Rejection and Redirection

Isle in Palawan

Rejection gives you the opportunity to look in another direction at things you might not have seen otherwise. ~The Single Woman

I heard a similar quote before and it is only now that I am beginning to understand its meaning. Maybe because I have ignored the things I thought were just okay for me but it turned out that I was also hurt in the process. There were times that I would immediately shrug them off thinking I can manage them in just a snap of my finger. But lo and behold, I found myself in crying state because it was only then that I realized I was not successful with my pursuit.

The denial feeling may have temporarily appeased the broken heartedness but that did not totally solve the problem. I realized to myself that it is alright for me to let myself feel dramatic at times and just for a moment feel the pain. And that I also got to embrace my own flaws because it is through them that I am learning to love myself more.

My journey towards fulfilling a personal dream has been a learning experience for me as I get to discover my potentials and other things I am eager to pursue, that is to be helpful in the best way I can especially to the people I care for. I believe those hurtful events of my life just happened so I can learn to let go of the unnecessary things and relearn to make wiser priorities.

I never thought the rejections I had even allowed me to reassess the things I wanted to achieve and to discover what I truly want which I have been asking myself a lot lately. This could also be the reason why I encountered a couple of failures, before realizing that it meant I am being redirected to a different and much better path to tread on. I am overwhelmingly grateful for those experiences because they encouraged me to become bolder and braver in fulfilling my personal goals. And because of that, I look forward for better opportunities to improve in every aspect of my life – emotionally, physically, financially, and spiritually.

Looking back at all of my past disappointments and frustrations, I am glad that I am becoming more appreciative of the simpler things I used to neglect my attention to and at the same time, aiming higher far reaching what I am destined to be.

Snapshot: Reminiscence

This tree from Baguio City reminded me of a poem which I learned and even memorized during my grade school years.

Oh, memories memories of childhood days!

By Joyce Kilmer

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

Memoirs of a Hongkong Trip

Noah's Ark @ Hongkong

Noah’s Ark Hotel – It’s a great attraction in Hongkong and a memorable accommodation when we had an overnight quick vacation last year.  I must say it was a humorous trip for every one of us in the family especially with my father and brothers. 

I was thankful enough that I did my research before our scheduled trip on what mode of transportation to use.  I learned that it was best to ride a bus coming from the Hongkong International Airport. 

When we reached the bus stop for our accommodation, we were slightly bewildered since we cannot locate the hotel’s reception area. Unusual as it was for us, we kept looking for the right door until we realized we already went back and forth in the vicinity of the hotel. The slight embarrassment we felt only made us laugh at ourselves when finally we found the hotel’s reception area.

After all the major walking we had from locating the bus terminal in their airport up until reaching our hotel, all of us felt relieved that we can now sleep comfortably with our own beds.

Noah's Ark @ Hongkong