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The Story

Creative resilience, what does that mean?

I have loved tech and computers ever since I knew about them. But it was when I got exposed to website building in high school that turned out to be a very character-molding time for me and taught me what I know now. That early exposure has led me to create my own PHP blogging platform (much like WordPress), an early version JavaScript shop generator app, and also writing about all this (plus other things) on my blog since 2006.

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.

You never really waste your time if you spend it doing the things and being with the people you love the most.

Being creative takes more than a 30-day challenge or a year of posting on a blog or social media. It takes having to transform certain limiting beliefs into a mindset that enhances your habits and unique routines. And even though it will take time, time is still your ally. Through time and investing in your own growth and personal development, you become better and improve moment by moment, month by month. And before you know it, you have ultimately change the trajectory of your life and manifest towards the direction of your deepest dreams and desires.

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“I wasn’t really aware of it yet, but I was manifesting what I have now- a life of combining all my loves (writing, coding, self-development, etc.) in a beautiful concept called being multipassionate.”

Fun facts (you know this is necessary, right?)

  • I am a Sagittarius Sun in Western Astrology and a Scorpio Sun in Vedic Astrology.

  • I am a Gemini moon in both!

  • Aquarius Rising (Western)/ Capricorn Rising (Vedic)

  • I am engaged to my partner, whom I've been with for 11+ years now

  • I have a 3-year-old little one who keeps me on my toes and challenges me to level up my humanity game

  • I am an INFP in the Myers-Briggs Personality Test (INFP is the 2nd rarest type next to INFJ).

  • I once joined a beauty pageant in my early 20s in my home city and placed 3rd runner up

  • I love my intentional manifestation practice and my oracle cards and crystals

  • I lean in to my pillars of the day: meditation, journaling, yoga, oracle cards, and crystals

  • I use the Work Your Light Oracle Deck by Rebecca Campbell

  • I bought my crystals from LoveForCrystals.ph

  • I like Instagram but I like my own website more. *hee hee*

  • I love dancing whenever, wherever.

  • I code and design websites and apps for a living. I’m a, dare I say, full stack web developer?!

  • I love weird people. I think they're fun! Weird is an illusion!

  • I am fiery on the inside. Sometimes on the outside. Sometimes. But I’m quite the soft-spoken person in the group.

  • I have a Rebel Tendency (Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin), which means I am not motivated by anyone or myself. I tend to be inspired by things that are unconventional, unique, and excruciatingly convenient *hahah* when it comes to goals I set for myself

  • I love creating fun facts about me and would love to know your fun facts too. Care to share? 🙂