2017: The Year I’ve Been at the Lowest Point in my Life

Last year was supposed to be a transition from one phase of my life to another but as 2017 entered, things went to the opposite direction. It wasn’t the 2017 I looked forward to and everything seemed to fall out of place.

It was filled with failures, disappointments and hardships.

And what made me feel worse is that I can only blame myself. I blame myself for the wrong decisions, mistakes and consequences I couldn’t take. I was at the lowest point in my life, something that is beyond what I could ever imagine.

If there’s anything good I can say about this year is that it made me become a fighter. I fight for my life everyday, trying to convince myself that everything’s going to be okay soon. I realized I wasn’t alone. I’m never alone. I have friends who motivate and inspire me that life is beautiful. I have my family who supports and understands me the way no one else ever does. I am thankful for the people who helped me heal, little by little, even if they aren’t aware of it.

I’m done waiting for a plot twist to happen.

But that doesn’t mean I’ve lost hope. I’m done looking back at the things I should have done. I’m done blaming myself for everything that happened. I’m no longer living in the dreams I had but more of the reality I am facing. I’m done trying to turn things back before the year ends.

I’m ready to let go and start over.

No one knows what could happen next year but I’m armed with the lessons I learned from what happened this year. Being at my lowest point this year makes me feel that I can survive any hardships I may face in the next coming years. That no matter how difficult life would be, as long as I believe and keep moving, I can make it.

To anyone reading this who might have been on the same situation as I was, I am cheering for you. For us. We can make it. I want to see you at the end of the road, telling yourself, “I did it!”

It’s your turn!

  • What’s your best and worst thing that happened to you this 2017?
  • What are your plans for 2018?



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    Rejoyce Canaynay

    December 30, 2017

    We got your back Mei! Keep fighting, keep forward and always believe in positive things! AJA! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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    December 30, 2017

    Hi Mei! I’m on the same page with you. 2017 felt like one big Mercury Retrograde compared to 2016. But you’re right, it made a lot of us stronger and the very least this year has given us is character development lol. Cheers!

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    Bae Milanes

    January 1, 2018

    Simple lang ang goal ko – learn from my mistakes and never commit them again. Be a more positive person. Ako mismo nagpapahina sa loob ko by entertaining negative thoughts. I want to say yes to life again!

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    January 2, 2018

    2017 was a weird year because all unfortunate events happened to me are stored in each month. But despite those, I am thankful for the bad decisions I did. Still, I am hopeful for 2018 and will continue to live :)