I remember when I was a kid, every after school, me and my cousins would immediately gather for some chitchats and talked stuff like pinoy showbiz, our crushes, our school life, our upcoming social events, our dance practices. I grew up in a family (in a compound surrounding with relatives) who are fond of chitchats and social events. I think no one in the clan is into books, a geek, into music, sports minded and an overly achiever.
We belong to the average kind of species.
Not until we graduated college; when we started to expose ourselves to the real world, that eventually leads us to find our real being--what we want and who we want to become. My brother sticks to being an Electrical Engineer and will never ever settle to a job that isn't related to it. Then he ventures to his first love -music- now that he can afford to buy instruments, and his "bangbang stuff". I remember he wanted to become a soldier if he won't become an Engineer. My other sibling defines himself as a home buddy and we don't care. He works in the city where we grew up and never have the intention of venturing his career somewhere else.
That's him, and we love him for that. After all he brings cute pretty little angels at home :)
And as for me, it took a long time till I was able to define who I am. I've been through a lot of crisis and dramas in life. I actually knew what I wanted, but the risks were way too high.
Indeed the past wasn't the right time.
Then the One up there just give you things at the right moment. Becoming a "carebear" (that's what we call ourselves in the office) brought so much joy in my life. How could someone be so lucky to be part of Caresharing. My life has changed and was never been the same when I joined in that company. Then I found my passion in wedding planning and the doors of opportunities are opening up. It just felt great to be part of someone else's once-in-a-lifetime event. Each client inquiries freak me out. Some considered; some didn't and it's okay,
the experience is really worth it!
Life is so much beautiful now. I work. I travel. I love. I fail. And now I want to become a
marathoner and I am very very excited :D
There is so much freedom in my life now. I don't have hang-ups from the past. Yes I was hurt. I released blessing of forgiveness. I've learned. I got humbled. And still willing to learn even more. And I believe the best is yet to come.
As my idol Lea Salonga's song Journey,
What a journey it has been
And the end is not in sight
But the stars are out tonight
And they're bound to guide my way
When they're shining on my life
I can see a better day
I won't let the darkness in
I have been to sorrow
I have been to bliss
Where I'll be tomorrow
I can only guess
Through the darkest desert
Through the deepest snow
Forward, always forward I go.