Hello I’m Riz. I’m 29 and this is my blog. I wear many hats but for the past 2 years, my favorite ones are these: wife and mommy. So let me start off with that.
Wife & Mom
David and I got married in August 2011 after more than a decade of friendship and long-distance “it’s complicated” relationship. He lived in New York with his family for 10 years, but now we’re based in Manila and raising our little family here. I like talking about him and the things we learn about marriage in this blog. After all, as far as chasing dreams is concerned, this life with him has been one of my greatest dreams. Ours is a love story that’s simply not possible without God’s immeasurable love and grace. You can find a longer version of our love story in our wedding website.
God has been so good to us, there’s no denying that.
So, six months into being husband and wife, we got the biggest surprise of our life: I was pregnant with twins! We didn’t see that coming. We want to have babies alright, but never imagined having two babies at once. It’s been quite a ride, this past year. Our twin girls are 3 months old at the time of this writing. And while I’ve experienced the challenges and struggles of being a mother, I’ve been loving and enjoying this season of my life more than anything. Actually, I enjoy it so much I launched a mommy website with a friend. Come visit! :)
I have been a blogger for more than a decade. I tried many blog platforms (tabulas, livejournal, blogspot, wordpress), and owned 3 different domain names before finally settling down on this one. This blog was born in July 2009 and has been existing as a channel where I document my life, and my dreams, and my faith, and everything in between. I know “life” and “dreams” and “faith” are broad terms, I guess that’s why for the longest time, this blog existed without a particular niche.
In March 2010, I attended a conference called “Power of a Dream”, and there it was affirmed to me that God has blessed me with a channel, albeit a small readership, that has a potential to reach people who are needing hope, encouragement, and inspiration. It is in that note that I continue blogging about my life, only this time, with the intention of making a positive change, inspiring people, and encouraging them to dream big.
So that, in a nutshell, is what you’re going to find here. With lots of honest-to-goodness storytelling, creative projects, and real-life photographs, I pray that somewhere in these pages you will find the inspiration you’re looking for.