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

Summer Vacation

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Now that summer has officially started for me, I’m more than excited to start on my list of things to do this summer. Unlike most of my course mates, I chose not to take an internship this summer and instead moved it to my semester break which means I have a lot more time at home. Hopefully, I get to do everything this summer and still have fun

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Summer Vacation

Inspiration: Summer in Hongkong

This summer, my family and I are going to Hong Kong! We haven’t traveled as a family in eleven years which makes this trip even more special so I decided to make an inspiration board.

We just got a Chinese room mate here and she told me they’re still experiencing the winter season over in China whereas Manila is heating up from the summer season. I’m so thankful I’ll be heading over to a colder place for the summer; I really am more of a cold weather kind of girl rather a hot one.

I found these on Polyvore!

1. Keds Champion Spring 2. Keds Champion Brights 3. La Garconne Distressed Boyfriend Jeans 4. Miss Selfridge Petites Full Layer Skirt 5. Net-a-Porter Embroidered silk-organza dress 6. Calypso St. Barth Adla Metallic Foiled Sweater 7. American Rag Ultra Skinny Jeans 8. Topshop Sweater 9. Hermes Vintage Leather Hac Bag

Inspiration: Summer in Hongkong

Of Floating

IMG_0340Before anything, I’d like to formally introduce my blog. Formerly known as The Loved Less, I wanted a blog more in tune with feel good posts for those who feel/felt depressed or anxious. For more than seven years, you see, those are the two giants the little David in me had to face. Going back to the topic at hand, I wanted to start a blog that would help people divert their attention away from all the bad feelings into something more productive or more light and fun. I’m not entirely sure that this blog and it’s posts will actually help people but if I could make one person even slightly less depressed then I’ll be happy.

Junior year has, so far, been a roller coaster. Second semester, I think, is arguably the more difficult one out of the two. With Father Dacanay, project-based Communication subjects, a History class in Filipino, and one of the most eloquent Philosophy professors, I guess you can say that I have my own handful of high standards set by numerous people. Admittedly, the pressure of academics sometimes makes me shut out all of the stress without the tiniest amount of effort to be productive. Right now, I feel like one of the seniors who are just floating around school not having to worry or do anything academic related. And I think that’s actually okay.

I think these moments are necessary sometimes. If you think about it, we are going to always be busy no matter where we are in our lives and I think a little bit of procrastination and relaxation is okay. Sometimes we must feel a distance between the crazy work and ourselves; of course, it’s all just a matter of setting the limit for yourself. I’m not saying we let go of work completely or irresponsibly; working in itself has it’s own function and purpose but I think relaxing and putting off a few requirements has it’s own kind of beauty as well. Read a book, surf the web, play guitar, any means of stress relieving is needed for just about anyone.

So keep floating on, friends, and lets hope this blog sticks.

Photography by: Florence Sison

Of Floating

The desk

If I were to have a safe haven, I think I’d have to say that it would be my desk. Over the years, I’ve designed it over and over to fit the way I was using it. It’s fun to move things around and conceptualize what to put on the cork board and which goes where; I think the personality it creates is what makes it my safe haven. This isn’t how it looks right now (I took the photo two months back, you see) but I think it sums up how it looks on most days. Continue reading “The desk”

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