Friday, October 25, 2013

How to Survive As An Online Freelancer

It's been more than three years since I decided to leave the corporate world in exchange for a life (and work) at home. Did I make the right choice? Was I successful in the path I chose? I think I'd have to say yes on both counts - I'm still here, still surviving. That to me means I must be doing some things right. :)

A lot of people think working as an online freelancer is a bed of roses - you command your own rates, your own working hours, you can work in your pajamas, and you can work while watching TV. While all that is true, it doesn't have to translate to all these being 'easy'. In fact, I'd have to say being an online freelancer is a tad more difficult than being in the solid and structured corporate world.  But I've dwelt on that before in this post about why WAHMs get stressed.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

I Have A Confession to Make: I Went Shopping!

Hand me a hanky to wipe my tears, I just wanted to share that last weekend...I went shopping! Ay oo, kakaibang ligaya mga atey, kakaiba talaga. I don't remember the last time I really 'shopped' - as in yung may mga binili ako for myself at hindi lang naggrocery, or bumili ng gamit ni bagets or ni hubs. Akin talaga, akin... (Oh I still feel dreamy...)

I know some of you out there might think "Ang OA naman nito, nagshopping lang ang saya saya na." E kung ikaw ba naman once-in-a-blue moon mag-shopping di ka matuwa?

Everytime we go to the mall, I always have our household budget in mind - it's like an automated Excel file that pops up in my brain with images telling me the 'needs' and that there is no excess budget for my wants. But, guess what, I can always squeeze in some wants for my daughter and sometimes the hubby too. The premise? Well I find everything cute for my daughter, and that since it's hubby who goes out to work, he needs better clothes and shoes. And, that I can live (and work-from-home) with my old shirts and even older shorts. Hehe.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

A Cupcake Date at Larcy's Cupcakery Cafe

Last weekend, a friend of ours (let's call her N) brought us to this cupcake place in BF Paranaque called Larcy's Cupcakery Cafe. I've seen it being raved about on Instagram and Facebook, but since its location was quite a drive away, we never got around to going there. And well, I just don't have a sweet tooth so we weren't like super-mega-di-mapakali kind of excited to try it out.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Thankful Mornings and MyFitnessPal

I remember making a promise about blogging more and exercising - (almost forgot the exercising part. Hehe.), so here I am.

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Hindi ko pa kaya tumalon ng ganyan. Hehe. 

I just finished doing 10 minutes of at-home Zumba, and it feels so great to get my body moving!  I live such a sedentary life, I feel like chairs are attached to my bum already. And it's not enough to justify it with "I do desk work", it doesn't mean I can't stand up and stretch right? So today, I made sure I get to working on that body makeover resolution thingy.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

I Need A Drastic Change....

Ok, I have 2000 drafts right now (OA, 2000?), and I haven't even finished half of them. So they would most likely not see the 'light at the end of the dashboard' anytime in the next 24 hours. I feel so guilty, I had so many experiences I could have blogged about, so many thoughts I could have shared. And yet there they are, sitting not-so-pretty anymore in my long queue of to-do's.

So yes, I begin the day with blogging. :)