Choose Your Own Struggle

You see, blogging is no different from working full-time especially if you are the only one managing your own blog.

The burden is all yours.

The struggle of promoting.

Thinking of what blog post to make.

How you want your website to look like.

It was never easy doing everything alone.

You might ask someone to do other things for you due to other work demands. Unfortunately, no one is willing to work for you without salary or wage. Not unless they are up for some kind of public service. But you see, nothing is permanent. One day they will come to you and sue you for not giving anything in return. In short, if you cannot compensate them, let’s just take things slowly.

Blogging is honestly not about rushing, but rather all about writing that has content and not just making your readers waste their time for nonsense stuff.

Right?

But one thing is for sure!

If you choose a career that is from your own will, it is possible and easy for you to endure the pain of working than pretending to love a job you have no interest with.

Isn’t it true that what makes us happy are the things we desperately want to achieve.

So, I’ll end my post by a question…

What struggle is worth having for you?

Thank you for reading my blog post, RT Peeps and may you have a blessed & productive day ahead.

The Worst Nightmare Of Having Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)

Hello, Dear I’m 25 years old and had been struggling with this kind of skin problem. For those of you who don’t know about this yet, feel free to click the provided link for further information. And for those who have atopic dermatitis (eczema), I guess we can all I agree that by having this in our skin is the worst nightmare we ever had! For this is bothersome especially at night, where you just want to rest and have enough sleep. Right? But by having this made it more difficult to achieve because we are experiencing some extreme dryness in our skin that appeared to be flaky and feel itchy at the same time.

Few years ago when I was still free from atopic dermatitis or only have a mild eczema, I used to have healthy skin and Cetaphil has been my brand for many years because it is fragrance free! More favorable to me since I have sensitive skin. However, when atopic dermatitis becomes more active, Cetaphil no longer work best on my end. But it is still the best cleansing soap for I have never experienced any itchiness or redness after using this. It is just so sad that this infection cannot be cured by a mere soap. But I remained positive about it. I know, it won’t cure anything, but this product lessens the itchiness and irritation of my skin to unknown triggers. What more if I don’t invest in a better brand, right? I guess, it will be much worser than this.

  Anyway, because of my case I have consulted to a number of dermatologists, but decided to go back to my allergist for I believe…will be able to cure this infection. He was even confident that this is something not be worried about and so I trusted him well enough. Week after week, I saw some improvements. Thank God! But once I have consumed all the prescribed medicines and so the infection starts to reappear. I have realized that none of them really do get rid of my skin’s condition, it just prevents it from becoming worst but it is still there! I honestly don’t even know what really triggers me which forced me to become more vigilant of my surroundings. You know what’s even more tiring?  It is when you can hardly identify the real triggers. Now, I fully understand why they end up giving me tons of list and that is to somehow give me a clue of which might be the cause of my skin irritation.

They even advised me to at least have a balance diet and to regularly moisturize the infected area of my skin. But to tell you honestly, it was a lot of work and everything was just a trial and error thing. At that moment, I was fully convinced that there was no cure for this type of skin problem yet and it was heartbreaking to know for it already spread all over my body. Please do excuse me for I’ll be giving a detailed information about my case.

Atopic dermatitis (eczema) does not only ruin your sleep, but also affects you emotionally.

I have it all over my scalp, ears, arms, legs and even on some private parts of my body! That’s really a horror story for someone who already have a sensitive skin plus has infection. Do you all agree?

Apart from this, I  have been using a product that contains steroids, a topical one to be exact. One is in a liquid form, but the rest are in the form of cream/lotion/ointment. For me, it works like magic! But I will not give you the names of these brands for I am not authorized to give a prescription to you and to anyone and I will take this moment to apologize for not sharing a specific brand of this. But here’s the good news! It can be gone for a few days, but sadly will appear again the moment you’ve lost enough sleep, became stressed, ate too much of dairies and many more!

Anyway, one of my dermatologists and allergist prescribed me that contains steroids. Though it can give you a quick fix, it cannot be used regularly for it has side effects as well. I will not go deeper into this topic to not mislead people since I am not an expert or has a background on this. But you are free to make a research about it, though.

By the way, to help me cope with this kind of struggle, I just simply lessen my stress and strive to have enough sleep despite the fact that it is hard to ignore this condition. I know and I accepted the fact that it will never cure my atopic dermatitis, but at least I am doing something that will not put my health at risk.

Anyhow, I don’t want to sound hyprocite here since I did benefit from using steroids, so I am also giving you the positive sides of it in the best possible way.

Here are some of the benefits that I’ve gained from using steroids for several years already, but discontinue right away once it got treated. Meaning to say, I only use it when it is no longer bearable or manageable. Feel free to check it below!

  • Quick treatment
  • Lessen itchiness after a few minutes
  • Can disappear after a day of application
  • Prevents you from touching or scratching your infected skin

Sounds great, right? Now, you must be thinking of using any brand that contains steroids, but let me tell you this before you do so.

Here’s the real thing, this may be an answer to your sleepless nights and will now let you concentrate on your tasks, but relying too much on this will only make your situation even worst!

Just think it this way, it’s like an antibiotic, the more you use it, the more it becomes less effective, which will force anyone to increase the number of dosage he/she takes. As for the topical treatment with steroids, the regular you apply, efficacy lessens in no time! So in short, a quick fix doesn’t mean you got cured right away. It just means temporarily treated, but will reappear after a few days.

The next thing that I will share with you is the fact that I ignored some of their recommendations or pieces of advice. Few years ago, I was asked by my allergist to get rid of dairies to somehow lessen my skin irritation. I have actually read everything, but never really complied with it. And I don’t know why. I just feel that it is a little bit too much to give up the dairies that I take regularly. As a result of not listening and taking it lightly, I have then suffered far from my expectation.

Fast forward, after going through a lot of painful nights all because of my hardheadedness, I have finally learned my lesson. Yes! Whenever I feel like my atopic dermatitis is getting thicker, becoming red and itchy, that’s a sign for me to stop consuming dairies or to take a deep breath whenever I feel so stressed. Also, to stop whatever I am doing and just sleep when my body is really forcing me to rest.

By the way, who’s addicted to coffee here? Please count me in for I am so in loveeeee with coffee! But too much intake of it really do harm me, especially my skin. It becomes irritated and more sensitive. So, for those who are coffee lovers like me and has atopic dermatitis, please lessen your intake of coffee especially when you start to feel that your skin is becoming inflamed/irritated than it used to.

I know, some of you would ask me why not ditch all dairies? Right? Well, here’s my simple and honest reply, I cannot imagine a life without having sweets to munch or drink on. Chocolates, coffee, donuts, whatever that is really do make me happy especially in difficult times even if it means not actually curing my situation. You see, life is short, so enjoy it while you still can. I just strongly believe that moderation is the answer for this infection and not deprivation. Do you agree with me?

I know, I may be acting strange if I will not tell you that there weren’t days where I feel like giving up, because there is! Everyday of my life is a struggle! Having this isn’t really a joke for I had this skin problem for a couple of years already and I can no longer recall when did it start since a lot of things going on. Especially now, in this time of pandemic where people are constrained to get treated because most hospitals became overwhelmed by a high number of covid patients. In other words, it is also not safe to go to hospital, clinic or to any public places as of the moment.

Enough of lengthy sharing and drama, I am only sharing this for obvious reason and that is to let other people know that atopic dermatitis is not like a simple skin problem. Its complications or effects vary from person to person. And I am here to send my love for those who are also struggling, suffering and even losing hope to have a solution for this infection.

I believe, by simply voicing out my situation could help anyone to understand this infection. Also, by sharing this could give comfort to people that they are never alone. Thus, no one deserve to remain silent with this case or to take this case any less.

Feel free to share the worst experience you’d ever gone through because of this. By sharing, we will be able to give hope to those who are also needing some attention, some support and most of all, some light of encouragement to continue the fight.

It may be hard, but I know for sure that there will be a cure for this, given the fact that our world is becoming more and more advanced. So, while we are waiting for it to come, let’s do our best to be in the best shape! πŸ’ͺ

Keep believing, keep fighting!

Thank you for reading my blog post, RT Peeps! πŸ’ž And I do hope that all of us will be able to learn from each other.


If you are satisfied with what I blog and would like to support me in any way… πŸ˜‰

Feel free to send any amount to:

paypal.me/findrealtalk

Any amount would be much appreciated. Thank You So Much, RT Peeps! 😘 Keep safe & God bless.

I Thought of Changing My Direction

Since it’s giving me a headache and stress on thinking of what featured image to post or what video to share in order to convey the purpose of my blog post, I plan of making things simpler and easier today.

After all, it all just serve as a props to me.

Though I strongly believe that visual works better, I guess it would all be useless if your work doesn’t have any substance. Plus, I have a full-time job and it’s hard on my end to create a balance on work, personal obligations and everything in between.

That is all I can say for now.

By the way, please expect to receive my blog post anytime of the day since having a fix schedule of publishing a blog doesn’t work well on me.

In short, we don’t have to stick to our original plan. Just stick to things that will work for you.

Thank you for reading my blog post. God bless and keep safe, RT Peeps!

Dear Whiner, this is for you!

Featured Image: Giphy

I am writing this down to know if you are aware of yourself.

Was it a bit too much to ask for your help or are you gonna be like that who never stops complaining?

Was it really hard for you to do other little stuff?

Every time I only ask a small favor, what I often get is a complain when in fact, I did everything I could just so I won’t be hearing any complain from you.

Whenever I confront you about your sort of laziness and constant complain, you always brushed off my confrontation for thinking that you’re always right and your way of reasoning is always valid.

Just so you know, I had been doing everything in hopes that your mouth will stop babbling. But at the end of the day, once a whiner, always and will be a whiner.

Well, good luck on that. I may be hot-tempered at times, but never did I let myself become a headache to people for being too complaining.

Yes, oftentimes, I am very emotional when it comes to my loved ones for they are my achilles’ heel. But let me point out that I only ask a favor for only a few things and never demand you for everything.

I am hoping that one day, you’ll soon wake up and realize that…

At some point in life, I was right.

Thank you for reading my lengthy post, RT Peeps! Sorry for expressing my anger here. It just feel toxic to keep it to yourself and act like as if you are numb.

How about you, Fellas? Will you remain silent whenever you encounter someone who habitually complain? How do you approach him/her? Is it directly or you drop signs that what he /she is doing was completely wrong.

Please leave a comment and let’s pray together that this kind of behavior will soon end. πŸ™


All contents are mine except for the featured image. If ever there is something I did violate in any way, whether it is a minor or major violation, please let me know. Thank you in advance! ❀


It’s Not About The Price Tag

Featured Image: Iconfinder

Though the price is a big factor for it determines the quality of a certain thing, yet at the end of the day…still it is the effort that counts!

Whether it’s a bag, a pair of shoes, a V-neck T-shirt, a jewelry, and the like, there’s no better feeling of having people who extend their hands just to let you know that you are important to them.

I am not saying, you should be more open to accept any kinds of gift, most especially to strangers…for it is not a hundred percent safe! What I am just saying is, to at least learn to appreciate them. I know, some gifts may be cheaper, but it also gives you the same feeling just like any other gifts. And that is, being able to put a smile on your face.

I remember, whenever I receive a gift from people, I often remind myself that I should be more thankful to them for they spare some of their money just to make me happy.

They shared their blessings to us, so why can’t we have an eye that is accepting enough to give value even to those that are cheaper.

And lastly, why can’t we have an eye that sees the real value of sharing?

I guess, all it takes is to get to know the person well before giving a gift.

Simply because, some women prefer a unisex stuff like a plain T-shirt in a camouflage jeans. And some are way too girly, like wearing a pink little dress in a cute dolly shoes.

So I guess, people will appreciate it more if you at least match it with their personality. πŸ’—

That’s why, the ultimate secret in making a person happy is not really about the price tag, but (again) the effort in choosing and getting the right stuff for them.

You know what, few months ago, I remember having a difficulty on what to give on my parents’ birthday for they almost have everything. So, why would I still need to make an effort. Right?

But I came to realize that regardless of life’s status, people are all the same. For they never fail to smile whenever they are rewarded with any kinds of gift, most especially if it can be a great help for them.

How about you? Do you think more of what kind of gift a person deserves to receive or just for the sake of showing off that you have loads of money on your pocket?

Feel free to listen to Jessie J’s song, “Price Tag“. That was already an old song, but it is still a gold for me. Anyway, the song tells us that money can’t really buy happiness. Only for a short period of time.

And that’s it! Please share your thoughts with us and let’s spread kindness to each and everyone. Thank you, RT Peeps for reading my lengthy post. God bless!


All contents are mine except for the featured image. If ever there is something I did violate in any way, whether it is a minor or major violation, please let me know. Thank you in advance! ❀


Life is a Journey. Not a Marathon.

Featured Image: Pexels

When I started blogging, I thought it was easier to earn cash for you could do it without spending much time.

But I have come to realize that for you to monetize your blog, you have to build a community. You have to earn their trust first. You have to crawl as hard as possible and not to walk fast. ‘Cause again, life is a journey…a continuous progess to make. And not a marathon that just because you have something to say, you can post it right away.

Blogging takes time, takes effort for it to grow. So, if you are in a situation where in, you really don’t know what’s going on in your life, might as well take a break.

I guess, this is one of the short blog posts that I will be sharing with you all. But I hope you get something from it.

Thank you for taking the time to read my post. God bless!


All contents are mine except for the featured image. If ever there is something I did violate in any way, whether it is a minor or major violation, please let me know. Thank you in advance! ❀


Human Giver Syndrome

Featured Image: Tumblr

I guess, I belong to this kind of group, where people still continue to be a slave to everyone. Even if it is already hurting, you’ll do it in the hopes that people will do the same for you.

Heck, that is not true!

Not everything in this world can be reciprocated.

It’s my day off today, but it totally ruined everything! What a terrible day!

By the way,

I learned this term from Emily & Amelia Nagoski’s book “Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle.”

Thanks to them, I was able to identify the cause of my stress.


All contents are mine except for the provided photos, videos, and the like. If ever there is something I did violate in any way, whether it is a minor or major violation, please let me know. Thank you in advance! ❀


When you do all the work, yet…

People still complain. I am totally pissed off today.

How about you? How are things going?

People always give me a crap like as if I am responsible for everything.

How totally annoying!

Not Everything You Asked Can Be Freely Given To You

Featured Image: From This Website

I hate to say this,

But…

Most people are so used to asking a lot from others.

And sometimes, they are some kind of people who wanted everything to be free.

Are they insane or what?

They feel as if everything needs to be given freely just because

One,

They are your family or relatives.

Two,

They are acquainted to you.

Three,

Probably the worst of all,

You are well off enough than them.

So, why choose to be frugal over them when you have so much?

Am I correct?

Why Even Royalties Experience to Pity Themselves?

Featured Image: From This Website

Most people believed that money is the answer to everything.

If it truly does…

Then why even royalties or the rich ones on earth get to pity themselves?

It just shows that no matter how luxurious your life is…

You still get to experience frustrations in life not because you are not contented with the kind of life you have, but rather because we are all human beings.

Regardless of your life’s status, you will still get to experience this and that’s pretty normal. As clichΓ© as it may sound, not everything you could get.

Especially the intangible ones.

Namely,

Friendship, love, trust, and even passion.

Why Friendship?

Because we are wired to speak and to communicate. Failing to have someone to talk to leads you to question your life.

Why Love?

Because without it, there’s no reason to continue living.

The truth is…

No one can live on earth without anyone by their side.

Imagine you are just a baby and there was no one around.

No food.

No water.

Not even a shelter.

You think you could survive?

Why Trust?

I hate to say this, but all of us have experienced some kind of trust issues wherever we go.

And having no one to trust feels like you are invisible; that you don’t exist at all!

Lastly,

Why Passion?

Because I believe, we all have a purpose in life. God placed us on earth to find meaning in our lives.

And a life without a passion is like waiting for yourself to die without even knowing what you truly wanted in life.

See?

Not everything is about money.

It is about our relationship with God; with people whom we can trust and share our firsts moment.

And lastly, about how we see and treat ourselves.

How about you?

What intangible things that made you to pity yourself?

These are just some of the things that I believe is hard to find as well as to earn.

Please comment below and tell me what you think about my topic for today.

Gracias!


All contents are mine except for the provided photos, videos, and the like. If ever there is something I did violate in any way, whether it is a minor or major violation, please let me know. Thank you in advance! ❀