January 8, 2014

How Was My 2013?

It has been a tradition for me beginning of every year to make a review of what transpired in my life for the past year.  In making a review, I dwell more on my accomplishments rather than my failures. I wanted to keep track of the good things that happened to me in the past and get rid of the bad memories as much as possible.  I'm trying to avoid keeping those bad memories in my heart.  These should be thrown away.  I don't really regret those bad things that I've encountered as these could be transformed into good things depending on how you treat them.  I considered my bad experiences as part of the learning process. I suffered, cried and get hurt but these are all important parts and parcels of life that we could not live without.

There is no perfect life, but we could fill it with perfect moments. :)

The year 2013 is not really a great year for me as I have encountered ups and downs as far as my personal life and career is concerned. However, I consider it a wonderful year for me and my family as we have managed to become closer in heart and spirit.  The trials and difficulties that we have encountered made us whole and united. We realized the value of family more than ever.  Financially, I would say that I passed 2013 with flying colors.  This year didn't really made me really rich but I'm well off financially.  We've started with the cup cake business and women's apparel which are both operating online. The result is not that marvelous but the potential is great!  I've recovered my initial capital quite fast and had started to build up my clients.  I didn't really earn that big but it's more than what I've expected.  Considered great for 6 months of operation. :)

All in all, here's what I have accomplished for the year 2013:

  • Lot amortization has been completed.
  • Able to fund the renovation of our first house.
  • Introduce some minor repairs and improvements in our current house.
  • Replace those furniture that were devastated by the "Habagat" flooding.
  • Add up some amount to my savings.
  • Increased my blog earnings by 40%. From 5 figures last 2012, it rose up to 6 figures last 2013. Cheers to that!  Some of my blogs lost the PR, but with God's grace, these blogs still continued to earn. Maybe lesser towards the end of the year but overall, I still considered it to have contributed quite well to my funds.  
I never really spend my blog earnings except for some funds used for hotel bookings abroad, for renewal of my domains, and purchase of LG 29" LED TV for my bedroom last December.  I also feel grateful to my blogs for financing my small apparel business which had just started last year.

But the greatest thing that happened to 2013 is my long awaited decision to finally leave the rat race.  To leave my job abroad and go back home and stay with the family.  There were so many factors that have contributed to this decision but I am very pleased that I've finally made up my mind.

I wanted to work at home and be with my family for good.  I didn't regret my decision as I still feel very productive even at home.  Apart from being occupied with small businesses, I have managed to keep an online job apart from working on my blogs.  On top of that, I am now able to manage the entire household and look after my children.  

2013 has been a blessed year for me and I hope that 2014 will even be a better one. 

I am claiming success and happiness for 2014.



24 comments:

  1. What a great year! One day I will venture into an online business. I still do not know what it is. I am inspired with what you did. Cheers to 2014!

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  2. Thank you Sis! I wish you luck in whatever you will venture to this 2014!

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  3. Wow, what a great year it was for you! Seriously, I don't know how to earn from blogging haha, so I'm inspired by you. God bless you more!

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  4. Hi Ate Krizza, nice to see you in the blog hop again! :) I stopped monetizing my blog because my creativity in coming up with a new post after an assignment disappeared after 3 months of doing it. It was challenging.

    It really pays to have a goal and a plan. Cheers to your 2014 and may your goals be fulfilled sooner than soon!

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    1. Hi Ida! Thanks. I missed our group that's why I came back to do the blog hop again. I want to catch up with everyone and this I could learn by reading your blogs. :)

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  5. Well said on that "There is no perfect life, but we could fill it with perfect moments. :)". My 2013 was an up and down thing as well.

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  6. A lot of achievements last year for you.
    Sometimes, we tend to look for our failures in the past but when we summarized what happened to us, we will be surprised that failures are just minor compared to achievements.
    By the way, welcome back to BC Blogger.

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  7. Wow, its good to hear that sis that you are now a WAHM. I have been dreaming of that for the longest time. I just didn't have the courage to leave my current job as I need to help pa with our house amortization. I know Daddy A's salary would be enough but I don't want to risk muna. I have to wait for another 2-3 years siguro or maybe when I reached 35. I'm truly happy with your accomplishments sis. Ako din I'm running a shop na I can say doing well plus the crochet business. I have been receiving many inquiries for possible exporting. Siguro when any push through I can leave my work and concentrated on that. In God's grace I know it will happen.

    Mommy Maye
    www.momaye.com

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    1. Sis, just hold on, you will feel it pag prepared ka na talaga to leave your job and stay home for good. I've experienced that myself. Parang may driving force pag talagang handa ka na. Also, prayers are very important. I have consulted the Lord for my decision and He made things easier for me to leave my job and be at home. God is so good! :)

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    2. I will remember that sis. Thank you :)

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  8. Wow! You're able to fund the renovation of your house. That's one great accomplishment! Totally a blessed year. :)

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  9. As an OFW, na pa wow ako with your decision to come home for good. I hope I can take that big leap soon as well. All the best!

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    1. Yup Sis, I know it's not very easy to leave a good paying job. I was into that deep thoughts for the longest time. Minsan parang gusto mo na parang ayaw mo pag naiisip mo yung laki ng mawawala sayo but I think this is not my decision alone but it's God's will na rin coz He made everything prepared for me to leave my precious job. When He decided something for you, He will make things easy for you. That's a promise! :)

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  10. Good luck in your ventures. I'm sure that being with family beats working abroad without them.

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  11. Wow! Finally you are a WAHM now. How I wish I can do that sis, but hindi pa namin kaya. I can't leave my work, my husband's pay maybe enough pero hard-hard talaga. WE still need the pay I got from my job. I hope I can do online jobs and monetize my blogs but unfortunately wala yata ako talent dyan. But who knows in the future I might decide to be a WAHM for good.

    More Blessings 2014!

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  12. You earn so much from blogging :) I also earn but not that much. You had a great review of your 2013.

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  13. Wow, congrats to all your achievements the past year. And congrats for taking that big decision to come home and be with your family and be a WAHM. That's a lot of earnings you got there just on your blog alone. Kahit sana half lang or kahit one fourth lang, maachieve ko in God's perfect time. hihi! Want to really earn from home, too. I want so bad to help my hubby financially din kasi.

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  14. Awesome 2013! lot of achievemenst especially earning more from blogging alone. Glad that you are with your family right now and loving life. I'm sure more blessings to come this 2014
    Melgie
    http://wish4less.blogspot.com

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  15. More blessings this year! 2013 was not bad, financially, given that you were able to finance your HH expenditures. Cheers to the new year!

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  16. My 2013 was not good, because I lost my dad and other stuff, that is why I am so looking forward to 2014. Great to see you on the CommEx again! Six figures, wow! That would be my goal this year. I only got five figures this year.

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  17. To me that was an awesome year! :) Cheers on your businesses and your blogging success. I really want to earn from blogging as in!!! :)

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  18. Welcome back! What a fantastic year you had in 2013. I'm dying to hear about what you were doing to earn as I'd love to increase my earnings this year. Willing to share? TY! :-)
    Elizabeth

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  19. 6 figures? Tips naman, sis. I'm at awe at how you do that. How many blogs do you maintain? :)

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