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Taking the Opportunity

They said, “Opportunity knocks only once.” In my case, it had knocked many times before but I kept mum about opening the door. I am either scared or I just don’t have faith as big as a mountain. Either way, I have let many opportunities pass only to regret later in my life.

There are opportunities that I have gladly accepted but I stirred my boat wrongly. I didn’t give much thought about them and was half-heartedly committing only because they became more of an obligation than something I could enjoy with.

I even prayed for opportunities to come my way. I answered some but then again, I was not putting my effort. I was rushing. I was impatient. I wanted to see results right away.

This time, the opportunity came when I least expected it. My friend actually approached me to review the products she is offering because I am a blogger and I do product reviews as well. So I said yes. Then I asked questions about the products, she gave me information about them and next thing I know it, I am a part of her team. Yes. It was a lengthy conversation about beauty and skin care products that got me hooked and I am glad that I did.

The thing is, I am a very skeptical person. I am very analytical, and I must understand every detail of something before I can put my personal stamp on it. In this case, I have heard of the brand before. I was still young when I heard of it. And because then, the brand seemed so elusive and exclusive, I didn’t give much thought about it. Until I became a part of the same brand I tried avoiding. Again, I am glad I signed up. I am still learning the ropes because I am just 3 weeks old in the company but I know one day, I can become a leader here. I would love that!

You see, opportunities like this one comes rarely in your lifetime. You either let it pass or you grab it by the horns. I have let this pass before and it came back to me unexpectedly. I did pray for God’s guidance and providence to lead me to a good opportunity where I can see myself, my family, my friends, and my new found teammates grow. And if there’s one thing I have learned about this whole process is to take the opportunities that come your ways as blessings. Not everyone has been given that honor to respond to a calling, no matter what that is.

It’s too early to say what will happen. I am just being very hopeful and positive. I feel I deserve this break after what I have been through. I am also praying that I will continue to enjoy this new endeavor for a long, long time.

Thanks to Nu Skin for giving me something to hope for. I pray that all my dreams will come true with your help.

The road to success is still long, and far. But I know someday, I will surely get there.



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May 6, 2017

Harnessing the Creativity Back

It’s been so long since I got a trickle of my creative juice going. It’s not in full force but glad it’s coming back. I guess, having my daughter here for several months for her long summer break gave me the impetus to grab a pen and paper and start doodling, drawing, delve on hand lettering and typography.

I knew my craftiness will lead me to other stuff I can do to while away my time and also to explore possibilities of opening my creative studio one day, with the help of my daughter who is into Multimedia Arts and my younger brother who is keen to sharpen his skills in Photoshop. The three of us will be at the helm of my e-commerce business.

My passion for arts will pave way to our creative studio. I am already aiming to open a mini-shop for my printed crafts in Etsy this year until I sort out the logistics of shipping, the costs, the items to sell that I can actually make, and the time that I will have to put in during after work to fulfil this dream. They are not much but they are CUTE! After that, I hope to be able to create graphics to sell and I am really spending time on this one because I have to hone my skills in drawing, sketching and doodling. All the 3 elements I have mentioned will be vital part of making the products I will sell eventually.

My dreams are not lofty but they are driven by passion and the ready skills’ set that my daughter and I already have. We just have to practice more, attend seminars and workshops, and even attend gatherings and exhibitions in the future to network and get ideas.

I am excited on this creativity business. I hope it will help bring extra income and create jobs for others. And maybe soon, I will become my own boss. AMEN to that!

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August 24, 2015

How’s Your 2015 New Year’s Resolutions?

I’m not one who makes resolutions year after year only to not fulfil them and get very disappointed in the end. I have done that a countless of times and each time I ended up not meeting my goals. Well, to be fair to myself, I have accomplished some but never all. It would have been nice if I could have accomplished all.

Did I make any resolution this year? I have and honestly, I am taking my baby-steps towards their fulfilment. I have 11 months and few weeks to meet all my goals but I have to build that determination in me which I surreptitiously lacked before. I always fooled myself saying I would but I knew I wouldn’t so my resolutions always fizzled even before it could take off. I hope I can follow through now.

My goals are not lofty. They are actually realistic and very altruistic in nature. I don’t plan to divulge them right now, maybe in due course when I can see major improvements and results from what I am doing at the beginning of this year.

So, let me ask you, how’s your New Year’s resolution going? I hope you’re treading the right path towards fulfilling them whether they are for your spiritual growth, health, personal improvement, career, love life, family, friends or social life and even financial standing.  I hope and I pray that you make each day relevant towards reaching your goals. Let’s all take baby steps…

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January 16, 2015

Midterm Exams Week

It’s my daughter’s first midterm exams and I’m the one who’s very antsy about it. I asked how her test was yesterday and she said it was fine. I remember the first time I had midterms back in college. I was all prepared and I studied really hard. I even read the succeeding chapters of my books well in advance and have religiously taken down notes and even recorded some of my professors’ lessons. The hard work paid off and I became a dean’s lister (meaning, you are one of the top in the whole college field where you belong and that also constitutes to being one of the top in the whole university). I had a good running being on the top but when I progressed further into college and getting more hectic schedule and subjects, I didn’t manage to bag the dean’s lister spot anymore. It was disappointing but I’m very happy of the accomplishments I have done back in my college days.

Now, it’s my daughter’s turn to be a college student. She’s aiming to become a dean’s lister too and I am very proud of her. It is not a lofty goal. It’s something every student should aim for.

Good luck my sweet princess. I know in my heart that you’ll make it! Make us proud and go get that dean’s lister spot!


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October 22, 2014

My Vision Board

Do you know what a vision board is? If so, do you have one? For those who is not familiar with it, a vision board is a collection of your dreams, goals, aspirations that you want to have or happen. They are images of your goals that you want to achieve or things that you want to possess. Normally, you can put a timeline for your vision board to make your goal setting measurable in terms of time frame. For me, I have made it an annual thing.

I was clearing my last year’s mess on my table and saw my vision board still on 2013. I picked it up and saw that some of the goals I had last year has actually materialized. I don’t want to give the details of all the images I have stuck on my vision board since I will post it here anyway. Some of those goals are travel-related and it happened.


Our Tokyo trip happened last December. I bought a Silhouette Cameo electronic paper cutter for my homemade cards project, we paid off our car loan and we got our 10-years multiple visa to the US after several years of getting approved for only 2 years multiple entry.


I am amazed by the power of law of attraction because it has something to do with having a vision board. Of course, all these came to be because I know that God has blessed me for my hardwork and dedication.

It is 2014 now, I am about to replace some of the images that happened already in my vision board. The rest of the pictures stay as I continue on my vision to achieve them in due time.

If you don’t have a vision board, I suggest you make one. Just download some photos from the internet and print them. You can either use a cork board of a big journal where you can paste the photos there. It is a great way to remind you of your dreams and dreams do come true!

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January 13, 2014