6 years ago, it was my first time walking on a bigger stage and feeling small, I wanted to take the challenge so decided to move to a bigger city with only the thought of adventure and self-growth giving me courage. Since then, I never looked back. It took a lot of strength being a girl from a simpler city who always wanted to control everything.
I started out not knowing anyone and not having a job. Couple of days after the coronation night of Miss Resorts World 2011 in August, I landed a job for a new company just by asking everyone in my Facebook. The day I had my interview and found out I got hired was the day my talent manager decided to leave the apartment and I arrived in an empty space with only my luggage left. I panicked and I only knew one person and she was the hiring manager of the company. I was left with little option so I had to ask her if I could live with her. I had to swallow my ego for a month and live in a room almost a quarter of my usual bedroom in Cebu just because I didn’t have money yet because I never received any of the consolation prize. I just braved through the incident and focused on my first job in Manila. I just kept on, knowing that things will eventually get better.
Last week while in BGC, I was reminded of the struggles I’ve had since I started that adventure and how far I’ve come since that day because of that I overcame being shy about my thoughts and my ambitions.
From a girl who was scared to even talk to the woman on the counter asking for my order in Jollibee, I have learned to speak up and go for what I deserved.
I got lost several times while commuting around the city but it helped me find interesting places and gave me better idea on faster routes around Manila.
Sometimes you have to go extreme to push yourself to the limit and wake up to the truth that you can do a lot better and that you have more grit than you think.
That move to Manila definitely made my world bigger with more possibilities and opportunities and now I can only take on a bigger stage.
How about you? When are you taking the stage? Have you recently taken on a stage? If not, be brave! Things can only get better to those who dare. 😊