811 – art n’ joys πŸ˜Š

Am I the only one who thinks today is special? 

Any guess why?
Hehe.. you’re right (self) it’s just 1.8.18 today. Yep, I am that slightly weird tonight and because of that I want to share some of my life’s journey to creativity, contentment, and positivity..

  • I love music ever since I was born.
  • I started drawing since I was a kid just like everybody else.. I was so inlove watching anime before when I was in gradeschool to highschool. I used to copy and draw anime characters from manga magazine since then.
  • I won a drawing contest before at nanay itchay’s birthday, all kids should draw nanay’s face, and I won.. then got a miniature flat iron toy.
  • I started to like books, magazines, horoscopes and korean dramas since I was in Grade 5.
  • I like doing recyclable projects and crafts every school year and my dad will always help me esp. if involved circuits.
  • I started blogging since December 2011 on wordpress but I’ve been using Blogspot and multiply before like from 2005.
  • I started having my own planner in 2012 and I completed and enjoyed using it.
  • I got a personalized notebook as a birthday gift from my friend, Jorhene. I used it as my doodle journal since January 2013.

  • I designed two kawaii tshirts before when I was in college as our friendship shirts during wash day at school.
  • I started learning a bit of calligraphy last year.

End of my boring list for now.
Goodnight, universe! 😊

Love, 

Nj

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Today’s simple joys:

  • Organized my bedside table
  • Tried a new korean restaurant “Yolowa” with Janet and Andre #thirwheelerwhoops so okay, we had unli pork + buffet for P399. It’s good but I don’t highly recommend this so I’ll give it 6/10 review.
  • Visited Feliz (?) Ayala Mall near our place for the first time still with Janet and Andrei hehe.
  • Had a self-pep talk in the bathroom
  • Accomplised braver2018challenge mission#2: where are the area/situation in my life that I’m feeling stuck/unsatisfied.. shared my entry with my teammates. No judgements at all.
  • I allowed myself to be honest and stand with my decision to follow what my heart says tonight.

Always be grateful 🌷

Love,

Nj

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Today’s simple joys:

  • Accomplished Mission#1: Celebrate your wins. I was so surprised that I was able to list more than five big wins last 2017.. so far my toughest year because I have no job but in turns out, my creative self has been revived. I’m grateful that I finished my work contract peacefully and I was able to follow my passion for arts, strengthen my faith with God through celebrating mass and serving at the Feast, deepen my relationship with my family and friends, and despite having de quervain syndrome, I’m still healthy to do boxing, dancing, running and more. Thank you, Lord! β™‘ All glory to you!
  • Met my accountability team on Facebook and Instagram. I hesitated at first because I’m shy but I overcome it, so I initiated our group chat, named it Braver Team 52, changed our chat group color to purple, and placed a picture from our mission today. Another step out of my comfort zone, self.. I will give you a gentle pat on the back.
  • Sent my sincerest thanks to those people beyond my little/big wins last year (You know who you are).
  • Being simply appreciated.
  • Video call with Janet and Janelle.
  • Fixed our closet today.
  • Dad accompanied me at LTO’s office.
  • Read a chapter of Girl Online.
  • Ms. Arriane greeted me again even though I came late from her live chat on Facebook.
  • Did my UA IPL session alone at home.
  • Posted BTS Love Yourself poster on my wall with my dad and sister’s permission hihi!

(Mission 1: grateful for my 2017′ biggest win(s)Β 

(Β from @refinery29)
There’s always something to be grateful for!!! 🌷
Goodnight! πŸ˜‰
Love,

Nj

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Today’s simple joys:

  • Made up my mind that I will try to apply as an online English teacher. I will work and study at the same time. Let God be in control.
  • Spent time with my sister ❀ facial – groceries – packing – eating our fave  Amber’s pitchi pichi and spaghetti – watching Kdrama “While you were sleeping”  #awesomemustwatchkdrama!!!!! *I will rewatch again ep32 and take down my notes hihi “This will all pass”
  • Call from Cheryl 
  • Many people joined #braver2018challenge and some women had liked my post even comforted me too..

~ stumbled this post from @adamjk before going to sleep.. I realized I’ve already told a private online group about my goals this year, but actually I told them my 4 commitments.. would that be considered same?? Huuu.. oh well, peace!!!
Goodnight, friends!
Always be grateful 🌷

Love, 

Nj

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Today’s simple joys:

  • Joined #Braver2018Challenge!! I’ve been really thankful for Ms. Arriane Serafico for her invaluable passion in helping many women set and attain their goals. I’m so glad to convince my shy and confused self here. If you’re into this, come and join me!!! #Braver2018Challenge

  • Updated again my old journal and answered 3 questions.. (What went well in 2017?, what did not went well and why?, what did you learned?) Yep I did my self-evaluation, I’m just happy that I’m still alive, healthy and tougher.
  • Had our late pamper moments that me and my sister deserved!!! Went for Body scrub and massage package at Karei Wellness Hub, so relaxing! Thank you, Ms. Teresa for taking care of me hihi. I will surely come back again. 
  • My sister bought me a soft cleansing brush for my face coz #skincareislifeu

  • Enjoyed eating Papa’s inihaw na bangus, menudo and chicken macaroni salad! #yummerzzz

    Always be grateful! God is so good!

    Love,

    Nj

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    2017: Year in Review   ~~~  WORTH READING 

    I really admire how Ms. Abbey Sy blog so sincerely and creatively (like it’s in her DNA). Thank you so much!!! I’m a year older than her, I met her last September 16, 2017 to be exact, and I’m 100% sure she won’t recognize me at all (I’m one of your fans po during MIBF). She reflected so pure and I’m emotional right now. I can’t even organize my thoughts and feels this year but she gave justice through her year ender post!!!! I couldn’t agree more from all her #notestoself. It’s all true. *Dreams, Work, Relationship, Self-care*

    Thank you for being your authentic self as always!! In this modern society, it’s hard to keep up being as genuine as possible, it’s a struggle at so many levels, however  I will still choose to beat my “impostor-syndrome filled self” and “internal battles” to fully accept my truest core. You’re blogs have a significant impact in my life, tbh. I’m really grateful that you’re helping and inspiring more people.

     

    HAPPY NEW YEAR! ❀

     

    Love,

    Nj

    802 – End of 2 0 1 7 ~

    Hi, my friend! I’m not 100% okay right now but I still want to create a meaningful post with my 2017 reflections. All of us have our own ups and downs this year, some decided to keep on having a good fight, while others had ended their dark life, and it’s a heart-wrenching fact. I don’t know if I can organize my thoughts here, well just bear with me.

    Let’s start.

    Honestly, I’ve been confused and undecided throughout 2017 but still I pushed myself to not renew my work contract in Saudi Arabia and packed all my things back to the Philippines due to infinite reasons. I’m not so sure with my future even if I have backup plans on my mind, plans A to Z. Oh my, quarter-life crisis, self, this is just the beginning. However, I started to realize that everything, everything is in God’s timetable. My unemployed self  for almost six months is still a blessing in disguise, most esp. until my grandmother’s last breath, I was able to serve and stay by her side. Oh I miss you lola Belen.. I’m so sorry for blaming people and hurting myself even more. I will continue to help myself to move on and to forgive. You will always have a special space in my heart.

    On the latter part, this year was full of  learning and self-love. I was able to overcome my laziness, doubts and depressed phase. Even though I didn’t travel much; didn’t received any awards or attended to many parties, events, and concerts; didn’t get my target scores in IELTS’ Speaking and Writing exam; didn’t get a job after my resignation; didn’t get a boyfriend (haha lol standards); didn’t helped my family much this year, all in all – I didn’t excelled much compare to others, (I hate comparing stuff and having trust issues esp. to people but why I kept on doing this to myself.), I have to accept these and must forgive my weak self. As I look back, I want to give myself a gentle pat on the back for doing just fine amidst of these matter. I’m not crying anymore because it’s useless to cry over a spilled milk, instead I just need to fill it up again. I need to be tougher and kinder to myself and continue what I had begun, my life goals and the Feast fellowship. I’m glad to find my creative self again this year and I’m grateful to join and serve at the Feast. So from all the learning and motivation I got from my sister, parents, friends (Sym, Iya, Janet, Grace, Cheryl, Janelle, Marissa, Owdy and Karla), Bro. Bo Sanchez, preachers, IELTS teachers, youtube vloggers (Jordan Clark, Kris Lumagui, AC, and Laureen Uy) and multi-talented artists (BTS, Abbey Sy, Arianne Serafico), I’m immensely in debt with all of you forever! ❀

    Before I sum it up, I also want to thank each and every one of you who visited and followed my blog for six years!!!! It’s never easy to blog everyday, but at least I tried for several months! Although I’m not so consistent (huhu) I failed to post daily for the last two months of 2017, but I didn’t fail you today.

    Life will always have a significant blend of happiness and sadness. It can be overwhelming and unbearable. I can’t guarantee if I can live long, only God knows. however I will always choose to fight my inner battles and appreciate bit by bit all the “simple joys” that makes me ultimately happy every day.

     

    Bye, 2017!

    Treat yourself and choose to love yourself more ❀

     

    HAPPY NEW YEAR, FRIENDS! To more simple joys and positive vibes in my gigantic universe ~

     

    Always be grateful πŸŒ·

     

    Love,

    Nj