A Blog Sabbatical: Not a Goodbye
It has been a joy just posting stuff on Philippine history here. It’s also a joy to just see how people have took it upon themselves to post Philippine history and culture stuff here on tumblr. And I’m so glad I’m not alone in this venture. However, I am in that point in my life where I’m rethinking a lot of things. There are a lot of uncontrollable changes happening in my personal life these past few weeks that I’m struggling to keep up with, a lot of things I hold dear that I’m learning to let go. I have been trying to just stand on anything that is stable, but it seems that Divine Providence would still rock my boat and push me to do things that He thinks I needed to do. I am a mess. And what do people do with mess? You pick up the pieces and rebuild. You see that what matters most are those things that cannot be taken away from you.
And so I have resolved to prioritize my life first, my walk with God, and from there, realign my dreams and ambitions. My blog will temporarily be put aside on my personal radar. But this Blog Sabbatical is just temporary. I just need to think things through, and by God’s grace, my heart will follow.
We historians, sometimes get engrossed with the past, but we live in the present and set our hopes toward the future. In God’s eyes, our lives (past, present and future) are just whiffs of air. If not for Him, this life will mean nothing.
So, paano ba ‘yan? I expect to see you again soon after this virtual leave of absence.
See you on the other side! Soon. :)
*Here’s a photo of Roxas Boulevard in Manila in the late 1930s. I’m blogging near here.