It’s been a year since I wrote my personal blog and posted it on my page and blogsite. I was very happy that it had good responses from friends ,family and some people whom I’ve never met. Honestly, I had second thoughts in writing it and sharing a piece of me to everyone but finally I decided to do so as it might answer all the questions going through other people’s mind… specially those who don’t know me personally and those who just see me in social media. Yes, I am a private person but there are times I also tell bits and pieces of my life to others specially to my close friends. I can pour my heart out if I feel I can really trust the person.
Many things have happened in my personal life the past year and some were even self-liberating. There were a lot of emotional healing that I went through but it was in God’s perfect time and they were all answered prayers.
Anyway, it’s International Woman’s Month and what a way to celebrate it by encouraging other women to be bold, be strong-willed and to follow their dreams while it’s not too late. Women should support each other and not degrade each other. We should always show others that we can do it our way as long as we do not step on others shoes. Let us be inspirations to others and it can be a good start to pave the way in fulfilling the desires of their hearts. Believing in oneself is a big factor and it can be a prelude to something good!
Before, I for one..had many apprehensions. I didn’t know where to start and there were many questions going on in my mind. Rejection was one of them but then I told myself …”What the heck, for all what it’s worth… I’ll give it a shot!” And so my life now revolves first and foremost with my family, friends and to social media. Who would ever think that I would be so active in this medium when I barely knew how to send an email way back in 2005, more so… open and close a laptop? Technology has been doing great things for everyone and I might as well make use of it while I’m home.
My life at home is not as easy as it seems. I don’t need my wheelchair though at home but of course my physical activities are quite limited. Thanks to my manang who is always there to assist me. Don’t get me wrong…I’m not complaining! I have already embraced it wholeheartedly as I’ve mentioned in my first personal blog. I continuously thank God each day for giving me the opportunity to live my life to the fullest and enjoy every minute of it.
Four years ago, I formed my own food group on Facebook which is Flavors of the World where I am the creator and one of the administrators. Recently, I was also appointed as a moderator of another food group on Facebook…Food Crawlers.Prior to that,I was already administering an eighties group on Facebook which is Totally 80’s.I’m an 80’s music lover and it’s one way of balancing my life too.Who wouldn’t enjoy listening to your favorite music which brings you back to memory lane?Music is a breath of fresh air …don’t you think so? It relaxes and calms you.Well,going back to my food group…that is where my food blogging and restaurant reviews started.I would say I am just a regular food blogger but what is good about it is that I am not only a foodie but I really know how to cook.So my taste buds can really validate if what I’m eating or tasting is really delicious or not.Cooking is innate in our family and the Kapampangan blood is there. Isn’t it Pampanga is the Culinary Capital of Central Luzon? My roots are from there. It is doing great for me now.
Being in social media has been very good to me. It may not be financially rewarding ( in my case) but what is important is that I am happy with what I’m doing and there is self-contentment. How can I not be when I get to meet a lot of people because of various food crawls and restaurants reviews that I am invited to. Some of these people become my personal friends and some my teammates in other invites. I also get the opportunity to hone my writing skills albeit I need to learn more. Yes, there is life in my wheelchair! Some may not see the picture clearly but it takes a lot of will power to be productive…in my case. What kept me going is dedication, patience, willingness to learn and a lot of prayers. This is indeed what I love to do and I want to encourage other women out there …who may or may not be in the same situation… that you can be the best that you can be …irregardless! Focus on what you want and follow your dreams.
Remember…there is always a rainbow after the rain!
Happy International Women’s Day!