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The Week That Was

This week marks my 10th year in the corporate world. I did not even think I will still be in this industry all these years considering the fact that 10 years ago, I have zero clue on what I am getting myself into.

But here I am, I may still have a lot—-and I mean a loooot—to learn about what I do for a living, but I am glad I was able to pull through. And I think that’s more than enough for a work anniversary gift (but, of course, still thinking of something to give myself for a decade (!) of a job well done).

The past week was not a walk in the park, I dreaded every single day because of all the pressure, side comments and the bad vibes I receive from others and from myself as well. It got to me so bad that when I was in my hotel room, I am incessantly thinking about all the other effective (and brutal, stupid, selfish) ways that I can skip adulting for this week.

The week went by not as bad as I expected and for that I have so many reasons to be grateful for because of these things that I have learned:

“If you doubt yourself, maybe you have to question your faith”

In my quest to be extra prepared for this week, I enrolled myself into some online trainings and this is one of the many takeaways that I have learned.

I have this issue for the longest time because even if I pray and ask prayers from others, my pessimistic side always wins, saying that I won’to make it and will just screw things up. This experience made me realize that I should always remind myself that my God won’t leave me and will always be there to catch me and make everything okay.

Work is Work. Nothing More, Nothing Less.

In this rat race, you don’t expect others to save you and be your ally, even if they tell you they are. You have to do it on your own and stand your ground.

Also, you have to always know that this “work-life balance” concept is there for a purpose. There are different intensities of commitment to work and you have to deal with the fact that you have your own “intensity” and it is never wrong.

Being Hard on Yourself Never Works

You only have yourself to be your ally. Never treat her bad by polluting her senses with all your nega talks and senseless scenarios. It will just make everything bad and you’ll just laugh at yourself by wasting all of your time worrying when in reality, it is not at all bad.

Doing Your Best is What Matters

If one slide was not explained thoughly or if that functionality did not work, don’t beat yourself up for it. Whatever trials and hiccups that you have to overcome, know that you have done your best and it is what matters. It will reflect and your clients will even commend you for it. So chill, girl.

Always Have Your Support System

We all know prayers work. But you also have to have that support system who will listen to your constant rants, who will pray for you and who will just give you that IG comment and nudge that you’ll be okay.

This week has been all kinds of stressful and I am just glad I was able to pull through. ✨

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What It’s Like To Be in a Long Distance Relationship

Long distance relationship never works—
That’s how most of us see it. You will have to endure thousands of miles apart, have to celebrate special occasions via Skype or FB messenger dates, have to rely on your wifi connection so you can talk about how your day went while having to endure counting the days when you two will be together again.

It’s not easy. It will never be easy. But it’s manageable, especially if you both try to make it work, despite the distance, the homesickness and the fights you have to endure because you miss each other.
You may not always have your weekly dates together but knowing that somehow, someday, you’ll get to be in the same timezone, same country and in the same room together with your special someone makes everything easier.

Being in a long distance relationship is never easy, but it sure is worth it. ❤

It’s Always Summer Somewhere: Travel Tips For The Rainy Season

That moment when everything was so surreal and you are just high with excitement because your article was published by an online magazine that you are a big fan of.

Several weeks ago, I was just so happy that I get to submit an article that may or may not be part of this online magazine, so when they gave me the good news that it will be published for this month’s issue, I was just extra ecstatic.

So, I hope you get to read on the article that I submitted for Plump Magazine about some of the many ways you can still enjoy your vacation during this rainy season.

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Writer’s Block and How I Deal With It

I am supposed to create an article for work and submit it today but lo and behold, I am still in the middle of rewriting and finishing it. I admit I had three free days last weekend to finish the article but right now, I am stuck — writer’s block is placed so high and all I can do is think of the things I do to pass this hurdle. Continue reading “Writer’s Block and How I Deal With It”

5 Life Lessons From Tokyo

Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart, but that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you, hopefully, you leave something good behind. 

-Anthony Bourdain

Tokyo has been on my bucket list for years, and last year’s trip to the Land of the Rising Sun not only gave me a dream ticked off from this wanderlist but it also gave me memorable experiences and a handful of valuable lessons that I get to keep for a lifetime — whether it maybe about traveling alone, fashion, culture and even life in general. Continue reading “5 Life Lessons From Tokyo”

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