May was a whirlwind of emotions – from trying to earn from blogging to being a workaholic to learning how to laundry clothes to adjusting every aspect of my life. May has been a lot to handle. There’s a lot of stories to tell. Will this post be enough to document everything?

If we were having coffee, I’d remind you that I have WordAds running on my blog. I have low expectations on this one. However, when May rolled in and I checked how much I earned and saw $0.01, I was so excited and hopeful that my expectations got a little high, lol. I ended up checking it from time to time in hopes that April’s revenues would be a dollar at least. It was only a couple of days ago that April’s revenue reflected and lo and behold it was still $0.01. The painful lesson I learned here is that I’m probably not going to earn from blogging and there’s nothing wrong with that. The main reason why I blog is to document and share my story. It isn’t to earn (although if I earn it would be great). It’s just a funny story and reminder that sometimes what we want won’t always happen. The road might be long and disheartening but never forget to look on the bright side. Just look at all my amazing blogging friends and my goodness, the lessons I’ve learned through it all. Regardless of the monetary gain I may or may not end up having, blogging is worth it.

If we were having coffee, I probably wouldn’t want to share with you my work-related stress but since you want all the juicy stuff, I’ll still share it with you. πŸ˜‰ Work has been stressful. There’s just too much on my plate. I’m also aiming for a promotion since I feel that the tasks I’m doing are for the next level already. I’m pushing myself a lot. The early weeks of May were extremely stressful but nowadays I’m getting used to the drill. I’m not going to expect any promotion this year but I will try my best. I really want the promotion for money. I’m already feeling I’m doing the next level work, it might as well reflect on my payslip, right?

If we were having coffee, here’s the fun update you all want to know. How is life a month after moving in with the hubby? It’s been a rollercoaster of sorts. There are a lot of ups and downs. Let’s start with the fun stuff, chores. I hate doing them but it needs to be done. From doing the laundryΒ to mopping the floor to cleaning up after us, there are a lot of things that need to be done. I dislike how the weekends don’t feel like the weekends anymore. We haven’t been on a date since we moved here! T_T I know, I know, we have to find a way to include it in our lives but guys how do you do it?

Cooking has been a good way to relieve my stress lately. I love cooking and I am hoping that if I do this consistently I could be confident enough to actually invite people over and cook for them, lol. I did post about trying Tasty recipes. I’m going to turn it into a series. Please pray for me! I’m really loving cooking but I’m scared too. Food isn’t cheap and I feel like I’m just playing sometimes, lol. What if it’s not edible?

Remember all that brouhaha over commuting last month? Well, it’s still an issue for me. It’s an even bigger issue now since the rainy season is almost here! I’m not sure how to survive with Grab being unreliable lately and commuting under the rain. I’m getting slightly worried about it but I’ll probably worry about it more once the rainy season begins officially. Can I waterproof myself?

If we were having coffee, I’m going to end this month by saying that I’m declaring June as reading month. Not only do I have a lot to read (books and ebooks) but also my husband finally brought over his book collection! I am so excited to start reading again.

How was your May like? Tell me more in the comments below!


Faves for May 2018.

Watched

Mute

Blacklist (I honestly didn’t like it but it kept me preoccupied for most of May)

Heard

New Light by John Mayer

A Good Night by John Legend

Prayers Up by Calvin Harris

Read

10 Things I Wish I Knew About my Partner

15 Ways to Cut Down Your Daily Expenses

Netflix: Black Mirror

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About the Author Kat

To keep it short and simple: I'm twenty-eight years old. Still plenty young, but not as young as I used to be.

30 comments

    1. Alam ko nakwento mo na to before. Talagang hindi mo kasundo si boss ha!! Sayang naman. Ang ganda na sana ng situation mo diyan!! Di ba pwedeng siya ang umalis? LOL

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  1. If I didn’t read that you’re taking Grab, I wouldn’t know you’re a filipina. Hehe 😁 anyway, just keep on doing what you’re doing. Soon that $0.01 will be hundreds din 😍😍 i get paid by posting sponsored posts but in all honesty I’m tired of them already πŸ™Š I miss blogging for myself, not for work. I miss blogging even mundane things. This weekend I hope I’ll be able to post something personal again. πŸ™‚

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    1. Grabe si Glaiza!! Lagi ako nagccomment sa mga posts mo lol. πŸ˜› Kwento mo naman paano ka nagkakaron ng sponsored posts! Of course blogging for me is fun pero sa hirap ng buhay ngayon kung pwede kumita on the side, bakit natin tatanggihan yan diba? And yes, I’d like to read more personal posts from you again! (Can’t wait for you and Andy to travel again for more posts/pictures from you guys!) πŸ˜€ All the best! ❀

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      1. Aww. Sorryyy. Hindi ko na naaalala kung sino mga nagcocomment. Haha. Hindi na kasi ako masyado active dito sa WP pero balak ko ulit maging active dito. 😁😁
        Sa mga sponsored posts naman, masipag ako dati magpadala ng proposals sa mga brands πŸ˜‚ may mga ayaw pero meron din pumapayag for collaboration. Email mo ako glaizapixie@gmail(dot)com sendan kita media kit na super helpful sa pagpipitch sa mga brands. πŸ˜‰

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      2. Oh wooow!!! Ikaw pala talaga ang lumalapit.. Ganon ba talaga yun? LOL tapos heto ako umaasa na sila lalapit sa akin lol.

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      3. Dati yan. Ako talaga nagsesend. Haha. Pero ngayon naghihintay na lang din ako. Nakaka pressure din kasi eh kapag nagsabay sabay silang magreply at magrequire ng blog post πŸ˜‚

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  2. With three kids and a couple of dogs, my mom had to call out for help to clean the house. They usually came every other weekend or once a month. That gave her and my dad some quality time. Of course we helped out with the dusting and cleaning out the yard too. πŸ˜€

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    1. I’m seriously thinking of doing the same BUT we only have a small unit it’s not financially right to do it. I just need to find more time and fight this laziness hahaha!

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  3. Or you can look for a new job na! Ang hirap daw mapromote diyan kasi πŸ˜› sayang naman yung increase!

    Also, I can super relate to the commuting issue! Since I’m not working from home na, jusmiyo, sobrang dasal dasal nanaman ako every day na hindi ako abutin ng ulan sa kalsada!

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    1. Gusto ko na din in terms of money, pero kasi feel ko yung skills ko di ko pa kaya sa labas. Sympre dev role….pag pinagdevelop mo ako nga nga lang AHAHAHAHAH!!! But in time yan… wait lang tayo!

      Kamusta ka lately? Kahapon lang basang basa ako. Hindi na nakakatuwa 😦

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    1. It’s hard right! I totally miss my regular weekends lol but spending all the time with my husband is still worth it! Congratulations on your engagement! When are you planning to get married?

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