You can be anything you wanted to be.

I wanted to be so many things. I wanted to be a marine biologist, researcher, scientist, architect, astronaut, interior designer, photographer, chef and the list is actually endless.

I got my first job a few weeks after my graduation ๐Ÿ™‚

My parents raised me and supported me through whatever life goals I have in mind. And they didn’t really force me to work on board a cruise ship but I know deep inside that they really do. Who wouldn’t love to see their daughter travel around the world and get paid while working?

Even I at first fell in love with that thought.

But soon after months of working in a luxury ship, I got depressed and told my parents I wanted to resign.

They just replied, ‘Alright, so when are you coming home?’

I nailed my second job; my dream job (that time) - to work in a luxury cruise!

I went home, not really home in the comfort of our own house but rather, I stayed in Manila, distant from all the relatives.

I applied to all local hotels but months passed and nobody even called me. This career move devastated my entire being. I got depressed again and almost running out of money but I never asked for my parents’ financial support.

At Kiltepan View Deck, Sagada (2013)


I went to Sagada with friends to freshen up my mind and soul. Take note, I spent few bucks for this trip ๐Ÿ™‚ I will post more about this trip soon.ย The much-needed reconnection with nature, you’ll get it best in Sagada.


When I got back in Manila, I received an unexpected call from a hotel I applied to months ago. I was set for interview the next day. To make this story short, I got the job.

Being in this hotel is one of the major highlights in my life. I learned a lot. I met a lot of people from clients toย a whole bunch of great people. My ‘stay’ in this hotel opened up a lot of opportunities, life’s realization and it even allowed me to travel every end of the week. =)ย Will post more about the weekend trips soon ๐Ÿ™‚

I finally found balance in my life. I have time to hit the gym, go swimming, play badminton, meet friends, read a book, watch TV series, etc. You see I’m living the life I always wanted. Though the work comes with a huge amount of stress, (it’s not always easy) but it’s pretty tolerable.

I was brought here by my choices, regrets and experiences. Everything. My past seems worth it.And maybe if I had done one thing differently, I might never have met this happy and contented version of my twentysomething self.


Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that’s the one that is going to help you grow.

-Caroline Myss