In 2015, I worked in Dubai. I was in my mid-20s and feeling really dissatisfied with life in the cubicle. After several failed attempts at wanting to love corporate life and simultaneously feeling depressed about being in a place where everything seemed artificial, I decided to go home. Home for me is the Philippines. At home, I was free. I could be my creative self and, for a while, I worked in the field of research paper writing. Later on, I decided to give Nursing a chance and worked in the hospital, too.
Then I decided it was time to have a kid. I know, right? Like having a kid was that easy (not). That was the most underestimated decision I’ve ever made in my life yet. I always laugh to myself when I look back at 27-year-old me, naively wanting a child but never really knowing how much it took to raise one. I mean, it’s not like you can return the kid to sender when the specs aren’t what you expected. *lol* During pregnancy and after giving birth, I felt called to create once again and so I decided to be three things: a web developer (coder), a yogi, and a writer (content creator).
In 2019, I re-discovered what it means to truly love what you do. I started tweaking static site generators and re-learning the basics. Then, in late 2019, I decided to start a podcast and a YouTube channel to go with my blog.
Today, I continue to create content and build apps that help others. I also have recently delved into the art and science of intentionally manifesting, which has changed my life as I know it. Everything is an experiment. With this mindset, I give myself permission to make mistakes and fail. I know that it takes more time to learn to be really good at my craft (or multiple crafts *wink*), but I am willing to put in the hours if not for the sheer love of what I currently do.