I stopped collecting books!

I stopped collecting books!

I experienced one of my biggest heart-breaks that led me to stop collecting books! It was so devastating and depressing. 😭

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When I was still young, I imagine having my own house with one room as a Library. Yes! School-inspired Library where I can sit and relax, read my favorite novel or book. Where I can invite my friends, or my son’s and daughter’s friends and even pass it on to the next generation.

 

I love collecting books, started from all the books I bought from school since primary, to the books gifted by my grandparents’, to the set of encyclopedia my parents bought, to all the books I bought from BookSale when I started buying my own, from fictional to adventures to horror to inspirational I got them all!

 

But our family experienced one of the biggest heart-breaks in our life. Just months after my father died last 2015, our house was robbed. That house hasn’t been visited since my father got sick. We are living in a different city that time and that house was abandoned for a long time that my father usually visited it from time to time. When he died, we took time to visit it right after his funeral to check on things.

 

With great surprise, door at the back is open with leaving the door in front closed. Suspected that robbers has been getting our things every night, day by day.

Everything is almost gone. Too messy that they only get on the things that they know they can sell including all the toys, appliances, books I had and even medals and awards I earned since grade school.

 

So heart-breaking, that I cannot contain myself on what I can do just to take back time. Arggghhh! I just hate reminiscing that moment.  That moment of time, just after my father died is another battle that we need to face.

 

Fast forward, I stopped collecting books! Why should I collect again? Then bad people will come after them again? And again? Then break my heart again?

 

I stopped collecting books even reading any book, because it reminds me a lot. I wish they are more. I wish they can fill my dream room library soon. I wish I still had that set of encyclopedia that I can pass on the generation.

 

But then, we all need to move forward. It was heart-breaking but we need to face reality. Until I met book nerds like me, I went back to reading.

 

When I was introduced to Faith & Entrepreneurship books, I went back to buying my own. Little did I know, I am now back in collecting.

 

And while I still don’t have my own house with a dream room as library, I can’t invite friends to come over. Since today is a digital age where you can share anything you want over the internet, my blog would have a space for a Digital Library.

 

The Digital Library is where you can see the books I have read, inspired me, helped me, and motivated me, and at least on this space, I can invite you to read the books I have read. Well, the only thing is, while I share you these books, you can also build your own library.

Sometimes, we stop doing things we love when it breaks our heart but will surely bring us back to what we love doing in the first place and replace those heart breaks with new memories.

My Journey To Work From Home Job

My Journey To Work From Home Job

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11

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November 2016 when my project ended on my IT Consultancy job. Since it was November, I thought that it would be hard for me to apply for another job. There’s a possibility of working on the next holidays if I would be hired. I will not have enough leave credits. I cannot take it to not be with my family during those precious days of the year.

 

Then I decided to take a break. I thought of resting for the next 3-4 months since I am also preparing for a conference in Iloilo for February 2017. Time goes by, I enjoyed my rest days and forgot how exhausted I am every time I go to work from Quezon City to BGC. I did enjoy each day staying at home but of course sometimes I still gets bored especially when you think of where to get and provide budget for the things you need to pay for the month. Since I experienced working part time online, I researched for new ways on how to work online.

 

Onlinejobs.ph is one of the new mediums that I saw that could be something promising for work from home jobs. I updated my profile, completed and verified it. Started to submit cover letters, answer applications that I know I can do the job. January 2017, I got my first job but it was only part-time. My client compensate well since the job was just a copy-paste but I earned $85 per task, which I got 3 tasks. I did really survived during those time. Until then last week of January 2017, when I applied for “Business Analytics Manager” position. Got really interested on the description and all skills needed matched my skills though I am still willing to learn for some. After submission of application, they responded after a day. I took an online application (Answered questions in Google Form), then was selected to proceed to the next step for an interview with the Analytics Manager, then after a week I was selected as one of the 3 successful applicants to be interviewed by the Co-Founder and Co-Owner of the company.

 

1st week of February 2017 has been a roller coaster of emotions during the whole time of the application. It’s one of the online jobs I really prayed for. Aside from the desire of staying at home for work and want to learn more of the business, it was also the time that my budget is running out so bad. 2nd week of February 2017, just before our conference, the Lord granted my prayers. They emailed me the job offer and it is all well compensated. I decided to start on the 1st day of March and the rest is history.

 

Everything happens for a reason, no matter how many failed submitted applications, there is always one successful treasure waiting for the right time with the right person. Never give up on the desires of your heart and never forget to pray for it, for the Lord will grant those prayers in His perfect time.

Thanks to Onlinejobs.ph for I had found the best journey to my online career.

 

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