Hey guys! I know it’s been a while since I last updated. I’ve said it enough times to sound like a broken record, but I treat this blog as an online journal of sorts. Something I can look back to when I’m a bit more wrinkly (hopefully not in the next few years, no?), and reminisce about all the adventures I embarked on in this lifetime. Hence, I have tried to keep a lot of negative vibes away from my small corner of the internet. The past half year were trying times for me, for a reason that I really cannot disclose at this time. While I’m writing this, I still have quite a long way to go before I recover. However, I am now in a better head space and I felt like I can now get around to writing small tidbits about my life. It’s weird because I used to write freely and openly as a naive university student, when everything felt complex and bigger than everything. I guess adulting really does change your perspective.
I got a new job. I know, I know. I’m pretty sure there’s a similar update from me around this time last year. I didn’t really mean to go job hopping. It has nothing to do about being a “millennial” too, and I’ve had a great track record of staying in my previous jobs for at least two years. I’m grateful to be at a point in my career where I have relevant experience in specific platforms and a skill set which makes transitioning between different careers possible (and quite easy). It just happened that there was an opportunity that aligned better with the lifestyle I was striving for (longer days and relatively less responsibilities), so I took it. I’ve been here for nearly a month now, and no complaints so far. *yay*
I went back to the gym. I started going to the gym September of last year. I went at it for more than a month, then completely lost all motivation to go. It sucks, but I have recently been pushing myself to go after work. I gained a lot of weight with two vacations (Japan and Bangkok) less than a month in between. I have the tendency to binge eat while on vacation (what diet?!), and it happened that both cuisines had me reaching for multiple servings of rice per meal. I’d probably get around to writing another Motivation Mondays in the coming months. Let’s see!
No vacations for me until June. And that’s not even sure yet. Being a citizen of a third world country sucks, since I still have to apply for a visa to go places. I’ve done a couple of visa applications this past few years (including Schengen), and have never been denied. I am definitely keeping my fingers crossed that my luck doesn’t run out and I get to write about my three-week trip! Yes, three weeks!
I have an ongoing shopping ban. Not gonna lie that I have a teensy bit of a shopping problem. That’s what I used to think. I meticulously track my expenses that not a single peso is unaccounted for, and realized that it has turned into a big f*cking problem. Apparently, I’ve had the unfortunate habit of browsing through shopping mobile apps while I’m bored and have spent a significant amount on random items. Some of them have even ended up on my sister’s closet – which she definitely benefitted from while it was a loss for me. So I’m in the process of curbing this habit, especially in preparation for my upcoming trip!
And there you have it. I’m not sure when I’ll be posting another update because I’m trying to live my life as uneventful and stable as possible, so there’s really nothing to write about these days. Hoping for a better month ahead. ❤