AUGUST: Big Decisions

17:04 Denise Castillo 6 Comments

I never realized that graduating from college would be, by far, the best yet, the hardest thing that has happened during the course of my adult life. Finding a career, finding a company, marketing yourself to employers and weighing pros and cons are hard. I graduated from a prestigious university here in the Philippines with a degree that I love, but stepping out from the 4 corners of the university made me realize how vast and how strong the competition is among my fellow fresh graduates who took up the same degree that I acquired.

Getting a job is hard - I've applied to various advertising, marketing, events and PR agencies and getting a call from an employer takes time. After so many times of trying, I  got hired.... but the thing is, I was not happy and giddy about it. The salary is fairly high for a fresh graduate like me, but the commitment is too much for me to handle. I was so preoccupied about earning big that I actually forgot to focus on acquiring experience and learning first. 

The quotation above really got me, how much am I willing to give up to get to the path that is meant for me? After talking to my friends, parents and asking for Divine enlightenment from my best bro - Jesus, I have finally come to my senses and decided to give up this thing that I know wouldn't make me happy as a career-woman and as a person. You see, I really don't care if I'm going to start from scratch and wait for other employers to schedule me for an interview. Now, I know that giving it up was worth it because just this afternoon (I'm writing this down on Aug. 7, 2015), I got a call from a big telecommunications company informing me that I got hired as a promotions graphic assistant!! I've been praying to get hired before September strikes, and good Lord Jesus never failed me.

Here's to a new chapter in my life as an adult: paying taxes, staying out of debt, and living an independent life!! Cheers!


I never realized that graduating from college would be, by far, the best yet, the hardest thing that has happened during the course of my...

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