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2019 Year End Review

Happy New Year!

It’s officially back to work Monday for me today but before we go on and start making new memories for 2020, I wanted to quickly look back and share with you the highlights of my 2019. ๐Ÿ™‚

#TINaLI2019 Wedding

Wedding hashtags are a thing in the Philippines so that guests can upload videos and photos that the couple can easily access in the social media platforms. Of course the wittier the better! “TINaLI” is a mix of my (Tin) and my husband’s name (Li) which in Filipino literally translates to tied or knotted. How fitting, right? =)) No doubt that whenever I reminisce on 2019, this will always be the best day of that year where we celebrated with family and friends.

Leaving my Constants

In the middle of the year, I decided to leave my stable job. I had a quick post about it here saying Hello and Goodbye to people I’ve worked with since I’ve been with them for less than 2 years. That was a big and scary decision for me because for the longest time, I didn’t know any job other than the hustle of the corporate world. It also felt like I was just not leaving my job, I was also leaving my family, friends, the career I’ve built, and the MBA I’ve started. It posed a lot of uncertainties for me but I’ve prayed hard for the decision I’ve made and I know that everything else will fall into place.

Moving to UK

Of course this one’s gonna be here, the very reason why this blog was created. ๐Ÿ™‚ Although it felt like I was leaving everything behind, it also felt refreshing to experience new things. Three weeks after we got married, my husband flew to the UK and I moved back to my parents’ house. I honestly did not feel married apart from having in laws since I stay at their place once in a while. Following the husband to the UK meant that we need to work on a lot of things on our own. It opened a lot of opportunities for me: met new people, really learned about another country’s culture, and worked at a different industry. I know I left a lot but I discovered more and I am thankful for that.

I hope you all had the time to look back to the year that was and a had wonderful New Year celebration! With that, I leave you this quote from Amber Ruffin. ๐Ÿ˜‰

1 thought on “2019 Year End Review”

  1. Looks like you had an eventful year, what a brave decision to move to the UK – best of luck with everything and I really loved the way you ended the blog post – it’s one of the best quotes I’ve seen in a long time. Thanks for sharing and wishing you a very Happy New Year ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ Aiva

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