Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A post for myself on Mothers' Day! Am I not a SUPERMOM? + the story of my freelancing life!

I think this quote is just right and timely for the recent blessing that I received. How many times did I post this already? Hmm..  I actually posted it in FB and I wrote about it on my recent post but why am I posting it again? Well, maybe to answer some of my friends questions and to tell them that I am not bragging. I want them to see how grateful I am for this. One more online blessing and I can then send my three toddlers to a private school.

Again, here's what I have posted in FB:

"Another signed contract! Thank you Lord for pouring so much blessings in me. They may be little at times but you never fail to spread them around me! Thinking about it, $8 per hour is not little for a part time job! My weekends will surely be occupied and productive moving forward. But that's okay, this is what I prayed for. I am just grateful that you magically transformed my wishes to reality! I just feel so lucky and loved! More to come please!"

Surely it POURED!.. It poured a lot of questions coming from friends and ex-colleagues. LOL. I don't have any intention to brag I simply  wanna SHOUT OUT that God is really good! He just know exactly  when is the right time to send extra.

As I happily replied to all emails and messages received, a flashback popped-up  to my mind recalling those times that I was novice to any of these. I never fail to PING friends whenever I see them posting statuses via FB that they got jobs online, that they have and are earning extra through small businesses, IM-ing even those that are not so close to me...anxious but mostly to no avail. Most of them maybe have taken deadmatology in college for they keep on ignoring my messages. But that did not stop me, that's how enthralled I am to have extra jobs and how breathless I am to learn this online thing. Why? Because I have four toddlers to feed. Just imagine the financial need that we have to go through everyday, it is  kinda stressing. STRESS and spelling it out! Bottle feeding and  diapering at the same time. All are in immunization stage. Four different set of clothing and necessities. And how about the vaccines? Can you just imagine that?

I entered married life in a flash! Yeah, that's true!  Claim it unplanned, I don' care but it was indeed abrupt! I got married in a snap, got pregnant fleetly; 2007 for my eldest, 2008 for the twins and 2010 for my youngest.

Now, would you blame me if I need something extra?

Let me tell you a short story of how we survive those days of sudden spike of financial needs came. These are the things that  I have tried so far to get something extra. Let me go over them,  before I gave birth to my twins just a few months before my eldest first birthday, I sell cooking oil, non-branded detergent and imported diaper every day-off  on fair market (tyangge) near our area. I did not expect that a fair market with not that classy community will refuse in buying cheap imported diapers and home made detergents.  My products are with the same quality of those that are branded. My  idea of earning and sharing tips on how to minimize family expenses did not work on my community.  It was indeed a failure.

That triggered me to set up an online shop.Little by little it grew as  I managed to set it up providing wholesale deals. I set up an account via SULIT.COM. It cascaded just right before I gave birth to my twins. Boomed like I  never expected, I had some shares of suki (trusted buyers) all over Central buying in bulk as mine is the cheapest way North. But as my business grows a little, my suppliers increased their products' prices. That forced me to stop and look for another profitable business.That gave birth to my  own online boutique.  I set up an FB account DRESSFORLESS offering cheapest wholesale sexy/ladies clothing. I sell them in two ways, online and then also peddled them over business establishments here in Tarlac. A lot of hard work but that endowed a lot of extras in my pocket.

Selling maybe my forte but I want something more. I want something that I can LEARN as I EARN.  I heard a lot of stories of people earning online but not through selling. I did not believe about that not until I saw my high school friend doing it. I saw him posting his earnings, of what he was able to buy or accomplish because of that online job.  Well, not literally showed it to me. Let's say I started to stalk over his facebook and blog posts. Indicating his earnings and how he spends them got me hooked up. That enticed me well and provided so much inner strength to finally confront and ask him how he does things.
And I regret that very moment that I have approached him to ask for help. I am not asking for financial help, all I am asking is his guidance..he's a long time friend so I thought he is willing to give me hints on how to learn his stuffs. And the rest of the story?.. I'll just apprise it in the future.

Am I not a Supermom?Just timely for mothers' day noh? (right in time for mothers' day.) A sort of motivation, pagbigyan na!!(Allow me to say that as it's a way to motivate me).  By simply  saying so makes me wanna  stand firm and achieve more. I cannot say that I am not happy but honesty  this is not the life that I want to settle with. I am happy with my kids, with my loving husband around but with our financial status? I want more!! I don't wanna grow old like this. Not only that I am aiming for financial freedom but I am also aiming for more knowledge.  And yes, I am not getting all of my WANTS but HE specifically provided me with all that I NEED.  Isnt it magical? I am hoping for another online blessing on the way. Crossing my fingers and praying so hard now. I now know that my life is dictated by what I do. I am in this journey with all my heart. I am striving for a happier, more meaningful life with peace and better productivity. All the answers I am seeking can be found inside me. And these? These are all for my kids!


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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Cheers for Mom & Me! : get your free ticket for Mother's day!

Hello Mommies! Are you looking for a great event to attend to before you finally end your summer vacation? Save the date for the upcoming Mom&Me event. It is just 2 weeks from now so what are you waiting for? This will definitely be a fun weekend with your Mini-Me! You might be the lucky mommy who can go to the Mom & Me event for free! Hurry while the GIVEAWAY is still up!

Here's  what's in store for you on the fun-filled weekend:







Let's end our summer vacation with this awesome event! See you!!
 
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Monday, May 6, 2013

Fitness Friday - Revolt Fitness Week 1


Overwhelmed and Confused, that's what I have felt when I received an email a few weeks ago asking if I could join and be a fitness blogger for Revolt Fitness program.

I said, whaatt?? O.M.G to the Nth power!

Overwhelmed as I would be an official fitness blogger  and confused as I am not really sure if the email is intended to me. LOL

I never recall tackling fitness program on my blog though I have some plans of getting into zumba but  I never thought that someone will be interested in me. BIG LAUGH. Oh Lord, you are just so good to send some motivation and a lot of opportunities along the way.

I was hesitant at first as I am not really a work-out person. I feel so lazy to do all craps and I know I can't commit on the diet meal plan.

But hey, it knocked so hard on my door even if I did not ask for it. It is something that I should grab and something that I should not miss I guess so why not give it a try.

As a Revolt blogger I will gain 12 weeks of access to the Revolt website for FREE.  At the completion of my trial and blogging about my experience (at least one blog posting a week for 12 weeks) I will then be given free lifetime access.  Too good to be true? That's what I thought too.

So I immediately replied back to the sender asking if the blogger opportunity is intended to me and if it is applicable from someone outside USA.

Well it is and  after some exchange of emails she immediately sent me some  sample packs for a kick start program.  And there was it!

The program is so easy to handle, it will not consume much of your time, meal plans are just easy to prepare and everything is actually spoon feed.  Whatelse can I ask for? Oh yeah and what can you say about a fitness program that has a cheat day every week?  Can I just call that awesome?!

The Revolt program, founded by Nichole Huntsman, works by getting all the support that you need to succeed: A 20-40 minute workout which you can do at home as you will be given a free access on the video (videos on all sort of levels) , diet meal plan which is a print away, and a community of bloggers that you can talk to whenever you miss something or you need something. It is always good to know that someone  is just ready to back you up and cheer for you along the way. It's a great way to motivate yourself as others are looking forward to your progress.

The first week is called "kickstart" or  detox part which I have done last week. Look just down below. Amazing, right?


So far I have surprisingly enjoyed it much more than I thought I would. As a  matter of fact I’m quite impressed.I'm hoping to stay on the look until I get my old body back! (crossing.my.fingers)

 I'll keep you posted. Promise!

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Sharing my Blessings with you!

I've been missing  in action for a couple of weeks. I miss writing and sharing my thoughts. What makes me busy for the past weeks? Well, I have one good news and one bad news to share.
 
The bad news is, the small lump just near my incision scar came back. I had it removed last 2011 just a year after my 3rd CS delivery. For the past couple of months, I've been experiencing the same pain I had when I was diagnosed for this so hubby and I decided to seek for a second opinion. I am currently under medication and I am hoping not to stand another operation but ofcourse  I will abide if there's really a need for it.
I will not further discuss endometriosis as Google is readily available to answer you for that. But you can check my story or of what I've been through before, here's my life after CS.
 
Oh well, let's opt for the good one. Hurray! I have another part time job. You know how I badly needed one, right? I have 3 kiddos to send to toddler school this coming school year, so I have to get things better and ready before June.  But unfortunately, out of excitement, I proudly shout out my freelance status via facebook. Isn't that awful? Too late to realize that I made a big mistake in announcing it publicly! Here's what I have posted "Another signed contract! Thank you Lord for pouring so much blessings in me. They may be little at times but you never fail to spread them around me! Thinking about it, $8 per hour is not little for a part time job! My weekends will surely be occupied and productive moving forward. But that's okay, this is what I prayed for. I am just grateful that you magically transformed my wishes to reality! I just feel so lucky and loved! More to come please! " And how bad is that?
 
Anyhow, whether good or bad , I still thank God for what he is sending my way. Each trials and blessings has the same impact in regards to lessons being learned. Surely, gifts from God are being send in different packages and that did not stop me from welcoming them. Because only when I hugged them tightly that I'll see the good things it can do even how bad it came out of my sight.
 
Hoping you had some shares  of blessings too!