I’m a Mom, a wife, and a home-builder, a writer. I write about personal development for women, motivational articles out from my daily experiences, from the past and today. I believe in life simplicity, friendship, and love. I have decided how to be happy every day through writing, there are so many values I have learned and still is learning.
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I have always dreamed to be a writer, to have my own space or write a book someday. But of course, I have to work for money with different sorts of jobs under the sun way back in Manila. After battling to study college, taking up Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication, my parents back then had a very serious financial and health problems reason for me to step up as the first-born to help to earn money. Worked for a fast–food chain for a year, then get fed up with burgers, decided to move to another store in the shopping mall where I was a promo girl for a season.
Liking arts and poetry, I was exposed to the Manila art scene together with some local artists from the South. Many people helped me then but the reality is art cannot provide a stable income for a family of five. We still have two girls in high school then. A believer of Christ, I got involved with a Christian community and had my faith built up with ups and downs of life. But I couldn’t stay volunteering, I have to look for something that I can earn money this time.
I started job hunting locally, I came across with someone working in the City government of my old town, he explained they are hiring for a writer. I immediately hand my CV and tried the application, I got it. The job was exciting but working with politics is not my thing. So, I tried looking for another job around, then I get hired as a painting gallery receptionist. For some odd reason the guy who said he is hiring me today, says no we don’t need you anymore. I was left jobless. After trying out jobs that will give a breadwinner a bit of cash to move forward every day. I decided that I want to go to the big city and work. I was all over Manila and Makati trying out different kinds of offices to hire me with my skills.
I got hired as a cashier in an enormous internet cafe in Makati, where I stayed for 3 years. Then, get to know people that can be at help in case I get jobless again. Tada! The closed down and I have to go back to my town and have some pause for a while then job hunt again. Alongside with me are my two sisters who are both working students, fast-food chain in the morning, studying at night. I finally got an email from a friend that there is this call centre, appointment setting slash sales job opportunity. I got hired and pack my bags to the city of Makati, 2007. Started as an agent, then promotions are open for several positions during my stay. Became a quality analyst for a year, the team lead for 6 months and the last is being the Human Resource Specialist. Until the company closes again. Luckily, I have to move to Belgium because, at that time, I got married and moved country with my husband.
Starting life in a different, cold, dark country of Belgium is hard, but day by day. I got used to it. I got my daughter now and I am nourishing my startup Virtual Assistant services business, Virtual Venture Belgium. Writing a blog became my outlet for expressing myself as a Mom and Wife. But then, I so love Digital Marketing and Social Media Management and TEDTalks. I am also sparing time working with TEDxFlanders as a Communication Specialist.