Dailies: 03 | Hibernation Learnings

January is easily my favorite month because 1) I turn a year older and 2) it marks the start of another 365-day adventure in this place we call Earth. ๐Ÿ˜€ I ended last year feeling a bit meh, and to be honest, I had to sort out personal issues I had to deal with. Which also leads us to me hibernating this month until February — so today I’m just dropping by to share a fewย things that transpired over my “supposed” days and weeks off work. News flash: I’m still working. But for the record, it’s been lesser in volume. ๐Ÿ˜€

Learning the art of chill

(Friends, if you’re reading this, please be proud!)

Hibernating for me is so impossible. So yes, I read. I go out. I work. But I work as needed, and I only allot a few hours to wrack my brain cells and use up a huge chunk of my energy — except when I workout ๐Ÿ˜› I’ve been learning to worry less, live more, explore more, ask more questions. Constantly curious? That’s me. But with this new age, I find myself in a state of calm (except, my desk is crazy as hell) and realizing there are things that can be done in the next day, or in the next week. Today, I can chill as I wish. ๐Ÿ˜€

Much thanks to my manager Tricie who is generally ~chill~ about things and telling me to not worry on a regularย basis. (I mean, really, she keeps my life together when I can’t function anymore. TY achi!)

Work-free weekends

I never knew the importance of having nothing planned on Saturday afternoons and Sunday mornings…not until recently. I’ve been going out a lot. I’ve been seeing my best friends, having coffee with my favorite people, doing generally nothing work-related but having fun. ๐Ÿ™‚ For the past two years I’ve reserved weekends for brainstorming, working, tiring my eyes out, while everyone else takes breaks and unwinds. Well, looks like I’ve become one of them. ๐Ÿ˜€

Always grateful for food, friends, and fun <3

Self-imposed Escapes

Two weeks ago I tagged along a weekday trip to Baguio with the Googly Gooeys family! ๐Ÿ˜€ I realized I love the woods, among all other nature things ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m scared of the water, so anything terrestrial is okay with me. I also loved the cold weather, getting to read, catching the golden hour, and above all, good food and awesome company. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much Tippeh and Pong! <3

(BTW, the cover photo for this post is a photo view from Pong’s Mamiya film camera. Coolio!)

Little Wonders

There really is nothing like getting to wake up to a workspace brimming with brightness. I feel very Rapunzel in this attic but the silence really allows me to take in beautiful things, think of so many ideas, and give me a creative boost when I need it. Except I really, really, REALLY have to fix the mess that is on my desk as I am typing this entry. LOL.

I haven’t been journaling diligently every dayย but I’ve been writing every day. How weird is that? I’m really pushing myself to try getting my thoughts out more. Let’s hope this does the trick. ๐Ÿ™‚

Can I just say that I’ve been gluing my eyes on this B magazine (specifically this issue) because it’s SO INTERESTING? Or maybe because Iย love books. I find it so insightful. Penguin Books, u r cool. (Thanks Koko for lending me this!!!)

Venturing into new things

NGL, I’ve never been so scared or excited to work on a project like this. I’m working again with Summit Books and I’ll spill more about that…soon. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m happy I get to work with a team now (a real editorial team!) and brainstorm with so many minds. Looking forward to see the progress in the coming months.

Hello from the Asian version of Gayle King & Oprah Winfrey! Hahahahahaha. #claimingit ๐Ÿ˜€

#ABCReadSearch will be revealed very soon. Exciting times! <3

Celebrating creativity

Last weekend was my journaling workshop. First for the year! First event, too, and I’ve been really hands-on coordinating with Fully Booked & IFEX to make sure this goes well. And it did! ๐Ÿ˜€

So, so grateful to everyone who came and supported. I’m so glad most of you made new friends and spent the afternoon geeking out on journaling and decorating your pages. <3

Mega thank you to Tippeh for dropping by, Team ABC and Team IFEX for all the help and support! Will share more about it soon ๐Ÿ™‚

Sooo that’s about it so far. How was your January? ๐Ÿ™‚

Abbey

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