Personal Projects

Whenever work is eating me up, my mind goes crazy, thinking about things that I want to do just to take some time off. Personal projects, that’s what I call them.

I do them when I have some free time, or sometimes I squeeze it between work. I believe that personal projects give me the freedom that I don’t have at work, where I am only limited to the four corners of the box that the big bosses are giving me. It is also a good way to take a break from the usual work routine.

personal projects

Here are the five (5) personal projects I have that I can’t believe I am sharing with you. Haha. I am usually silent with personal projects, but maybe I just need more “push”, so I’m blogging about it. :)

Blog Theme

Status: Launched
I actually started creating a theme few months ago but I ended up not finishing it because another totally different idea came. I discarded that one and started a new one from scratch again. If you would notice, I am already using the “second theme”, and it’s still simple and minimal. What do you think about it? :)

Portfolio

Status: In Progress
Ever since, I haven’t seen myself as a front-end developer, like how the people around me do. A few friends have been telling me to just go with it and after years (yes, years!) of thinking about it for so many times, I am finally doing it. It’s still a work in progress and I hope to launch it by June or later.

Gerald’s photography blog

Status: Pending for Approval
As I have mentioned a few times before, Gerald seems to be getting interested with photography ever since we got a camera. Even to the point that he asked me to buy a domain for him. Haha. The design is still pending for his approval, but I hope to start with it before the month ends.

Travel blog (with Gerald)

Status: Conceptualization
This is one of the biggest personal projects, I guess, because I am doing this with Gerald. It is one of our spontaneous and crazy moments that made this decision. Haha. It won’t be something professional though, it will only be an online journal of our trips together :)

Project Life

Status: Requirements Gathering
Project Life, as described by Sweet Rose Studio, is an amazing system of recording memories without the hassle, investment, or hours required to finish a typical scrapbook. I’ve always wanted to create scrapbooks but never started one because I find it tedious. With albums, I can easily print photos and just place them inside, and maybe add some designs later on. That would be easier for me, I think. While I am waiting for the albums I ordered, I just started gathering the photos I need. I will be talking more ahout this when I have started getting my hands on this project. :)


Woah! That looks a lot, now that I listed them all! I am hoping I could accomplish them all by this year and be able to share them to you, along with the many goals I have.

Itโ€™s your turn!

  • Do you also have personal projects? What are those?
  • What do you think of my theme? :)


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14 Comments

  1. Reply

    nendomeow

    April 12, 2016

    yay for personal projects! I have tons as well but since i’m a sleepy head and always have to do loads of house chores at home and clients, they keep getting farther and farther far me *cries*

    Love your simple theme!! At least it’s finally done! I feel you, I change my mind a lot about my theme design so they keep on staying as psd mock ups on my Mac lol!

    Here’s to more projects to be launched and success. keep it up Mei!

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      mei

      April 21, 2016

      Same here, I’m a sleepyhead haha so when I get home I just take a rest, and not code. All conceptualization and ideas are when I’m home then pag nasa work na, dun ako gagawa hahaha

      Hopefully talaga ma-push ko lahat to! Haha thanks nadine :)

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        nendomeow

        April 22, 2016

        We can do it! Hehe just takes a lot of push talaga Q_Q Thanks din!!

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    Richel V.

    April 12, 2016

    I kinda laughed when I saw myself in the top commentors! And here I am, sending another comment, hahaha! Been planning to start my own project life myself, tho I’ve heard it from craftedbypam. So many projects you’ve undertaking! I think the portfolio might be the hardest – haven’t even thought of making one myself. Good luck, Mei!! :)

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      mei

      April 21, 2016

      haha the Top Commentors is one way of saying thank you to those who always leave comments on my blog. It’s greatly appreciated, thanks Richel! :)

      I also saw it from Pam, actually! Even asked her some stuff about it. :)

      Thanks, Richel, hopefully kayanin lahat haha

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    Anne

    April 13, 2016

    I like the minimal feel of this themes. Clean and crisp. I have tons of personal projects but perhaps my top priority would be redecorating my room.

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      mei

      April 21, 2016

      Yay, the room looks exciting! Hope you could do a room tour :)

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    Shayne

    April 14, 2016

    You’re busy!!!! I like this new theme. :) It’s really clean and organized. I like how you did your categories on the footer in a slider. It’s cute!

    Right now I working on my portfolio for work and writing up some commissioned pieces. I’m ready for everything to be done and finalized. I miss sleep!

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      mei

      April 21, 2016

      Thanks Shayne :)

      Wish you luck on your portfolio too! And oh, don’t forget to sleep! Ang sarap matulog! Hehe

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    Jhanz

    April 14, 2016

    Wow, so many projects! Good luck with everything, Mei. <3 Looking forward to your travel blog! PS: Love the new theme!

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      mei

      April 21, 2016

      Thank you Jhanz :) Sana ma-push ang travel blog. Haha

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    Anna

    April 15, 2016

    Hmm.. I don’t have a personal project at the moment but I do write on my plannerxjournal every day and that 5-year Q&A journal. Those count, right? :D

    I like your new theme. Minimalist effect achieved!

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      mei

      April 21, 2016

      I think that counts! :) I admire you guys who are consistent in this planner/journal :)

      Thanks Anna :)

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    Clare

    April 23, 2016

    I have personal projects too, too many that I don’t even know which to do first and where to even start haha! Good luck on your projects sis! You new theme by the way is very clean and very easy to read. i like it <3

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