My Monthly Memories: November 2K17

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Hi, there! It took me almost two weeks after November to write and partake in this blogging event called, #mymonthlymemories hosted by a gorgeous blogger, Basant She. I’ve been doing this every month post for almost about two years now and I always find pleasure. You may want to visit her wonderful blog entitled, The Socially Anxious Extrovert.

 

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I love those random memories that make me smile, no matter what’s going on in my life right now.

 

Enough with the introduction. With a lot of things going on in my life this year, I find myself doing things that I don’t usually do. I’m afraid, November is one of those months that I failed to write a post other than a monthly memory. Being a Freelancer or a work from home mother is not really an easy profession. It takes a lot of willpower, hard work, and dedication to succeed. I must admit, I’m not even halfway there but I’m learning and I feel good about it. There were days, I hit my keyboard, letting words flow freely then I would suddenly stop then lost it. I even thought one time, what’s wrong with me? Do I really lose my muse? Where and how can I find it?

Last month, I decided to go back to one of my hobbies – reading suspense thriller and investigative books. Lawrence Sanders, Scott Turow, and John Lescroart are my favorite legal thriller novelists. I’ve recently read The Fourth Deadly Sin, The 13th Juror, Presumed Innocent, Cruel Justice, and Lifeguard. I finished them all in a week. It’s nice to go back to old habits.

Last month of the year is finally here. I am positive that things will fall into place bit by bit. Here’s hoping for better days and more blogging time this month of December. Enjoy life!

 

 

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My Monthly Memories: October 2K17

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How time flies. It’s been about three days now since October had ended. So here I am, writing #mymonthlymemories. This is in response to a blogging event hosted by a pretty blogger, Basant She of The Socially Anxious Extrovert. For detailed instructions, kindly click here. I will be delighted to read your post.

 

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I love those random memories that make me smile, no matter what’s going on in my life right now.

 

Truth be told, the month of October is another tough month. Feeding five mouths with a limited income are but a pain. Not to mention the pile of bills waiting to be paid. It is more than a challenge to maintain composure in the midst of a financial crisis. Holding on to my resolve is really draining my energy. Welcome back, sleeplessness. I thought I will be able to beat you in no time. On a positive note, I was able to post articles and partake with blogging events like Three Line Tales, Weekly Writing Prompts, and Daily Prompts.

Others may find it odd, but I am still grateful to God for everything. These series of unfortunate events is but a part of life. I have no other choice but to face it head-on.  My faith that the best is yet to come is still greater than all of the difficulties and my heartbreaks combined. With this being said, I would like to share this song to all of you, hoping that you will find relief with the burdens you carry and your faith renewed.

 

I am learning to be kind to myself these days. I am now taking single-parenthood one step at a time. Patience is still not my thing and I doubt that it will be in the future but at least I am learning to calibrate it with my stubbornness. I have yet to find a long-term full-time job, I may be running out of time but I have put my trust in God, He knows exactly what I need. I can’t thank Him enough for all His loving-kindness. My children are healthy and I am still able to feed them.

Any help that I could get from relatives, friends and even strangers are much appreciated. I find myself thinking about this for several days and even nights and personally, I never thought I’d be this desperate. I have included a link to my most recent resume here, maybe you can recommend me if ever you stumbled upon a post for a home-based full-time job. May God bless us all.

Weekly Writing Prompt: Wishes

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for all best things
keep the faith, hold it firm
dream big lay all cards, your everything
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The prompt: WISHES

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The challenges this week are all about brevity:

Prose Challenge – Tell us a story about “three wishes” in 200 words.

Poetry Challenge – Write a cinquain on the theme of wishes.

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CINQUAIN  is a short, usually unrhymed poem consisting of twenty-two syllables distributed as 2, 4, 6, 8, 2, in five lines.

3Line Tales 44: Grim Reaper

 

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photo by: Julien Laurent

 

 

A stare that’s rude, daunting
Weary souls, its haunting
Blackest of blacks I’ve seen

 

I’d hate myself if I miss doing a Three-liner this week. Having said this, here’s my take. Hopefully, you’d enjoy reading as much as I enjoy writing a brief tale out of amazing photo prompts. This is hosted by a wonderful blogger, Sonya of Only 100 Words. Kindly join us, for details please click here.

Have a wonderful day, everyone!

Weekly Writing Prompt: Fragment

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Broken promises, shattered dreams
Heart and mind torn into pieces
Fragments of our shared memories
Cracks all around, everything’s in a mess
Through it all, I shine the brightest.

 

I have yet to find my muse this week but I still decided to force myself in writing at least. Thank God, I checked my inbox and found this ‘Weekly Writing Prompt Challenge‘ from a friend blogger, Kiwinana of Ramblings of a Writer.

Here’s my take, hopefully, you enjoy reading it. I would be delighted to read your thoughts or comments! Good Monday, everyone!

3Line Tales 44: Take Me

Five hours, forty-eight minutes
I’ve waited at the spot we first met
Fading image of you, my eyes wet

 

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photo by: Andre Benz

 

 

 

Hooray! Time for Three-lining again. I am more than excited to share my take on this wonderful blogging activity. You may want to join the fun of writing and reading brief stories or poems inspired by stunning photo prompts. For instructions, kindly click here or visit Sonya’s blog, Only 100 Words.

Have a great day, everyone!

Weekly Quotes To Ponder 43

 

People always say that the only constant thing in this world is change. This is somewhat true. I am the kind of person who is too sentimental to throw away something or someone I once grew fond of or adored. I even told a friend that the people I’ve loved remain in my heart no matter what. Whether they left me or betrayed me, there would always be a part of them etched in my soul. Wonderful memories shared with these people would always be a beacon to a day full of hope and positive feelings.

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Cheers to our ‘Weekly Quotes To Ponder‘ moment. I am so excited to share my thoughts about the quote above and to read your comments as well. Do you agree that at one point in your life you’ve gone through something or you experienced something that changed you and that no matter what you do, you can never go back to the old you?

I used to think that if someone truly loved us, their feelings won’t change, no matter what. That even infidelity, abandonment, and all other circumstances aren’t enough to ruin that kind of love. That’s how idealistic I am. I received so many hard blows to finally realize that though love never dies, people change. The person who is telling you that they love you with all his heart today may tell you the opposite in the future, who knows? Man is fickle. Emotion can change in a split second. It’s quicker than a blink of an eye that before you knew it, it changed your life forever. I think the most important thing here is, no matter what experiences we go through in this life, we must choose to be a better version of ourselves so that even if you can’t go back to who you were, you won’t regret it and it would surely put a smile on your face.

That’s it for now. Enjoy!