I’m going to start this off by saying that I am not, in any way, an expert. I’m not a well-known blogger, and I don’t make huge bucks from blogging. But I think I’ve been blogging long enough, and have collaborated with enough brands to somehow know what I’m talking about. It took me years before I first got contacted for a collaboration.
January was so good to me but February proved to be very challenging. It’s only the second month of this year but it has already tested how much I could bear. I didn’t see it coming, it came unto me like an avalanche wreaking havoc along the way. But I haven’t always been one to easily give up — I like to believe that I’m a strong person who can pretty much handle everything that’s being handed to her. So here I am, trying to still make the best out of everything.
I decided that I’m going to continue this monthly series wherein I upload my recent edits for the month that I won’t be uploading on my Instagram or those that I believe are worthy to be on my blog but can’t think of an appropriate topic to go along with it. I would also like to let you guys know how much I appreciate all the love you gave for my January Photodump! It makes me so happy reading your comments telling me how much you all liked it — I spent a lot of time and effort on every picture it warms my heart to know that you guys found it to be good. <3
I’ve received a lot of good feedback on my collages and some people are requesting that I do a tutorial on how I do it. And because I like sharing stuff with you guys (and that I’m always on the look out for new content), I caved in! Three years ago, I didn’t even have the slightest idea on how to put together something like this. When I came across Pauline‘s blog and saw her collages, I knew I wanted to do something like it for myself. Years after, I’m collage-ing my way through my gap year. My process is actually just very simple, it just takes a lot of patience and creativity. You guys ready? Here we go.
It’s been a long time since I last posted something. I’ve been stuck in a rut lately (which I will explain at the end of the month through my gratitude list). I’m out of topics to write about, and I’m out of words to put into words what I’m feeling at the moment. I guess I’m just uninspired? But I’m now more appreciative of how much music affects my mood. I’ve been giving extra effort to feel happy and upbeat and these are the songs that are helping me keep the bad and blue vibes away.
Part of my goals for this year was to create a gratitude list each month so I would have something to look back on by the end of 2017. This is also the reason why I’m going to end my Friday’s 10 Happy Things because I keep forgetting to publish the post or I don’t get to finish the list. These are what I am thankful for this month of January.
I have so much photos that I do not know what to do with. They’re still piled up in my phone thinking I could use them for Instagram but we all know how curated our feeds go so I couldn’t just put everything. For starters, my chosen filter doesn’t go well with the photo. The other times, it’s just too brown or too blue or too less airy for my liking. At the moment, I like my Instagram to look kinda retro with warm tones, saturated blue skies, and a slight yellow highlight. So I decided I should just make a photodump of the pictures that I won’t be using for my Instagram.