I am so excited to accept my first ever award nomination after a month of immersing myself in the amazing world of blogging! Thanks a million to Jacqueline Frias for NOMINATING ME to the 2017 Liebster Award for discovering new blogs. Jacqueline is a gorgeous mother of TWO UNDER TWO (who have pretty names by the way, Achilles and Jade Avery), and is the author of her MAMIHOOD BLOG. I have never experienced raising two kids in my life as a nanay (mother) so far, and raising just one boy already makes me wanna lose my mind. I salute mothers who, like Jacqueline, amidst the challenges of raising not just one kid in the home, could still manage to find time to do other things for themselves like blogging or pursuing a career! Hands down to you ladies!
The push was made just this year while I was asking my youngest sister for other avenues I could explore to earn more income so that I could eventually stay at home and be a full-time nanay to my Omer. She suggested that I try blogging because she thought I might be good at it (Love you Jane!). I researched so hard on monetizing blogs and from my readings, it doesn’t look like it’s going to be easy, but I started one anyway. A month after engaging in the blogging community, however, I am now more inspired to share my story to the world and try to be of help to anyone facing the same challenges as I do.
I would pick the recent post I did about the LESSONS I LEARNED ABOUT PARENTING SO FAR because I never really expected myself to come up with such a post, until I sat down and reflected upon my motherhood experiences. Most of the time my motherhood satisfaction just comes from checking things off the list, and making sure that I keep the family alive, but it was only when I pondered about it that I realized that motherhood really affects me in a deeper sense and causing something inside me to change.
It would definitely be my grandparents. I kind of took them for granted when I was young. I never even bothered asking them about their love lives, or talking to them about our family tree (thanks to my parents who already did it for me). Now that all of them are gone, there’s always a part of me that wishes I could turn back time to do things differently.
My miscarriage last year has been my biggest eye opener of how life could get so real, and how it could turn really bad at times. That experience led me to become more sensitive to other people’s circumstances and show love to them especially during dark times. It has also led me to rely more on the divine power of the One who sees the bigger picture, and gives me those experiences for my good.
That I am an extrovert when I am not! Although I tend to blend well with people and tend to talk to them at length sometimes, I would rather be at home all day with my boys and do stuff that we love.
“Everything will work out in the end” – This quote is a big breather for me in times of anxiety and fear of whatever lies ahead.
In case you have any questions with how this works, you may visit this very helpful post by THE GLOBAL AUSSIE and feel free to ask him of any questions you may have.
Should you accept this nomination, please do not forget to post a comment to this blog post with a link to your acceptance post, so that I’d be able to see it. I’d be glad to! 🙂