Hard Work Does Pay Off11:15:00 PM
Time flies by so fast! It is November now and our graduation day is approaching. Just last month, I was having problems with my records since I was not able to submit my original transcript of records. That most important record I must submit before I graduate! Thankfully, with the bf who went with me to process it and the help of my mama, I was able to get and submit the TOR right away. Now, all I need to submit to complete the requirements is the clearance.
Looking back... I was an engineering student when I first went to college in 2006. I was also a government scholar (DOST) during that time so my parents and I need not to worry about paying my tuition fees. Besides the tuition fees, I also get book, transpo, and clothing allowances, as well as monthly stipend. So you see, I didn't have to worry about money, I just needed to focus on my studies and maintain the average grade required for the scholarship. For two years, I was able to maintain the average grade and pass all my subjects. I could say I was an achiever back then not only in academics but I also joined extra curricular activities like the ECE Chorale and other contests. And you wouldn't believe, I even joined a beauty pageant in our college week and won. hehe I've been having a great life in college until I turned 18. All I could think about was getting a job and start earning my own money. So I dropped out of college and worked in the BPO industry for two years.
|ECE friends... spot me!|
|During our first year!|
|Picture before going to National Youth Convention in SMX|
|At Enchanted Kingdom for the STI Anniversary|
|Shooting of our video for GenPsych|
|I will miss our fave lunch! :)|
|After our graduation pictorial|
Graduating from college as we all know is not easy. We encountered difficulties inside and out of the classroom. I experienced a lot of things as I went along the way of becoming a degree holder. Some of those things are challenges that tend to pull me down and discourage me from pursuing my goals. But I did stand my ground and face those challenges and won them eventually. I am very grateful to say that despite the inevitable challenges that we face, my hard work does pay off.
I want to congratulate my friends who will also graduate this coming November. I am sure our parents and those who supported us are very proud. Because all their hard work has also finally paid off! ☺