We are going to finally say goodbye to year 2017 and will wish 2018 a new beginning, start fresh with new hopes and goals.
2017 for me was a great challenge, heartache and difficulty, I don’t know if some of you believe and follow astrological signs/ horoscope but I do read mine once in a while, although I dont basically rely on that about my future and life but somehow it affects me a little bit or let us say some of it are kinda significant to what had happened to me. As I read my 2017 horoscope, me under the sign of Pisces and a Metal Rooster, will have a very difficult year specially when it comes to finances and trust, I got the warnings but I didn’t do anything about it, I went with the flow and became irresponsible with my decisions which made me suffer and gave me a lot of stress, it came to a point that I needed to make a decision and start anew, left everything behind…
Funny to others maybe. But yes. Honestly speaking even without the astrological aspect, I screwed up, big time. Which I am trying to fix on the last quarter of 2017. Left the Middle East, went back home, took a break for 2 months and start to look for a job. Did some licensure examinations, trainings and all which I passed. I’m entering this 2018 a new phase of my career, without any experience or knowledge on this new opportunity that came across my life, I told myself it is about time to try something I’ve never done before, get out the box and leave my comfort zone. I have high hopes this New Year. It ain’t too late for anyone who still wants to move forward and live their lives, and be happy.
Happy New Year Peeps!
Photo Credit: Gable Denims
I need to travel
I need to unwind
I need a long break
Just once in a while
via Daily Prompt: Pamper
I am one of those “newbie” blogger, actually not “that” new but ain’t that professional in this field, it’s just my passion and you might see a lot of grammatical errors on it.
When I was in Blogger before, I don’t pay much attention on followers or whatsoever (I think I only have less than 5 – Geeeezzz), I just wrote whatever I like and doesn’t care if I have readers. Well, I really didn’t care. Then recently I decided to switch to WordPress and it made me fall in-love instantly, first with the themes and how I can neatly play to customize it, then I got likes, followers and great comments. WordPress also offers courses in their Blogging University, and daily activities that will encourage you to write and read other’s work- which I think is Superb!
Last week, I was reading some random blogs when I suddenly bumped into Val Boyko’s post – New Bloggers, Blogging and Life, what she stated was true, some new bloggers now are more concern about the likes and follows rather than the content of their articles. How can you like something you haven’t “really” read? Follow someone then asked them to follow you back? I will honestly say, I love it if someone likes or follows me – of course who doesn’t? But I will be more happy if they also comment or read the content of my blog/article, means they understood and really liked it. Writers/Bloggers will appreciate it more if we can touch your hearts, lives or imagination, it is about reaching out to your readers where they can relate and understand your writings, has the same experience or point of view. For me that’ll be the real purpose of being a true writer.
Thanks and no offense meant, just saying.
Who I am? Let us start with the basic, I am a 30-plus-year-old woman, a mother of three kids, Filipino, eldest amongst my seven siblings, became instant parents when my mom and dad decided to part ways, started a family life at a very young age, separated and now struggling to survive and working overseas. A woman with so many worries and depressions, so many mistakes from the past that are still hunting me until today. So many regrets and miseries, but also a woman with so many dreams, trying to compensate in this world, trying to be strong and strive hard to make things better, not just for me but for my three offspring I left back home. I am in between of being a kind person nor a bitch, an angel and a demon who collides within me. Above all of these, just a simple woman who wanted to have peace, harmony and happiness, no matter how hard it is to have.
Why I am here? I kinda asked that myself before, for someone like me who’s very sensitive, having insecurities, doesn’t trust myself enough. Afraid of criticism and rejection. But it comes to a point in my life that I just said “fuck off!”, I will do whatever my heart is whispering to my inner soul, we have one life to live, and I found myself relieved, and feels fulfillment whenever I write something, and when some people will tell me, “I was touched by it, I can relate”, that for me, is simply an overwhelming achievement, for someone like me who ain’t professional on this and needs to check how many damn times if my grammar and all are correct.
In addition to this, I just want to express my feeling in terms of blogging, not just being an expatriate here in the Middle East but about life in general and everything that comes in between. I also wanna know and write stories of other people abroad, to inspire, learn, and give lessons to some.