FULL TIME FREELANCER AT HOME

Drum roll pls!!!!

I am now working with ManilaWorkshops as a Workshop Director!  Woot woot!!
I can't believe that I would soon be invloved in my two favorite things:  Learning and Events
Thank youuuuuu, Jesus!

I have always wanted to do something like this, however, I have always been afraid of the Marketing side.  Plus, I am not sure of what to do, how to do, where to do and all the other aspects of it. Thankfully, Ginger Arboleda (who is super nice and down to earth) of Manila Workshops allowed me to pitch-in my ideas and skills in her company. What we (naks, we na talaga!!  kasama na talaga ako haha) do is prepare workshops for all kinds of people:  from food phototography, entrepreneurship, motherhood, crafts, car maintenance,  etc.  Haaayyyy, just thinking about it makes me soooo kilig!

My first assignment is a series of live Webinar on Entrepreneurship.  We have 10 topics (2 hour per session) for a bundle price of 3999.  And since this is a Webinar, it is like learning from the comforts of your bed! How fun and stress-free, diba?




I have been waiting the longest for something like this.  Grateful for Bianca Ravanes who asked me if I would be willing to try and to Ginger Arboleda for trusting me with her events, materials and guides!  This is the closest thing I could get to being a classroom teacher. I am already so excited for the workshops I will prepare which I can also learn from.  

And once again, God has proven His faithfulness and timing. Thank you, thank you, Jesus!!!




MESS TO HAPPY-MESS

I totally panicked when I realized I ruined my blog design and program after I hurriedly clicked a free template I saw online.  I have never touched the blueprint of my blog since I got married.  I remember working on it for the first time for one week so I vowed to never edit it.  However, I saw some cool free designs online and  I used it without recognizing that it could tarnish the entirety of my blog! 

With a cranky toddler asking for my attention and a husband who will come home anytime soon (I drop everything when my husband opens the gate), my face went white.  I can’t believe that I am now a struggling blogger with a dysfunctional blog site.

GGGGRRRRR!!

After kissing Bry, I asked him if I could spend 30 minutes of my time to “fix” it.  He agreed and even brought me some leftover Strawberry Crepe.  Without blinking, I searched and searched on how I could bring my blog to its normal sense.  After a few minutes, I discovered on how I could repair it.  YEY!  From there, I shut my computer  down and told myself that I will work on it when that same night.

Re-doing my blog was faster this time.  I actually challenged myself to not only re-do it but give it a different and a more personal touch.  I can’t believe that the MESS I did turned out to be a HAPPY-MESS! 

my blog's new face

Even in little things, God is teaching us that He has the ability to transform every ugly situation/s we are in.  So trust Him and be comforted that this MESS can be a HAPPY-MESS!




HOW ARE YOU ENDING THE FIRST MONTH OF 2016?

It has been a while!  I just had to stop and re-collect my thoughts, priorities, wants, etc so this post for 2016 came so late.  Hence, I am asking you the same question I had to ask myself when I realized the first month of January is about to end!!  How are you ending the first month of 2016?

image not mine


I remember making promises and wishes at the beginning of the year.  I swore to eat healthier (no more sodas), I vowed to take time to exercise and focus on the things I have been longing to do for the longest time (put myself out in the market as an event host and support newlyweds), etc…

Looking back, I drank 2 glasses of Coke already (one at home and the other in McDo), however, we still have not cooked pork and beef at home for this year so I guess, I am more or less doing good on this part.  Now, the exercise part is kind of “naaaahhhh”. I haven’t gone back to the gym that is 10 minute away from our place!! Sayang ang membership!!  Anyway, moving on, I have finally announced I am a “professional event host”, so I have two bookings for January! Yipee!!  Finally, regarding the support I have been meaning to do the newly weds, I am starting to note down the details on how our FB group page could be more of help to all of us.

Needless to say, with the short list I have, I think I am doing well. Just note that this does not guarantee that I will continue up until the end of the year.  However, just like what we all believe in "what matters is the now".  Let me encourage you to just do what you need to do today.  Blessings!!

  
How about you?  How are you ending January 2016?