Exactly, a year ago I finally convinced myself to start on a Blog where I can write and share my experiences through writing (I’m not saying that I’m good at it but somehow I’m learning every step of the way) because I’m too shy and hesitant to start on a Vlog and do videos that’s why you will rarely see me doing videos especially when the camera is facing me. I better do time lapse or do a video of someone else rather than myself. You may be wondering WHY and WHAT is the reason behind before I started on Blogging. Well, it’s like this… Honestly, motherhood came into my life surprisingly. I just graduated from College where I found out I’m pregnant! Ooooh, my life goes down and slow down in a bit. I haven’t practiced what I’ve finished yet and then this? I’m a consistent honor student back then and then this? I graduated in a University with Latin Honor CUM LAUDE and then this? I was quite disappointed with myself then. BUT moving on, along through my pregnancy journey that has been a roller coaster ride as well. As I go along motherhood, I’ve learned to enjoy every single moment by simply looking and searching for baby’s stuff, gears and needs, finding on what I need from maternity to breastfeeding and everything in between is really therapeutic for me even up to now! HAHA. It was a bit challenging but it’s really not hard especially when you have your loved ones and family with you. Laboratory, hospital check-ups, ultrasounds and simply meeting to my OB are just so fulfilling and happy. Come to the day that I will give birth, labor was so chill at first but became very painful afterward to the extent that I decided to have epidural anesthesia and vividly glad to normal the delivery (Kudos to my super talented and hands down to my OB!) and welcome a bouncing baby girl! My life changed. All my sacrifices are worth it! Fast forward to how newborn babies really are. Specifically with my daughter, during her first weeks… Being a first-time mommy, I’m so exhausted and tired that time because of late night sleeps, unli latching, the pain of breastfeeding, being a hands-on mom and PPD (Post Partum Depression) Yes! PPD! I experienced PPD… I told to myself my baby is growing up too fast and I’m just stuck with what I do. To name a few being with her 24/7, hands-on mom, chores and the list goes on and on so many more. One night, I was really crying while putting my newborn to sleep and at the same time breastfeeding her. I was on a high fever that time too! I noticed I feel weak and has no knowledge about everything. I feel unimportant. I feel useless. I feel worthless. I feel like I’m doing what I do over and over again. I feel like I easily forget on something, I feel like I’m not new with the trend, I feel like I was bombarded with motherhood, I feel like I was alone in raising my daughter, I feel like motherhood is not a role for me, I feel like I was left alone, I feel every piece of negativity in this world that time SERIOUSLY which leads me to my thinking to start on a Blog. For me to at least practice my English language more, for me to enhance my knowledge through writing, for me to meet new mom friends in a mom community, for me to train my mind to not become more forgetful, for me to become more organized in planning, for me to meet and discover awesome brands that will help me more through motherhood journey, for me to fully help those who are in need of tips in motherhood, for me to share the tips and hacks I know that works for me and that might help you too, for me to fully encourage mothers to breastfeed their baby, for me to help breastfeeding moms on how to boost their milk supply, for me to have an outlet to speak out, for me to motivate other moms to be a mindful mom, for me to influence others with what’s worth their money or what, for me to let everyone know what’s worth to try or not, for me to hopefully infect others with positivity and joy of being a mother, for me to spread on good vibes, for me to somehow be productive in a way, for me to become worthy being a stay at home mom and for me to uplift those really down mommy’s to embrace motherhood’s beauty. AND SO FORTH. Eventually, I found peace and comfort through sharing and connecting with other moms. I never experience this kind of fulfillment that Motherhood brings. I know to myself that I need more learning in my life as well that’s why I’m super thankful to all of you in our mom community because I am also learning through your simplest way of action. With that, I no longer feel all the feelings I’ve felt that time because I knew that I am not alone in this journey and because I have somebody to talk to and that’s you. A year goes by, and now I’m so glad and happy that I did it! That I did Blogging which I’m so hesitant at first! And that I still continue doing what I am doing even up to now because this is what makes me happy… To share, to influence, to encourage, to infect and hopefully to inspire.
There goes on the short story, oh should I say it short? HAHA, Short story on how I decided to start on and pursue Blogging.
On my blog and social media posts, you used to see my reviews, verdict, mommy events, beauty and skincare related, all about motherhood, girly, fashion, breastfeeding, lifestyle, food and giveaways. I just wanted to say thank you to all of you guys for being there with me! I know you look up to many and thousands of people or celebrities but considering reading, following, dropping by, reacting, liking, commenting, and sending me message really means a lot to me! Knowing that I am just a simple girl who wants to pass on what I know that would benefit a lot is really really overwhelming. Bonus all the opportunities and brands trusting me and their generosity for sharing with you what I get into them is just really WOW. THANKFUL FOR EVERY BIT OF YOU ESPECIALLY THOSE OF YOU WHO STAYED, FOR YOU WHO READ EVEN UP TO HERE AND NEVER JUDGE ME!!❤️❤️❤️
Enough with the dramas but that’s the reality and now, let’s move on! 🤩
As I’ve said to my previous Instagram Story, I’ve handled lots of giveaways already and I want my 1st year Blogging Anniversary really different and special. I want this to be more interacting.
One lucky mom will be chosen at the end of the month and will receive a surprise gift from me and an exciting announcement! HINT: You and your kids will definitely love this for sure! ❤️
1. I want you to select or pick a random or your favorite photo of me or me with Aina that you really like and admire and share it in your feed.
2. Put a caption or your message to me (Let me know for example, how did you know my Instagram account? What brought you here and reading my blog? What are the items or stuff that I get to influence you in buying? What recommendations, tips, and hacks of mine that you are continuously doing or sharing with others too? What do you think is that I need to improve? What criticism do you see in me? What else do you want me to share? How did I and Aina touch your lives? And ETC.)
3. Along with your entry don’t forget the hashtag #JoanneNicoleReyes1YrBlogAnniv so I can easily see your entries!
4. Lastly, your say or take away about this blog “A year ago I started on Blogging and Now I became more honest…” COMMENT it BOTH on my blog and in the comment section here and TAG 2 of your mommy friends to join this exciting giveaway of mine!
I’ll choose the best touching and one of a kind entry at the end of the month. ❤️
That’s it! Join now because this will be the best fun and exciting giveaway I am handling!!
Good luck everyone! ❤️