Tuesday, February 12, 2008

because life can't wait

Have you ever had a life can't wait moment? You know, that moment where you just had to grab the opportunity and seize the day regardless of whatever consequences it may give? I certainly have and I'm very happy to say that I did grabbed the moment. Some of them turned out to be the biggest mistake I've done while some gave me the biggest blessing.

Here are some of my life can't wait moments and what I've gotten from them in return.

1) modelling ... I was never one of the top models nor could I say that I was even remotely close to being one but I did have my fair share of modelling stints and I did get to see my face on a billboard, some ads, and had a few fashion shows. This is one of the first life can't wait moments for me since I used to be a scrawny teenager who wouldn't be caught dead wearing make up, stilletos, and a fashionista top.

Modelling has taught me self confidence and how to look your best even when you feel like rolling over and never getting up. It also taught me that even the most angelic face has something to hide and that not everyone is nice.

2) beauty pageants ... okay okay ... you can laugh now bu tyes I was part of this world too for a very limited time. At that time, I wasn't too happy about being one of those girls who had to be super perfect the whole time but looking back now, I am glad I was part of it because it helped me see things in a different light.

Pageants allowed me to see that though there are some who are merely beautiful and nothing else, it actually does take more than a pretty face to win a contest. It also involves a lot of discipline which I sadly don't have just to maintain appearances.

3) call center industry ... when I started in this industry, everyone kept saying that it was a suicide career. I had nowhere to go. I didn't listen to them and I'm glad that I didn't. It may not be the most ideal career one can possibly have but it brings home the bacon and I can say that I am darn good with it.

4) having a baby ... I was not ready to have one. I think I will never be ready to have one but along came the tornado and somewhere between changing poopy diapers and running around trying to catch him to get whatever he's stuck in his mouth, I've realized that he is the reason why I live; why I was born into this world.

5) getting out of my comfort zone ... right now I don't have work and I will be looking for a new one. I'm already a supervisor but I'm thinking of trying out for the entry level position again. Why oh why? It's not because I can't get a supervisory post ... its really more of feeling burnt out. I want to try working my way to the top in a new company. I want to challenge myself and see if I can do it. It's crazy but the idea is just there in my head. Think I should go for it?

What are your life can't wait moments?


  1. Leaving our comfort zone is tough! But it sounds like you've had a lot of experience making life changing decisions and working hard at what's important to you. I'm sure you'll do well, whichever path you take!

  2. I'm a chicken and took the safe route. Even though sometimes I wonder "what if" I'm not sad I took the path more travelled.

  3. Thanks for sharing these significant things in your life. I think it's wonderful that you have experienced many great things in life that helped make you into a better person.

    Being a mother has changed my life too. It made me feel complete.

  4. Hi Katrina! You are so right. It is trying but I'm getting the hang of things. I refuse to dwell on negative things and I know that soon, I will have answers.

    Daddy ... its normal to wonder but whatever choice we made, esp with 3 forever kids, we gotta stick to it.

    Rachel, I hope that you gained something out of my sharing. Ü

  5. Sometimes you're glad you didn't wait, and sometimes you wish you did. Lobbying for the Electronic Commerce Act gave us a digital future. On the other hand, serving as stage marshall at EDSA II gave us a corrupt President.

    Historical inflection points are a bitch. For better or worse, they just can't wait. ;P

  6. Haha! I have to agree with you on that Mike.


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