“The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day.” ― David Foster Wallace
I can’t believe that it’s Friday again. I should be happy because it’s weekend already, which means longer time together with the wife. On the other hand, I’m a little upset because I think the only thing I did that’s productive enough this week was cleaning our balcony and mopping the kitchen floor. I’m up to date with my client works and I’m feeling ecstatic working with them (especially if it’s something new), yes, however, I feel like I still have a lot of pending things to do. I accepted an offer to monetise my blog by posting OOTDs for at least 3 times a week. I also got a package yesterday from another partner, free clothes in exchange of product reviews and advertising, which gave me pending contents to write about. All of these only mean one thing – I have to be (hyper)active in blogosphere and that also mean squeezing more time for it!
My brain is actually overfilled with ideas, but materialising them is quite hard. For someone who doesn’t have an office-based job, people would think that I have all the time in the world to do whatever I want. It’s not true. It’s even more of a struggle than comfort because oftentimes it’s a huge fight between you and your self-discipline. Talk about discipline here. It’s like drinking wine the way my wife and I eat ice cream – totally abusive. As a matter of fact, heaps of ice cream sandwich wrappers from last night’s gorging on sweets were on our kitchen sink when I woke up this morning. I gathered them in and put them inside our trash bin and right below, were bottles of wine. As far as I remember, we went grocery shopping last Tuesday, supposedly Monday but we were too lazy to get up early. Among other kitchen necessities we bought were 2 boxes of ice cream sandwich (each box contains 10 pieces) and 6 bottles of wine. We finished the last bottle of wine the next day (Wednesday) and the last piece of one box of ice cream was devoured yesterday (Thursday). Just imagine how truly hard it is to fight with discipline? Especially with something you’re really addicted to. With me, music sometimes also eats up my time that I always end up sound tripping than doing my obligations.
Aside from self-discipline, I’m struggling with time management, too. This week, I tried dividing my time and did things in a given period of time. For example, I gave myself an hour to do social media marketing for my blog such as growing my Instagram followers and populating my blog posts on other social networking sites. But one hour, really, is not enough. And I won’t spend so much time on something that I’m not earning enough. Maybe someday.
What’s important for me though is being able to cook for my wife on time, groom the house before she gets back home from work and report to my clients on time (as possible). These things sound simple and easy but as a matter of fact time consuming. Housewives prolly can tell?
Looking at the brighter side, I think I’m more productive now than before when I was living a single, carefree life in PH. It just really bothers me whenever I have pending tasks to do, like what I told you, my collab works for #theshoenazi. Truth is, I feel like I’m also working a fulltime job being a wife and my other half as the boss or client. Why? — because I have to perform and give my best to keep my position, too. 😛
Outfit of the day was from more or less two weeks ago. No shoes shots because as I have said in my previous post, I stupidly soaked myself in the muddy side of the road that day.
Outfit of the day:
Pull & Bear sunnies (top fave!)
Kultura Filipino necklace
Top bought in Ibiza
Forever 21 sandals