One of the things I looked forward to writing about when I launched B = Happiness in March 2019, was my love for essential oils. Unfortunately, I was not able to sustain the momentum in blogging because I was offered to return to my corporate job, so writing took a backseat. But not oiling! Oh, NEVER oiling. Haha! Though I was not able to blog, I founded Oh, Happinest–our safe space where we share about all things oils, wellness, and happiness.
I handed my resignation letter just days after my promotion was announced (It was a fulfilling eight-and-a-half-year journey with three promotions, one job reclassification—from starting out as a public relations assistant and exiting as a projects supervisor—hundreds of friendships formed, and thousands of lessons learned). In the letter, this was my reason for leaving: “I will be streamlining the operations of our design and construction business, while pursuing my personal passions in social enterprise and wellness, and cultivating our homelife.” Every word in that statement was true. Though everything is still a work in progress.
The reason behind the blog name “B = Happiness” is somewhat corny. Okay, it IS corny. “B” is me and the #architecthusband’s term of endearment since our boyfriend-girlfriend days. It’s that simple. More than five years ago, I already created a blog in Tumblr with the same name, where I just posted funny conversations between me and my husband, who was still my boyfriend at that time. Sadly, I was not able to keep the blog alive (because we ran out of funny things to say to each other—KIDDING! Facebook was to blame—it was so convenient to post status updates, so I found myself posting on social media more often than logging into Tumblr), so Tumblr had to take it down—but the content is still intact (making a mental note to download everything and send to my email as backup), thank God!