Who doesn't love Fridays? Friday has always been my favorite day of the week ever since I started working. Obviously because it's the last day of the work week and it signals the start of a two-day rest.

I was inspired to finish my workload while looking forward for a happy and relaxing weekend. I was happy the entire day not until that letter of regret accidentally landed in my hands. What a way to end Friday... The letter of regret has something to do with my application for financial support for my research endeavor abroad. A prestigious university in Asia has accepted my research for international presentation. It was almost a dream come true. I was almost there if not because of financial constraints. I sought for assistance in my school / employer, which I know is highly willing to support research activities. Perhaps it's my fault because I expected for a positive response. Sad to say, I'm partly to blame for my misery. I might apply for support in other organizations but unfortunately, time is not on my side. Perhaps, it's not meant for me. Oh life... It just pains me whenever I think of all those efforts and sleepless nights.

I wanted to close this chapter of my life and move on. Though I know this is not bound to happen overnight. Only God knows and only time could tell. I don't want to spend my weekend crying in bed so Saturday morning, I engaged myself in an activity that would cheer me up... No it's not shopping or eating ;-)

I went jogging with my friend, May Ann

Since I have been complaining of my weight gain over the past months, I decided to start this fitness activity last Saturday. I believe this is a good way to divert my attention. I've also read that when you exercise and perspire, your body will be releasing the happy hormones or endorphins. Hopefully, by doing this activity every Saturday, I will be happy and soon forget about everything.

Me and my 138 lbs shapeless body...Hopefully by the end of the year I'll shed off the 20 lbs I gained.

And before we went home, I noticed this simple yet wonderful view. It made me smile for a while. I'm thankful to live in a place where there are still trees and walkable streets.
Life goes on and soon...I'll be well.