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)

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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.

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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.

-M

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

-Caroline Myss

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