Stranger things happen at the opening of the year.
Don’t buy anything. Don’t buy anything, I tell you, I muttered to myself come end of December, but after a few jaunts this weekend, I broke my first rule. But it was necessary, I thought, and I had lack of heart in stopping myself in buying what’s important. So I let $50 awash in purchasing a new journal (for my records), a scent (because adults must smell good at all times) and this blog’s new look, which I enjoy tweaking as of this moment. Feel free to enjoy your stay, and hit on some likes (it’s NEW!), and if you could, follow me on Facebook because it’s such a dandy thing to be there!
After pitying my companion dog for being stuck in his kernel much of the latter 2015, I decided to take him out on a morning walk. Chiba was a scaredy cat—a term not meant to digress his own species, but his lack of bravado (don’t worry, it’s his first time). We only walked a few meters and then we rolled back home. He returned a blissful dog, being greeted by our neighbors, including some little kids off to a head start for school. There will be more of these walks. I would take Toru, but he’s darn too heavy and strong for me.
I had a change of heart and pulled all my furniture in trying to remake my little working room, by which I get the chance to bask under the morning sun and enjoy a few hours of work overlooking my nice pink-curtained window. The reason behind this is my posture, due to the slanted position of the house, being erected more than 20 years ago (the ground is slowly caving in). Hours later, I had that same change of heart and pulled all my furniture back to their previous place, just because I wanted a bigger middle space, and I’m a creature of habit.
The decision came too lightly, and so did the works, but Oh Marvelous will be soon completely transferred to its Tumblr home after a few days of proper domain redirection. Its own WordPress site will be retained as a souvenir, just in case I need a back-up platform in the future. For now, I’m enjoying the company of my new followers, reading my old design-themed posts from 2011-2012. Feels sweet to be seen by Tumblr’s amazing demographic.
I am currently suffering from a bad case of UTI and it’s just among the unfortunate effects of my holiday eating. I have been stuffing myself with junk food every now and then, my bad, along with the savory meat and carb viands served on the table. Such a pity that I am not a fan of coconut juice nor can I drag myself away from salty chips. I need to survive, somewhat, so here I am gulping water whenever I can.
New Year’s Resolution
Sorry to say, but my resolution for this year runs off a bit of a downhill, something which I proudly call to be less expectant. Indeed, in this point in life, I feel like the antitheses of every optimist; although I might say it is positivity in itself (or to be more clear: contentment). However, if there’s something I sought to do, it’s to show gratitude and love to my parents and brother, who bore with me despite fully freeloading the entire year 2015. That year felt like a tragedy for me, but I had them on my side and I never felt unwanted or wanting. This year, I guess I should give back with kindness, love, respect and support they deserve. It’s about time.
I have always been doing things full-witted but with fear, so now I tickle myself in shaving off half of both elements and see what it comes to. So far, the jumps have brought me good feelings—perhaps brought about by the fresh new start, but I’d like to keep on, because there’s a lot of new things to try, and old fears to throw.
Love that my blog looks confident, imposing and chic—a big difference from the shy, grayscale tone my old theme has. It’s agreeing with my personality change; to seize the day, to make my own marks. I feel like my own boss lately, and the beauty of freelance life is slowly sinking into me like a wonderful euphoria. I have found my place. Now, all I need is to grow it.