After n trials and errors of applying here and there and after intermittently thinking about what career I really wanted to explore more and pursue, I recently got hired. Of course, I feel like I'm brand new. It's always like that: you get a new found opportunity, something that you've been waiting for quite a while, and when you get hold of it, you'd always think that it's the perfect timing to start changing your bad habits, to start working out, or, the hardest part above all else, to start saving bucks for your future.
Positive reinforcement, once again. And it actually feels great to drag oneself out of bed because I need to accomplish something by the end of the day. Or night, in this scenario. I nailed an online, home-based full-time job on editing academic papers. I am finally doing something that's more closely related to my finished degrees and professional experience (oh, really?). At the same time, I still get to do a bunch of additional freelance gigs: I am also co-managing a team of writers, which may lead to something bigger in the future, hopefully, and; I still contribute to a number of awesome websites and write about stuff that truly interest me, which keeps me sane.
or a picture of me working at the comfort zone of my own bed
while wearing a hand-me-down shirt from Bijan
One of the best things about working from home, aside from eating free home-cooked food and escaping the deathly, daily commute in Manila, is that I still have glorious time to do creative things. I am in the process of brewing 2 new projects related to analogue photography - both of which are top secret for now! Also, I am in the works of learning how to play the bass guitar (I've got to dedicate an entire post on this; but not as much as I've got to practice more 1-2-3-4) and, hopefully, form an all-girl three-piece band and make some ra-ra-ra noises soon! Super thanks to my lover/master Bijan for willingly bequeathing his other bass to me!
Having said all of these, I seriously have a freaking lot of things, not to mention the not-so-good ones, on my plate right now. It's crazy: I came close to losing it because a large part of 2012 has been such a cunt to me but right now I am so grateful that some things are slowly going back to their rightful places once again. Coincidentally, Bijan and I got hired almost at the same time (we had the same date of our 1st working day, ha!). He now works as a writer at a car parts company and I am really proud of him. It's so awesome: I love writing and now he is learning the ropes of it, too; and, he loves playing the bass and now I am learning to love it, too! Yay.
It is true: better things come to those who wait. ❤