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Life Updates!

Monday, August 16, 2021


Hello everyone! You might be wondering where I might have been because it has been a while since I    posted on this blog. Sorry about that! As usual, life gets in the way.

But now, writing calls to me once more, so I am writing here again. I hope to maintain that momentum and continue to write here on a regular basis.

In this blog post, I wanted to share some life updates -  what I have been doing, what had happened to me, what changes I have embraced, and what are the things that are keeping me busy.

Lets's start by going back to October 2020. I finally left the office world and resigned as a Legal Assistant for my first and real job here in the United States. I was sad to leave behind pears I have known for almost 3 years, but was happy to take on a new path that I was so excited to take - to be a full-time content creator. 

For a while, I was so happy to be home, do the things I love to do, and focus more on improving and growing my Instagram account. I was also in the midst of talking business with my brother and trying to set up an Etsy store. But the latter took an unexpected turn and it never came to fruition. 

Despite not being able to finish setting up a business, I was happy to find a routine that works for me so I can focus more on spiritual things while still doing and improving my content creation. I bought a camera -  (Canon EOS M200), to build my photography game. I had the opportunity to spend more time with close friends, while carrying out our ministry together. I was also able to maintain a clean home and even better care of our fur baby Luke. I was indeed living the life I had longed for and I was happy even in the middle of the pandemic. My mental health improved a great deal and I was finally getting back to my old cheerful self. 

Last September 2020, I finally decided to apply for my US citizenship. I had my interview/exam on April 26 of 2021, I passed and took the Oath on May 6, where I officially became a US citizen. I applied for a US passport the following day and I'm still waiting to get it.

I feel like I was doing really good and I am definitely enjoying being home all day! I was even getting at least 1 paid brand deal every month and I was constantly receiving offers from brands to promote their products and also being added to PR lists. Think of it as a dream come true for an aspiring full-time content creator like myself!

But sometimes, responsibility calls back to you. My husband is still helping her mother and I wanted to help my family in the Philippines financially as well. If it's just me and my husband,  he can take care of us and all our bills.

I tried looking for work from home jobs to have a stable income. Unfortunately, most of them are call center jobs (which demands long hours on the phone and weekend work). And although I can't be picky as we are in the pandemic and everyone needs income, I must take into consideration my mental health and spiritual well-being. 

On top of being anxious about trying to find a job from home, I received the sad news that my father has been in an accident and needed to be operated on as soon as possible. Thankfully, my youngest sister along with the help of my other siblings and my mother was able to get the money and my dad was able to do the operation. But the dilemma did not end there because right after that, my grandmother (my mom's mother) had a stroke. I can't imagine how devastating and saddening, this is for my mother. And since I was too far away, I can't do much - emotionally and financially.

But it must be a blessing in disguise when I was offered a position back on my previous job. After just seven months off, I came back. As I am not yet mentally ready to be a legal assistant again, my supervisor was pleased to accept my request to work at the front desk. As I was writing this, I'm turning three months being back on the job! Do I miss being home? Absolutely! Do I like working back in the outside world, I wasn't thrilled, but honestly, I'm glad. I love what I do and I like the people that I work with. And of course, I'm glad to finally have a regular income so that I can at least give some financial support to my family. 

It's been a struggle keeping up with products and PR reviews in addition to keeping the house clean, but I can still manage. I decided to limit, accepting non-paid brand offers and also to limit my application to free products online. I think I am slowly getting better at it. :) 

One sad life update though, we gave away our precious fur baby Luke. 😔 We had a hard time keeping up with him since we are both back working, so we decided that he has to be in a new family that can give him the space and attention he needs. I cried for three days, but I felt better knowing that he has now found a new family and home that can give him a better life. 

On another note, I started practicing how to drive again! I got my learner's permit way back in 2018 and just stopped practicing because I didn't feel the need to drive. But now that I am back at work, I'm so ready to get that license so I don't have to bother my coworkers by asking them to drop me off at home. I am taking my driving exam next month and I am getting anxious, nervous but excited at the same time. I am going to write everything about it here on my blog. Stay tuned!

So that's it for now! I hope you still find your way back to my blog. Please feel free to share any ideas and suggestions of what you wanted to read here. Let me know in the comments below.

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