Moving Forward

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A week has passed since I wrote that semi depressing entry about losing a job I thought I had. I figured I should probably write something a little less depressing here on the blog to lighten things up. 
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Leather Jacket: Vinnies (Thrifted) | Dress: Random (Phils) | Boots: Payless Shoesource (Phils)
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There is nothing much to do but to move forward. Immediately, despite feeling a little down, I have searched for other jobs online and tried my luck, again. While I still get nothing but rejection emails (again) and zero responses, I am still keeping my head high and my hopes up. Someday, probably, when the right time comes (or the right visa arrives, in my case), the right job would land on my feet. 
Someday.
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After all my life experiences, all my rejections, here and in the Philippines, there is one thing I have learned about myself - that I am very resilient. I know for a fact that no matter how big or small the challenges are, I am brave enough to face all them. Ako pa talaga, e sanay na sanay na ako dyan. 
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Right now, I'm back at home, fulfilling my role as a stay-at-home mom. I realized this must be the reason why what happened happened. Looking at my son just gave me the answers I was looking for. That, maybe, it is best to do what I love to do - take care of my son and enjoy each and every moment with him. 
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While I had a rather crazy and busy week - Leon getting sick, Leon having childcare issues (see the funny video here), me trying to write as many online articles as I can and trying to do everything here in the household. It was fun, actually. Parang namiss ko nga bigla. I feel so happy to be spending the whole day again with Leon doing all sorts of things. I'm sure si Leon namiss din ako! Panay sabi nga sya na, "I don't want to go to school anymore mommy, I just want to sleep here at home, with you." Nakakakilig, diba? 

Speaking of childcare, I am eternally glad that I still have online content writing job on the side. At least, I have this source of income to compensate for Leon's 2-day childcare fees (read about the cost of childcare here). Still, counting my blessings.
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Anyways, to further uplift the mood in this post, I am sharing with you the photos from our recent trip to Hunter Valley a couple of weeks back. 
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It was a 2-hour, scenic drive from our area in Parramatta. We had a wonderful, romantic dinner at Hunters Quarter (where I tasted the best lamb fillets in my entire life yet) and stayed overnight. 
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The next day, we went to Hunter Valley Gardens to experience the Snow Time at The Garden. It was a trip we made for Leon to experience "snow" and for us to see the gardens. We initially wanted to explore more of Hunter Valley, see the vineyards and other wine places. However, with all the amenities and various activities in the hunter valley garden area - snow play, carousel, ice skating, ice tobogan - we found ourselves spending the whole day doing all these activities.
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I think I've said so much already? Gotta go now, guys! Medyo mahaba na ito.
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Before I go, CHEERS TO GOOD LIFE! :)

xx, The Mommy Roves

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