Hallllloooooo! I know I know, it’s been a while since I’ve last written a post and I say it all the time, haha! But to be really honest, lately, blogging has felt more like extra work! One of the reasons why I started this blog was because I wanted a creative outlet away from the corporate world. It’s supposed to be fun, inspiring. Most of you probably know I work full time – I’m at my work for 10 hours a day, 5 days a week – the majority of my time is spent in front of a laptop screen and the last thing I want to do when I get home is get in front of the computer again!
I’ve been very unmotivated the past month. Can’t really pinpoint the reason behind it – I feel like I need a whole week or a whole month to just sleep and binge watch TV series. Anyway, I’m sitting here at home just writing what ever comes to mind; thinking about all the backlog posts I have from my Europe+Israel vacation last year March to April. I’ve also been reading a lot of my past posts and realizing that I’ve come so far! A lot of my family and friends support my blog and it’s incredibly humbling. Thanking everyone for supporting this love and dream of mine. Gives me warms fuzzy inside ❤ Now that I’ve taken a short break from blogging, I’m reminded that writing should always just be about writing. Writing to sooth the soul, to clear the mind, to inspire. Writing just for the love of it. ❤
I’m fully aware that this post is very muddled, my thoughts are scattered. Basically there is no point to the first part of this post – just me explaining my one month hiatus (haha!). To conclude… I’ve decided to change up my blog a little – introducing more categories to my blog, other than travel I also want to start writing about food (yes, I love eating!), about life, about random things – anything and everything!
Also, it was very hard to click publish on this post – I drafted this about a week or two ago – not so comfortable writing my personal thoughts for the world to see but hey! apparently – “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone”.
Anyyyyywayyyy, to kick off this “new and improved” blog of mine, I’ve decided to add a new segment –> Life Lately! I’m sure a lot of you have seen this on other blogs, although I’m not so sure who started it. It’s going to be a monthly thing – just me writing about what I’ve been up to lately, things I like, things I don’t like, new discoveries, new adventures; basically anything under the sun!
For the first installment in this series, I’ll just go through my latest 9 photos on my Instagram feed! I’ve been more active than usual lately, you guys can follow me and watch my IG stories! Hehe. Username: @johnapgnt <3
- This is me in Tambo Lake
My family and I went on a ATV adventure in Capas, Tarlac. It was a lot of funnnn! The sun was out and we were off roading through the water, through the dirt, through the mud, passing by carabaos. Such an awesome experience! Writing about it soon!
- Venice Canals
Posted a throwback photo of Venice because Venice is just stunning! Definitely miss being in Europe. Can’t wait to be back and explore more.
- Happy Planners!!!
Asked my auntie from the US to buy me a few Happy Planners when they went on sale during Black Friday. These two were the boxed undated sets that came with stickers, a pen and some sticky notes. Got these for only $17 each! PS. You’ll definitely be seeing more planner related posts on my blog too – hahaha!
- Washi Tapes
I love washi tapes!!! I’ve also been selling them (P25 and P40 each!), you can PM me for the available items – #shamelessplugging.
- Planner Spread
In addition to my washi tape craze, I’ve also been loving pretty planner stickers! Although I’ve always loved stickers, even when I was a little kid – I’d have sticker books and packets and packets of stickers. I think I still have a few of them lying around! Bought some sticker paper from NBS, downloaded some free printables only and violà! Ain’t it pretty???? 😀
One of the many new food parks (they’re popping up everywhere!) in Pampanga! Finally met up with my college besties! Can’t even remember the last time we hung out. It’s hard to set a date when everyone’s available. Ahhh, the working life.
- March quote
Nuffffffffsaid – love these beautiful quotes in my classic Happy Planner!
The Florence Basilica is so beautiful. The detailing is just amazing – also currently written about my family’s quick day tour. Watch out for it!
- Me and Brownieeeee
One of my five dogs. So cuteeeeeeeeeeee!!!