It was on February 2018 when I left my family, my stable job, my long-time boyfriend and my hometown all behind to follow my dreams. 

And my dreams led me to Manila.


From country life, to city life. 
From living with my parents, to renting in a condominium.
From having my own room, to sharing with five other people. 
From waking up in the view of mountain scenery, to waking up in the view of high-rise building.


And I'm liking it. Though, I miss my family, the home-cooked meals and my own space. But I couldn't be any prouder of myself for doing things that I don't usually do at home such as laundry and cooking.

It may sounds basic. Nevertheless, it's a good start.


And I didn't regret doing it. Even though my life here was not all happiness, unicorns and rainbows. But I did really met six girls in my journey whom became my friends and we named our viber group chat "unicorns."

So, if the six of you will see this post, thank you for bringing colors into my life.

Looking back to all the challenges I've been through, I realized that it is necessary to happen for me to learn and grow.

And I am so glad that through this blog I am able to share the mistakes I did and the lessons I learned that you should take note before you take a leap into the unknown. 

1. Financial

Work. Save. Travel. Repeat.

That's how I live my life when I was still living with my parents. In almost four years of working, I wasn't able to save money or invest in anything.

When I went to Manila, my pocket money was the last pay-check I got amounting to P15,000.00. That was only good for a month. Well, maybe it depends on how you handle your finances. But in my case, it was only good for a month. I handled it so tight. I felt so broke that time.

I'm not sure if I have said the words, "adulting is hard" or "living alone is hard." If I did, I'm gonna take it back. It's only hard because I wasn't prepared in that aspect.

Fortunately, I got a job in a financing company after two weeks.

But the lesson I learned will stay with me forever.

And it doesn't stop there. 

We must have a savings. Personal, contingency or whatever you may call. It's a must have. And so, investments. 

I am no financial advisor but I can share with you the blogs I read that helps a lot in my journey to financial freedom.

Just visit SavingsPinay

2. Mental

Sometimes, people around us can discourage us in reaching our goals in life. But, oftentimes, it is our own mind that do that. 

And that's even harder. 

I believe in the Law of Attraction that we attract what we are. So, to have a positive result we should feed our mind with positive thoughts.

If your mind will gives you what-if like,
"what-if I can't do it?" Counter it with another what-if like, "what-if you can?"

Just believe you can, and you're half-way there. -Theodore Roosevelt

Cliche, I know, but it did motivate me when I was about to make a big decision that will change my life forever.

It will surely motivate you, too. 

Another note, don't compare your life with other people because we have different phasing. 

Focus on your own journey. And enjoy every process of it. 🙂

3. Spiritual

Many plans are in man's heart but, the purpose of the Lord will prevail. 

So, it is very important to know God's will for each of us. 

You will know His will by reading the Bible. It is His way of talking to us. By reading it, you will not only know His Will but also His promises. 

Our God is a promise-keeper and my journey in finding a job that makes money will testify that He truly is. 

Here are the some out of so many promises of God that I hold on to:

This has been my life-verse since the day I decided to go out from my comfort-zone. Knowing that God is with us, gives us the confidence that we will not fall no matter how high we will jump.

When I arrived in Manila and started to go to different companies in different places. This verse gives me strength and courage to go wherever I have to because again God is with us. We may not see Him face to face but I know that He is the one behind those people who serves as my human google map, pointing me into the right directions.

Every pre-employment examinations and interview, this has always been in my prayer because, honestly, I can't do it on my own. I am just an average person blessed by God. 

Days passed. My mind is still on the positive level but my money is going to negative. The pressure of getting a job made me so exhausted. I can't help but cry on my situation. Then God gave me this verse that really comforted me. And then I cried again because of His faithfulness in my life that even I fail many times, He still remains. 

March 11, 2018, my 24th birthday. My employer called me on that day to let me know I'm hired! And what's amazing is, I'll be assign in Salcedo Village, the place I really prayed for! Indeed, God makes all things beautiful in His time. He waited for my birthday to come to give the good news and that employment is the best birthday gift ever! 

Now that you have read the promises of God, and the two other important aspects of life... It's time for you to pack your bags and go. 

Bon Voyage! 

I hope you could also share your journey with me. I'm so excited to hear it in wherever platform. Connect with me!  :") 

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So much love, 


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  2. Awesome content, Sweet! You got me reading every single sentence-- from the beginning til the end. Your blog reminded me of a quote by a great leader. He said "your future is a s bright as your faith". For that I truly admire your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you for sharing your life experiences. 😊

    1. Hi Inch! Thank you for your kind words and for also sharing that inspiring quote ��


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