We all know by now about this film called, “The Secret“. I wasn’t able to finish the whole thing but somehow I got the message. And most of my friends would tell me about the theory behind it – positive thinking.
Now, my mom is the type of mother who keeps all her child’s mementos and what-nots. I’m sure all moms are. One day, she handed me this (see below) – yep, that’s right. It’s a rough
untalented sketch of how I once perceived my future would be. I think I was still a college student when I drew this. I know, it looks more like it belonged to a grade one pupil – pardon my stick people.
Upon closer look, you will find that I once dreamed of my life ahead of me. And that “life ahead” included:
> Helping Filipino kids – I’m happy to be serving Ancop/Gawad Kalinga kids today
> A permanent family home – we once rented an apartment, but now we have our own home sweet home!
> A financially-rewarding career – pagtutulak ba ito ng droga? SEO, it is.
> Travel – had a chance to grab a few tickets for domestic, Asian, and Australian travel!
> Finding true love – I’d like to believe, this has come true :)
> My own house – this one is still in the drawing board, hehe
Well despite the lackluster illustration, I feel blessed to claim that I gave justice to my life-dream drawing :) Most of what I wrote there have already come true in my 20’s! I think that’s a feat, and an awesome evidence of how great God is!
Because of this sketch, my conviction became stronger that if I can think it, I can make it!
And so, I have created another “This is my life ahead of me” proclamation version 27 (yep, that’s my age). This time, it’s in digital format. You gotta believe me, I swear. I did try to draw but it was a disaster, so never mind.
Thank you, Photoshop! :)
Now you see I picked out a white house with a white picket fence, a family car (yes I’m specific: 2 kids – 1 boy, 1 girl), a colorful kids’ room that I plan to design for my children, and of course… a honeymoon in Rome! (read: Romerla in Rome) hehe!
It’s free to dream so I guess, why not? I’m sure most ladies my age would have similar pegs. I remember this morning while I was on my way to the office, I happen to see a young married couple (maybe 28-29ish). The wife is beautifully preggy while holding hands with his hunk husband.
It makes me think – should I be doing that instead of preparing another boring PowerPoint Presentation for a SEO client?
But as they say, the key to happiness is contentment. Never compare your life with others. You do not know what they’re going through. So I guess, fine! I am happy. I am blessed! *no sarcasm, promise*
Back to my “Exhibit 1” – I noted down this particular area that looks like a bend in the road. It’s actually that. What I wrote there is a handy reminder when you come to a point of quarter-life anxiety.
“This is where I am right now. It’s just a bend… a difficult turn – yet not the right path to take. But I can always get out of it!!!”
Funny how the past can bring answers to your future.