Life after BPO
I believe the time is right..
Who would have thought that I will now be a graduate of BSED Mathematics? My batch mates graduated from college 6 years ago. It took me 11 years to finally finish college. I actually thought I would never see myself wearing a TOGA again. My parents can send me to school however I spoiled a lot of years trying to find myself. I experienced a lot. I tried being independent. I tried running away from home. I’ve looked for a job, trying to prove that I can survive and that I can do it on my own. I even experienced fighting for a color. I’ve been with gangs, partying all night. Hoping nobody gets beaten or killed. There were vices everywhere. I admit, I smoked cigar, I drink, girls (if you know what I’m trying to say), but I’m proud that I never had a puff of weed and never had to use prohibited drugs. Yes, I was with people who were drug dependent but I totally disagree with the saying that says, “Birds of the same feather, flock together.” We always have a choice. During those days, I was trying to find out what I really want and who I really am. Finishing a degree was not really my priority. I was a happy-go-lucky guy.
Then I met my wife, Kyzza. We got married. After giving birth to our son, I decided to focus on my job. I wanted to support my own family. I had to set my priority and decided to stop studying. I started to love working. Every 15th and 30th of the month was really something worth waiting. I thought that I don’t need to finish my studies since I’m well compensated. But there was one thing that happened at the office that made me realize that this is not what I really want for myself and for my family. I don’t want to sleep while my wife is getting ready for work and my son is ready for school. I don’t want to go to work while my wife and kid is preparing for a good night sleep. I was looking for other possible jobs that I can have considering that I don’t have a degree yet. Unfortunately, I can’t find any other job that’s better than a BPO can offer. It made me realized that I really need to finish my studies and graduate from college for better job opportunities. I talked to my wife about it but the problem was we can’t afford yet to send myself to school without me working. I told my parents about it and good thing my mom is still willing to cover all expenses even after wasting a lot of years. So I resigned and went back to UC. Everything was different. I don’t even know most of the students. But it did not stop me. I am determined. I want to wear a TOGA this March 2015.
I just did and I’m going to wear it again on Monday during our graduation day.
I would just like to say thank you to my God for always hearing my prayers. My parents and my family, for supporting me. I thought that I can make it on my own but I was wrong. I can’t and I won’t without your help. My friends, who made my life interesting. I am also grateful for all the experiences I had in life, the years that I spent finding myself, I didn’t see it as a failure, instead a learning experience that made me who I am today. And most especially, thank you to my wife and my son for being my motivation and my inspiration. I love you so much.
I am proud to say “Graduate njud ko.”
Congratulations Batch 2015