The Writing Life

A few blog posts ago, I mentioned that one can turn some hobbies into a full-blown career. One hobby I think that could fall under that is writing.

I used to write for and then edit school or campus papers while I was in high school and then while at university. But before all that, I used to write my thoughts down in a diary since I was about 8 or 9 years old. I also loved writing letters to friends in another part of town and relatives who were based in another country. This was back then when all the letters were sent through snail mail. I never knew that something I just bode my time by was something that could lead me to helping out campus papers while at school. And when I finished university, all my job offers were on writing.

Now for those who have gone on to publish their own newspapers or publish their own blogs online, writing is a key part there. And those who have been trained in writing by taking a course or by experience can have great opportunities at hand. Those who have the need for writers can tap them and reach out to them. And this is so convenient now because this can be done online. For instance, if you have a writing need you can easily access a pool of writers online and get nothing less than a professional writing service. And I’ve even heard that even university students who struggle with their school paper work now ย access some writing help online. I am sure that being able to do so is much appreciated by them.

Writing is something then that one can enjoy doing and then work on improving. And when it is further taken to the next level after just being a hobby, it can serve not just the personal joy of the writer but it can also benefit many others.

Of Hobbies and New Careers

Sometimes, our hobbies can blossom into part-time work or even a full-time career. And I think this can be really good. After all, isn’t it said that when you love what you do, it’s like you never have to work at all for the rest of your life. And hobbies are something we enjoy doing.

Some hobbies that can lead you towards some earning include: photography, singing, playing musical instruments, writing or blogging , painting, drawing, cooking. And I am sure you can even think of more.

There is even a great advantage now that we can all easily connect through the internet. It’s easier to find some gigs like in the fields of writing and of course, blogging and even for photography. In the field of photography for instance, there are sites where you can upload your photos and sell them there. Isn’t that cool?

I also have to add that of course, as a hobby of ours become interesting enough for others (enough for them to pay for our performance, service or product), we need to take it to another level. We aim to develop it more as a skill ๐Ÿ™‚

If you are reading this and you are in the midst of a career slump, faint not. Take stock of your hobbies and skills. Maybe there’s a new career path waiting for you ๐Ÿ™‚

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Do you love taking photos like this? It can become more than a hobby.

Note: This post is also linked with Water World Wednesday.

Timely Provision

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I needed a new laptop to take the place of my older Asus one last year.

My Asus laptop had served me well for 4 years already but it was time replace it, especially because I had so much writing to do at work then. I was worried it would give up any moment and my work would be affected. And so I took note of the budget I needed for a new laptop as well as the brand or model that I would need. I also prayed. Yes, I did. I prayed for enough budget for a new one because even though I needed it that time, I did not have enough cash for it. I did not want to buy through credit.

I am happy to say that I got an Acer Aspire laptop and surprisingly, it was simply given to me! Somebody who has a business with computers heard of my need and decided to send me the new laptop through a common friend ๐Ÿ™‚ How cool is that! It was sent all the way from outside the country,too. Thank God for His timely provision. And thank God for the generous hearts ๐Ÿ™‚

Work went on smoothly for me last year and yes, until now. My laptop has been a very reliable tool for work indeed. See how it looks below:

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Note: This post is also linked with BPC.

The Change has Come!

If you haven’t been aware of it yet, the system of education in the Philippines has been changed to K-12.

I am not currently a teacher but my husband is, so obviously he has to make changes in his teaching. In the previous years, he was teaching 2nd year high school Biology but with the change he is now teaching Grade 8 Science beginning last June!ย What does this mean to my husband and to other 2nd year high school Science teachers?

As a teacher of Grade 8 Science, my husband now teaches Physics, Chemistry, Earth Science and Biology in one school year! Whew! What a challenge! My husband, like his fellow teachers, had to undergo training to be able to make the teaching adjustments. Thank God that he has been able to make the needed changes in his teaching and yes, with all the additional effort on his part ๐Ÿ™‚

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My hubby’s copy of the new Grade 8 learner’s manual

Note: This post is also linked with BPC.