How to Care Less About What Other People Think

How to Care Less About What Other People Think - Life Notes to File

I have strong memories of how I cared about what other people think at a young age. In my early teens, I recall the many times I tried hiding in my room when the customary talent show starts during family gatherings. I was often preoccupied with my goal to not be found or seen because I did not want to be asked to sing. I had this fear that people would laugh at me because I wasn’t good enough. Through

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Here’s Why Quitting Facebook Would be Good For You

Here’s Why Quitting Facebook Would be Good For You - Life Note to File

On December 2016 I decided to quit Facebook. Yes, I permanently deleted my account and I’ve never been happier. It’s been about 9 months now since I last scrolled through a wall of activity to read the newest posts and clicked on the latest vacation photos of a “FB” friend. The Promise of Connection Like many of you, I joined Facebook so that I can connect with family and friends. Isn’t that the mission of the world’s leading social networking

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How to Get Unstuck and Start Getting Things Done

How to Get Unstuck and Start Getting Things Done - Life Notes to File

I’ve  been trying to get unstuck so that I can start writing this blog post. This is my third post for the Life Notes to File blog. I’ve probably changed my mind on what I’m going to talk about in this post more than five times! Before getting into blogging, I was more scared of the technicalities of running the blog. The thought of not knowing which plugin to use for WordPress got me real worried. I was also well aware that

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Important Lessons I Wish I Knew in My 20’s

Important Lessons I Wish I Knew in My 20’s - Life Notes to File

A cousin’s visiting me this week and we haven’t seen each other for many years. When I found out about this visit, I got really excited. Just the thought of spending time with family again made me really happy. I’ve lived away from home, the Philippines, for so many years. It would be great to see somebody who I grew up with. Then, I found out that my cousin is in fact only 21 years old. To be honest, this

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4 Lessons I Learned While Trying to Find My Passion

Take the Leap - 4 Lessons I Learned While Trying to Find My Passion - Life Notes to File

As I (slowly) approach mid-life I’ve come face to face again with a question that’s not really new to me but just an iteration of what I’ve been asking myself at various points of my life. Now, however, I could sense a bit more urgency in my questioning and I really can’t help asking myself: “Hey, you’re halfway there. How are you going to spend the rest of it?” What I’m really asking myself here is about finally finding and pursuing

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