Sometimes, you just need a little push to actually start setting things in motion.
I enrolled myself in basic(!) swimming lessons through our company’s swimming club but found myself not motivated to even make it to the gym where the lessons are held, last week. I felt pretty proud of myself yesterday – classes start at 7AM and even though I woke up at 6AM, I managed to prepare in just 15 minutes and arrive at exactly 7AM (thank goodness it didn’t have to take one hour to get there, which is my usual commute time).
As you may have also read, I’ve been getting my hand at doing simple DIY projects. All because I would want to do most of our home by ourselves (that is, when the partner and I have finally purchased a lot and have the house’s foundations and frames built). Plus, it pays to be handy once in a while.
The other day, I brought my daughter to the office, for the second time (that she can finally walk and interact anyway). As usual, she was not one to easily approach people who gave her attention. She usually wants to be carried and hugs me (or the daddy) like a sloth hugs a tree. Haha. That especially happens when crowds surround her.
The daughter has the sort of personality that sometimes embarrass us when with people (friends or family). She doesn’t want people touching her or holding her, especially those that she doesn’t know.
Today has been a pretty dull day at the office – I had nothing to do since my assigned task had already been done two days ago (and yesterday I had to go back to fix a non-existent bug armf). What was there to do? Try out new things, of course! Or more precisely, continue new adventures that had been left in the air days, weeks, months, or even (a) year(s) ago!
Yes, I am actually a software developer by profession (received by BS in Computer Engineering two years ago) but I used to do freelance writing part time back in college. For a year now, I’ve tried to get off from the pressured environment of article writing and decided to stay in blogging so I could write as a hobby.
One of the things that the partner and I (and now the daughter) share a passion for are books. Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to read as much as we would have because life often gets in the way. Although, I am actually at a much better position than the partner in the recent months.
Last year, I challenged myself to read about 100 books for the entire year but reduced it to probably a half or two-thirds after rediscovering the challenge by November. Haha. Thank goodness there were new baby books to read – I actually included them in my Goodreads account since I wish to write book reviews in the future (if I actually have both the time to read AND write about them). I still did poorly though.
For 2014, I challenge myself to read a hundred books again (see the widget at the right sidebar), from January to December, although I hope to go beyond that number once we have more books ordered for the daughter (I recommend this site because they have free shipping!). To date, I only have eight on my list, three of which are from the daughter’s library. Haha. What a shame.
It has been a year since the partner and I started becoming very passionate about aiming for financial freedom. It was mostly because of the need to become responsible parents to our daughter.
As such, I would like to share with you guys the things that I have learned after scouring through the internet (looking at both local and foreign finance blogs) on financial freedom.
Following the roadmap to financial freedom success is not without difficulty but you can use this “fund guide” so you’d be sure that you’ve built a stable-enough foundation for your financial future:
If you’re in the working force then you are pretty much covered by the basics – PhilHealth, HMO. This is very important if you do not want to experience the shock of your life after looking at the hospital bill for, say, getting yourself or a child or relative admitted for three days because of diarrhea. (Thank goodness we had my parents to back us up then.)