“I don’t want to sit around and hope good things will happen. I want to make them happen….I want to be in control of my own destiny.”
—Drew Barrymore (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
—Drew Barrymore (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
More than a year ago, I made a half-hearted decision to be part of the CON CSC. I never imagined myself being such position but because of d ppl who believed in us, I accepted the responsibility to be one of servant leaders. Even if a lot has disapproved of it, I still took d risk to push through with the experience. Even if I was d only rose among the thorns, I knew that things will go smooth with them. If I were to be given another chance to re-live the past, I would still make d same decision. Being in the council, apart from being just an ordinary student, molded me to be d person I am at present. I learned a lot, made mistakes, acquired values and more importantly, made ties, bond and relationship with other ppl. Thank you for giving us, Zephyrons, d opportunity to influence, lead and serve our dearest College of Nursing ❤️ To the next student leaders of CSC-COR-CYO-NMO organizations, know that Zephyrons will always be here to support you :-) To our greatest adviser, Mam Debbie & Kuya Ren, our dearest mentor & inspiration, thank you! #concsc
Whenever I feel down and weary, my Mom will usually be the one to notice it first. Secretive as I am or that maybe I am not just too showy about how I truly feel, she will be always the one initiating serious conversations with me. And when I tell her my countless worries in life, she would only tell me to “believe in myself” and that “I can do it”. Those simple words mean so much especially when they come from her. They sound so reassuring and calming to hear.
Whenever I feel intimidated and insecure by all the people around me: how good and talented they are or that how gifted and amazing they can be, she would only tell me that, "We all have our differences and that God made us so unique and different among others that make us amazing as well". Perhaps she is right that we all have our own qualities to showcase. It is only when we believe in our capabilities that we can truly show and shine by then. This is not to outshine anyone but to only purse one’s discovered excellence.
One thing that I would never forget about what my Mom has been telling me in dealing with different kinds of people is that I should never compare my life with anyone else’s. I shall not be envious of whatever another person possesses but rather, let that be my source of inspiration to be better and to persevere that one day, I can also have the dreams I yearn to turn into reality. And all that starts, as she mentioned, when we focus ourselves with the right path and direction we want to take as days go by. Never compare but focus on yourself and be contented with what you have at the moment. Never compete with anyone, but rather compete with yourself to be always greater than your best. In that way, your will never go wrong nor unintentionally harm anyone.
And above all, it’s as if I hear her saying to "always listen to your parents for they will never do anything to that will not be beneficial to you". As what my parents have always told me, "Papunta ka palang, pabalik nakame". And so I imbibed that thought and even if I know I was never a perfect daughter, I try to always follow their rules and commands for I know they know better than me.What I’m most thankful about is that they have their reasons and explanations for every limitation they give to me. But I cannot deny to the fact, I have a lot of “Why’s”…
April 8, 2014 | Pinning Ceremony / Vaya Con Dios 2014
Just want to fill this blog with a fruitful memory of my college life. This day marked the culmination of all our sacrifices and hard work as nursing students. Finally, we received that gold pin we all have been eyeing to have since we were first year. It does not only signify that we are already soon-to-be-registered-nurses but comes along with it the ecstatic feeling of fulfillment and achievement. As a batch, for four years, we conquered the different facets of nursing. As a batch, we fought for our own survival just to reach the finish line. As a batch, we yearn to be part of those people who will sooner receive a Bachelor’s degree.
All of this I offer to my parents who have been my strength and inspiration in being able to overcome all the struggles and obstacles that I faced in my four years. They have been with me through my ups and downs and listened to all my numerous sentiments. They never grew tired of me nor took me for granted. They’ve been always supportive and gave me all the things I needed for my studies. I may have not be their perfect daughter but all of this I do to make my parents proud. There is never a single moment that I will not think about what outcome my decisions may have in the future that might disagree with theirs. But even if there are few decisions I made for myself independently so as to grow and mature as an individual, I am more than thankful that instead of disapproving, they made ways to help and guide me through those life experiences.
But above all, all of this will not be put into reality if not because of God, who among all, is the center of my life and faith. That everything I do shall be in great honor of Him and my family. :)