A Busy First Quarter

The first quarter of the year has passed by rather quickly for me. It has been a very busy first quarter and it’s one of the main reasons why I haven’t been able to update this blog as often as I would like to. As what I may have mentioned in some of my previous posts, I have spent the last quarter of last year and the first couple of weeks of this year looking for a full time online job. I have decided to focus more on my online freelance career because I’ve always felt that it is a career where I can really thrive.

After spending the last couple of weeks sending out applications and undergoing a few interviews in the process, I was finally able to land a full time online job. I was really ecstatic about it because the I get to work on a project which I believe is something that I am good at and something that I will also learn a lot from in the process.

Anyway, one of the many reasons why I really wanted to pursue working online is that I get to have a full time job and earn while I’m at home. I still get to spend a lot of time with my family and I am still able to attend to their needs. Now that I am also earning a decent amount of money from my online job, I can contribute to our household’s income and even buy a few items for our kids including the new guitar that our youngest saw at the best online music store that his friends told him about. Hopefully, we get to buy the guitar that he wants just in time for his birthday.

I will, of course, still try to update this blog often and maybe give you guys an update on the progress of my new career. ‘Till next post.

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Preparations and Changes

I know I haven’t updated this blog (or any of my other blogs for that matter); there hasn’t been any crisis of some sort, I guess I just wanted to take a break for a while. Taking a break from blogging wasn’t actually something that I planned to do. I guess when we things got hectic around here at home (between the kids’ enrollment and taking care of everything that they need for school), I was so burnt out that I haven’t had the energy to update my blogs. I haven’t been idle though, I have been busy organizing our closets and putting all the clothes that we no longer use in a separate box. And since the rainy season is here and we’re expecting a number of storms to come our way, we have been making all the necessary repairs around the house. There was actually a major storm a week ago and it rained non-stop throughout the night and electricity we cut off at around 2am. Our water supply was also gone by midday the next day; which makes it really difficult to do chores around the house. It’s a good thing our electricity was restored late that night (we’re fortunate that the damage in our area wasn’t as severe as the other nearby areas). The experience has actually made us more aware of the importance of having an emergency kit. We still need to buy a few important items such as a rechargeable lamp (we used candles during the storm) and a portable radio (I also may buy a memory foam seat cushion for the chair that I’m using here at my makeshift home office). I just hope we get to organize everything before another storm comes.

Anyway, there are also other things that are keeping me busy even if I haven’t been active online. I’ve been contemplating on the current state of my online career and frankly, I am not satisfied; I know that I can do more, that I can be more. I know that to fully realize my potential, I have to make some changes. I know that I need to acquire additional skills if I want to be able to do more and earn more online. I decide to take some online classes. I enrolled in short term courses that I know will be valuable in helping me pursue the kind of online career that I want. I know that it will take a lot of work but I am determined to achieve my goal especially since I know that it will help me acquire valuable skill sets and more importantly, help me get a stable home based job that will allow me to earn more and have more time with my family.

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