* It’s that time of the year when I round up all the wonderful, wonderful events of the year past and cram ‘em into a single post.
2022 was definitely one of the worst years of my life, and it’s also the most expensive. I cannot stress how fucked up this year has been. Literally from the start, I knew this year will be quite the experience.
Not that I’m overly superstitious, but I do check my Chinese zodiac at the end of every year just to see if it will be a lucky or unlucky year ahead for little ol’ pigs like moi.
From what I read, I will have a slightly lucky year, but I should watch out for my health, especially somewhere intestinal or digestive. I paid no mind to this because I worked out 4x a week and had no serious medical issues other than chronic asthma.
January started very strangely but let’s recap to December 2021 because they’re all related. We had three of our help ganging up on one of our help during Damy’s birthday celebration (December 16, 2021) at Hilton hotel. It was unpleasant all around and that pretty much set the tone for the coming year.
So January, we all got sick with COVID. We recovered naman but two weeks later, we got COVID again. So two rounds of infection for the entire household in just a month.
February, we kicked the 3 household help out of our house because they were stealing shit – money, things, food, etc. We found ourselves at the local police station with these thieving bitches, filing a report. It was quite a traumatizing experience for the hubs and I. Thankfully, we found out about the truth quickly but not quickly enough, IYKWIM.
In the same month, my youngest got gastroenteritis and was hospitalized for five days. It was such an anxiety-inducing experience because we lost his thieving yaya but one of our longest-serving house angel came back to nurse my baby back to health, along with Damy’s long-time yaya.
March was relatively quiet, I actually released a new jewellery collection, which sold well. But while it’s relatively quiet at home, drama unfolded between myself and some other peeps in my life.
It was at this precise moment that I lost trust in people and decided to focus on what’s in front of me – my family, my business, and my household.
I gave up a lot of things during this time but through sheer rage and spite, I conquered whatever sense of loss and betrayal I felt. At this point, I noticed how bad situations seem to be happening to me every month. I started to mentally prepared myself for what’s to come month after month.
April to July was a blur although I’m sure shitty stuff happened but my brain pretty much blocked those up it was at this time when I started working out more, which was fantastic.
By August, I got over whatever funk I was feeling and we had our first beach trip in four years (!) I didn’t realize how much I missed going to the beach until we had this trip. The hubs and I went to Boracay and had so much fun. Also! Damy’s first day in school was around this time. Our first preschooler – we were excited!
September, we celebrated Rocky’s second birthday at a beachside villa. That’s another great experience and we had fun hanging out with the kids.
Somewhere in late September. I got sick and had two surgeries, about a week apart from each other. It was a strange ordeal because I never get that sick but thankfully, my husband was there for me. By October, I was scheduled for the second surgery and then spent the rest of the month recovering.
Of all things that happened this year, and there were a lot, health issues were the most unexpected because I was living a relatively healthy life. But again, I had the foresight to mentally prepare myself for such shit and together with my husband, we survived the ordeal.
By November, I was back in the gym working out and feeling good.
It was also our 6th wedding anniversary and we opted to celebrate quietly because I am still recovering from surgery. It was a nice month filled with excitement because Christmas is nearing. I’m always in a good mood during the Ber months and this time was no different!
December, writing this, it’s been a good month. Business was good, could be better but no complaints here. Job’s good, the family is relatively healthy and everyone around us are doing great.
I feel like, with all the shit that happened this year, I learned to appreciate things that money cannot buy (more than usual) like trust, familial support, old friends, and most importantly, good health.
I’m glad that the husband and I survived this year as a unit.
2022 was a quite a year and it did felt like it’s never-ending for me, hahaha! But honestly, these experiences made me stronger so almost nothing shocks me anymore now, hahaha!
I hope you’re having a wonderful new year and I wish you great healthy and lotsa money in 2023!