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!

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Ever heard of this saying? “Doing Nothing Often Leads To the Very Best of Something”

Hello Fellas, I got this from the 2018 film Christopher Robin. It is just nice to know that such simple saying can create an impact to everyone’s life. It may sound clichΓ©, but honestly it is often neglected by many even myself.

Growing up, I realized how hard it is to balance work, family, relationship and everything in between. Whatever you prioritize, there is this thing called a sense of gratitude. You’ve read it correctly! Admit it, we cannot survive every life’s struggle with no one to lean on and thus, we also cannot just leave them behind after all the care and understanding they have given to us.

Say for example, at work, I am pretty sure that most of us in general will not be able to surpass the hardships of extreme labor without any support system coming from our colleagues or loved ones. What we have achieved and what will be receiving in life is also their achievement for there is really no such thing as being alone for life. You may not have a family but I guess, everyone has that someone in our lives to help us get through it. It may not be by blood, but the connection or support system is there. Not just humans alone, but can also be your pet or plant you used to do a pep talk with. It’s quite weird, but though they are not responding exactly as humans, they are also alive and may somehow help you cope with reality.

Why am I sharing about this stuff?

Simply because I want everyone to remember that having a break doesn’t actually mean doing nothing, but rather creating a way to reconnect with your loved ones or someone who also needs your attention or support. Please do thank them and remind them how blessed you are to have them in your life. It may just be a simple gesture of love, but even small things can rekindle connection or friendship. We humans are wired to communicate and it won’t hurt our lives spending it for someone that also deserves it.

Try to observe your surroundings, maybe you need to water your plant or remove the dirt/dead leaves from them. Maybe your dog/cat needs a haircut or a bath. Or simply need a walk and play with them from time to time. You may also need some time alone to reflect or repent for your shortcomings. This may also be a chance for you to fix your stuff at home. Now, take this opportunity for the betterment of yourself. You might set a date for your loved ones or to whoever you ever wanted to express gratitude with, but failed to do so because of so much stuff on your plate.

Furthermore, also make a habit to cut your routine every once in awhile for there is so much thing in life and that is their presence. Do yourself a favor, make a call to your parents in case there has been an argument that hasn’t been able to solve. Ask for a vacation/sick leave in case your body is telling you to rest or might need a checkup. You may also request for a meetup with someone in case you want to ask for forgiveness. Reconciliation or closure is also a good thing ’cause you are freeing yourself from a heavy heart and hopefully, that will also go the same way for him /her.

In this time of pandemic, that does not mean we are constrained to do something about it. Nothing is ever limited to those who are willing enough to make time for those things you have failed doing so and is now willing to make amends.

On that note, doing nothing often leads to the very best of something because you are taking your time to redirect yourself; to correct what you have done wrong in your life; to appreciate their existence and worth. And most importantly, to realize God’s mercy that in everything we do, He is just there next to us who is always ready to extend his hands whenever we feel like quitting or giving up.

I hope I made you smile today and whatever you may be struggling, we got your back! Kindly leave us a comment below in case you need to voice out something or just want to give a feedback about this post.

Thank you so much for reading my blog post, RT Peeps! God bless and please don’t forget to practice the New Normal Guidelines in this trying time. Keep safe and good luck to do some catch up. πŸ™‚

Why Would You Need To Expect Less?

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Nowadays, people are so used to expect a lot from others; from their ambitions; from their status in life and so on and so forth.

Yet, they failed to embrace uncertainties for they already pictured what being successful should look like.

As a result of that, they tried to do more than what is expected them to do. But doing more without a pause or a break will only cause you to feel burnout. So my advice is to not conclude that what did not work for you does not equate to not doing your best. God is simply redirecting you to what you truly deserve.

Have a leap of faith and take one step at a time.

I Can Carry Heavy Objects, But I Cannot Grip! Can You Relate?

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When I was a little girl, I am proud to say that I can carry heavy objects.

But not until I was challenged by a bottled water or any objects that needs a strong grip for it to open.

I felt bad each time I struggle in opening an object, most especially if the sealed is too tight!

Do you feel me?

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Brain Damaged

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If not all,

I guess, most bloggers out there can strongly relate to what I will be sharing with you all.

Burnout

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This is a stage in life where we feel totally exhausted about everything.

Days where we feel desperate to have a break and want to have some other outlet in our daily routine.

So, whenever I feel drained about writing, I just pause.

I just do whatever I feel like doing.

No work-related tasks for awhile.

Breathe in & out.

I try to go somewhere.

Some place that’s quiet and who rarely knew about me.

Nothingness

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When you are unsure what to write about.

When you want something, but nothing ever comes to mind.

As a result of that, you simply named it as “Nothingness”.

‘Cause you believe that every blogger gets to experience this.

Continue reading “Nothingness”

A Last Minute Edit

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Are you like me, who is also fond of last minute edit?

Please don’t get me wrong,

It’s not actually cramming.

Cramming is simply doing everything all at once.

Anyways, I honestly have this kind of habit that though I already checked each of my blog post for several times…but when the scheduled post is about to come out, I review it again. πŸ™ˆ

Like what I’ve said in my previous post,

I am not aiming for perfection, but rather for excellence. πŸ™Œ

If I could maintain a minimal error or zero error, then that’s good thing to know. πŸ‘Œ

It will let my readers that I always double check and review my work intensively before publishing it.

However, we are all just humans.

No matter how much we avoid it, error or mistake is absolutely inevitable! πŸ˜­πŸ’”

So I ‘ll take this moment to apologize to everyone who recently received a “Food Poisoning” blog post of mine via email.

I honestly accidentally hit the “publish” button and not the “view” button.

I’m really sorry about that. 😒

It’s not supposed to be out yet. πŸ’”

You could tell that there’s a lot of errors simply because I am still in the midst of brainstorming and at the same time, editing.

So again, I’m really sorry to disappoint you all, RT Peeps!

I’ll be more extra careful next time. πŸ™

That’s all! ☺

Thank you so much for the continuous love, support and most of all, understanding. ✨

That is really something I am truly grateful for. ❀

Again, Happy 100 followers and counting, RT Peeps! πŸ™†πŸ’―πŸ˜

God bless you all and keep safe everyone, especially now that it is already a rainy season. β˜”


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Are You a Real Blogger?

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In my own perspective, a real blogger should be well-rounded.

You cannot survive just by knowing little things about life.

You have to be competitive as well.

A real blogger needs to be confident in what she is doing.

You also need to have some sense of humor if your blog is focusing on the positivity of life or simply bringing some good vibes to the audience.

Furthermore, a real blogger needs to be consistent.

You have to convince your followers that you really value the field you’re at.

And lastly, a real blogger is brave enough to experiment things in such a way that she doesn’t stop learning.

She always tell herself that she can do it more better next time.

Well, the buttom line of what a real blogger is someone who is always hungry for knowledge and very much open to all possibilities of life.

How about you?

What for you defines a real blogger?

Comment below and share it with us your daily struggle of being a real blogger as well.

I myself always struggle in juggling my work with blogging, but I see to it that I always make time. 😊

I may just take some break, but I’ll never quit. πŸ˜‰


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