I was just finished talking to my sister, Mitzi, who is my best friend and my number one fan when it comes to my thoughts and writings. She inspired me to share my ideas and open up myself to the world of blogging. We just talked about dreams and destiny. She reminded me how I used to dream and said phrases with conviction when it’s all I ever I wanted. And in the midst of our conversation, we had to cut it short when her husband, Bong, came home from his night duty.
I hanged up the phone and sat comfortably in my living room. I started to listen to this soothing music, and in stillness, this burning desire came rushing through my veins, screaming inside of me saying; IT IS TIME TO BLOG!!!
Lately, I was trying to motivate myself through inspiring books, from inspiring people. I am inspired with their drive in living their dreams and guided with their motivation to be one of them. Yes, I believed that a student becomes a teacher when it’s time to pass on the knowledge and share the life’s lessons.
I used to talk to my Dad for hours on the phone sharing life’s lessons and experiences. He used to tell me that life’s experience is our greatest teacher and there is no such thing in life as something for nothing. We are all here for a reason, connected to each other, and no matter how insignificant, our story matters.
I lost my Dad to cancer three years ago, and my positive Spirit died with him for a while. I missed him so much especially our long conversations. It was a battle I kept it to myself. Not even my own family knew the real struggle I had been through. It was the hardest hit of my life after so many losses. I lost my Mom when I was eighteen. My husband died after three months of marriage not knowing I got pregnant, and my only brother followed the same year. God knew I was in the brink of despair. He gave me the best reason to hold on. The year 2000 was the hardest year of my life. But before it ended, it also became the happiest moment when my daughter was born on October that same year. I realized that life can be so rough at both edges but it also sharpens through tough times. I am so grateful that God gave me the greatest reason to go beyond my sufferings and see the bright reflections through my daughter’s life. She is seventeen now, trying to be independent, and of course driving. She inspires me to become my better self and be a good example for her. She always tells me that she’s my most favorite daughter because I don’t have any choices. J And if there is something beyond our “mother-daughter” relationship, it is our great friendship.
This blog is dedicated to those inspiring people who inspired me to become one, my best friends, my Dad, my sister Mitzi, and most especially to my daughter, Marielle, to somehow inspire her back that there is no limit to our passion and capacity to love, and to do the things that we loved most. As I always told my daughter that whatever choices she’ll make, always choose the one that makes her happy and the one that she’s passionate about; the rests will follow.
I hope this idea of blogging can open up my horizon to welcome everyone to enter into my once secluded life. And yes, this is it!!