Recently updated on: September 26, 2023
Thank you for visiting, and welcome to Rat Race Running!
I am Kristoffer Jan Notario, the author of the Rat Race Running Blog.
I am an electronics engineer by profession, a teacher by vocation, and a writer by mission.
I used to work in a Fortune Global 500 company in the Philippines, but it didn’t take long before I realized that life in a corporate setup is like running a race I can’t win -- a rat race.
The Rat Race
The rat race is the never-ending and life-sucking cycle of paychecks and expenses and often the competitive struggle to climb the proverbial corporate ladder.
I finally escaped the corporate rat race in 2019 to pursue a different calling in the academic field. I envision that my actions today will serve as a stepping stone toward obtaining more freedom in the future.
In 2022, after pursuing a career in the academe, I realized that I was again getting sucked into the rat race, this time, the government rat race -- so I decided to leave.
I am now a freelance writer, busy finding ways to reach out to more people towards intentional living.
I started this blog in 2017 as an online journal, an open message, and a reminder that there is more to life than work.
I stopped writing for two years before picking up where I left off in 2020 and has been consistent since.
I am a frustrated marathoner, an avid basketball fan, an enthusiastic book lover, a full-time freelance writer and blogger, a professional learner, and a personal finance advocate.
I see myself as an ambivert and a multipotentialite but, most importantly, a sinner saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
Support the blog
As you can see, I am currently running ads to maintain the cost of running the blog, including the hosting and the domain name.
However, my long-term goal is to remove the ads, but I will have to replace them with another way to pay for the blog's operating cost.
For now, you may show your support by sharing my posts on social media or share them with your family and friends, but it would also be helpful if you could donate through Buy Me A Coffee.
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Thank you for your continued support and I hope to continue adding value to your life through the Rat Race Running blog.