Huge Life Update – 15.05.2021

Hello everyone!

I hope you are all healthy, safe, and hopefully vaccinated.

Do you still remember me? It has been months, I know. I’m a terrible blogger.

I think about blogging almost every day, but then life happens, and I never manage to write anything. You see, I love writing, but it is not something that comes naturally to me, meaning I have to kind of force myself to do it. Not that I hate it or anything, I’m just a super lazy writer. Does that make any sense? Probably not. Anyways, I better just get on with it instead of just making excuses for my absence.

I have so many updates that I’d like to share, so I’ll just leave you with a list.


This is not really an update as I’ve been working for this company for two years now. I’m still working for a social media platform (Sorry I can’t tell you which), doing content moderation, which means I basically spend my shifts watching videos and seeing things I’d rather not see, but someone has to do it, right? Thank God I have a very strong stomach, though.

I will explain why in a second but I’m exclusively working the night shift right now, from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. You’ll probably think “poor you” but I actually prefer to work nights, so it’s all good.

2. Studies

I am finally finishing my degree, which I have either been slowly doing or putting off since 2011. I feel like a geriatric student at this point, as most of my colleagues is either 18 or early 20’s. Thankfully, due to covid and online learning, I don’t really have to interact with anyone besides the professors. I’m taking my two final courses (Related to my minor in English) and I cannot wait to finally be done with it.

Surprise, surprise. I have decided to finally do something about my dream of being a doctor, so I am (very) slowly climbing the health professional ladder. I’m now studying to be a Nursing Assistant. I have started the course in April and will be finishing and starting my internship in August. I am absolutely loving to learn about anatomy and have been studying super hard. I hope to get into nursing school next September. This is why I’ve been working nights as I have classes on Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 2pm to 6 pm.

3. Home

We have moved! We have rented a bigger house with a huge backyard as it was becoming quite crowded with both of us working from home full time. We finally have a guest room, which is basically my office, full of my stuff but with a sofa bed that can sleep two people. Rui got the garage which is big and comfortable. He calls it his man cave but it’s also the place where we store whatever we don’t use and can’t fit in the house as well as all the farming tools my husband keeps purchasing because according to him, he absolutely needs them. In his defense, we have a big ass backyard and new lawn which needs to be trimmed or mowed or whatever you do to lawn lol. Anyways, we are all happy with our new place, but we have to try very hard to ignore nosy neighbors (me), stray cats pooping all over our garden (Rui) and the neighbors’ chickens who jump into our property when they’re feeling suicidal (Rosa).

4. More Work

So apparently, I was feeling like I was not busy enough, so I have decided to go back to tutoring part time. One of my favorite things to do in the whole wide world is to tutor kids and help them pass their university admission exams and I miss it terribly, so I have found myself a couple of students.

5. Diet

I have been doing intermittent fast and eating a low carb, low sugar (processed), plant-based diet for the past month and a half. I have had many cheat days, hard days, and times when I have wanted to stuff myself full of chocolate, but I have managed to somehow keep it up most days. It is NOT easy at all, but I try to think of the benefits and about how happy I’ll feel once I have lost the weight. I think that it helps that I still eat whatever I want if I go out to dinner or to a party because it makes me feel less deprived or frustrated.

I have just realized that this will have to be a two-part post, because I’m not yet done with my updates and this is getting long enough already. I’ll be back soon with part two.

Love, C

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Blog Anniversary! Pink for Days is 3 years old today!

Woo-hoo! Happy birthday dear blog!

3 years is a long time.

I know I haven’t dedicated as much time and attention to my blog as I’d like to, but I can still vividly remember writing that first post. My thoughts were something along the lines of “I hope my English is good enough”, “I hope no one makes fun of me” and “I’ll be super happy if get 10 followers”. Well, no one has ever complained about my language skills, I’ve had no issues with trolls and I managed to get 2000+ followers, though I have no idea how. But the best of it all: friends. I made beautiful friends. That is what makes it all worth it.

What about you? How old is your blog?

Bonus – my first post:

Have a lovely day,


The longest Time

It has been 84 years…

Joking, but almost.

My last blog post was almost 4 months ago, which is insane.

I’ve even made my blog private for a while for reasons I won’t go over now but it’s back to being public.

I miss blogging and I miss you all.

This is just a general checking in post to let you know that I’m alive and well and that I miss you all.

I’ve changed jobs again, but it’s all good. I work for a startup now.

Our wedding is in 7 months away (October 5) and pretty much planned. I even have a dress.

I deleted all my social media 4 months ago and it was the best decision I’ve ever made.

On Deleting Social Media

I’ve read about 30 books in the meantime, which is more than I read in the past 2 years combined. Some of my favorites include:

Paper Wife


The Little Orphan Girl


The Lost Letter


All She Left Behind


My Heart Remembers


Yellow Crocus


Mustard Seed

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Say Goodbye for Now


Waiting for Summer’s Return


The Widow of Larkspur Inn


The Wedding Dress


Some of them have been really cheesy regency novels. Would you like a full list and reviews? That could be fun.

And that is it for my little update.

Hope to talk to you all soon.

Love, Chey.






On Deleting Social Media

Good morning everyone!

I know I haven’t written in the longest time. Some of you might not even remember or follow me anymore. I want you to know that I miss you and think about blogging every single day. So much has happened. I’ve changed jobs again, not by choice, but it ended up being a blessing in disguise. We have set a wedding date too. I want to tell you all about it, all of it. But there’s just so much to say and I’m both busy and lazy and overwhelmed by how long it has been and all the changes. I’m also embarrassed because I haven’t been following your blogs at all, shame on me.

Anyway, I’m off topic here. I came to tell you about a decision I made yesterday, while in bed, before I fell asleep. I currently work in a PCI environment, meaning no phones or paper or anything that could potentially mean an information leak. Being without my phone for 8 hours feels extremely liberating. Honestly. I know some people can’t do it or get anxiety over it but I love it. I find myself not even bothering to check it at breaks or paying that much attention to it during lunchtime. When I do, however, there’s a ton of Facebook and Instagram scrolling to be done. I’ve realized I am spending a lot of my downtime just lurking around social media, because I don’t even post that much anymore. That is precious time I could spend reading blogs or books or news or doing anything but looking at pictures I even forget to like. Also, I’m no longer particularly fond of the attention nor do I need the validation of likes or selfies or filters. That’s not how I want to live my life.

I’ve only temporarily deactivated Facebook and Instagram because there’s memories there and I could change my mind eventually. I’ve permanently deleting Snapchat. As for Twitter, I’ve just realized I forgot about it. I haven’t gone there in a long time but I might just temporarily deactivate it as well. Do I want people to remember my birthday because Facebook tells them to? No. Those who matter, know my birthday. As for events, I told my friends and coworkers that they have to invite me personally or through messenger or WhatsApp (which I’m obviously keeping).

Keep in mind I’m not saying this is the right way to live. This is what’s right for me, right now. It feels awesome. But I might learn that I cannot live without social media or miss it terribly. I know for sure I’ll learn something.

Rui says I’m now on some list because it looks like I’m trying to disappear so my FBI agent and Mark Zuckerberg are now trying to understand what I might have done haha.

I would love for you to share your thoughts on social media. What’s your relationship with it right now?

Do you have any posts on this topic? If so, please leave your links in the comment section so we can all read it and discuss different views and opinions.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Love, Cheila.

If we were having coffee…

I don’t think I’ve done one of these before, so I thought I might do one now because we do need to catch up, so we might as well do it over coffee, right?

If we were having coffee…

It would have to be iced. We’re going through a major heat wave right now and I might not make it through the record breaking temperatures. I don’t do well with hot weather at all, so I’m going through hell. My feet and ankles are extremely swollen by noon, I got this weird sweat burns under my boobs, sort of like a diaper rash but under my breasts. It burns like a motherfucker. On top of that, I have this small heat rash on my chest and tummy, very itchy. Good genes here. Send help.

If we were having coffee…

I would tell you, after trying my hardest not to talk about it, that I’m having some family issues that are affecting my health. I don’t deal well with conflict and I can’t stand the suffering of those I love, so I can’t keep my balance when something happens to someone close to me. This situation that I won’t get into has triggered my anxiety, something I hadn’t had to deal in many months. My doctor has chosen to increase one of my meds until I learn to deal with what is going on. She says I’m doing well except for this episode and that we only need to keep an eye on my health once fall comes because it is a difficult time for those who suffer from bipolar disorder.

If we were having coffee…

I’d tell you I love my job. I’ve met great people and laugh all day long. It’s pretty easy and the day goes by very quickly. I leave at 5, when it’s still really nice outside.

If we were having coffee…

I’d talk about how much I wanna throw half of our things away. We own too much stuff and I’m so tired of seeing junk everywhere. It’s harder to clean and it stresses me out just by looking at it. I’ve been getting rid of things every time I clean and it feels great to simplify.

If we were having coffee…

I’d mention how I wish I was reading more. I haven’t been reading at all. I would then ask you if you’re reading anything good at the moment.

I’d talk about shows, I do love my shows. I’ve been watching The Affair and Sharp Objects and wanting to get into Orange is the New Black. I’d want to know what you’re watching.

I’d definitely talk about my podcasts. I listen to at least one episode every night. We would end up talking about true crime which might freak you out a little if you’re not into it.

If we were having coffee…

I’d tell you how much I miss blogging and everyone and how bad I feel for slacking. We’d talk about blogging and everyone we know.

What would you tell me if we were having coffee?

I miss you.



Things I’m doing this weekend: 26.05.2018

– Go grocery shopping;

– Food prep for the week, which includes cooking;

– Laundry, always;

– Buy concealer, new reusable bottle and coffee cup/tea cup for work, hand sanitizer, makeup sponges, nespresso capsules (we have a machine we can use at work, just need to buy capsules, which is great and so cheap), gum;

– At home pedicure and manicure;

– Organize some notes/documents from work, because everything is new and there’s so much to learn and information coming from everyone and everything; I got a cute folder and I’m going to file everything and get it to look neat and pretty;

– Check up on a few friends;

– Tidy up a bit around the house;

– Get 3 gym bags ready for next week so I can just grab and go to the pool;

– Pick my outfits for the week and get them ready;

– Watch some episodes of a few shows, maybe a movie, listen to a few podcast episodes;


Major Life Changes

Hey everyone,

I’ve been MIA for a few weeks now as I haven’t feel like blogging and didn’t want to push it or do it because I feel that I need to. It has never been a task or a job and I really want to keep it that way.

I DO miss you all so much!

I’ve also been absent because I’ve had A LOT going on. I’ve been kind of working on a major 360. My life is about to change and I cannot wait to tell you about it. No, I’m not pregnant. People always assume that from women and I just wanted to get it out of the way. I’ll share very very soon, as soon as things are final and settled.

In the meantime, please remember me and maybe miss me a little?

Oh, and watch the Eurovision Song Contest. We’re hosting this year, which is really big for us. Go Portugal!

Love you all, always.



It’s World Book Day! So, tell me about your favorite books and a story about you and a book.

Book suggestions wanted!!

Bonus points if you tell me how this book makes you feel and a story about you and a book.


– I remember I was reading Emma by Jane Austen when I met Rui. We’d text back and forth so those pages were filled with excitement and texting breaks.

– When we started dating, I was reading The Catcher in The Rye and I remember sitting at the cafe, half paying attention to it, because I was so nervous, waiting for him to meet me.

Your turn!