This is my first attempt to write a blog here at Blogger.com, but I have had experiences writing blogs in other sites (multiply, friendster & wordpress) and I am also fond of writing diaries or self journal to reflect or record my thoughts/ ideas, feelings and experiences dealing with life's many challenges during my childhood and teenage years. I even wrote poems about my life and experiences. They said I'm a very emotional, fearless, outspoken/tactless and generous person. I created this blog "Journey to Haven" to express myself about the journey in my life to haven... Haven for me is a shelter... a safe place or my sanctuary where I can gather all my thoughts and feelings whenever I am bored, feeling emotional (happy, sad, depressed, frustrated, etc). A holy place or space where I can write or say anything I want about an "interesting subject" (well... FOR ME). I am inspired by writing blogs because this is one way of retreat for me. Not only that I am inspired to write blogs, but I also would like to inspire people by reading them.
I feel so happy and blessed that I have so many things in life that I really love: a loving family, my love life, faithful and generous friends and above all God is my light. I'll take you to the journey of my life by writing blogs here to see the fun and adventure of my trip. I can say.. that Life indeed is like a journey where you can experience many ups and downs as you travel along the rocky road, happy and safe trip when you reach the smooth road and sometimes we will lost along the way that we don't know where to go or nowhere else to go so we got stranded and afraid to move on in our lives. But we must remember, "no pain, no gain". That is what life is all about... to face challenges.. without it we are meaningless. We are the captain of our own ship or a driver of our own vehicle. We should remember that for us not get LOST or LOST AGAIN, we need our "road map" which means or GOAL or PURPOSE in life without it we are always get lost and we will never reach our destination. There are road signs along the way, but a lot of times they are just guide and at times those road signs may trick you to go the wrong way where there's no alternate route... the dead end. If we get lost, just always think that "we are not perfect". Then, we must learn from our own mistakes so as to prevent from happening again. Life's challenges teach us to be strong, have faith, believe in ourselves, and many things we couldn't imagine... though most of the times, we need to learn from these challenges.. the hardest and painful way.
Here's three of my favorite inspirational quotes about challenges:
Challenges: we all have them. The difference is how we handle our challenges. To have less stress in your life - deal with your challenges!" Catherine Pulsifer
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all." Dale Carnegie
“The true measure of a man is not how he behaves in moments of comfort and convenience but how he stands at times of controversy and challenges.” Martin Luther King Jr.