Why Blog?

It all started last year when I decided to become active in social media again. I wrote this Nov 19, 2020:

“The past 8 months has been tough. The pandemic has taken its toll on me for a few months already, but feels more like forever! I felt lost, terrified, bitter, lonely, and defeated. Most of you know I am an extrovert, the more I interact with people, the more energized I get! For the last 2 years, I am out of the country almost every month. I have been patient, but the isolation brought about by the lockdown has affected me negatively. I suppose the silver lining in hitting rock bottom (plus some 50 ft of crap) is that there is no other way but up!

I have been inactive in social media for more than 8 years now, wait, when was multiply and Friendster popular? Lol! I mainly used messenger and whatsapp to connect with people, but I guess now is the best time to engage more online, since personal interaction is out of the question. I still prefer old school face to face meetings over facebook hearts and everything (and don’t get me started on zoom meetings!), but what can I do?

I am using this opportunity to find myself, grow, and become better and better everyday! I read books, attend seminars, started meditation/visualization and whathaveyous. Let’s get to know each other again. I so miss you all! Sending positive vibes to everyone, hope all is well, better days are coming!”

I so have enjoyed writing since then and I get messages from friends telling me they are inspired by my posts. Some of them encouraging me to start a blog! So half a year later, here I am! Feeling lost still and wondering where I belong and what is it that I am really meant to do and if there is more to life than this!

#ToABetterSarah and #RaisingSophia

When I started considering blogging seriously, I was torn between one that focuses on my personal development and one that talks about my journey as a (single) mother. Then I realized that I need not choose. I would be a better mother if I become a better person. And motherhood is just one aspect of my life that I want to improve on.

#ToABetterSarah

Like I often tell people when I receive a compliment or something, I am not perfect, only almost! Lol. The last year has been the worst time of my life (maybe for most people for that matter) and being in the longest lockdown in the history of the pandemic, I decided to use the opportunity to work on myself. I have discovered a lot about myself, and have learned a lot of very useful tools and techniques to help me live the best life I could possibly have.

#RaisingSophia

This is not a how to raise your child blog! How I wish I got it nailed down, but to be honest, I may know a lot more now than when I found out I got knocked up 8 years ago (that is probably because I know squat about babies back then!), but every day is still a constant battle, to become the best mom I could be! And hopefully a little cool, too. This is my journey, with the seemingly endless struggles, the occasional maddening anxieties, the nagging fears at the back of my mind, and the daily dreams I hold in my heart for a better and better life for my darling daughter.

Who is this blog for?

  • The lost souls, let us keep searching…
  • The ones who do not know where they belong, we will someday…
  • The not-so-young ones who sometimes panic, feeling like they still have no idea what they are doing, I still believe one day, little by little, we will figure it out…
  • #FindingSarah #ToABetterSarah
  • The parents who try very hard but still feel like they are not good enough, and maybe never will be, in our child/ren’s eyes, we are the best parent in the whole wide world…
  • The parents (especially mothers) who sometimes feel guilty about not spending more time with their kid/s because of work, let us not forget we are working for them, too…
  • The parents who are struggling with the current school system, it is challenging, but hey, we did (or almost) it…
  • #JourneyOfASingleMother #RaisingSophia
  • The ones whose hearts are broken, yes, it is painful, and it feels like we will never be happy again, but one day we will smile again…
  • The ones who feel like giving up on love, but have not lost hope yet, let us prepare ourselves to be the kind of person we would want to be with…
  • The (lucky) ones who are happily in love, I know how it feels, treasure every memory and constantly let your partners know, both by words and actions…
  • #WhatTheWorldNeedsNow #LoveHopeFaith #ToABetterSarah
  • The ones who are struggling every day, let us believe that better days are coming…
  • The ones who find it difficult to get up in the morning, if life gives us 10 reasons to feel down, let us come up with 11 why life is still worth living…
  • #OneOfThoseDays #ToABetterSarah
  • The ones who are financially unwell, we will recover…
  • The ones who are worried about retirement and education and health care, it is never too late to make a plan…
  • The ones who are looking for ways on how to make, save and invest money, opportunities are everywhere…
  • #ShowMeTheMoney #ToABetterSarah

For the ones who just want to be better, let us always strive to be the best version of ourselves… #ToABetterSarah

Know that you are not alone, there is at least one person who feels you. And in case that is not obvious, I meant me. #FromZeroToHero #Motherhood