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Feb 24, 2012

THREE OH


As I'm starting to write this post, it’s two and a half hours before the end of another decade of my existence. I’m about to say goodbye to being in my 20s.

Contrary to what you’d think I’m not sad that I’ll be thirty. In fact, I’m so looking forward to this next chapter in my life. But when these kinds of changes happen, you can’t help but reminisce about the past.

I spent the early years of the decade burying myself to work. I think every fresh grad’s goal after leaving college is to prove to everyone else that you can succeed in your chosen career. And I did. A year and a half into my second job and I was promoted to Operations Supervisor.

If there was one thing, I regret about the first half of that life, it’s that I did not have fun. At that time, I honestly have never heard of the term work-life balance. The office was my world. And the precious few days I’m not in there, I spent inside my room burying my nose deep into my comic book collection.

Towards the end of my supervisory stint I did give myself a chance to have fun. For a few months I lived away from home, with my friends. Those were some of the most fun times of my life. Living independently and sharing one roof with my now lifelong friends.

When I decided to leave that life, I did not expect that I’ll start from scratch. With only a job title to my name I learned that it was not enough to land me a job that I wanted. I had to start from the bottom again.

But I learned to balance work and fun. I stayed connected with the friends I made. The one thing I did not do when I was younger. Eventually, I found a job that I love.

One of the highlights of the decade is that I started to blog. I met new people, learned a lot of new things. I get to share my life, my views, opinions and whatever I fancy to write. The best thing is, there are people who read it. And there are some who even like it.

The last decade, I also found love. A few times. Some loves broke my heart. And there are also hearts that I broke. There was one that I had a hard time moving on from. But eventually I found a soul who now owns half of my heart.

Unlike some, I’m not afraid to be in my 30s. The last few years I know I have grown. Physically. Emotionally. I’m much more confident now. I’m wiser. And apart from my weight issue, I actually believe I look better now.

It’s been 3 hours on my first day being thirty. And already I’m feeling this is going to be an awesome decade!

Happy Birthday to me.

33 comments:

rudeboy said...

Happy 30th, gillboard!

May you have greater adventures as you mark the start of a new decade in your life.

shenanigans said...

haberday!

Juicy Jay said...

happy birthday! I found your entries interesting to I followed you.

more blessings and stay blessed as you bless others. Cheers! :)))

Kol Me Empi said...

Happy 30th bday! :D

chingoy, the great chef wannabe said...

hapibertdey to a great writer... :)

khantotantra said...

happy birthday!

Axl Powerhouse Production Inc. said...

yun oh...
happie bday master g.

Mark Joe said...

Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you! hapy birthday happy birthday, Happy birthday to you!!=)

lee said...

happy birthday gillboard!!! :)

ZaiZai said...

happy birthday Gillboard!! Welcome to the 30 club :)

coldie said...

happy birthday! :)

Superjaid said...

happy 30th birthday kuya gillboard. live life to the fullest. =D

rainbow box said...

happy birthday sir!

salbehe said...

Happy Birthday! Namimiss ko na ang mga yakap mo. Tsarot!

Chikletz said...

happy birthday KUYA! nakiki-kuya (feeling close) hehe.

Chyng said...

happy 30th! more fun on your 31st and beyond!

YOW said...

Happy Birthday Kuya Gibo! Cheers sa mga februarian. :) God bless.

taribong said...

Happy Birthday, Gillboard!!!! :D

L said...

kung 40 is the new 30; ergo, 30 is the new 20! kaya walang kagatul-gatol kong sasabihing napakabata mo pa, ser. hehe.

pibeerday, pareng gill! nomnomnom! \m/

Talinggaw said...

haberdey sir GB! :)

Michael said...

Waw! Kabirthday mo rin iyong kaibigan ko, saka iyong isang hinahangaan kong pintor! YOU ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!

Haberday!!!!! :D

my-so-called-Quest said...

happy happy birthday! :D

Skron said...

Happy Birthday Gill. Congrats to being upgraded into version 3.0.

Raft3r said...

and the boy finally grows up
hehe

kamusta party?
again, wala kang tag sakin
hmp
hehe

hope it was a good one!

aphrodite said...

belated happy birthday sir :)

KikomaxXx said...

belated po :)

dong ho said...

For a few months I lived away from home, with my friends. Those were some of the most fun times of my life>>> wow. yes consequence comes yet with determination and courage for sure it will work and it did for you.

belated happy birthday. busy ako buong araw nung birthday mo. di na ako nakapag greet.

Garpppy Garp said...

Belated happy birthday, Gillbs! Sorry super late na pagbati kasi busy last week. I envy how confident you were when you faced the coming of that number. I was more pussy because I made a big deal out of it. LOL. Enjoy your thirties! It's like the twenties but with more money! Hahaha!

Justin said...

pede din bang makibati? Belated Happy birthday sir :D

kaloy said...

happy [belated] birthday! celebrate life!

bagotilyo said...

happy birthday...

Stay positive :)

T.R.Aurelius said...

happy birthday sir! :))

Dorm Boy said...

Belated Happy Bday idol! Ipagpasensya mo na ang late kong pagbati. Busy lang at nawalan ng oras magbloghop! Malapit na rin akong mawala sa age 20s so im getting ready for it! ENjoy life to the fullest amigo!