Letting go

Needing less

A few years ago, I learned new things and felt like a super woman. I thought I could do it all. Be a mom, a wife, and a blogger. I’ve never been good with time management but I love to multi-task despite the fact that I don’t accomplish much when I do so. I never learn.

So there I was, a few years back, committed to responsibilities that I thought I could manage. I did, marvelously, for a couple of years.

But things don’t always go as planned. I was consumed by the idea of it all and made some sacrifices just so I could focus on one thing. Sadly, I didn’t focus on what was, still is, important to me, my family. I was so focused on blogging and got so stressed out that I find myself wanting to put myself into seclusion so I could write, socialize online (to build my blogging network, or so I say) and just waste my time browsing the net (research). I made excuses that what I was doing was important. It gave us extra money, to spend on dining out and material things that are not important.

Then things went downhill. I got so frustrated because I invested so much into my blogs and I was no longer earning like I used to. I had a writer’s block and cannot update my blogs to attract more advertisers. I still visit my social media accounts but everything felt like blah to me.

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Hello Tiny Space Urban Living

Finally, finally, we are moving in.

work in progress paint

It took a year for us to save enough money to be able to fix things around the new flat. (Is it still called a flat even if we’re not paying rent?) It’s a 4-storey apartment style building built by my in-laws. We occupy the second floor while hubby’s siblings occupy the other floors. Of course, we also shared some funds in building the flat so we can customize according to our preferences, especially for the bathroom and the kitchen.

Our main goal for this year is to have the room painted so we can move out of the in-law’s main house. We wrongly estimated the working days of the painter we hired and it took more that 7 days to finish painting a 25 square metre room. It may look small but that size is the typical size of most condominiums in the metro.

Yes, welcome to the tiny space of urban living.

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