October 4th, 2014
I believe we all come to a point in our lives that we get tired of the very life we are living. I am in that point right now. I am tired of the cycle that has become my life. Up and down, with more downs than I could count. It’s not funny anymore how I find myself in the same position I swore I wouldn’t find myself in a few years ago. I thought I already learned my lesson but I still haven’t.
I have already taken the first baby steps towards the fulfillment of my Plan B. I won’t elaborate on it because I am not yet ready to reveal to everyone what I am working on. Let’s just say it is something that will become my profession for the rest of my life.
But, you know, for my Plan B to be as effective as I want it to be, I need a reserve to tap into when finances are low. I kept telling myself for the past couple of months now that it is time for me to go back to the corporate world and work my ass off again as an accountant, even for two to three years, just so I can save enough for my reserve. When I have enough, I can focus all my energy on a life of my Plan B.
I would have gotten back to the corporate world if not for this big fear of going back to the nine to five grind. I don’t know if I can stand the pressure and stress of it all again. A big part of me knows that I can but there is a teeny tiny part of me that tells me not to go back there anymore. Sigh. I know I need to considering my online income is not enough anymore to cover my bills but I am still hesitant. Maybe I am just lazy and don’t want to wake up really early to go to the office. A large part also has something to do with commuting to and from work. I don’t like it at all! Still, I know I have to at some point.
So that’s two major changes in my life right now. The process of fulfilling my Plan B as well as convincing myself to go back to the corporate world and put up that reserve I need for my Plan B.
It really all boils down to that Plan B of mine hehehe
August 21st, 2014
Back in grade school, fifth grade to be exact, I had a huge crush on JD. I remember I used to be friends with him and some other people from the other sections. My then best friend and I would find a way to get near him just because I felt like it. I would befriend those people from school who lived in the same neighborhood as his. It was a pathetic way of getting close to him but it was those fun days of my youth. I treasure those days till now. Ha-ha!
He is active on Facebook. He would post about his family (he is now married with a kid) and his work. I don’t have a crush on him anymore. It vanished back in sixth grade because I found someone more good-looking, if I am not mistaken. Ha-ha! I am just reminded of that period I was crushing on JD because he posted an old photo of him. Well, he wasn’t really good-looking but I realized that the reason why I liked him was due to his sunny disposition in life. Plus, he’s really close to his brother and grandmother so I thought he’s a family man or something. Ha-ha-ha! It was really silly of me to think that way but what can I do? I was still a tween, you know!
Those were the days when all I was worrying about was how to attract his attention…
August 13th, 2014
I turned 36 last August 3rd. I actually don’t feel any different. I still feel the same. I am the same person as I was when I turned 18.
Since my birthday fell on a Sunday, we scheduled to hear mass together. My dad, my siblings, my sister-in-law, and my nephew all went to church and then we went to the mall to have lunch. It was an ordinary day for us except that we spent a little bit more than we usually do. My sister bought a cake for me. At night, we ate some more birthday specials. It was nothing extraordinary but I am still grateful because, firstly, I was allowed to turn another year older. Secondly, we have enough to spend for the food we ate. And, lastly, I was able to celebrate my 36th birthday with my family. It’s more than enough for me!
Well, now that I am 36, things are a bit more clearer for me. Life has become more glaring. Everything is now more real than it was when I was in my 20′s, that’s for sure!
My life is a mixture of ups and downs just like any other person out there. Truth is, there were more downs than ups, especially when my brother and my mom died. Still, life has been good to me. I have so many regrets regarding friends, work, and even the career I chose but I am happy and I think that’s what matters at the end of the day, right?
I am happy. I am keeping my faith. I am holding on to the belief that it’s all a matter of believing that life would get better and it will.
*This entry should have been published last Sunday for Blog Your Blessings Sunday but since I only got to finish it today, I thought I’d still post it now instead of this coming Sunday.
August 13th, 2014
I don’t think I can ever forget that haunting voice of his. I had it on a recorded audio. I used to listen to it whenever I was feeling down. But then it drowned in a bucket of water. The audio CD was broken! I had to rely on my memory to bring back that haunting voice whenever I wanted to hear it again.
Someone I know wants to delve into audio recording. I am not sure if it’s songs that she wants to record but I do know that she also lends her voice to audio book recording and I do believe she wants to use her voice again to earn a bit on the side through musian friend.
I don’t think someone else will have a haunting voice like his for me. I’ve heard some really beautiful voices from people I personally know and nobody beats his.
August 7th, 2014
My sister and I were talking about a stay-cation. The place need not be outside the city. It could be a cheap hotel somewhere near, we really don’t care. Just as long as we can stay there for the weekend, away from the neighborhood we are in now, away from the noise, and just an overall change in environment, that would be totally fine with us.
But I also want some time alone. I want complete silence even for a day or two. I want that for myself.
Growing up in a large family has its advantages and disadvantages. One of the disadvantages is not having your own bedroom and being surrounded by noise all the time. Of course, I am not complaining about my family. I am used to sharing and the noise but there are days when I also want to be on my own, away from everybody else, away from the chaos and the mess.
Well, if I can go somewhere now to have my alone time, I would do so.
August 7th, 2014
Home designers each year look forward to seeing what will be trending in home design. For example, colors, which were popular for several years, may fade from view and other colors, once forgotten, may begin to emerge. Today, jewel tones, or colors that convey deeper colors of navy or green, are included in both contemporary and traditional decorating schemes.
Wood and Wood-look Materials
Naturally, any fabrics or materials that are considered earthy or sustainable are de rigueur in the modern home. Designers are incorporating bamboo and wood into home designs. This same look is extended to such window coverings as wood or faux wood blinds for the office and the home. Woods are also featured in roller and Roman shade designs.
A Comfortable Décor
Comfort is key as well as people do not want their living or work space to only be defined by style. After all, every good designer knows that form follows function. So, you may have a stylish interior, but it will do you no good if you cannot really operate in the living space.
Casual is In
If you enjoy comfort then, you will like the decorating elements incorporated into today’s home design. The surroundings in your home should encourage both rest and relaxation, or an escape from the rigors of the outside world. Formality is out – casual is in.
Trending Window Coverings
Trending treatments for windows include basic shades, such as roller shades, or flat panel shades such as the Roller style. Textural materials, such as cotton or suede, are being used too. In addition, shades and blinds are now even more functional. Not only can they help you save on your energy costs, they can be used to control the lighting in your room.
Where to Shop Online
Because you can shop online, you can take your time in making a selection of window treatment coverings. Look at the lines that are offered. Browse and shop on the American Blinds site and view their selection of drapes, shades and blinds.
August 7th, 2014
If you are involved in a large organisation, company or even social group with new people then name badges can be really useful. Learning lots of new names can be very overwhelming and people can start to feel shy if they do not know how to address people – name badges are a great way to solve this problem.
Technically speaking name badges can really be as simple or as complicated as you want them to be. There are scenarios where by a simple label with a handwritten name on will be enough and sometimes where you need something a little more extensive. The good news is that when it comes to name badges there are ways to get your hands on any type of bad you need should not be too hard.
Reusable name badges are usually made out of transparent plastic, with a pocket inside. You simply insert a piece of paper or card into the plastic with the name of the person in question – and this can be changed as and when it is needed. Sounds good, but what are the benefits?
– It can be money saving because you don’t need to buy a new name badge whenever you need a new name
– It is easy to customise the badge to suit your needs, depending on the event or circumstance in which you need a badge made.
– You can control what the features of each badge is, updating as and when you need to without too much cost or hassle.
Name badges are great for all sorts of reasons, but they can sometimes be costly. Reusable badges are great for keeping the long term cost of name badges down, even if they do cost slightly more to get hold of in the first place.