Hey, stranger

No doubt, it’s been a while since my last blog post. Though the month of July went by so slowly. My heart felt so full yet so empty all at once. I haven’t felt this confused in so long. But for a whole month, it took over my mind and my heart. I’ve been struggling to put my experiences and feelings to words that’s why I’ve been postponing this apology (of some sort to you, dearest stranger). I realized that I can’t force myself to use words as mere explanations or descriptions of everything I’m feeling right now. I don’t think it will do any justice.

Date with Myself: Unwinding Indoors

Being an introvert, going out with friends and family sometimes tire me when it happens consecutively for a couple of days. This is why a much needed alone time is something that I always find myself yearning for. If I ended up getting really tired from going out for days, I usually spend time indoors and binge watch on Netflix and YouTube. Not the best habit, that’s for sure. But this time, I challenged myself to try and do the things that I enjoy doing within the comforts of the four walls in my room.

I gave myself a much needed alone time and treated myself to a date. There were 10 things that made sure I spoiled myself a bit. If you’d like to know what they were, then keep on reading this post!

Postcard Collective: Winter 2018 Exchange

Almost a year ago, my friend Regina suggested that I should join The Postcard Collective’s exchanges. She introduced this as some sort of art exchange from people all over the globe through the form of postcards wherein there is a corresponding theme for the exchanges. The exchanges are held every season.

I read more about The Postcard Collective through their site where they said how these exchanges and postcards represent the connection of people all over the globe who want to be acknowledged and to acknowledge others through their art. And through their art, is how people express and share their thoughts to the world, especially with people who are open to see things in a different perspective.

Now what?

As attached I am with my thoughts, I’ve started to realize how I’ve been so detached to people. Choosing to stay alone in my room than going out to catch up with people I know I truly miss has a lot to say. As I try to find the reasons behind such decisions, I sometimes blame my Capricorn sun and moon for being emotionally reserved (no joke, I really do, hahaha).

Penpal Gift Swap with Pia

Waking up to packages is one of my favorite things in the world. This time, it wasn’t another random splurge from the internet, but a penpal gift swap with one of my favorite people on the internet, Pia or as how I call her, Pea. We’ve been friends for more than a year and we haven’t met yet—which makes this exchange extra exciting! Like a majority of my internet friendships, we met through Tumblr. I started blogging again in this platform last 2016 and she was one of the people I knew I had to follow for her content and overall approach when it comes to blogging. I’m certain that we share a lot of things in common but this gift swap wasn’t that easy, hahaha! I had to pick items that reminded me of her or even things I’d like her to try out but still fit our agreed budget. Let me tell you, I did a crappy job but Pia nailed it. (She really did!!!)