I don’t know what happened, but now I hate writing. What? But, girl, you’re like writing right now? Ok, let me clarify, I now hate journalistic writing and anything near it. I love writing here in my blog. I can write here all day, and I’d love to do more non-journalistic writing, but I need to work and earn money. Thankfully, I don’t work as a lifestyle journalist anymore, but I do need to accept writing gigs every now and then because my teaching job, which I enjoy, is just part-time.
Sometimes I get excited about certain writing gigs, and I’m starting to pitch story ideas again (because I want to), but, for the most part, I do it because I need money. I mean, I still do my job by passing quality articles, but I must admit that the fire is gone. Friends are saying maybe I just need a break from it (I’m thinking like I need a year, but obviously it’s not happening because I’m still accepting gigs), and then maybe my passion for it will come back. Maybe or maybe not.
I recently reread the book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg Mckeown. It talks about eliminating everything that isn’t important for you. That doesn’t just mean saying no to bad offers but also saying no to good opportunities so that you can focus on a few things that really matter. One great advice from the book is be slow to say yes but be quick to say no. Sadly, I’m still not good at saying no, so I’m currently following the second part of that advice: uncommit.
I use Elmer’s glue for my bus ticket art and my paper mache. I’d really love to get that giant jug of Elmer’s glue.
I use flour for my paper mache so I need lots of it.
6. Papemelroti notebooks
I like Papemelroti’s blank notebooks with no design in front. I like them because I design the covers. I also like the Papemelroti notebooks with designs in front, especially the ones with inspirational quotes. Unlike ballpens, I actually also like fancy notebooks, but I don’t mind cheap ones as well.
How Do You Know is a film about a softball player Lisa who did not get in Team USA. This event leads her to rethink her life and rush into a relationship with a big shot pitcher named Matty. By the end of the movie, Lisa breaks up with Matty and goes for George, but I think she should have chosen Matty.
Omg we don’t have any more food for lunch the next day! Panic! Panic! Then I remember, aha, Food Panda, then I’m like, ok I have to wait for 11am the next day to place my order. Why can’t I place my order now and set it so that it will be delivered by lunch time the next day? Because we’re not that advanced, Ja, we’re just not.
I’ve always loved reading self-helpbooks. Recently, there are more and more self-help books in the management section so now I’m reading management books. This is super weird, because if you’ve read To Shift or Not to Shift, you’d know that I took a management course in college, hated it, and then shifted out. I guess I just didn’t get the information related to management that was interesting to me. Anyway, so here I am so pumped up with these management books, but then I have no leadership position. Then I realized something, I can use these concepts to manage myself and my life.
A few years ago, a guy told me he visited my blog and he said, “Wow, ang dami mong blog posts.” I was shocked that he found that impressive. I never even considered that the quantity of my blog posts was in itself an accomplishment. I realized that I should also appreciate my efforts not just my successes. I have written this much and that in itself is worth something.