Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Beautiful Sunday # 336 - Slowing Down

I'm currently savoring the week long holiday break. I'm enjoying my quiet time at home, albeit the presence of some freelance works. Aside from the Christmas break, I always look forward to the holidays of All Saints and All Souls Day.  It signals the end of my classes, I'm reunited with some of my cousins and I get some rest before the Christmas rush comes in full swing. 

Freelance works made my life over the past weeks. While I was able to accomplish everything, I felt inadequate for not complying with deadlines. I was luckily granted with extensions. Although part of me feels so lousy and disorganized. I have some areas to improve. I should have known my priorities. My only consolation, I hope my clients were contented with my work.

In the midst of all the work involved, some good things happened in between. The unexpected dinner with friends, random yet great movie finds on cable channels while freelancing, some skin related problems were finally healed, sumptuous dinner with the family and knowing that a friend has moved on after a heartbreak. Author, Cecelia Ahern called these as perfect little moments. My wish is that everyone here will have their own share.

Meanwhile, here's the past few weeks in photos

It's time to dust off the merriest decors again.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Beautiful Sunday # 335 - Life Lately and a Book Giveaway

Having a constant supply of freelance works has always been in my wish list every year. A few more months before 2018 ends, I'd like to believe that my wish was granted.The first quarter of 2018 gave me a great start. I had cooperative clients that led to successful projects. All the work also arrived in perfect timing. As soon as I wrap up one project, inquiries for another job started to come in.  The streak of freelance works even extended on the summer months. Everything slowed down when I started to have classes.

Fast forward to September, the last quarter of the year usually marks my lean period. Much to my surprise, I received a number of proposals .... I mean project proposals, not the proposal my mother wanted for me. Hahahaha The work involved is manageable, except that everything came at the same time. While I'm grateful for these opportunities, much of me feels disorganised, overwhelmed and worried. There's just too much on my plate these days. The next weekends will definitely be different. I have to forgo those slow, quiet and relaxing afternoons. This leads me, I'll also be away from this blog on the next weeks. To compensate my absence (as if my absence is felt hahahaha), I'm leaving a book giveaway for my Philippine based readers.

Get a chance to win this book

I'm giving away  a copy of The Little Book of POOH-isms, an original publication of Disney Press.