I was gone for a very long time. I have stopped writing and I am not sure why. It is so easy to express oneself in Instagram. Photos, words, and then just post! You can check me out in Instagram (@khristinegiron).
But here I am. I am back. Maybe expressing oneself in words would be too much in Instagram or in any other social media. I am glad I have this site.
I have been busy at home. I am a stay-at-home, full-time mommy and wife. During my spare time, I am usually doing either of these two: Dragging myself to run on the treadmill or having a relaxing moment playing my flute. If I go back to writing this will be my third option.
I am actually playing my flute when a thought came to mind. It had something to do with a remark said to me a while ago.
It doesn’t really matter what others think or say. Others can also mean people who are close to you. Do what makes you happy. Pursue your passion. For instance, if my passion is to write or to play the flute, it should not matter if the people I know believe in me or not. What should matter is that I love what I do and it makes me happy. One should not be discouraged by others’ opinions. This is my life. I will live my life the way I want it!
Have a great day! I miss my friends here in WordPress. Hopefully I”ll be more visible.
Through blogging, I have come to know myself better. And I am continuously learning about a lot of things in the world, about being human. About living.
Part of this learning is finding my passion. The ultimate role or mission I have at the moment is being a family woman. Being there for the children, for the husband, and caring for the house, for the home. I say 90% of what I do is for those mentioned. And the remaining is for myself. I discovered my passion for blogging and playing music. These two for some reasons bring joy to me. I feel I can do these things for hours without getting bored (unlike when I run on the treadmill for 20 minutes).
I talked about my flute in my past post (Playing Music) sometime in January 2016. For almost two months now, I have done something for myself. I have done it by self-study. Practiced playing the instrument during spare time from the mommy duties. So here, I would like to share with you some songs.
I usually share some clips on my Instagram account (khris_79). Some of you who are my IG buddies know that : ) Hope your day will be filled with music.
Winter break is almost over. One more day and everybody goes back to school and starts work. The weather forecast says there will be high chances of rain starting Monday until Friday, the first week of January 2016. I will surely be back to my regular routine. Hopefully I will have more chance to do my mini projects for 2016, finish organizing the garage, and be able to read/surf/write more. One major project I have in mind is organizing all photos in my computer. But I am sure I will not be able to work on that any time soon. Maybe years from now when I have nothing else to do. One at a time : )
I wish I can talk about something else just like before. Seeing beauty in simple things, so much positivity striving to live a more meaningful life.
Honestly I am not sure what I feel at present. Definitely it is not vibrant and lovely. There are days it feels just so ordinary. I go on with my routine taking care of my family and our home. Alongside with it, there are minor distractions. At least I try to convince my mind that it is just minor and does not deserve my energy… But yes, life goes on. It will never pause, never stop even if you lose something or someone. I am living the reality of life. Trying to just move along, going with the flow. Ignoring what is inside, maybe a turmoil, some sadness and darkness.
The other day I just burst into tears. I usually do not cry. And if I do, it is just for a while. A memory suddenly came to me. I remember maybe it was last Fathers Day, when I was on the phone with my Dad. I just told him I am planning to visit him next year and I could not figure out yet the schedule. I had to wait for my son’s school calendar and work out my visit. I remember he said, “Okay, I’ll be here…”
I used to read my fellow bloggers’ posts to get insights, wisdom, and inspiration everyday. I have not been too active these past few weeks. I would like to apologize for not being around, for not visiting your sites often. Soon, I will get back on track. With my Dad’s passing, I am just existing and going with the flow.
I know you will all still be there after this. Keep shining and inspiring!
Last time I was advised by you, my fellow bloggers, to back up my posts. I did copy and saved them through word. But now, Again, I have a lot of unsaved posts. I am just so bad with remembering to back up through MS Word. I usually write on the spot, spontaneous, direct from my Ipad.
I wish and I imagine it would be nice if with every post we make, we automatically get a copy by email from WordPress. I am not a “techie” person so I am not sure if this is feasible.
Awards can add more interaction between bloggers. This is a way of recognizing a friend and at the same time promoting his/her blogs. I am grateful to each of you who nominated me. In my 6 months here, I felt that I am somehow doing something good. At least to be inspired and inspire others.
Please visit these wonderful people and check out their works!
Friends who nominated me for the Versatile Blog Awards:
Here are the answers to your questions Rainefairy:
What made you choose that WP name you are using now? It was so hard to pick a name. They were all taken. And this word, part and parcel just popped up in my head. I remember this word back in high school. I said, this can make sense of how I see our experiences in life, An integral or essential piece; that which must be done or accepted as part of something else.
How many readers and likers do you think actually read your blog from the first word down to the last period (or question/exclamation mark or ellipsis)? I have no idea. I do not think about it. I just enjoy sharing. And it must be destiny if a person is led to my little corner and be hooked and get inspired.
When did you write your very first poem, short story, article, or whatever it is you are into? I started having a diary/journal since I was 10 years old. It was like blogging but there was no sharing with others.
Who is your favorite male villain? Can’t think of anyone.
Who is your favorite Disney character? Tinkerbelle, a fairy.
Where in Asia would you want to visit next? I want PHILIPPINES! Motherland : )
Who is your favorite WP Blogger? I do not want to name names. People might get jealous! I love all of you! You are all inspiring. You have your own craft : )
I still want to recognize the friends who nominated me before for the Liebster Award: