Day: June 21, 2019

Wearing too many hats. Choice or Decision?

Wearing too many hats. Choice or Decision?

Majority might think that the words decision and choice are the same. There is actually a difference between these two words. An article published by Forbes clearly tackles the Difference between deciding and choosing.

Part of our everyday life is to make decision and choice. The decision or choice we make will lead to either success or failure. We must carefully analyze every factor so we can come up with the best option as possible. We should always remember that distinguishing between decision and choice will make an impact in our lives no matter how small or big it is.

I still remember when I am  single all that matters to me are clothes, foods, friends, trips and my family. Being the youngest and the only daughter in our family, I always put my parents above anything else. I always make it a point that I’m present during doctor’s consultations or at least I can talk to the doctor via phone if I really can’t make it.  I love them and I have big plans for them once I become successful in my career.

There were a lot of challenges in my first career that it made me give up.  Fortunately, I was able to find a job that I like. It is something new to me and I am happy doing perhaps that’s the reason why I was able to climb up the corporate ladder. I experienced pains along the way yet I still managed to handle it because I love what I do. My bosses like me and my team adore me. Recognition given to me and the team became just a norm.

I am so relax with how well I managed my work and personal life. I am very confident that things will never change not until I became a mother.

Everything is happening perfectly to me. My life’s events are on track just the way I planned them to be;  from engagement, wedding and giving birth. I can say everything is a breeze because I have the best husband and supportive family.

Few week before I give birth, my boss asked me what will be the plan after my maternity leave. The “idealistic me” quickly answered, “we will just stay at my parent’s house and before my leave ends we will go back to the condo and look for a nanny. Sadly, it did not turn out the way I wanted it to be.

For 6 months, I worked on day shift and my husband worked on night shift. We had no helper so after work aside from taking care of my baby, I need to clean the house,wash dishes and pump milk. I breastfeed exclusively so I pump milk even during wee hours of the night because I needed to build my stash.

The set up that we had took a toll not only in our own careers but also to our health. I was always late and in a hurry. At the office, I crammed to meet deadlines. I passed the report and headed big projects without even checking if everything is correct. I am totally disappointed with my deliverable because I knew I can do better if I have ample time. In addition, my husband’s health was greatly affected too.

I resigned from my work and I became a full time house wife . It took me long to adjust to the “new me”. There was also a time that I pity myself and will do nothing but finish a whole box of  chocolate cookies in one sitting. Days passed that I will not take a bath and even brush teeth.  My self esteem and my weight decreased drastically. No one knows my predicaments except myself and I did not have plans of finding solutions for it.

One Saturday evening, while I was browsing my phone, I encountered this quote ” It is never too late to be what you might have been ” by George Eliot and I believe this paved the way for me to face reality and do something about it. I also realized that to find the real meaning of  happiness , we should start within ourselves.  Resigning from work entails a lot of consequences, it has pros and cons and it is just a matter of how you perceive things and how do you want to react on it.

I thought of the reasons why I resigned and it is all because of my loved ones. If they are happy and healthy so am I. The decision I made was carefully thought of and prayed for. It is my choice to choose them over my blooming career.

Now, I wake up with a grateful heart because I was able to do more. I never thought that giving up the corporate title will just open so many doors for me. I considered it a blessing that I was able to see things positively. Slowly, I turned my fears in to challenges, my weakness to my inspiration.

Now, I can wear different hats and give ample time for those roles without compromising the quality I would always like to deliver.

I am not a  manager now but at the end of the day I am  grateful that I am a mommy, wife, personal nurse of my father who is on dialysis, quality analyst to our family business and an entrepreneur. I might not be able to earn as much as before but the times I got to spend and help my loved ones  are truly incomparable.

It is not easy to give up work however priorities change over time and we need to weigh the pros and cons. My baby is growing fast, my husband is getting sickly and my parents need me more than ever.

Best flat shoes for women

Best flat shoes for women

Are you in search of the best flat shoes for any activity?

Every woman can surely agree that there must always be a pair of flat shoes in their shoe closet. No matter what the occasion may be, a pair of flats will always have a special place in a woman’s heart. Ideal footwear for warmer weather, these babies are an absolute favorite of every girl and woman. A pair of flats can cost as little as twenty-five dollars to as much as a couple of hundred dollars. Depending on the style and the brand of the shoe, you can mix and match whatever outfit that you have in mind. Women choose flat shoes as their preferred style of footwear because they are so easy to pair and style.

Now that we are done with the style portion for flat shoes, we move on to durability and comfort.

The Standing shoe Guide aims not only to let you know which footwear designs are in style now. Rather, we go at it with a more practical approach. By that, we do not just look at the style, we also consider the price, comfort, and durability of the shoe to give you the best flat shoes for women.

Here, we will tell you which shoes will give you the best value for your money. Among these factors will include the durability of the sole as well as the ability of the shoe to resist wear and tear. (let’s face it, flats are insanely comfortable. And if it were up to us, we would wear them every day, right?)

We will go through brand after brand and will give you our opinion on what shoes we think are best for you.


All around best flat shoes:

The Skechers Performance Women’s Go Walk 3 Slip-on Walking Shoe pair of shoes were made for walking. Made out of fabric, with a rubber sole, this walking shoe has an Ortholite cushioned footbed with an anti-microbially treated sock liner. It also has a Resalyte comfort foam midsole with a flexible outsole with GO impulse sensor. For people having to stand up for extended periods, this shoe is a godsend. Why? The extra padding offers the best support for your feet. This is considered as one of the best flat shoes for women on the go.

SKECHERS GOWALK 3 the best flat shoes for women


Next is the Timberland PRO Women’s Renova Professional. Comes with full-grain leather, microsuede, has a synthetic sole and even has a Scotchgard protector for stain resistance. It comes with exclusive anti-fatigue technology that offers all-day standing comfort leg and back support and superior shock absorption. This shoe also has a slip-resistant outsole that has an excellent grip in any conditions, allowing its wearer to move quickly and confidently.


Anne Klein Sport Women’s Ballet Flat with a synthetic sole, this shoe has a heel measuring three-quarters of an inch. These flats are perfect for the wearer who has to stand all day because it is built on a flexible unit construction with extra cushioning.  It also scores big on fashion at very affordable prices that are perfect for every woman out there.

best flat shoes for women on the go anne klein

The best flat shoes for work:

The Sketchers Sure Track Trickel Slip Resistant Work shoe comes in black, with a synthetic sole that has memory foam. Designed for heavy-duty use, this pair also ensures durability, comfort, and ease. It comes with electrical hazard protection and has a slip-resistant rubber sole that will keep you on your feet. The wearers also report the remarkable performance of memory foam insoles. It also has good arch support, and it gives its wearer a worry-free experience where you will never suffer from blisters.

SURE TRACK - TRICKEL Best flat shoes for women on work









Another strong showing from Skechers, the Soft Stride-Softie made out of leather with a synthetic sole. This is a slip-resistant work shoe with athletic cushion and comfort with perforated paneling. The wearers report that this remarkably durable shoe lasts for over a year and a half despite heavy use. It feels like you are walking on a cloud because of its excellent support, lightweight, and reliable grip. And with its wide sole, your toes will never feel cramped ever again. When wearing this, walk with confidence knowing that you can move around without experiencing any pain or fatigue in your feet.

Sketchers Soft Stride-Softie best flat shoes for women on work








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