About

Hey, Gladys Jane here. I'm the soul behind 'A Glad Diary'. A Glad Diary is a lifestyle blog. I muse about travel, home design, product reviews, life lessons, and crazy amounts of lists.

Since you're on this page to get to know me more, let's start from the beginning, shall we?

I hail from the beautiful island of Cebu, Philippines. I met my husband, Gideon, in the same city but it wasn't anything romantic. In fact, we were both dating someone else when we first said our hellos. lol. It's funny how things turn out at times.

It was in Singapore where the friendship develop. And now, well, we became a family of 3.

Leaving Home

Three years into my IT career, I move to Singapore for greener pasture. In my fourth year living in Singapore, my hubby's company relocated us to Austin, Texas, USA.

Okay, you'll notice a pattern here. Four years living in Austin, Texas we relocated again to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Haha!

Yeah, we move a lot, it's stressful yet exciting at the same time! Although I like the nomadic lifestyle, I wish to be planted permanently with yearly travels of course! The question is, can we afford it? Ha!


This Thick-Faced Gal Parading Her Flaws

It all started in 2010. It wasn't anything serious. A colleague inspired me to start my own blog. I write whatever. Sentences are hard to follow. My grammar was non-existent. The spelling, nah, forget it!

If you happen to visit aucourantpriness at that time (now A Glad Diary), within 5 seconds, I'd probably land on your rarely used website block list! lol. And I already earned a Bachelor's Degree at that.

What do I know, I'm just some thick face out there parading her flaws.

But of course, I had my fair share of critics too. I'm not against them though. If they only invited me in, I'll be that one girl screaming the loudest, "Yeah, my writing sucks!"

Thank you so much for broadcasting my imperfections, the more motivated I am to improve. Well, not really! It was the hubby who encouraged me to write again.

Almost a Tombstone

I love The Lord Jesus Christ. He is my Savior and Lord. I literally owe my life to Him. It's as if I'm given a second chance to live again.

If not for Him, I would have been a memory by now -- a tombstone. I almost killed myself when I lost my job in Singapore, devastatingly sent back home to the Philippines and ended the promise of a blissful married life with my then special someone of 6 years. Yes, both incidents happened at the same time!

I lost the future I was clinging so hard to. Only to realize that it's built it on loose sand, loose foundation. The good news is, it didn't end there.


Instead of your shame you shall have double honor, And instead of confusion, they shall rejoice in their portion. Therefore, in their land they shall possess double; Everlasting joy shall be theirs. ~ Isaiah 61:7

To cut the story short, my Lord Jesus Christ is ever faithful. He breathed life to the deadness of my bones. I'm given new life -- a second chance to live again. I once was lost, but now I'm found. It's exciting when He is leading my paths!

Goal

Obviously, I didn't have one when I started out. At one point, the hubby's mom inspired me when I learned about her diary writing habit, thus I renamed the blog from aucourantprincess to A Glad Diary.

You could say, AGladDiary is our online diary. Here you'll read about the elements of my life. I write about travel, home design, product reviews, life lessons, and a whole lot of lists.

My ultimate goal is to build memorials about the goodness of God and share this journey called life with you.  :)