Hey, I’m Erica! Welcome to my virtual space, again!

It feels good to be back! After several transitions and transformations, I finally gained the courage to write again.

In case you missed it, I started my blogging journey in 2014 as Rikx Knows Best and talked about my daily life as a work-at-home-mom, our gastronomical adventures and family travels.

The Picky Eater and Champs M with Lysine - Kimberley Reyes | Mom On Duty

In 2017, I have unfortunately forgotten to renew my domain on time. Knowing the enormous hassle I need to go through to renew it, I decided to let it go and focused on building my entrepreneurial path instead.

Taken by Royal Domesticity

I had to admit, namiss ko magkwento at magsulat sobra.

Fast forward to January 2020, I was about to unveil a business venture I’ve been working on for a year when the global pandemic disrupted our norm. We had to cut losses early by pivoting.

The business turnaround is just one of the things I’ve learned to accept and heal from. 2020 taught me how to let go of situations and toxic people who shouldn’t be part of your life anymore, grow from painful lessons, and prioritize mental, emotional & spiritual health. How? Start by decluttering your phone, friends list, and your thoughts. Detach yourself from people and things that don’t really help you improve yourself. Practice social media detox whenever you can and do things that can motivate you like reading a book, pursuing a hobby, or simply live in the moment.

It was also the year I learned the art of gratitude. No matter what the outcome is or how badly things started, we should all find gratitude in every challenge because it gives us an opportunity to grow.

Shot by Mamam Show

Minutes before the clock strikes 12 last NYE, I can clearly recall how excited we were to say GOODBYE 2020! True enough, I was sobbing heavily while capturing the moments of every exploding vibrant fireworks in the sky. Hindi siya drama lang, ha! It felt so surreal.

This year, all I’m promising myself is self-affirmations and triumphs, less materialistic goals, and to be a tool to help people recover from financial problems caused by the global pandemic. That going back to zero doesn’t always have to look bad and feel awful, but to take it as a way to start anew with right people and strategies.

So if you’re like me going through the same thing, just know that you’re not alone. God is listening and watching over you. You had to go through it because He knows you can surpass it.

Happy 2021 to you!