The Lonely Mind: Dear God

Dearest God,

Let me jump right in and say that I don’t understand. Granted I never understand any of Your plans before the beauty that is the result, I’d like You to fill me in just a little bit on where exactly You want me to go. I’m confused. You led me to a path I thought would be the best option– an option I felt would bring out the best in my abilities and develop the skills I lack. I don’t mean to call You out on it as it was mostly my active decision to pursue this path, but I feel as though I use Your name in vain when I tell them that I think You brought me here. I feel that mostly because I’m unsure that you even did. I feel as though I only brought myself into this situation completely leaving you out of this life changing decision. And yet I felt at that brief moment that You WERE there and You WERE telling me that this was the path. See my confusion?

I need to hear Your voice. I need to know that I’m not here for the sake of having a job. I want to feel assurance that this was not just a choice I made out of my own volition but a decision You and I made together because then I would feel that I wasn’t doing this alone. At least I would feel that I need not understand the end goal of Your plans as long as You and I made the effort to get me here. This is just me rambling.

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The Lonely Mind: Dear God

The Lately: In Freelance and in Health

1. [ F ] U N E M P L O Y ED

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That is right, folks! I, along with other friends who are also job hunting, am a fresh grad unemployed bum. Oh the words, they stinggg! I have been sending out my resume, going to job interviews, bumming, sulking, and waiting since I graduated last March (note to self: it is already May). I am honestly starting to worry a little bit about where my life is headed or, to be more specific, if my life is even headed anywhere given that I can’t even land myself a job. Not to worries, though, I’m not that depressed over it. Honestly, the time I have now is being spent on catching up on family matters, myself, and visions of what I really want to do in life (and books and movies and shows). I’m not complaining; I’m slowly having peace of mind and heart which I feel is the universe telling me that the job will come when I am ready. Lets face it, maybe I’m not.

Recently, though, I have been wanting to experience what my other block mates have been experiencing. Other than the money and stress, I also want to learn what I’ve been dying to learn ever since I fell in love with Advertising and Communication in college. What exactly do you say to difficult clients? Who do you go to when you have a problem with a Creative? How is the job different from my experience in a school organization? Will everything I learn actually be of use? I want to apply everything I know to a real job.

But alas! It will have to wait! For now, I’ll be sending out my resumes to everyone. (Also, hello to possible employers! Please hire me. I want to work.) hahaha

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While the universe and I have been figuring out when I will absolutely be ready, I have been on freelancer.ph, which is a site for freelance artists who want to earn. So far I have made a flyer for a beauty salon and have yet to digitalize (digitize?) a shirt design, another flyer, and a paper bag design. I’m loving it, because it challenges me and gives me the overdue Illustrator practice I need. So far, it has been great. I’ve also been reading up on design books so I get to know the elements broken down.

3. KAYLA FREAKING ITSINES

Kayla Itsines is a trainer and recently released two e-books on attaining the bikini bod of your dreams. I found her on Instagram and took the entire time scrolling through her feed. The transformations of different girls are insane! Not to mention, their stories are really motivating. Ever since I stumbled upon her feed, I have been wanting to get more fit and healthy. I started my summer already cutting down on food that wasn’t healthy for me but I couldn’t bring myself to actually exercise. Luckily, my boyfriend got to wake me up this morning and yelled me out of bed to actually do what I’ve been wanting to do since March. Hopefully, this becomes a lifestyle and I actually achieve a healthier more fit me.

The Lately: In Freelance and in Health

Hidden Gem: Book Cafe

IMG_8619In a city as small as Baguio, it gets difficult to find new places to explore because of how hidden these places seem to be. More often than not, people get attracted to or are prone to head towards the sights that are visible and popular. It’s not a bad thing, to be honest. The great thing about these places is that they come off as convenient and reliable.

But believe it or not, there are still  a lot of other places to go to rather than the usual go-tos like SM and John Hay. If you’re in need of a fix for a completely different space, then this next series entitled ‘Hidden Gems’ will definitely be for you. Showcasing a few of Baguio’s hidden treasures, this series will hopefully give everyone a good reason to explore the city and find their own kind of escape.

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Hidden Gem: Book Cafe

Stacy’s: Quaint and Dainty

IMG_5697_2I first found out about Stacy’s through a friend posting on Facebook about having breakfast there with a few girlfriends. From pictures alone, the place gives off a sense of loveliness and lightness that is so inviting and fit for a relaxing morning with friends. At the time, I had been looking for restaurants that I could try; amazingly, i stumbled upon this restaurant so I started searching for more details of it on the internet. Awesome Planet’s review on it was the first I saw and immediately I was hooked! I mean, free popcorn? Yes, please! Other than the lovely food pictures, the place looked absolutely phenomenal even at night! They even have a small kiddie area that was adorable.

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Stacy’s: Quaint and Dainty