Get to know Maria Redillas, aka mariaisquixotic

Hi, I'm Maria Redillas and this image represents who I am. I have a semicolon ink on my left wrist.
Who is Maria Redillas?

I’m Maria Redillas, and currently pursuing my dreams, aspirations, and goals in Manila, Philippines; born in the 90s era. I graduated with a degree in Human Resource Management; because I’m a social butterfly. 😂 I hail from Legazpi, Albay (where Mayon Volcano is found) and am an aspiring calligrapher.

I have been doing calligraphy for years, but my love for written or drawn letters started way back when they were taught how to write cursive. That was back in 2nd grade! She also plays the piano which is my first love. 💙

Fun fact:

I’m a leftie, so she knows the struggles. From hating the springs on notebooks, then the smudges and blotches when she tries to write or do art.

I do love watching series more than movies (now) from different genres: thriller, fantasy, drama, and so much more!

And from time to time, I also have adventures and misadventures. Most of the time, I’m mischievous.

I may be a random old soul in a young girl’s body trying to reach her dreams one step at a time.

I’m a content marketing specialist and a freelance senior content writer. I am improving my SEO skills, particularly in keyword research, on-page optimization, and best practices for content marketing.

Then, I create postcards, posters, or even stickers at other times. So, I guess it’s safe to say that I’m a multi-faceted person.

I may be young and carefree to some, but I’m old to some. Either way, I still think I’m young and am entitled to learn about the great deals in life. Sometimes, I feel lost, but most of the time, I find myself looking at the map of life and figuring out what has been going on since I was born into this world.

What’s up right now?

I dedicate this space to random musings about my creative journey, adulting, and visionary life. As a left-handed (lefty) creative, the world gets more challenging as most tools of the trade are made by righties for righties. So, here I am, debunking those and empowering fellow lefties like me!

Moreover, I support sustainability. Hence, I lean towards cruelty-free products. The COVID-19 pandemic challenged me in many ways, and I wrote some posts that aim to help you survive this pandemic.

Career things

Why blog?

It started as a school project at first, yet something struck her. I became enthusiastic about writing and sharing the adventures and misadventures of an old soul in a young girl’s body, even if some may become bewildered by the things found here.

Since studying can consume my sanity, I sometimes vent out my stress here and occasionally give tips and pieces of unsolicited advice to those readers of mine.

I started blogging as her online diary, which has now become a big part of her life. This is where I connect to the world, sharing my stories and experiences that aim to help many people.

Why Maria?

This is part of her given name that was not widely used when she was younger. Etymologically, it’s a diminutive of Mary (Hebrew). It may be used in the masculine (Germany, Poland, and Italy) and feminine.

At first, I found it familiar, but I learned to love her name.

I grew up being called Kristine and wanted something different for her blog name.

Why quixotic?

By definition, it means crazy and romantic. That best describes me, both crazy in my little devilish way and still a romantic by romantic stressed on being a hopeless romantic.

Quixotic is synonymous with hopeless romantic. It stuck with me, so I used it in my accounts. Hence, Mariaisquixotic.

Hi, I'm Maria Redillas and this image represents the blog signature you'll see across the website.