I ditched Bohol today.

Six months ago, I booked a flight to Cebu (for January — I went) and to Bohol (for today) to find my heart and myself. What am I doing with my life? What am I going to do? Where does my heart really belong to? I had so many questions and there were so many things I wanted to figure out. It turns out, I didn’t need to go to other places to know the answers.

You see, Kids, sometimes, even when hope is somewhat shaky and it feels like life is just playing a big joke on you, God is working on His plans for you, He has wonderful things planned out just for you, because He loves you and He wants you to be happy.

You may not see it today or tomorrow or in the next couple of months, but really, there’s something huge out there for you, something you cannot even imagine right now, something you would only dare to dream about.

God never gives us things we cannot handle, it could feel like it’s never going to end, but it will eventually be okay, really. I guess it’s okay to panic, to feel like you’re not getting where you want to be, like you’re not feeling the happiness you want to feel, and that you still haven’t met the person you want to be with. PANIC, that’s perfectly fine. You will have your heart broken, but let go: learn from it, drop it, and move along.

Things will come your way at the right time. One of these days, you will know it in your heart that you are at your most grateful — everything will fall into place at that exact unexpected “perfect” moment. And when that time comes, you’ll know that that is exactly where you should be. Because life has a way of fixing things like that — you just have to have faith.

As for me, I’m staying. Bohol sounds nice, but hey, who needs to go to Bohol when you can see the face of your happiness smiling at you each time you close your eyes?  Wink wink.

Author: Mary Elizabeth Francisco

A huge fan of chocolate chip cookies. Hypertensive. Loves ice cream and taking pictures of the sky. Believes that coffee makes the world a better place. Just a girl, not a hero. Not yet, that is.