Denim vest: bazaar
Sheer top: a gift from my cousin
Mustard yellow shorts: bazaar
Sandals: Cotton On
Photos taken by: Ken Reyes
You know, I’ve been thinking.
For the past few months, things haven’t been the way they used to be. And I could honestly say that I haven’t been my cheerful, happy self as well. Not only that- everything around me’s different, too.
It scares me how day by day, these itsy bitsy, seemingly unnoticeable changes occur.. but then BAM! The next thing you know, everything’s changed. Completely.
I still clearly remember.
I remember getting so consumed by the hurt.
I remember sleepless nights.
I remember crying in layers of pillows, of blankets, and of darkness.
I remember early morning showers where all I do is bring myself together and prepare to face another day in which I had to pretend that everything was all right. But I wasn’t. And things weren’t.
But everything stopped, eventually. Thankfully.
Lessons and realizations.
I realized that Life is short, that Life goes on, and that Life doesn’t stop for anyone.
I learned all about perspective.
And I chose to be happy.
“Beginnings are usually scary, and endings are always sad. But it’s everything in between that makes it all worth living for.” -Sandra Bullock
These photos were taken at Manila Bay just last Saturday. And can I just share that for the first time in history, I actually asked my friend to sit under the sky with me and watch the sunset. And boy, I am so glad we did.
The try-hard-poet in me didn’t just see a sunset. She saw something more symbolic.
And a new beginning.
(c) Ken Reyes
And beginnings are beautiful and wonderful and full of hope.
I am thankful that God has given me plenty more reasons to cherish and be happy about.
The Teenage Queen
*Meanwhile, here’s a photo of me and Ken celebrating his 18th birthday at Vikings, MOA by the bay. 🙂