Like many other ordinary people, I have my share of mistakes and mishaps. I have regrets too. But I learned over time how not to dwell on them.

Unlike ordinary people though, I want to become extraordinary. I want to turn my life around, so I strive really hard to make the best out of the precious few resources and skills that God gave me.

And because I want an extraordinary life, I need to put more effort in everything I do. And onward and upward is the best way to do it, though it is not always easy for sure.

There are many moments that get me down. There are moments that I feel like quitting too, especially at times when I feel like I’m all alone in this long and winding journey. But thankfully, I catch and correct myself whenever I circle back in this mire of confusion.

I remind myself that the best is yet to come. So there’s no more turning back. I just keep moving on.

Onward and upward though the tunnel may be dark and long.

Onward and upward, no more looking back.

I get tired every now and then. And I also get depressed. But onward and upward I go because I still have a long way to go.

I tend to easily weep whenever I’m deprived of sleep. But in my heart I treasure, the dreams that make me endure.

No one will hand me the good life so I keep working on it. I keep trudging forward through the dark and through the storm, even at times when my burdens seem too much to bear.

I cannot ever turn back time. I can no longer change the bad things that have already happened.

I could only start anew each new day and keep moving forward towards a better and brighter future.

Onward and upward is the way to live.

Eventually in another place and time with God’s help, I firmly believe, things will turn out well for my good… and always for His glory.

Adrian is a professional Events Host, Writer, Teacher, and Change Catalyst. He's a world-class emcee creating fun, memorable, and meaningful events. As a change catalyst, his mission is to inspire personal development so people could have better lives with brighter future, against all odds. An IELTS- and TESOL-certified English Trainer, he's also a prolific Tagalog Tutor.