16 reasons why I write

16 reasons why I write

Knowing why I write keeps me on a path that I want to be on. It helps to remind myself that this is exactly where I chose to be. 
 
I knew I was going to be a writer. A writer of what, I didn’t know. I always knew I have to write and I made sure that no matter what job I landed on, writing is a big part of it. 

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A habit to success

A habit to success

I’m sure we all have ideals and goals we’d like to live up to and reach.

Most of us know just what we need in life that will make us happy and fulfilled. But somehow, we just can’t seem to reach the goals we aimed for. Why is that?

Consistency takes time and patience wear down too quickly.

Being consistent to create profound change is not easy. Like going to the gym. We tell ourselves, ‘Today is the day.’ And then it turned into,’Tomorrow will be ok too.’ Then,’I’ll start on Monday.’ Before you know it, a month had passed and a resolution stayed a resolution.

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New year … old me because I love it!

New year … old me because I love it!

First of all, let me say Happy New Year. Wishing you all the best.

I’m spending this New Year alone but not lonely. (That’s so corny, sorry)

I’m sure everyone probably like the start the new year with the resolutions, new year new me stuff but I’m not sure I am up for that.

I have come a long, long way before I am who I am today. I’m pretty damn proud of it. I am grateful for those who were always beside me, my family, my boyfriend, my friends and I am thankful to have them by my side this year and in all the years to come.

I have no resolutions this year. I just have plans. I’m just making schedules for things I want to do instead. I want to make time to do what I want. I want to build new habits and get rid of some of my not-so-cool habits.

I’m scheduling for time to go to the gym every day. I’m scheduling for time to go to my art classes every week. I’m also scheduling for time to paint or at least sketch something every day.

I’m not changing anything. I’m just giving myself more time to do what I want.

It’s been a long and arduous fight finding myself and it’s going to be quite a journey.

The past year, I realized that my painting style started to jell. It’s emerging. Not consistent yet but it’s coming. I can start seeing similarities in all the paintings that I do and I actually like it.

I’m sure not everyone will like it but it’s the journey and the process that I’m getting addicted to.

Most people have certain expectations about things that they should be this way or that and it’s ok. Most of the time, my work or my art won’t meet these ideals and that’s ok. A lot of the times, I won’t meet these ideals as a person, and that’s fine, too.

After all these years, I can really say that I am proud of who I have become and it’s ok if who and what I am doesn’t fit other people’s molds. Because I don’t have to.

I supposed I just want to say that it’s ok to be true to yourself. As a matter of fact, you should be true to yourself and do what you’re passionate about.

I used to love to paint when I was a kid. Like everyone, we get the question, ‘What are you going to do with your painting?’

As kids, we just wanted to paint because it makes us happy. After the ‘growing up’ phase hit, I quit painting for years. I mean, years. I pretty much gave up all my art because I felt like I’m not doing well in school and I need to sacrifice what I love for what I should be doing.

I still didn’t do well in school. Never really did.

Fast forward years later, I realized that I want to paint. Actually, I realized I need to find a constructive hobby. Work has been stressful and I needed an out so I turned back to my art. I found an art hobby school that’s not far to go to and I started taking classes.

Now I’m working as a managing editor for an expat lifestyle magazine and I would never give up my art for anything. I always carry my little sketchbook with me. I would love to carry my paint palette with me as well but that will just be too heavy. It’s one of the things that keeps me sane.

Art is not useless. We see many emerging artists today than ever before.

The point is it’s ok to be different. It’s ok to be yourself even if it doesn’t fit other people’s expectations of who or what you should be.

We should be proud of who we are and never be ashamed of how other people sees you.

They’re just wearing a different filter.

happy new year 2017

7 differences between writing for print and blogging

7 differences between writing for print and blogging

Life tends to throw you new things, new challenges, and new circumstances when it sees fit. I’d like to believe that life throws you new things when it sees that you’re ready for it (even if you might not agree). I supposed I’ve been here and done that a few times over and, well, here’s another one of those times.
I was working as a content manager for online products and services companies for the past few years. My main responsibilities were to plan, create, curate and manage online content and social media posts and engagements. Now I’ve literally been dumped on the deep end with planning, creating, editing and subediting for the print magazine, which I’ve never had any experience before. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying it’s a bad thing. I’ve always been thrown into the deep end throughout my life and this is just one more of those times.

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I Dont Know What I’m Doing All I Can Promise Is That This Is Going To Be Fun

I Dont Know What I’m Doing All I Can Promise Is That This Is Going To Be Fun

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MorganJt On Writing Manifesto

Do you believe in reincarnation?
I do because my religion taught me so, but I don’t care.
I don’t know what I’m going to be in the next life.
I’m more interested in what I’m going to be … today.
Life is fleeting.
We meet someone today, they could be gone tomorrow or the next day.
Why should we worry about the things that don’t matter when there are so much more waiting for us.
So live while you can. Do what you love whenever you can.
Walk on the beach. Spend time with your loved ones.
Take time out to be with your family.
Make time to do what you love, create art whenever you can.
I am an artist and I make a point to create art everyday.
I believe that we all have the power to create art in our own ways.
The art that I’m talking about isn’t restricted to drawings, paintings, or even writing.
The art I’m talking about is the ability to produce work that is beautiful and emotional.
Art (noun)
“the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination…producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.” 
If you choose writing as your outlet to create art, you’ve come to the right place.
I’ve created this blog to share with you all about getting inspired and start creating the habit of writing.
We will go over a bunch of how-to’s on writing, starting your free writing journal, daily practice, daily or weekend prompts, and much much more to get your creative juice flowing.
I am so happy you are joining me on this journey, on writing.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, drop a line on my social networks and stay connected. I’d love to hear from you. Thanks!
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