How to Heal from a Broken Heart

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A friend of mine is in a serious heartbreak situation right now. Few nights ago, we had an [unplanned] dinner together and that’s where everything flowed. All the pain she felt is part of the process but at the end of the day, we need to realize that no matter how painful and how crushed our heart is, we must always learn to go back to the One who never ceased to love and be with us in all our joys and sorrows… and that is our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

I, myself, have my own share of heartbreaks. Heartbreaks from a first love, from an almost lover, from somebody who walked away, or a loss of a loved one. However, these heartbreaks, no matter how painful they got, have something in store for us – a lesson, a learning experience.

The Definitive Introvert Type Test

Part of my usual FB feed scrolling is randomly taking online quizzes. Just now, a friend shared one named “The Definitive 25 Question Introvert Type Test”. Out of curiosity, I took the test.

In this test, you are given situational statements and if you are in that situation, you have to rate yourself from 1 (Not At All) to 4 (Very Much). The link says you may get any of the following results:

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I gave away the answers that first popped in my mind. And I got, “The Protector” Introvert Type.

So, what is “The Protector” Introvert Type?

“This introvert type is quite unique, as many of your personality qualities defy the definition of your individual traits. Though you’re deeply emotional, you have excellent analytical abilities; though introverted, you have well-developed people skills and robust social relationships; and though you are somewhat conservative, you are often receptive to change and new ideas. You are a true altruist, meeting kindness with kindness-in-excess and engaging the work and people you believe in with enthusiasm and generosity! You can literally save the world!”

I don’t know if I totally agree to that – well, maybe I agreed at around 90% of it.

Are you an introvert? Try taking the quiz HERE. Let me know if we got the same type or which type you got.

Carpe diem,
Jhen

Sunday Currently 01

Summer has ended and I am hit with the reality that I won’t be having the time of my life going to the beach or any getaway soon because it’s June – which means another semester in graduate school is approaching and I’ll be busy again with additional school work (this is my last semester so I am crossing my fingers to get it done and over with!)

Right now, let’s forget about past and future things for a while and see what I am currently being busy with. Thus, my first Sunday Currently entry in this blog. I have been doing these Sunday Currently entries in my former blog. And while I keep myself committed to this one, I will try my (very) best to consistently do it.

To give you an idea on what “Sunday Currently” is about, well, I actually discovered this from Maine Mendoza’s blog (yep, I am a fan, so to the haters, shooooo away!) and found out that it is a trend set by Siddathornton. Link-up your entries here: Join The Sunday Currently link-up by siddathornton!

So, let’s start!

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reading The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson. What made me read this book was actually the cover page. I once went to a bookstore in a nearby mall and I was so attracted with the cover because of the dogs! But I got no extra money to buy it at that time, so I decided to download an e-book. To see how the cover looks like and read reviews about the book, visit Goodreads.

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Summer 2017: Secdea Beach Resort, IGACOS

Last May 20-21, 2017, I got to unwind at one of the most well-known beach resorts in the Island Garden City of Samal – SECDEA! My brother, her girlfriend and I (the third wheel, lol) had been planning of a Samal getaway for months already. We chose to try Secdea and see for ourselves what the resort has to offer.

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For those who haven’t gone to Secdea yet, I’d like to inform you that you cannot just walk in without any prior reservation. You need to secure reservation and deposit 50% down-payment to their bank account first. Otherwise, you won’t be entertained.

We were booked a week earlier for an overnight stay. As I can remember, we paid Php 5,890.00. How to get there? From Downtown Davao, we rode a taxi to Sasa Wharf and it costs around Php 200.00 or so. But if you plan to spend less, you may ride a jeepney (Sasa – JP Laurel / R. Castillo route) and it costs around Php 14.00 per person – the fare depends on the distance, by the way.

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Upon arriving at Sasa Wharf, we rode a barge going to Samal. You only need to pay Php 10.00 per person for the fare. Cheap fare plus you get to see a good view of the ocean and the horizon. After riding the barge, we rode a tricycle going to Secdea which costs Php 375.00. You can also ride the habal-habal but we didn’t to avoid hassle (cause we brought big bags).

And voila… after 30 minutes, we finally reached our destination!

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The resort’s Facebook page said that they have a welcoming committee – two dogs. I was actually more excited to see the dogs. To my disappointment, the guard on duty told us that the dogs were sick and were brought to a vet in Davao City. *insert sad face here*

Anyway… FYI, if you’re planning to stay overnight, their check-in time is at 2 PM and their check-out time is at 12nn. But the three of us were like excited kids, we were already at the resort around 10 am. Heeeeheeee. So what we did was roam around the place…

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The first two pools: A kiddie pool (2-3 ft deep) and an adult pool (3-5 ft deep). There is another pool on the other side which was 4-6 ft deep.

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Recharge

I’ve been through a lot of stress lately, especially at work. I got to the point where I cried out my frustrations and allowed madness to take over me. However, letting in the negativity did not help. I kept ranting to a colleague, I kept making excuses to not take full responsibility of problems at hand. I wanted to escape.

Whenever I am faced with a trial, it is normal for me to shut the rest of the world off. It doesn’t always mean when I am not talking or not smiling at you, I am taking life too seriously. I need people to understand that it is my way to recharge, to take time to think and process whether all that I did and will do were and are the right things to do.

This past two weeks were probably the most difficult I’ve been involved with in terms of my job. I thought I’ve encountered the most awful ones in my previous employer but this one’s probably is the worst situation I’ve been in. Not to disclose any information on it though, but honestly, I felt so trapped – I did not know what to do. I had no one who can fully understand to share it with. Well, I actually do, but they are not physically present to empathize with me. What I did was I kept everything to myself, bravely thinking, “I can get through this.” until I realized that, “No, I can’t. I need help.. right now.”