Tuesday, January 3, 2017

On Friends and Godparents

Last year, a lot of my friendships fell apart - some due to busy-ness ("I have to work"), others due to new flames ("my boyfriend won't let me go") and others due to sheer laziness ("urgh, it's so faaaaar"). Sound familiar?

Well, this 2017, I decided to stop being 'that person' and actually spend more time with my friends (the ones that I think are worth it, anyway).

As such, I am proud to say that I started the year having brunch with Emerald, Syrena's godmother and my oldest friend in Bangkok.

 

Em had come fresh from Chrome (fun fact: she introduced me to the joys of pole dancing) and we just spent some time sipping on coffee and catching up on life, work, morals and the future (surprisingly, not so much on love - I should really bring that up next time).

 
Cute Iced Catppuccino and Spicy Chicken Panini at Carpe Diem

The best part about it for me, though, was that I wasn't thinking about the slew of things that I would have to do after brunch. I just took it for what it was and lived in the moment.

Okay, that sounds lame and OA for something as mundane as brunch, but I'm the type of person whose mind doesn't really rest. I'm always thinking about work and my plans for the rest of the day and all of the other things I need to do - so it was surprising that I just let myself be. That's probably something that I should do more often. I really enjoyed that.

 

I also enjoyed the fact that Syrena got to spend some time with Em. This is a big deal to me because, while I know that I chose Syrena's godparents well, she never actually gets to see any of them. She doesn't really get greeted on holidays or her birthday, either (except by my Kuya, of course).

Since I never see my godparents, either, that isn't really surprising; but I always hoped she would be surrounded by the kind of godparental love I never had.

And maybe that's why it's such a big deal to me that I'm finally becoming someone's godmother this year - so I can be the kind of godparents I always envisioned godparents to be. :p (No pressure on the godparents out there; this is probably just a weird Anj thing. Haha.)

Generally speaking, 2017 looks like it will be a good year. I just need to keep my priorities in check.

What are your New Year's resolutions for 2017 and how are you making them happen? :)

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