This tag is personal to me. 4 years ago, almost to the day, is when I was hospitalized. I’ve talked a bit about it before so I won’t do it now. But since 2014, I’ve gotten treatment and everyday I’m thankful to be here in this wonderful world. 


  • Mention the person who nominated you
  • List 13 Reasons Why you keep going
  • Nominate 10 people
  • Display the picture

So, here are just a handful of the reasons that keep me grounded. In no particular order: 

1. Family

My niece and my brother. My brother was my Christmas gift many moons ago. I begged my mom for a baby brother and he was born days before Christmas ❤ My niece is mini-me. She’s a reader and for her upcoming birthday I’m planning to get her her first Nancy Drew books 😉

2. Rain

I love the smell of rain. Or wet dirt haha. It’s soothing. 

3. Friends

Specifically, my person ❤ We balance each other out. She’s the Meredith to my Yang. I will forever be grateful to her for not only putting up with my moods but for letting me practice my mothering skills with her children lol

4. An NSYNC reunion

I will be a thousand years old and still waiting for a reunion tour haha. JT give the people what they want!!

5. Travel

There are still many countries I would like to visit. The motherland is #1 on that list. 

6. My Princess

Memorial Day 2014, we got my dog. Her original family gave her away (to my mom’s friend) once she got “old” and was unable to have anymore healthy puppies. My mom’s friend already had too many pets so they gave her to us. When we brought her home, my dog was depressed. She wouldn’t eat, she wouldn’t drink, she wouldn’t move. She stayed in her bed for days. At the time, I was struggling as well. But I made an effort to help her. Months later, she helped me. Now, we’re both happy and healthy together ❤

7. Books

This is my physical TBR. Not to mention, there are tons of unread books on my Kindle as well. So many books out in the world still waiting for me to read them. 

8. Moments like this with the little ones

My Godbaby’s first trip to the zoo and she was excited to see the giraffes. When it was her turn to feed Philip, his tongue brushed against her fingers and amidst giggles she exclaimed “he lick me!”. Now, if that doesn’t put a smile on your face, then IDK what will. 

9. Sunsets

Not only are they gorgeous, but it means nighttime is near which is comforting. I’m a night owl. 

10. Ziplining 

I don’t want to pee on a bunch of people lol! But ziplining is at the top of my bucket list. Specifically through a jungle or forest or something. I want to pull a Jane and fly through the trees. 

11. Baseball

Love baseball. Funny thing is, I’m not a Dodger’s fan lmao. I’m an AL girl. I would love to see my little Angels win another World Series!


12. Adventure

I’ve had some of the best times going on road trips with my friends. There are many more adventures I plan to go on. 

13. Beauty in the world

This is where the deep-buried, semi-religious upbringing I had appears. All I could think when I snapped this picture (besides “omg how amazing”) is “it’s a double promise”. Anyway, there are a lot of beautiful sights, sounds and smells that fill me with unexpected hope. It’s the little things. 

Thank you Sophia Ismaa and Crystal Girl for tagging me! 

This has been one cathartic trip haha. And kind of nostalgic. Had to dig through the archives for some of these pictures.

And in honor of National Dog Day (!!), here’s another picture of my furbaby! 😀


15 thoughts on “Tag: 13 Reasons Why I Keep Going

  1. I love it 😍!!!! I love how you mentioned that your pet had helped you out a lot and how you didn’t give up on her even though you too were also going through a hard time! 😊 Amazing post ❤️ C

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  2. The story about your dog is heartbreaking. Poor thing, he must have been so confused and hurt that he’s lost his family… but luckily he had you and you both helped each other out. ☺️ He’s so adorable.

    OMG zip-lining. Have you seen the Divergent film where Tris zip lines from what literally looks the sky? Breathtaking. 😍 Zip-lining and adrenaline rushes are a must.

    I hope you enjoyed doing this. 🙂

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    1. I know but she found her forever home with us ❤ she's a very pampered dog lol and she loves it haha

      Omg yes!!! I completely forgot about that scene!! Imagine just flying like that?! What a rush!!!

      And I did enjoy doing it! Thank you!! 😀

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