Chinese New year by Tiensoonlaw at Flickr

Happy Chinese New Year!

Isn’t it amazing that we get to start the year anew two times?

It is in this spirit that I’ve decided to put my money where my mouth is and officially bought my own domain:

So here it is!

Welcome to my blog– officially

Here’s something I learned when I googled myself recently:

(Don’t give me the side eye I know you googled yourself too, heck, Sandra Bullock googles herself!)

Contrary to what I believed I am not the only Monique Almario in the world, nor was I the only Isabelle Almario in the world. I sort of decided that it was better I went ahead of one of my name doppelgangers and staked a claim on

I also made my goodbyes to my wordpress blog. I’ve been using that blog off and on for some years but it felt like it was time to move on.

New beginnings also means there is also an ending, and this was an ending that’s a long time in coming.

I wrote that I intend to start building this blog with a focus on chronicling my journey in building a business with some side streets to productivity, and technology.

This isn’t a journey I intend to travel alone, and this is part of the reason why I’m writing about it because I hope you’re interested in learning with me too.

Let’s start this new year right with the step in the right direction, and I hope you can join me.

* Begin with the End in Mind
* Transitions…

Image source: Tiensoon