2017 | Reflecting Negative Experiences

To be frantically honest, this year wasn’t any better to me. I’ve had a lot of breakdowns, my family had a lot of downfalls. In this post, I’m going to reflect the negative experiences that I’ve encountered throughout the year. There are positives, of course, but I think that would be tackled in another post. Let’s start!

1. Leaving my old classmates. I’ve been with them for 4 years. I’ve spent the whole junior high school with them and it was finally time for us to separate. The saddest part was being separated with my best friend. It kept me thinking for days and asking what will happen. I’m not with the same people and I’m pretty much not used to it.

Reflect: It wasn’t that bad. I think I was really just scared of the whole new world coming up to me. I was scared to leave them behind because they were my comfort zone but I realized it’s okay. It’s okay to step out of your comfort zone because that’s where you’ll learn. Rhaine and I are still best friends, even apart. I also realized here that distance doesn’t matter as long as you’re keeping in touch.

2. Muning had born 3 kittens. There’s only 1 left. In my Muning’s kittens post, I’ve introduced to you Muning’s cute little kittens and shared some pictures. I think weeks after that, 2 of them died. It was painful.

3. Crookshanks died. You all know Crookshanks, he was my favourite cat and he was the one closest to me. Every night, he’d stay with me and every morning, he’ll wake me up because I think he knows that it’s time for me to wake up because of school. I loved him, so much. But then he died. He didn’t die of sickness or accident or anything, we don’t know why. It was very hard and I cried for days. I even cried at school and my teacher talked to me. It was very heartbreaking.

Reflection: Cats can’t stay with you forever. Nothing is ever permanent in this world and we have to deal with it.

4. 10 days after Crookshanks, my lolo died. It was painful. I was broken. I was shattered. And so does my family, the whole clan. I won’t forget this one because I haven’t had the chance to talk to him again. I’ve seen him in the hospital with cold hands already and that’s when I bid good bye. We’re still healing, though, but we’ll manage.

Reflect: Just like what I’ve said, nothing and no one is ever permanent in this world. We just borrowed this life from God and who are we to question His decisions? It hurts, yes. So much. But I guess it’s time to let my lolo free from the heartbreaks so that he’ll finally be able to go to heaven without worries and for him to be happy. My family manages and we were able to spent Christmas just fine. We all do this for my grandmother who amongst all of us, feel the pain a lot more.

5. Weeks after my lolo passed away, my aunt was diagnosed with stage 2 rectal cancer. It was another challenge for us. My family is pretty solid, that’s why we all help her overcome the challenge. My aunt is now having treatment after weeks of crying and holding the pain.

Reflect: Challenges come and go. One of my friends said that we face these challenges because God knows that we can surpass through these and all we need to do is strengthen our faith. Apparently, my faith was strengthened when she said this. It was the words that I needed.

These are things that I’ve experienced in my crazy 2017. This might not be the best year for me, but I’m pretty sure everything will be okay soon. Everything is up to the Lord now. πŸ™‚

What are your realizations this year? How was your 2017?

Blossom Themes


  1. I’m sorry Ji that this year wasn’t the best for you but you are definitely strong enough to get through any challenges you are faced with. God is right by your side. πŸ’–πŸ’–

    1. It’s okay Hannah and thank you!! πŸ’– I know He is. πŸ˜€

  2. Happy New Year!! 😁 Thank you for assuring me about transferring to a new school soon. Remain strong and God Bless!

    1. Yieep happy new year, Moiline!! I’m glad this helped you. πŸ’– Thank you!!

  3. I’m so sorry that you had to experience all those horrible things but I’m glad you were able to reflect on it which is more than some people could bare xx

    1. It’s okay thank you. πŸ˜€ 2017 brought us a lot of lessons and it’s better to learn from these things than choosing to be sad over and over again. πŸ˜ƒ

      1. Couldn’t have said it better myself 😊 xx

  4. Uhh, you went through so much this year… I hope 2018 will treat you better! Stay strong! πŸ’

    1. Thank you, Oxria!! πŸ’– Definitely will!

  5. oh my goodness, dear. That is a lot to go through in one year. I am sorry *hugs* Just keep trusting in God. He has a plan for your life. Even the hard stuff. I pray that 2018 will be better for you!! ❀

    1. It’s okay. πŸ˜ƒ Thank you so much and I know He will and He has planned everything for us already ❀ Thanks, Gracie!

      1. Yes. Have a wonderful year! πŸŽ‰πŸ’•

  6. I’m sorry the way your year turned out, Ate. Don’t worry, everything will be okay. Although nothing and no one lasts forever, heaven does! Stay positive xx

    1. Awee thank you so much, Starling!! That really put a smile on my face. πŸ˜€πŸ’–πŸ’– I hope you do the same too!!

      1. Np! I like your new header, btw!

        1. Thanks!!! x

  7. Ginger says:

    I’m sorry to see you’ve had such a bad year. Me too sadly, but these things make us stronger I guess, and open our eyes to the harsh reality of life. We are all protected, when we are younger, of the pain and sadness of living; so we are kind of unprepared when these sad events happen to us.
    I pray 2018 is a better year for you, and I the same x

    1. It’s alright! πŸ˜ƒ Challenges definitely makes us stronger and even better. πŸ˜€ Thank you so much. Hoping the same for you too– have a blessed 2018 and happy new year!! πŸŽ†

  8. 2017 was a very difficult year for me, I must say. I’m a bit scared of 2018.

    1. Don’t worry girl we got this! It has been really difficult for me too but WE made it. πŸ˜€ I’m sure we’ll pass whatever 2018 will bring unto us too. x

  9. Jirah it’s clear 2017 had many changes for your life and I’m glad that you could reflect on each one and trust in God’s plan for your life. May God continue to bless and keep you and your family today and beyond. 😊

    1. Thank you so much πŸ™‚ God bless you as well, you’ve been so very kind and inspiring. πŸ’–

      1. Thank you and may God continue to bless you also.😊

  10. Diana Tyler (Eccentric Muse) says:

    2017 might have had many challenges for you, but you’ve grown a lot and your faith has strengthened. I hope that 2018 would be a blessed one for you. God bless you and your family and girl, I am loving the new header!

    1. Aw thank you, Diana. πŸ˜€ I hope 2018 would be amazing for you and your family too. God bless you as well, always! ❀ Thank you!!

      1. Diana Tyler (Eccentric Muse) says:

        You’re welcome and thank you. πŸ™‚

  11. That’s a lot that you have to go through last year. I know that the Lord will bless you with so many good things this year. Wait lang tayo and trust Him ☺️

    1. Yup, ate. Tiwala lang! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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