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The Financial Diet or TFD, hosted by Chelsea Fagan, has been a great tool for my journey towards financial freedom. They are giving tips and real talks on how you spend and save your money. TFD also share things that influences your financial life.

TFD has a magic wand to remind you of how you and yourself can achieve a happy financial life. Their hosts talk and share real life experiences on money, like opening a savings account and leaving it to rot. They also discuss ways to keep you on track with your financial life, and make the best of every cent you have.

Today I checked their channel and watched TFD’s discussion on how your brain pushes you to financial strain, and how to deal with it.

Engagement and wedding photos flow through my social media accounts nowadays. They’re pretty, memorable, yet nerve wracking for me that I contemplate on how those pictures and videos affect my 28-year-old self.


Remember my post about me doing a blood test to confirm if I have an autoimmune disease? From that time I posted it, I was on the edge…

I felt like a white rose stained by blood. Do I have an auto- immune disease? Am I the lucky family member who inherited that toxic DNA?


My colleague asked me how do I know when someone is true to me or not.

I was overwhelmed by her question. It’s not a first but it’s been a long time since I was asked about this topic. So I did not know what to say at first.


When you decided to release your years of guilt, like an cutting your hair, you would feel lighter. I thought that was the case.


I submitted 5ml of my blood to our laboratory and the result is overwhelming that I bowed my head and uttered a prayer.


A Lazy First Day of The Year

Posted: January 1, 2018 in Personal
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It’s the first day of 2018. I opened eyes and saw in a huge bold four- letter word ‘lazy’ in the ceiling. Why today? I’ve loads to do!


In my newly found cafĂ©, my nasal cavity inhales that 2017 is slowly coming to an end. It’d be four days to go.

I took my notebook, and made a list on what I’d wish to accomplish next year.

Avoid Too Much Unnecessary Buys

This year I bought tons of unnecessary items. I paid for them not seeing the consequences of not using them ‘accurately’. I purchased a summer dress that until now I did not wear.

Last January, I splurged myself a white tee that I only wore once. I bought three new denims with the same genre, and just wore two of them. I shopped for the new Adidas Ultraboost, hoping that I’d use it on my morning run in our village. Since I arrived home, I did not accomplish running around the village. I will keep these unnecessary items to be reminded that I will only buy important things.

Learn More and Train Harder

My past job stuck me in an area. It put me in a department where I did not practice my nursing profession thoroughly. I was binded by handing instruments of a dentist, and inserting intravenous fluids. So in the coming year, I look forward in joining an institution that would challenge me and my capabilities.

I am excited to be pacing around the ward with new skills to learn. I would also like to be trained and mentored by a motivating senior.

For 2018, I am preparing to enroll in a class to enhance my nursing skills. It’d be either on emergency nursing or oncology or pediatric nursing.

Keep Priorities On

At this point of my life, my priority is having a house and lot. I purchased one with a little help from my thoughtful aunt. I am now left with paying the monthly amortization. I keep tabs on this for the coming year.

House mortgage is a pain in the ass. It’d eat my salary. It would mean maximum sacrifice. But I should not keep this off. I already made this my motivation for 2018 and the coming year.

Stick to a Side Hustle

I dropped my writing and online marketing skills two years ago. I focused on being a nurse. And I felt a hole on my heart.

Before 2017 ends, I searched for any online marketing part- time jobs, hoping I’d find one by the first month of 2018. When I’d have a side hustle, I’d stick to it and nourish it like what I did years ago to give myself a feeling of great joy.

My caramel macchiato is gone cold now. Happy New Year in advance, folks!

I have been planning of what’s my next step would be if my contract as a travel nurse ends. I spent hours after my shift researching online and jotting on a piece of paper or on my notepad what I’ve found. Then at the end of it all, I’ll disregard what I wrote and went to sleep because I have another day (a year to be exact) to plan.

But what if I don’t have another day to plan what’s my next move in life? Will I just keep my plan, and follow it? Or will I just throw them and take the consequences of no- plan- at- all life? (more…)