Wednesday, April 04, 2018

You know your life is complete when...

Vince and I are super enjoying Netflix's shelter show, "World's Most Extraordinary Homes." I 'grammed it as we were watching it because I needed to tell you all about it. If you have Netflix and don't know what to watch, I'm sure you'll like this. I don't know any mommy who doesn't like looking at other people's houses!

Husband and I are enjoying our new favorite @netflixph show, World's Most Extraordinary Homes. It's fun seeing other people's dream homes and judging if these people have taste or not hahaha 😂😂😂 One thing they do have is lotsa money. These houses are crazy! 😄 And yes, the show inspired me to blog about it. And yes, I'm having a heavy midnight snack of pansit canton from @harvest.ph 😄😄😄 Ya know, my home may not be huge and my bank account may not be awe-inspiring but I do love my life. It's very happy and full. Messy and chaotic at the moment because of the kids, and a little worrisome sometimes because of all the bills, but it is full of love and joy. And that makes my very ordinary life extraordinary ❤️❤️❤️ #netflix #netflixandchill #streamteam #FrancesFinds
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I hope you read my IG caption because it's true. I don't have everything I want but I have everything I need. Sometimes I even think that if I ask for more, then I'll be greedy and greed is a sin. To paraphrase an old country song, I have four walls, three kids, two hearts, one love. What more do I need? My life is complete.

Of course, I still have dreams, but my dreams now revolve around the happiness and success of my husband and our three boys. I work now because I want to support them. There is a certain peace that comes with just working for others. If you had told a younger me that I'd come to think this way in my 40s, that younger me will scream in fright or anger or despair. I don't know. I'm a different person now. My career dreams already came true more than a decade ago. It was fantastic while it lasted. It ended and I loved it. I had my chance at career happiness and I'm grateful. So now I just want to devote myself to work that puts food on our table and sends my kids to school. There is a nobility to that, a simplicity, a different kind of joy that brings me so much fulfilment. Growing up I was always told, "Find a job you love and you'll never work a day in your life." And yes, that was true. But this, at this stage in my life, is also so true: "Work every day of your life so you can give everything to the people you love." It's beautiful, this selflessness that I finally finally (and never thought I would) have.

Anyway, thanks for sharing my journey with me! If you've been around since the start of this blog, you know I've always been selfishly devoted to my career. I love working! I love earning money! So I hope you're proud of me that I'm changing. I still love working and I still love earning money but now I do it for love of others. 

Here's a guest post about how you'll know your life is complete, mamas. Enjoy!

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There are many people who struggle when it comes to knowing when to relax and enjoy the fruits of their labor. For instance, think about how many individuals you know who keep moving through the ranks at their workplace and gain extra qualifications until the day they retire. Those folks never have time to enjoy their achievements because they’re always looking to succeed at something else. However, money and job progression isn’t everything in life, and sometimes you need to put things in perspective. Regardless of what else is happening at the moment, you know your life is complete when… 
They make my life not just complete but so extra!

You’ve found someone who loves you.
Human beings are needy creatures, and they continually seek the approval and reassurance of their peers. However, humans also have a sincere desire to feel love and affection from others. You know your life is complete when you find someone who’s willing to spend a couple of months salary with specialists like 77 Diamonds, pop the question, and then spend the rest of their lives making you happy. Be aware that some people go through life without ever meeting that special someone, and that could happen to any of us. So, think yourself lucky for what you have. 

You have an excellent group of friends.
What are the most important things in life? While some people might argue they are fame and fortune, others know that it’s friends according to the guys at the Huffington Post. If you don’t have a fantastic group of friends around you at the moment, that is something you need to change as soon as possible. If you’re one of those lucky people who’s had the same mates since they were young’ your life is near to being complete. Those people will be around when you need them most, and so you will always have support or a shoulder on which to place your head. 

You live in your dream home.
While it’s slightly materialistic, most people would agree that buying a comfortable home in the right location is one of the most critical milestones in their lives. If you live in a suitable property at the moment and you plan to stay there indefinitely; there is a decent chance your life is near to being complete. Your dream home should contain all the elements you imagined when you were young. Maybe you used to dream of having an indoor pool or something similar? Perhaps you wanted to live in a bustling city like London or somewhere like that? When you achieve all those goals, you know your life is complete. 

As you can see from the information on this page, lots of people have different ideas about what the perfect life involves. However, if you have somewhere warm and safe to live, someone who loves you, and lots of friends to call on the telephone whenever you need a chat; you’re richer than some of the most wealthy people in the world. So, consider yourself lucky, and make sure you never mope about your situation again. 

Enjoy your life!

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I like that: "If you have somewhere warm and safe to live, someone who loves you, and lots of friends to call on the telephone whenever you need a chat; you’re richer than some of the most wealthy people in the world."

Truer words were never spoken!

But if you do feel like looking at how the 1% live, turn on Netflix and watch this fantabulous show!


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8 comments:

  1. Interesting show, I am asking my husband to get us netflix at home na.

    I'm not yet a mom (but hopefully soon!) and I can relate where you are coming from. I have been working for over 10 years now but my husband and I decided that when the time comes that I will need to step back from my career for our kids, I will gladly do so.


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  2. I’ve always felt that my life is complete, even in my 20’s. Like, anytime I die, it’s okay. But now, in my 40th year on this planet, I think, more so. It’s fuller because of my baby and current partner. I’m happy to say that your guest post validated my personal belief about my accomplishments. And kudos to you for being happy and fulfilled as well! - momtraneur.com

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  3. YOU KNOW YOUR LIFE IS COMPLETE WHEN. you have your family, real friends, comfortable home and great food. :)

    Agree po ako dito: "Truer words were never spoken"

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  4. So true mommy, "Enjoy Life to the fullest", accept all the blessings that GOD is giving you, and as much as possible dont let negative vibes affetcs your dreams to be succesful and be happy

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  5. Love this post, Momsh! We may not have everything we want, but we're happy and grateful with what we have right now! Siguro nga kapag mommy ka na nag-iiba na talaga ang perspective mo sa buhay noh? Kasi ako nung simula maging mom ako, nag 360 degree turn ang life ko eh. Hehehe! Iba na yung priorities and lahat ginagawa na namin ni hubby para sa baby namin, para masecure ang future nya. Makita ko lang na happy and healthy ang family ko, feeling complete na ako. Minsan talaga, hindi naman yung mga material things ang makakapagpasaya sa atin, kundi yung mga simple pleasures in life.

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  6. Love this post, Momsh! We may not have everything we want, but we're happy and grateful with what we have right now! Siguro nga kapag mommy ka na nag-iiba na talaga ang perspective mo sa buhay noh? Kasi ako nung simula maging mom ako, nag 360 degree turn ang life ko eh. Hehehe! Iba na yung priorities and lahat ginagawa na namin ni hubby para sa baby namin, para masecure ang future nya. Makita ko lang na happy and healthy ang family ko, feeling complete na ako. Minsan talaga, hindi naman yung mga material things ang makakapagpasaya sa atin, kundi yung mga simple pleasures in life.

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  7. Being a mom completed my life and they are the answer to my WHYs. I dedicate all I can do to them. :)

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  8. I'm starting to like this page. Funny pero sabi ko sasali lang ako sa giveaway pero now, I found myself enjoying every post kasi parang I've come to realize some facts about myself, my motherhood journey, me as a partner. So, I am honestly rediscovering myself. 😇

    Just to share a piece of my story Miss Frances, you know what, I have so many dreams in life pero isa pa lang ang nafufulfill ko sa ngayon, and that's being a mother. Ngayong ina na ako, there were times na parang naiisip ko, I am happy being a Nanay but sometimes I feel empty. Don't get me wrong, I am grateful being a mother of my kid, I am happy, but you know what, I am not that contented. Parang there's something missing in my life. After reading this, siguro kaya di ako kontento kasi kinokompara ko ang sarili ko sa ibang tao, na pilit kong pinaniniwalaan na kapag walang career, nganga ka. Siguro kaya hindi ko masabing kompleto ako kasi sinisiksik ko sa utak ko na maraming kulang sa akin, kasi di ko pinipilit iappreciate ang mga bagay at mga taong nasa akin ngayon. 😣

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