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Hey guys, I’m about to do something I’ve been thinking about for a while now. I’m going on a break from blogging.
I’ve been blogging since 2001 and I haven’t taken a break for a long time. I even discussed it with my children.
Ben, 15, said I should definitely take a break.
Chris, 9, was worried. “What will you do mommy?”
“I want to sleep for a month.”
“But what if your friends want to visit you?”
“Then I will wake up.”
Funny, Chris thought I was literally going to sleep for a month.

So much has been going on. As I write this, I am nursing a migraine. My eyesight has gotten worse overnight and I saw Dr. Alnette Tan earlier at American Eye. Dr. Alnette said though my eyes have a 75 grade on the left, they are looking good. No cataract. Just normal signs of aging.

Here’s what I plan to do during my break:
1) Drink less Coke. Shrink my tummy. Change my diet.
2) Lose weight.
3) Clean my house.
4) Take care of the children’s needs. Take care of me.
5) Collect money, cause many people owe me…. so hard to collect. I have enough money to collect to support my lifestyle until I figure out what I need to do next.

Hopefully these will improve mind and body. I haven’t been feeling well in a while. I just want to stop looking at numbers. Social media has been cluttering my life.
For a while now I was blogging to support my shopping, but now I realize I can do with less stuff, less clutter.
I don’t know what the next step is, but I leave it up to God. I just want to clear my mind of junk and clutter. It must be done.
Meanwhile I want to thank all of you who have been with me through many years. You know how to reach me.

Wish me luck on my journey.
Love,
C

Cecile van Straten
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  • klaris

    Are you familiar with The Konmari Method by Marie Kondo? It’s about surrounding yourself with only the things that spark joy in you. I think you’ll like this concept. Tidying and de-cluttering really orders the mind. I hope you feel well soon, been lurking on your blog since the mid-2000s.

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    CVS Reply:

    yes i have the book which inspired me

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  • Ming Olave

    feel better soon. i am a huge fan of your blog and IG page. i’m going to miss reading your stories. haayyy what a sad day ๐Ÿ™

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  • Ivy Bayas

    Sad…but I hope you feel better soon!

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  • Aliza

    Be well Ms. C. I am a regular follower of your social media accounts and is updated of your blogs. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • AnnaH

    I’ve been following your blog for about half a decade and I was so starstruck when I met you for a meeting when I was still working for Shellane (another word that dates you haha) :). I live in the US now and I miss home terribly but I never forget to check your blog for new entries almost every day here. Good luck on your sabbatical. I have been off of social media for more than 3 months now and I dont feel as attached to it anymore nor do I feel the need to check back in anytime. Hope all is well!

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  • Rich CM

    I’m currently on a sabbatical from my healthcare career. I’m too burnt-out for words to describe my life during those times. I’m just thankful that I have a very supportive husband. During the last 3 years I was able to focus on my health (chronic back pain) and generally just evaluate/de-clutter my life.

    I wish you well and I know it will benefit you in more ways than one. I’ve been following you since the dial-up days of the internet ๐Ÿ˜… . I think I’ve already developed this “love” for you na kahit matagal ka pa mawala hindi na mawawala yung vested feeling (Sorry ma-drama ba?โœŒ๐Ÿผ).

    I will definitely miss you. Like what I’ve always said you will always be ” the best ina-idol na blogger EVER!”๐Ÿ˜˜

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  • DA

    Oh wow. Such a big step but then again, if it’s for you then go for it! Self-love is never selfish love. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Just to let you know I’ve learned so much from you and I’m grateful for your pieces of advice!

    All the best. Ms. C! Until your next entry! ๐Ÿ™‚

    -MrsM-

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  • PJ

    aaawww…. good luck, and rest well during your sabbatical.

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  • Precius F. Caladiao

    oh i will miss your blogsโ€ฆ you’ve just recently made an application for easy access (downloaded it right away after the announcement)..been following you since 2012?โ€ฆnow i wish today is april fool’s day..sad but break is good for a fresh start..wishing you all the best.

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  • xaru4ever

    ๐Ÿ™ I will miss my daily dose of chuvaness, but supporting your decision all the way. Looking forward to the day you’ll start blogging again. All the best! … and thank you <3

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  • Enkei Lim-Bantang

    I will sorely miss you! ๐Ÿ™

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  • nikki luna

    will miss you Cecile <3

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  • Marie Mangalao

    ive been reading your blog for 9 years now. enjoy your much needed break. i will miss you.

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  • njmanang

    : ( so I don’t have anything to read on my lunch break. Good luck on your journey. I hope you achieve everything on your list!! Thanks for all the reads through the years. I just realized I’ve been reading you for years now, your kids were still little then and you did not even have your youngest son. Thanks again. Till you blog again (maybe it won’t be called a blog anymore when you come back).

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    CVS Reply:

    and now I ask for their advice.
    thank you for reading ๐Ÿ™‚

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