Saturday, January 05, 2008

The Late Yearender Post

It has been almost a week since 2007 so I should have done this earlier but I got lazy lol. Anyways, here are the significant events that happened in my life in 2007:

1. My maternal grandmother died.
-She died three days before my birthday. The saddest birthday I ever had. It was a sudden and shocking death. I have many regrets because I have not seen her for six years. I still get teary eyed everytime I think of her especially at night when I could not sleep. Three days ago, four months after her death, my mother dreamed about her, they were hugging each other and she was smiling is. It was the first time since she died that my mother had a dream about her. With that dream, I felt happy because she is at peace up there.

2. Editorship
-The biggest achievement I ever had was being chosen as the Editor-in-chief of Heraldo Filipino Team 22. I never though it would happen, that it is possible. I failed the first time when I applied to become a news editor or office and circulations manager. I was confident that I will be an editor for Team 22 but I knew being EIC was a long shot, but it happened. A dream come true. But it was not easy, especially the fact that I jumped from Senior Staff status to EIC. I face a lot of problems during my first two months [the summer of 2007], some problems were inherited. But I survived and learned so much. My term is now on its last stretch. I know I will still face a lot of challenges but I know I could handle it.

3. Thesis
- I have heard a lot about how tough thesis is ever since I was a freshman and when I was already there it was true. It will test your patience and commitment. Me and my partner Jasmin survived and it made us better persons. We learned a lot life's lessons during the whole thesis writing process. I'm proud of our study. And getting raves during our defense felt like heaven. I never expected it because of the simple nature of our study compared to our classmates who had more challenging topics. But what I learned that it is not just how "deep" your study is, you have to love your study. It may be simple but as long as you know what you want to find out and what's the purpose of it, your study will deliver.

4. On-the-job training at Journal Group of Publications
- My goal on having my internship on print came true. I am enjoying my stay here and learning stuff not just about journalism per se but about people and the environment. And for me that is great wisdom.
And I had the chance to have my work published by a national paper because on December 20, two articles I wrote were published at People's Journal. I was very overwhelmed and consider this a big achievement in my life.


wanderingcommuter said...

somehow i tend to feel life in this post. masaya, malungkot, tense at iba pa.
goodluck sa iyo. dude

forg/jecoup said...

thanks. =)