The freest months of my life
It really gives you a lot of pressure to get a job exactly after college. I am actually suppose to work immediately (with the company I worked in as an intern last summer) but I wasn’t sure if that was really what I wanted so I told them I’ll come in by July. So I got, what I want to call, the “free-est months of my life”
They are the “free-est” because I’ve been studying for most of life and when I start working I’m pretty sure it’s hard to stop that streak of going to work. All my summers for the past years while in Ateneo as well tied me up with commitments such as summer classes, org duties, OJT and more.That’s why I t am trying to make the most out of it.
The past months that came after graduation really allowed me to figure out what I love and what I can try to do. Having all the time in the world just for myself really allowed me to start and work on things while giving my whole heart and self!
Things I am busy with for the past “free” months of my life:
- Leading and directing a fruit of my passion & courage: Works of Heart. It’s a social design enterprise and movement that believes in art and design for social change.
- Getting design commissions! I designed so many stuff for so many people! One of my favorites would be the design for Colene’s debut invites and my anniversary gift for Inigo.
- Contributing for Salt & Light Magazine! One of the many ways I am able to glorify Him.
- Designing my room.
- Attending all the seminars I can! I love learning new things and meeting new people. I challenged myself to attend seminars that I know I would learn a lot from. I attended Kaya Natin’s iChange Seminar and it really inspired me. Also attended Miss Sab Ongkiko’s (my idol) Kape’t Guro session for teachers. :) I am also planning to attend the Social Innovation Camp by GK this month or the next!
So there! they seem only a few but it’s a handful really. A proof of that is the photo of stressed-that’s-why-already-sleeping me above captured by my friend when they were here for a sleepover and I had some emails to make for Works of Heart. Haha!
Just imagine it.. the freest months of your life. :) When you do not have any responsibility (yet) to your family, to your country, and you don’t have any school commitments and homeworks anymore. Your only responsibility is to your self. You deserve the time to just express and explore the possibilities of your heart’s deepest desires. For so long haven’t you been cramming so many projects or working so many long hours at the office that when you want to do something, but keep on telling yourself you just don’t have the time? Well time won’t slow down for you. You have to make time for yourself.
But you can’t stop forever. You can’t hide away from your responsibilities. I am actually excited to embrace them! I want to be responsible already for my family and my country by officially getting a work I can do alongside Works of Heart. I’m actually writing about this ‘cause I’d like to believe I am about to work really soon.