I can't believe that I'm almost done with this challenge; which means the year's about to end, too. Hello, 2014 very, very soon! Speaking of new hellos. My 41st AML will soon say hello to a baby boy. Altogether now, awwww. Naku muthers, if there's one person that I'm really inggit with, yan ay ang buntis. Hihi. Yuhh, my jowabelle and I are really doing our best to get pregnant real soon. I think I need some preggynspiration from my featured mom here, Aimee. She's one of those mom bloggers that I really read! She's not the type who does reviews or attends events all the time but her blog's contents are very readable. I guess it's her charm (and crystals? chos) that wooed me to always come back for more of her stories. So glad she answered my a la slumbook A Mom's Life questions.
AGE: Turning 34 this November :-)
CHILD, AGE: 4 year old Tala and a soon-to-be-born baby boy. We're keeping the name a secret for now.
OCCUPATION: Events Manager
FAVORITE OUTFIT: I'm a t-shirt and jeans/shorts kind of gal. Flat shoes all the way because sadly, I can never walk in heels.
MUST-HAVE BEAUTY COSMETIC: I can't live without eyebrow products! I don't care if I have a bare face, but the eyebrows have to be groomed at all times because your brows frame your face. Yes kahit sa grocery lang ako pupunta, groomed parin brows ko.. hihi. My current fave is the K-Palette 24h Tattoo Eyebrow pen.
HOBBIES: Reading fiction, Biking, Blogging and blog-hopping, Instagramming (can that be counted as a hobby? haha), Playing with my 4 year old and once in a while indulging on simple DIY projects to keep my creative juices flowing.
CURRENT READ: I am currently reading Haruki Murakami's "Norwegian Wood". When I need a YA break, I also read "Allegiant", the third installment of the Divergent Series by Veronica Roth.
FAVORITE DOMESTIC DUTY: Washing the dishes. It's the only thing I'm good at! haha
GUILTY PLEASURE: I'm a sucker for reality TV shows like Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Giuliana and Bill and the like.
2013 GOAL: I have two goals this year. First, is to go on our first out of the country trip as a family. It did not happen this year but for good reason. And that reason is goal number 2, which is to get knocked up again! And it happened! I kind of went crazy over fertility apps, Chinese gender calendars...you name it. haha. Long story. So I guess that means goal number one will just have to wait. Besides, I think it will be more awesome once we travel as a family of four! Can't wait for that!
Queen B says: Uhm, muther? Okay lang share mo sa akin ang long story at Chinese gender calendar na yan. ;)
That both my kids will grow up as responsible, kind-hearted adults.
That they will be granted the gift of wisdom, discernment
and right-decision making
especially in the midst of difficult and challenging situations.
That they will be strong enough to fight their own battles
and that they will always be happy
and at peace with themselves and their decisions.
As far as career path goes, I dream that my kids will grow up as artists with good entrepreneurial skills (not a very common match I know haha). But if they do decide that the corporate world is more their thing, then my dream is that they will find genuine fulfillment and happiness in the path they choose.
Queen B says: Oh my, Aimee! I have that same career dream for my girl. Haha! When I chose the SAHM life, I realized that the college degree that I would really encourage her to take would be a business-related course. So when she becomes a mom, she can choose to stay at home and be her own boss. But yes, I still want her to hone her talents (yes, plural hihi).
This is my mantra. You see, I used to be a perennial pessimist. This stems from growing up with an ultra-worrywart mother who trained me to anticipate all the dangers that I can possibly encounter in this world. I won't get into details. You wouldn't even believe me if I told you. I think that sort of messed me up as a kid. haha. Don't get me wrong. My mom is awesome. Hi mom! Love you! (Biglang ganun. haha)
Anyway, I grew up where my default reaction to situations was to always think of the worst-case-scenario. Unknowingly, I was taking those thoughts in and meditating on them. Of course, with that kind of thinking, pretty much all my worst fears happened! It's as if I called it upon myself! I had to change that way of thinking (which was not easy mind you!) and had to do a 360 to switch my mindset. It's still an on-going process.
Worrying is a big fat waste of energy and is the same thing as praying for something you don't want to happen, that's what I've learned. And since I've learned to become more positive with the way I think and function, my life has changed drastically. Blessings have poured in so rapidly that it simply takes my breath away. It's amazing how you can change your life simply by changing the way you think.
Queen B says: Word. I avoided people who give me bad thoughts and just like that, I have more space in my heart to empathize and think rationally, in case I need to. Thank you, Aimee for being a part of my blog's 2013 story. Can't wait to see your little Mr. D. I'm serious about you sharing that Chinese gender calendar thingy. Hahaha! Have a safe and sweet delivery, soon. :*
i am Aimee Diego
i am Aimee Diego