10 Best Gifts from 2016

Should I call it luck or blessing? 2016 definitely went by fast! I had a lot of meaningful experience but here are my top 10 ( in no particular order)

  1. Seeing three whalesharks in the wild.
  2. Meeting inspiring people fighting for our planet from different countries.
  3. Having constant supporters in work (A SPACE Tribe) and life (my family, friends and Lucas).
  4. Being given the chance to lead A SPACE Cebu.
  5. Meeting crazy and interesting people that break stereotypes during Geeks on A Beach and making them dance like no one was watching.
  6. Making a big dream come true for one girl and winning another crown for Philippines.
  7. Getting the chance to start a small green business.
  8. Meeting inspiring creators in science and arts.
  9. Getting the opportunity to talk and influence people to be better and to be brave.
  10. Despite finding out that I have stomach issues and a hiatal hernia, it was not a terminal diagnosis. I get to stay for 2017 and beyond!

Although a lot of negative things have happened across the globe, I celebrate these small victories for these remind me that there is still hope. Bright spots are here to stay long enough to make sure each day there is a reason to smile. 2017 I’m ready for you! 😉

 

 

 

 

Move 2016

Make 2016 your year to move.

How many has it been since you told yourself this year is going to be different? How many times have you failed at it?

I admit that as the years add up, we start to doubt and lose hope on ourselves, whether or not we will be able to achieve our dreams. I also failed more than once but I call it a failure because I never did anything. Yes, I told myself but I barely pushed myself. So instead of putting you long posts in Facebook on how you will be a better version of you. I dare you to move! When you move, that is when things start to happen.

MOVE from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.

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I have not moved much in the last weeks of 2015 and I apologise for that, I too have to still fight over my procastination demons.

Thank you for being part of my 2015. To the ones who take time to read my posts, supporting my futile endeavors into becoming a better storyteller. I am grateful for boosting my morale.

Happy New Year to All! Wish you a great year ahead.