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Taking a Break

I haven’t blogged for days.

To be honest, I haven’t really blogged for months so that should not have come as a surprise. But I truly expected blog-arrhoea during the first days of my young blog. However, these past few days have been so incredibly busy it’s not even funny!

I’m not complaining. I’m grateful I’m buddy because it means I have the means to live.

It means that a lot of things are happening to me.

It means I’m healthy enough to do things and work things out.

It probably means I’m good or responsible enough to be trusted with tasks.

But yeah, I would be lying if I said I also wasn’t thankful it’s already Friday evening.

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Let me give you a brief description of my week. It wasn’t really exciting so I’ll spare you the boring details.

On Sunday, I decided I can’t take my old laptop’s sluggishness anymore and bought myself a new one. My old laptop isn’t even that old. I’ve had it for barely a year. Oh well, papel.

On Monday, we welcomed two additional members to the Philippine team of Stay At Home Mum Australia. One is a news anchor at a local TV station while the other is a fellow mum blogger (hi, Pam!). I’m thrilled to see “my” (totally claiming ownership here!) team expand, but at the same time, I know I’d be busy training and teaching and answering questions! Again, not complaining!

I’ve also been given a big number of reports to make a few days before the deadline (which was today). Knowing working 8 hours a day wouldn’t allow me to finish all of those reports, I had to work overtime a couple of times this week. I’ve never done this when I was a freelancer! πŸ˜€

And let’s not forget my responsibilities as a “freshman” real estate broker. I had to go downtown a couple of days to fix my requirements for my HLURB registration. Good thing the government office is *gasp* efficient and *gasp* waiting was a breeze!

Fun fact: During both days I was out and about fixing my requirements, I had so little free time that I didn’t have eyebrowsΒ on both occasions.

My body is still tired from doing my government duties and working overtime (I finished working at 10 pm last night), so today, I signed off from work early (around 2:30 pm), took a shower, and took my 3-year old with me to take a nap. Zzzz.

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Right now, if somebody made me choose between a new designer bag and a couple of hours of sleep, I’ll choose the latter without batting an eyelash.

Of course, there would be regrets afterward.

Seriously though, I’m so thankful for the break.

What about you? How was your week?

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  • Reply Grace July 10, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    i think of the same things too every time i feel that i’m doing too much. let’s be thankful that we are capable to move around, be busy, and alive. but, of course, we need to take a break from time to time. no lo-lobatt din tayo and kelangan natin magcharge for maximum performance ulit πŸ˜€

  • Reply Jade July 10, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    Hang in there! I feel the same way. There are times that being so busy is really draining but at the end of it all, I’m thankful for being busy rather than not having anything to do. Well, take the weekend to really just rest. Happy Friday!

  • Reply Maria Christeena Dulce Ansis July 10, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    I haven’t also blogged lately. I was caught up with the little one’s busy summer.
    I was hoping to get back to writing again now that she’s back in school.

  • Reply nicole p. July 11, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    the business will pass, just you wait! besides, with all that work, for sure there will be better blessings for you and your family cause of all the hard work that you’ve been up to lately.. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Phenomenal Mama July 12, 2015 at 8:18 am

    I also feel that way from time to time. But the feeling goes away pretty soon. Just take a break in the meantime and take good care of yourself.

  • Reply edel July 12, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    There are really days when blogging or writing is really hard. Its just a matter of discipline to write daily. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Rowena Wendy Lei July 12, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    I know what you mean, I spend a lot of my free time sleeping lately.

  • Reply Teresa Martinez July 13, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Everyone may go through these feelings of being overpowered with too much work but you are right, it means we are alive and well to be productive. We just need to pause every once in a while to give ourselves the needed break.

  • Reply Louisa July 13, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Days can get so filled up. Feels there’s so few hours in a day.

  • Reply Chris July 13, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    My head has been filled with thoughts lately and it has been keeping me busy — planning for our homeschooling school year which is about to start next month.

    Hope you get enough rest! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Nica Reyes July 14, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Last week was crazy for me too. But I’m surely thankful that those craziness produced fulfilling outcomes. Congrats on your team expansion. And hope you had a good weekend break. πŸ™‚

  • Reply MrsMartinez July 15, 2015 at 5:51 am

    I am so tired these days. Sleeping became my bff.


  • Reply Arge July 18, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    I love your site’s new layout, Maan πŸ™‚

    It’s really nice to take a break regularly as it helps us recharge and spend quality time with our family πŸ™‚

    • Reply Maan July 18, 2015 at 1:45 pm

      Thank you so much! It’s only a few hours old. πŸ˜€

  • Reply Millie July 19, 2015 at 7:10 am

    Very timely post!!! I love it! Hay, so many things to do with so little time! But, I can drop everything for few more minutes of sleep! hehe

  • Reply Rose Angelie July 19, 2015 at 10:41 am

    It will all pass, mommy. Hope everything’s gonna be fine. YOU deserve some spa treatment! πŸ™‚

    • Reply Maan July 19, 2015 at 11:46 am

      Haha yeah!

  • Reply Tetcha Figuerres July 22, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    While I haven’t been working online for several months now, my week is still as busy as ever as I do everything at home because I’m without a helper for 2 years now: household chores and helping my son with school I work, but I think I’m a better mom now that I’m not working, and that makes me really happy.

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