I believe that Life is not about finding yourself, Life is about creating yourself”. We are different from each other, and we know it! some are gifted with talents on how to sing, dance, draw & sketch, play instruments and some people know all that but not good as them. Life on Earth is not fair. That’s the word that always sinks into my mind. In my life, the only reason why I go this far is what they called “the only root of all evil”, Money. don’t be such so hypocrite, I am not raised in a high-class family, my parents own a farm and earned 7-8 sacks every cropping. When I graduated in high school, I never thought that I can proceed to college. I even tried to apply for a scholarship, but I did not meet the requirements because I run out of time. Luckily, my grandfather on LA provide my full tuition every semester and even gave me extra money for my allowance. I took up Bachelor of Science in Development Management Major in Public Affairs Management in University of Southern Mindanao- Kabacan. Of course, Trials are always there. I am elected as Society Treasurer that stands for a big role in Development Management
Society. April 06, 2016, Wearing a black gown and marching together with my parents who is very proud that finally, I Graduated with a degree. I started to find a job through online and received lots of text for an interview, but one thing that captures my attention is the Sixeleven in General Santos City. I am so much excited that finally, it’s for real, it’s not a school project that you need to act and memorize a script but you need to sell yourself to them why they must hire you. “You’re hired” that’s the unforgettable line I heard in my first interview and I was like YESSS! it’s 5 pm and I think I can’t go home because we have an orientation so I dial my fathers’ number and told them that I can’t go home, maybe the day after tomorrow. It did not run smoothly, the salary is not worth it and I don’t think that I can earn so I decided to stop and find a new work. But it lasts for 6 months is still I have no work. My parents don’t know all this, I pretend that I am Okay but the truth is I’m suffering very much. I can’t even eat 3x a day, I have no money to buy for my sanitary hygiene, no fare and the worst is, we haven’t paid yet the 1 month advance of boarding house where I am staying and if I can’t pay it, We’ll be kicked out. And that happen. A married boy helps us, We stayed in their boarding for 3 months of late paying. I have no money and all that’s left are the pawn paper of my laptop, wireless & USB speaker, Asus DVD-RW, Iron, 32gb USB, bags and shoes, 30x Camera and Samsung tablet. Maybe I am rich with gadgets but they are all just a gift from my grandpa and so much memorable to me, especially the Laptop, that’s my first gift from my grandpa. And I am thinking to sell them just to survive. I cried every time I’ll remember that I have nothing left. My mother gives me a gold necklace on my birthday. I pawned it because they are in need of money. So I decided to go to Davao, to find a call center job. Unfortunately, I can’t work on night shift. That month is November, and praying I could go home by Christmas, the only hope we have is the salary loan but it was just a scam. I missed my parents, I miss them so much. I ask God why is this happening? why I can’t be with my Parents on Christmas eve. they tried to send me money just to chase the last hour of Christmas but it’s too late, All remittances are closed. I know my mother cried because it’s my first time that we are not completely together on Noche Buena. I just sleep and wait until the morning. I know all myself that I really need to find work and God gave me my wish. I was hired as Virtual Office Assistant in Aristo Sourcing Inc. and a luckily, I am promoted as Executive Assistant. And my grandpa gives me and my brother a new Samsung tablet. It’s a good start in fixing all the problem. We all know that everything happens for a reason, we just need to be brave enough to face all those trials that may come.