I used to abuse myself doing the daily grind. Sleep was my lone, constant friend... until I got burned out.
I woke up jobless the next day not because I was let go by my employer nor did I resign. My boss simply insisted that I take a month-long break and update the office after if I wanted to pursue resigning or not. And so that was what I did -- go on a one month vacation. To coincide with this new short phase in my life, I created this travel blog, Turista Trails.
I no longer returned to the office a month after. Instead, my employer approved my proposed work terms of less days to work at home for the same rate. This arrangement would allow me to love myself more and share the resulting love with family, friends, and strangers I meet in my travels as God intended.
Going Freelance For Good
In 2014, I decided to jump into freelance work by building on this travel blog and my social media network. It was only a matter of time when I finally achieved my kind of work-life balance. It basically involves sleeping whenever and wherever I want to. On the side, I perform social media takeovers and assistance to various clients. I even appeared once on a news beat of State of The Nation with Jessica Soho as a travel blogger and in an episode of GMA News TV's PopTalk.
Watch my Poptalk TV Appearance:
By 2016, I accepted an ideal Editor-At-Large job for a then relatively new electrical enthusiast magazine.
I travel to distant and nearby places, eat out or snack along the way. Sometimes, I get invited to try stuff to test stuff. For as long as it's going to enrich my life for the better, I do it. Life, after all, is filled with great possibilities.
I hope you find my life journey inspiring enough to realise the good that comes out of designing one's life according to one's blueprint. We are sometimes tossed back and forth in life not knowing why we're doing what we're doing. It does not have to be that way. You can design your life, move around it at your own pace, and discover what's worth coming home to. And once you get your momentum going, start blazing your own trail.
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I'm the creator of three Facebook groups catering to vacationers and foodies. I'm also co-admin at the I Love Filipino Food group that currently is followed by more than 700,000 people worldwide and a city-oriented fan page that has grown into a 16,000+ community of followers. To collaborate with me for social media assistance or takeovers, email your interest at turistaproject@gmail[dot]com.
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