Sometimes, situations can really push you to learn things you have never faced in your life, especially if you depended on others for it.
I've been gone from blogging for awhile, and it's not because I completely abandoned it, but because I've been busy officially starting my new life as a citizen here.
So yes, it's official! After delaying my application for so long due to me just being lazy those days, I finally got my citizenship! But I am having another oathtaking next week to continue being a Filipino, while being an Australian. I love both the Philippines and Australia. They both helped me to become who I am now.
Right now, I must say that my biggest learning experience was when I moved to our new house. I always depended on my parents when it came to decision-making, but since I'm the one who chose to permanently live here, they have officially left all the decisions to me to mark my independence. They're still here to support me with the things I need, but they have given me the full responsibility to do what I need to do.
Looking back, I could not believe how I did it. How I made it through all the stress...
I had to look for contractors to excavate the backyard last minute and wake up really early to meet with them all before and after work, negotiate with my neighbours, look for landscapers, drive back and forth to check the house and move my things, budget my money, look for phone and internet connections, build a cover for my soil using pegs and strings, carry heavy things, and start buying furnitures (but I made my parents choose some because she and dad are better at designing, so that's minus the decision-making process)... I did receive support from my family and friends, but I was too shy to ask for help, and they really had to convince me that I do need a bit of help.
|Fixing this was difficult. I had to meet so many excavators because the other one had a problem with his schedule.|
|I tried covering the soil to prevent the rain from flooding my neighbour with it as there was no fence yet. Haha! Thanks to Suz for helping out when the cover kept flying away due to the strong wind.|
|After all the hard work. Backyard is cleaner now and has been excavated.|
So yes, I am thankful that I received help from everyone who cared, but I am also very thankful to God for letting me experience this journey. It was difficult, but I'm happy with the results. I've been dealing with this for 2 years, and now, it's almost done.
For me, this is such an achievement, because I'm the type who doesn't like to decide and negotiate with people. I'm good at deciding and socialising when it comes to my work, but when it comes to dealing with decisions that involve my life and future, I tend to ask my parents a lot about it, and make them face the people I have to deal with. Now, they gave me the power to decide, and it was scary because I feared mistakes, but truly, it was such a good learning experience.
Right now, it is so priceless to see my parents here with me, all happy and congratulating me for making it through this big step in my life, with me being the only one responsible for all the decisions.
Thank you so much mom and dad for guiding me well throughout these years. =) I am ready and I feel more independent now. Everything went so fast this year. I am ready to meet 2017's new surprises.