March 11, 2012

A College Graduate, at last!

Hello blogspot and hello readers! I'm sorry for not blogging for a long time, I was so busy with the final stretch of my college life. It was worth it! I'm happy to announce that I'll be a graduate in Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. Four years of college is finally coming to an end, these moments make me look back and remember the first day I was in college, no friends, no one to talk to, I was a stranger to everyone since no one from my high school enrolled to the college I went.

I didn't plan to be at that school, I ran out of slots at the university in Espana, Manila. It just so happen that I was referred to its sister school in Intramuros and if I am not mistaken, it was probably late April or early May when I enrolled, to tell you people the truth, I had no place to go. I took exams in only 3 Universities because I was confident I could get in at least one, and I did! But bad luck came and the feeling was like being thrown out from your own house.

At first I really didn't like the school I was into, it was smaller than my high school. I didn't like the people I saw when I was enrolling, and then came day 1 and I realized that being in that college school, alone and isolated from my high school classmates gave me the perfect opportunity to jump start and redeem my studies. Way back in high school I fail 4-6 subjects every year and I wanted to show that change isn't always bad, change can make good men.

So I did, it was kind of Michael Jackson's song "Man in the Mirror". That was the driving song, BTW Michael Jackson inspired my life so much that even before I really got in the high school band of mine I sing MJ's songs.

So with the drive to change my ways, I "accidentally" got in to school politics where I became a representative for the Journalism program. In second year I went in to the school paper as a photographer and it gave me a bit of experience of the nature of my course. By third year college I became a Photo Editor (Thanks to my previous photo editor Cheena, I know I wouldn't get the spot without you!) and at the same time I was a President of a youth group. Now in my last year, I'm currently a feature writer for the school paper.

These co-curricular activities taught me how to manage time , to lead and be responsible, college was the things I haven't done before in my life. A lot of my high school friends tell me that I was going at the right direction, so I kept going there, step by step and here I am now at the final steps of the stairs ready to get my diploma.

Wow, it has been a real journey, the experiences, all kinds of it was something spectacular. If only there was   technology that could show my life and watch it as it happens.

To end this blog, I would like to present you my Graduation Photo. Cheers! :D

1 comment:

Dani said...

I bet your grad photo would look better without the meme face! Congratulations! Welcome (in advance) to the workforce, aka the world of taxes and grownup stress! Hahaha.