Happy 1st of May and happy labor day!
When I was a kid, I always looked forward to the first day of May because it’s my birth month and this is when we celebrate our week-long fiesta in our barangay.
In Samar, celebrating fiesta is a big thing.
In fact, many of our relatives and kabarangays who are now based in other places like in Metro Manila and abroad, come home during fiesta. They save up money months before so that they can come home and enjoy their much-awaited vacation.
For me and my other kababata, this is the most exciting month of the year because we have no school and we have more time to play, go to the beach, and join the festivities including our fiesta, the month-long Flores de Mayo, and the much-awaited Santacruzan.
Oh, how I missed my childhood…
I have my own family now and we are based in Quezon City, but we still try our best to go to my hometown during fiesta with my siblings and their families.
And speaking of going home, we were supposed to go to Samar this summer, but because of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) due to the Coronavirus pandemic, not only were our flights cancelled but also our fiesta celebration.
All our plans for this month may have been cancelled, but that doesn’t stop us from celebrating. There’s still so much to be grateful for.
For one, I’m grateful that all my family members and loved ones are healthy and safe from the virus.
Praying that God will continue to protect all of us.
I’m grateful that we have food on our table, we have roof over our head, and we can still work from home despite the lockdown.
Hence, Labor day is still worth celebrating not only for those who are actively working nowadays, but also to those who have been temporarily and permanently laid off from work due to the ECQ.
Praying that God will continue to provide for all of us.
And of course, I’m grateful that we’ve just entered into yet another month, not to mention, my favorite month of the year. 🙂
Next week, I’m turning a year older and I can’t be thankful enough for the gift of life and for all the blessings that my faithful and loving God has given me even if I don’t deserve it.
I’m glad God has led me back to blogging and I can share my story and some of my life experiences which I haven’t shared with anyone or in any of my blogs before.
And for someone who’s a bit shy and reserved, blogging about my personal life is not easy, but I’ll try.
To make this month more exciting (and productive for me), I am committing myself to publishing at least one blog post a day consistently for the next 31 days.
That sounds really challenging, but I’ll do my best to follow through. 🙂
And it can be about anything that I can think of including how-to tutorials, personal finance, personal development, and personal experiences.
I’m used to writing keyword-optimized articles for my other websites, but I’ll try to be as spontaneous as possible during my 31-day blogging challenge.
It can be as simple as how my day went or what plants am I growing in my garden these days.
And this blog post…
…is just an intro to my 31-day blogging challenge. 🙂
This is Day 1 of My 31-Day Blogging Challenge
It’s 9:23 AM, I’m still upstairs and it’s time go down for breakfast. This is the spot where I wrote this blog post. 🙂
If you’re a fellow blogger, you can join me in this challenge.
If you’re a reader, I hope you can stick with me until the 31st of May.
Thanks for your time and I hope you can check back tomorrow for my next blog post. 🙂
Click here to see the RESULT of my 31-Day Blogging Challenge: