More than 2 weeks have passed since I last posted an update on this blog. In the 5 1/2 years I have been blogging this is the longest I have been without a new entry. I am tempted to say that my schedule has been very full these days (and it is, incredibly so) but the real reason for my silence, whether I like it or not, I am experiencing a blogging burn-out. There are 2 contributing factors to this: the lay-out of this blog and Facebook. Back in my Tabulas and pre-social networking days, on times when I don’t feel like writing a long entry, I can just post an interesting photo with 2 or 3 lines then I’m fine. Doing such won’t be visually pleasing to this site so I mostly do them on Facebook.
If there is one thing I would really love to do blogwise is another major design overhaul. Two weeks ago I got my first PAYING web design assignment (screenshot of preview of the work-in-progress in photo above) and it has me all fired up again to start typing codes and putting the stylus pen into work (the latter is courtesy of Lanie’s generous husband=). Whenever I look at this blog nowadays I just itch to apply the cool things I’ve seen in other websites esp with the use of Flash program.
Speaking of Flash, I’ve long wanted to learn this program but aside from not having the expensive software, my PC doesn’t have the computer power to support it. Then several months ago I read that a library from another suburb has a digital studio that is open for free use to it’s residents. Name any digital/graphic programs and they have it aside from the green room, video cameras etc. Problem is I am not a resident. It was confirmed when I inquired in person. So what did Geri do? I emailed their admin and offered to volunteer in exchange for the use of this much coveted studio, and guess what? I will start next week. Hi-tech digital learning here I come!
Then last Friday when having lunch with a former officemate, I was told that there is a vacant position in the team I used to work with and another officemate (*the power of keeping old friends and networking) told my former boss that I was still looking for a job. So Chris sent a message to my lunchdate that I could apply for my old job back again. Meaning full-time. So I will be typing an application letter and résumé later in the day. Nothing’s definite yet, but the prospect of returning to an 8-5 job has me in a panic mode, there’s so many things I want to do – Tom’s website, Evan’s photo books, compilation of Evan’s videos etc.
Last but not the least, the marathon – LOL. It’s 2-3 weeks away. Yesterday I ran my longest run of 20 miles and thank goodness my running schedule will be tapering off until the d-day.
So I don’t know how to fit everything into my day that’s also divided between caring for Evan, keeping the house, cooking and of course, my understanding husband. If only I could get up at 4am… As I told my mom over the phone, on moments I feel frustrated career/passion-wise because I am kept full doing domestic responsibilities, I just think of my tita Julie in the Philippines raising 6 kids without a maid, who started her business at the age of 47 which eventually became an empire 29 years later.
I would like to believe that all these will eventually come together into one big creative outlet for me. What it is – that I have yet to find out.