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…
I know I’ve been MIA for quite sometime in all of my blogs. I am having a “quite time” offline. I know whining will do no good for me nor to the people around me. Silence and lots of prayers. 🙂
“The more you despair, the more you will be unhappy” . It just struck me as I read that line in one of the letters of the late Secretary Robredo to her eldest daughter Aika giving advice on “career issues”. I have been lately in despair with my work, not that I have issues with the work itself nor with my employers and co-workers (as they have been all good and ok to work around with) but the way I see myself being in my position for a couple of years more.
I am in my late 30’s now and felt like I am just a newly grad in my early 20’s finding what’s really in store for me and for my “ future” , ok let me rephrase that including now my “ family’s future” . I am still not losing hope, so I stop being in despair with work now.
I am on my way to the 7th year anniversary with my current work, and I guess I am having the so called “seven year itch” term just like in marriage?! Haha! Seriously, I just have came to the realization that somewhere and somehow, we all do need to move on. I have given myself seven long years and I am so grateful and thankful for all the experiences and lesson learned from my work.
My kids are growing and so are the many needs and wants for the family, so I have to keep my options open to earn more to keep up with our finances. Sadly, my current salary can’t keep with growing expenses. I need to find a better paying job?! or create my own business perhaps. That I think I have to grab whatever comes first.
But things doesn’t come easy, I had many bouts of being turned down and many broken-hearting episodes in between as I took the challenge of finding what’s really in store for me in my so called “career searching journey”.
For now , I am thankful still that I have a work. There are just millions of unemployed people around. I need to work and do my job as I am being paid for it. I know in God’s will and proper time, things will happen and fall in proper places.
My mind was pre-occupied with so many thoughts and ideas about things that I really wanted to do the past few weeks and really needs an ample time for some decision making. Things aren’t working out well again for our family’s finances.
The kids’ educational expenses need to be cleared out very soon as they approach their 3rd Trimester examinations the first week of March, so I am really hoping against hope and is really praying hard that we may be able to surpass this not so new financial struggle that we are currently facing. I believe in God’s divine providence. He did prove it to me in so many ways already.
Also, I am praying hard for another job opportunity that I am trying to take my chances in. I am really crossing my fingers for a positive result this week. Moving on, that’s what I really need to do with my current work. I’ve been here for about seven years and I am grateful for all the help and things that I have learned from this job. But I think it’s time for me to find another one. A new working environment and a salary that would at least suffice for our daily expenses.
Last night, I dreamed of my father. He brought me “Laing”, an indigenous food in Bicol that my parents sell at the market and have been the source of income for the family. He said ” Oh, eto na yung Laing mo” in a filled big kaldero that we used for our paninda. I said ” ang “bilis mo ah” but I couldn’t remember anymore his response. All I could remember is seeing his face, the one during his good younger years. Then I was looking at him as he walked away, trying to remember his face. I don’t know what it means, maybe because miss him. 🙁
I felt good when I woke up. I miss my Tatay, the good old days that we had as a father and daughter, how he used to be my art projects maker during my Elementary and High school days. Also, he’s the one whom I bug whenever I want to have a new haircut! haha! He does the “siete” cut on me when I was in grade five. LOL! he would trim my hair whenever I feel like it.
” We miss you Tatay! I know that you are still praying a looking down on us for guidance” I hope that you are as happy as I saw you in my dreams!
Yesterday was my __th birthday! 😀 Since I took off my birthday alert over at Facebook, there were only a few greetings and mostly from family members. Haha! Anyway, I got my early gift ( an answered prayer) a week ago. Nothing really grand but I am so thankful as it actually did save me from a terrible headache.
I have been MIA in all of my blogs for the past weeks… The reason? My feet is in terrible pain and I couldn’t find the energy to sit in front of the PC when I got home from the office like I usually do. I’d rather lay down in bed instead to find comfort for my aching feet. I noticed that it started or should I say that the pain didn’t go away since I had measles the last week of December. Now I am afraid because my hands are getting the same kind of pain.
I did consult Google and found out that it could be viral arthritis, it has been a month and I have no choice but to check out with the doctor for the right medicine on this soon. With this, I appreciate small and simple things more, to be grateful and thankful for every bits and pieces that I enjoy doing the most. Because even the simple thing like alighting from a public vehicle is quite a tedious task for me now.
But nevertheless, I am looking forward to al lot of good things happening to me this year of the horse which happens to be My Year! 😉
Also, last January marks my 6th year into this so called blogging world! How I miss those “opps” blogging days. sigh! haha! Looking forward to more online blessings still. 🙂
I am wishing for many good luck, good health and more blessing ahead!
I am familiar with Precious Moments when it comes to those cute little angels product like figurines and stuffed-toys. I never knew before that they had a restaurant, not until my SIL informed us that they will be celebrating their Silver Wedding Anniversary there.
The place is located Gil Puyat, Makati City. Of course, expect the place to be filled with lots of Precious Moments memorabilia 🙂
Love their Chandelier!
You would definitely love every piece inside the restaurant. The set up is nice and perfect for a small and intimate moments with family and friends.
True to their name, you will savor every precious moments in the place. Glad to have taken a lot of souvenir photos there.
A screen cap shout out over at my FB’s timeline as a way of bidding good bye to 2013. There was an app for 2013 Year in Review and it perfectly captures all your FB photos updates and highlights for each month.
“Our 2013 was quite a struggle but I would like to focus on the lessons learned, people who loved and supported us. FAITH, HOPE and LOVE is what made us through it all. Still looking forward to a brighter, fruitful and promising 2014 for us all! Happy New Year!
I would just like to add, A good health too! health is wealth! Though the the little boy and I is sick, it can’t put us down as we face the new year ahead. Bring it on 2014!
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