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Happy Anniversary! :)

Someone said that I am not yet ready to get married because I cannot leave my parents. 

They are right because as long as I can, I will continue to support my Papa and Mama, and if needed, provide for them. That's the least I could do to repay them for what they have sacrificed for me all these years. And just so you know, my parents never demand anything from me/us. They're self-sufficient. What I do for them is simply my response to their unconditional "I love you". :)

But they are also wrong. Because today, I celebrate my one year (and a day) of being independent, of being truly SINGLE (read: to draw away from the traditional structure of family). You may now clap your hands and say, "Congratulations, Aiza! You survived!" :D

Time flies so fast. I could hardly believe it has been a year already. Here I am, still living alone, away from my comfort zone, distant from the people with whom I spent the first 28 years of my life. And for the past three months (and counting), I have managed to stay alive and well even without the presence of my brother, who is still in Boracay for work.

Someone asked, "how do you do it?" I answered, "I don't know." I just try to live one day at a time, with God's sufficient grace. :)

So if ever you wonder why I am still unmarried, there are a lot of valid reasons (one is because I haven't been found by the right man yet) but definitely not because I cannot leave home. My parents have taught us the basic principle of "leave and cleave" and have prepared us well enough to be independent. In fact, one of my non-negotiables when it comes to marriage is to live separately from the parents. That's why I am so proud of my brother. Before he proposed to his girlfriend, he has already started paying for their own place. Very responsible move. :)

As for me, I thank the Lord for sustaining me and journeying with me. It has been a beautiful, meaningful year. Cheers to the years ahead. The best is yet to come! ♥

Hooray to singlehood! :)

More adventure awaits! ♥

P.S. Just an update, I have decided not to buy a Globe Sim anymore. To keep things simple, I maintain just one number (Sun). Thus, I am still disconnected from the world every time I'm at the apartment. :D If you have an urgent need or you want to make sure that I'll get your message, try calling my number first. If it rings, then signal is okay. :)

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