Hi there! Welcome to my space in the world wide web.
Who am I?
I am Joy, born and raised in Davao City, wife to Gryd, an MS Office expert who is working in a BPO, and a mother to one (soon to be two this coming December 2018!). I am currently working an 8-5 job. Never did it cross my mind that I’ll be dreaming of leaving the workforce to become a full time wife and mom. But here I am, imagining what it feels like to be one.
You see, my husband was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes last 2016 which kind of rocked our marriage. Being an anxious person, this really kept me up on most nights. Suddenly, I found myself searching and preparing healthy meals not just for him but for the whole family as well. I have never been a fan of looking at nutrition facts and labels but now it’s the number one thing that we do when we do grocery shopping. I wanted my son to grow up appreciating healthy foods and developing healthy eating habits, something that my husband and I didn’t do. Before we got married and had a child, you would often find cup noodles and canned goods as a regular staple in our pantry. Feeling hungry in the middle of the night? We just cooked pancit canton and we’d be okay with it.
Why do I write?
Writing has always been a therapy for me. I can no longer count with my fingers the number of blogs I’ve registered with WordPress, Blogspot, or Tumblr. When I first learned I was pregnant, I told myself that I am going to document my pregnancy and early months into motherhood. Nope. That didn’t happen, apparently. Hehehe!
I have tried resurrecting my other blog which has been existing since May 2011. Unfortunately, I got tired of filtering and editing posts, most of which are just exported from my Tumblr site, so I thought why not make a new one that will be reflecting more of my current life.
From time to time, I will be writing about motherhood, diabetes, relationships, personal finance (I’ll try to be open and honest as possible), and other mundane life things I would love to document and read back on probably five, ten, or twenty years from now. That is, if the internet still exists.
Thanks for reading!