For a month that’s so short, I think I instagrammed way too much. :) ‘Couldn’t help it if the month was full of so many instagram-worthy moments. It’s the month of love after all!
My kind of Valentines. The night before Valentines Day I told my husband I wanted a bouquet of asters, and we went around the mall and the Catholic church nearby to find a flower vendor who sells only asters. We couldn’t find any, to my dismay. Just the same, I woke up in the morning with a bouquet of asters (and some carnations in this lovely shade of pink that I love) from my husband, and I marvel once more how this guy makes even my small wishes come true. We also picked up this pink ombre cake from our favorite cakery, The Royal Piccadilly, and prepared a special home-cooked dinner at home. Definitely my kind of Valentines Day. ♥
I started lettering again. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’ll know that I tried to learn a bit of calligraphy, only I realized that I’m not very good (and not very patient) with calligraphy ink and nibs. Earlier this year I tried to take on a brush pen instead and my, did I FALL IN LOVE WITH IT. So I’ve been making a lot of mess around here lately, with my new best friend Koi brush, and just in, this Zig Cocoiro brush tip. I think I found the tools that work for me. :)
And then there’s Pursuit Manila, and our special Valentines gathering last Feb 21. The event was just one day, but the preparation for that took weeks of sleepless nights, non-stop vibering, and a lot of moments asking God how and why. I took the 21 Day Seek Devotional Prayer & Fasting with the global Pursuit Community, and I still can’t get over how the Lord has spoken to me in that period of time, and how He encouraged and empowered me to take leaps of faith.
They’re called “Passion Cards”. We finally decided what to call these little cards of inspiration. We released a new set of cards for the ladies of Pursuit Manila, my own personal commitment every month for Pursuit gatherings. And you bet, this deserves a separate post. :)
Work is as busy as ever. When you start to notice that this blog is not being updated, it probably means I’m over at the Spiralytics blog more. ;) And once again I’m grateful for this job that I get to do at home, for a boss who believes in me, and for design work I get to do at night when everyone is asleep. I’ve never lost as much sleep as now, but you know what they say—when you love what you do, most times it wouldn’t really feel like work at all.
These ME-times keep me sane. Most of the time it includes a mug of caffeinated drink and some sweets. Sometimes it includes walking a few blocks to a nearby coffee shop, or a late night cap with my husband. These short moments of bliss recharge me and keep me going throughout the day I’m starting to think I should take more Me-times! Lol. But really. Do it. Step away from your laptop. Take a break. Get a mug of coffee. Take a walk with someone who makes you happy. It will do you wonders.
And then there’s my little family, my team, the wind beneath my wings, yesss. We’ve been enjoying a lot of afternoon walks, and sitting around the dining table at the end of the day to eat and laugh at each other (ok, mostly me and my husband laughing at them) and learning new words and singing new songs. They’re growing too fast, and I’m keeping as much memories as I can to remember these days.
Instagram has been a source of inspiration and a channel for me to share little snippets of my life. How have you been using your instagram account lately? :)