9. Same here! Be positive lang! Godbless ms ganda!

  10. Thank you for the powerful words Momshie! Cheers to a more wonderful and more fruitful year! May God bless us all!

  11. Your 2017 was a roller coaster ride and I'm glad you overcome depression. Been there before and I always be grateful to God for reminding me constantly that life is amazing. God work in mysterious ways and He never fail to send people as instruments of His Love.
    We can do this! Cheers to more positive vibes this year! ^_^
    God bless you always! :)

  12. A happier 2018 for Ms Rochelle ๐Ÿ’– more blessing to come! A fruitful year

  13. yes po agree po aq jan. iwan n po ang mssmang nkaraan at harapin ang bagong buhay n may ngiti at saya sa buhay ... :)

  14. Beautiful family. Tama. Be positive always. Happy 2018 to all of us

  15. hope to see you on the road for your next run :)

  16. You have nice goals! I hope you will be able to achieve all of those!


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