Just very busy around our Kitchen.It has been 3 months since I left my office job of almost 7 years… I have actually no regrets because I am firm and my heart really says I really need to go. Of course, I miss my co-workers there. It became my second home for almost seven years and I am really grateful for all the learning experiences- good or bad! It adds up on my becoming a better version of myself now.
Part of moving on are the risks that I need to take (make that WE as a family) and letting go of the regular (weekly) income and benefits ( SSS, Phihealth, Pag-Ibig, etc). But one of the things that I am thankful for is that I no longer need to deal with the travel hullabaloos every morning, being confined in the four corners in our office room and always eagerly waiting for the 5:30 pm logging out time. Haha!
It has also been three months of me getting a hang on working from home, it actually doesn’t really sound as relaxing as it is because busyness became part of our daily routine. Ian woke up as early as 4 am to do the marketing while I do attend to the kids’s needs as they both need to be in school before 7 in the morning. After sending them both to school, Ian and I work around, he does all the cooking while I do help in preparations and washing the dishes. We would take our lunch around 1 pm, that’s when lunch is done by most of our customers ( usually office workers and neighbors). Things were light in the afternoon till the evening, but that is the time when we could feel the heaviness caused by the morning rush. Ian would take his nap while I do some of the washing or vice versa.
I usually call it a night around 9 pm and go straight to my bed, whenever I try to go online, my eyes can’t take it anymore most probably telling me it’s time to shutdown (both the PC and my mind). So blogging has taken a backseat, not that I really don’t have time but I really chose not to blog about some of the happenings and events in my life. But they are instill in my mind, very clearly that is!
We are still in the process of growing, part of it is failure and victory. Part of growing is learning along the way, so we are still in the process of trial and error. We’ve encountered a lot of realizations, there are wrong and good moves, there are even times that we feel like giving up. But we just can’t. Because as of now, this is our bread and butter. We have to rise and face all the struggles and obstacles along the way. As I have always say to myself, Keep the Faith! There are times that I am in the midst of doubts for myself and my faith, but I know God truly understands how I feel and I would often be humbled how he works around to prove things for me.
This year is set to unfold, and we are still working things around to get better. Well, it’s only the 4th day of December, I still do believe in miracles and I am actually praying for it. We need one… God will provide one.
Another thing, I have some photos of our Binondo walk that I really am eager to share. I hope that time would permit me to do so. haha! I miss my blog… Really! I hope I can do this again more often. 🙂
Nay, I’ve been mia here for a month. I am very sorry for that. As I’ve said, we’ve been through a lot since the last time I updated here. I actually made a draft post that is yet to be published. I still have to ass up other things in there.
Anyway, as I have also mentioned in my previous post, I am also busy helping out DH in our eatery. Now that kids are back in school, I am juggling a lot of tasks in my hand. I am looking around from this website a table cloth for the tables in our eatery. The current ones that we have are already showing signs of wear and tear. I would love to share a photo of our eatery once the set up is complete 🙂 Oh how I miss blogging! I really hope to catch up very soon!
I know, it’s been awhile. Uhmmm… Yes, I know that I kept on saying that after a long absence online. 🙂 I am still actually online most of the time (during my day job) but I don’t update much lately on my blogs and social accounts (FB, Twitter). I am busy helping out DH on his small business (eatery) in the morning before I go to the office and after work.
Lately, I have been slacking at work. I am becoming unproductive and lost the drive and will to perform well. A few weeks ago, I lost a bank account passbook, I couldn’t even remember how it it happened, all I could think of is that it slipped off my hand. I had to pay for the replacement and it cost a half of a day’s work 🙁
I keep on forgetting things and would often rush out whenever I prepare to work every morning. Just the other day, I almost bumped my face into the glass wall of the bank because I am going the wrong direction, even though the guard was already opening the door for me. My mind’s wandering somewhere else.
I am no longer happy. I know I have said that many times too! They said that if you are no longer happy with work, just quit! But how can I quit if this is the only thing that helps me now to make ends meet especially that we are in trying times now. I know I should be thankful and grateful for I still have a job. Honestly, I am! But the compensation I am getting is no longer enough for my family’s need. My job application to different companies didn’t turn out well, expenses and bills to pay are piling up already. I don’t really know what to do anymore. I am having a hard time handling our situation now.
I am pressed with time because in three week’s time, school is about to start for the kids and we are not yet done with the tuition fee dues from the previous school year. We tried to ask for help but we were turned down.
What added to my frustration is the slowdown of online work and the drop of my online earnings. This is actually my main source of income because I earn well from my blogs more than my salary from my day job. Most of the advertisers and paid blogging companies that I am working for were hit by Google and most of us (bloggers) were hit and affected too.
I don’t know how to get out from this situation so I am lifting this all up to God. There are times that I question him as I don’t know how and what to say in my prayers anymore for him to hear and answer it. Only to be humbled upon realizing all the miracles he has done for me, because I know we are still blessed in so many ways. That I am just blinded with emotions and fears. I’l get through this. I will and I can. So please help me God!
I am way behind with my blog posts. Hope to catch up by next week! Although I still have a couple of hours free time at night, my eyes couldn’t bear to spend time in front of the computer. I also don’t get the chance to blog at work because I do often go out to do some errands, added that it will be the deadline for payment of the Annual Individual Income Tax Return by Tuesday so I might be going back and forth to our accountant’s office.
Ian also decided to venture into food business, we opened up our garage for his mini carinderia business. 🙂 Since cooking is his passion, I knew that he is enjoying it so much plus the fact that that he is earning from it. A very big help for our family income indeed! The kids ( especially Gabby) were helping him out by doing simple errands 🙂 A good way to enjoy their summer vacation too instead of spending most of their time in front of the TV and the computer!
Hopefully, I can also go back in track! I’ve been out in the loop online because I had to deal some offline issues. Things are getting better, little by little! I know in due time, things will fall in to proper places. Patience and lots of prayers! I am counting my blessings instead of the failures I encounter each day, as the saying goes…
Fall seven times, stand up eight!
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