Well, I gotta rise up in one of these days anyway, right? Unless if one is a completely insane person who will go overboard to make themselves feel better after a major tragedy, 1 that’s not the path I would choose. My late father didn’t raise me that way. Going to the extreme pretty much means you’ve given up with life itself. My father hated quitters, and going to that “broken heart” path would only insult his spirit. I’m with him with this one.
It’s been over a month now since my last blog post and I’d like to thank everyone who stopped by and left their condolences through comments or even shooting me some DMs on social media, etc. My dad always instilled to me since childhood that I should cherish more of what I have today than being miserable and depressed over the things I don’t have and things I no longer have. I may have lost my dad, but I still have my mom, my siblings, my relatives and distant families, and most of all, friends near and far.
I would call this a blog entry in which I’m rising up from my mourning period. Well, not quite, I have been active online still, just not spending so much time writing entries on this blog. With the little time I have for my own activities because of other events to take care of in real life, I’ve only been active on AXCEL STYLE.
What have I been up to? Reviving my healthy lifestyle
With all the events that have happened, I’ve been trying to get back to my somewhat strict diabetic diet. During my mourning period, because of my inactivity and the mood of not caring for anything else, my sugar levels shot up big time again. Luckily it wasn’t high enough for me to get sent to the hospital again unlike back in 2011. I tried doing some exercise routines and even change up the foods I eat. The latter part, I think I’ve gotten it down. The exercise routines part is still hard to get into the habit. My current part-time job still engages me to do a lot of physical activity, but I felt that still isn’t enough. Shape-wise, I look completely bloated. But I’m still trying to get into the habit, little by little.
I did start drinking tea again. I mean, I drink boba/bubble teas, but it’s not the same as drinking the actual freshly-brewed tea right out from the pot, you know? I went for various all-natural organic detox teas and fat burner teas to help suppress my hunger. A few months ago, I used to eat a lot of snacks in between, but with the help of the teas and doing a lot more physical activity at work, I haven’t been really big on snacks lately. 2
I also added a supplement to my diet too: collagen powder. I read that they help with diabetics too. especially with hunger suppression, a good intake of needed proteins to build muscles, joints, healthy bones, skin, hair, nails, and more. Here’s one article that explains it. Although some say that you can take collagen twice or three times a day, I only have my collagen dose once in the morning with my morning coffee. There are plenty of collagen supplements available, especially those that you can find at Whole Foods, but I solemnly swear by this product recommended to me by my sis-in-law: Meiji Amino Collagen. I purchased one can and then the refills once I run out of my monthly collagen supply. It’s marine-based, but I’m also willing to try other collagen supplements, especially ones that are plant-based.
One at a time though, so maybe next time.
What have I been up to? Catching up on my coding journey
I revisited and picked up from where I left off at Skillcrush’s Break Into Tech Course Package. I enrolled in this package several years ago, so the prices then were still affordable, plus I had a discount for being a former Skillcrush alumnus from their WordPress module program. I decided to start over from the basics with HTML and CSS. Even though I’ve already gotten the grasp of both two decades ago, I still feel incomplete when I’m not familiar with the current HTML5 and CSS3. And then there’s also Sass (and other CSS Preprocessors) and Emmet and other frameworks like Bootstrap, Foundation, etc.
I revisited and started over at AppAcademy Open. When I went on a personal hiatus because of the happenings mentioned in my previous post, I found myself completely lost and pretty much stuck with the current lesson 3, so I decided to start over from the beginning. As of this writing, I haven’t quite done that yet.
I’ll be starting over with Career Karma’s #21DayCKChallenge, in case the AppAcademy Open program doesn’t work well for me and probably pick a suitable bootcamp if I need to. CK is a wonderful community for those who want to break into the tech industry and wanted guidance and inspiration in picking the right bootcamp or simply gain a good support group for their current paths. As of this writing, I haven’t exactly done that.
I’m checking out my current Udemy courses that I’m already enrolled and I too started following those courses too.
That’s it for now with my coding journey. I know it’s a bit of a gist writing about this on this blog, but I’ll also do whatever I can to write about my current progress here. The theme was recently updated into something completely fresh, clean, and new, so when I see something new, the more I get a lot more inspired into blogging more.
What have I been up to? Everything else.
My little baby boo of a nephew is now seven months old. He sits on his new throne like a newly-crowned king.
I recently invested in a new-ish 4 13″ Macbook Pro. Despite finally getting used to its basics, I still swear by my most awesome Dell Inspiron 15″ laptop. In terms of age, both laptops are the same age, 5 but my 15″ Dell still has a lot more powerful interior than this Mac.
I’ll write more about my feelings regarding the Macbook in general on The NINPOJineous one day.
For my MADKID fangirl life, I’ll just post this here. Self-explanatory.
Lastly, I decided to finally go independent and migrate to a more prompt host that has specific expertise in WordPress hosting. Hosted by reseller hosts by very kind people have been wonderful, and that I’ve also gained many friendships from the host owners and some fellow hostees. Unfortunately, I found myself completely limited with the new plans that I wanted for my site projects and other things for the sake of getting upgraded, plus the host owners aren’t always available 6 In short, I moved this blog, my friend’s site and blog, and my somewhat abandoned hobby sites collective to A2 Hosting. I’ve been with A2 for almost a month now, while still mapping out my overhaul with Symmetry and ASIATIC TAKES.
That’s it for this post. Welcome back to The ADRICULOUS Life, Adri!
On the sidenote . . .
- Have you heard that there are people who do die of a broken heart? No, that’s not me. My mom isn’t that person either.
- I still love dark chocolate though, but even then, I don’t eat it as much as I used to.
- Introduction to Programming (with Ruby)
- used on the outside, refurbished and upgraded on the inside
- The Macbook Pro exterior is the 2014-2015 model.
- Makes sense though. We’re all working adults dealing with adulting and everything else in real life. That’s just how life is.