This is what I wrote for the Personal Experience section of my last hard bound requirement this college. Thank Heavens, I'm going to graduate this March 28, 2014. Really thankful but I'm scared to face the real world. I don't want to be underemployed or worst unemployed. Haha. Excuse my DIY flower crown. :)
Every other path leads to a dead end! Whether I push myself or quit, the chances of failing and losing are just like shadows that I cannot escape.As much as I want to isolate myself to every school requirements and activities, I always ended up as “The Challenged Student”. I don’t know why. But I always feel that I am the only one who is being pushed beyond my limits- socially, emotionally, (somehow)
academicallyand even technically. Thanks to my perfectionist pessimistic alter-ego! I really don’t want any commitments and responsibilities be put upon my shoulders. I was never a volunteer! I’m a lazy teenager who wants nothing but to explore the world. Unfortunately and fortunately, there is some kind of sorcery my own mind cast on me not to be a bum I’ve always wanted.The past 7 months of my school life had been tough and quite dramatic. It came to a point that I cannot bear anything more than to give myself the benefit to cry. As if crying will help ease all the tortures away. This may sound absurd, but the only reason why I took the EM 9 and 10 subjects is because it is the only way to get my college diploma!!!However, this business helped me realize that the risk to pursue is worth the challenge. It did open not only the business reality right in front of my very eyes but also proved to me that the people you love & love you, as well as motivation would make the difference. Our store not only served as a business place but also a special bubble for my friends and I.Seeing each and every one working their butts off in the store until almost 10pm (in “Nag-alaga ka ba ng sampung bata?” look aka haggard) and bringing home undone shirts just to finish the bunch of orders is enough to show that we value what we started. Infiniprint Lifestyle Co. also rescued an on-a-cliff friendship damaged during the whole feasibility days. The fun and happiness in the store are priceless! And, ugh can I just say? Meeting different people is really fun! I had the chance to be friends with people out of my age bracket. I got close to security guards, tricycle drivers and even to jeepney callers.This business implementation also reminded me that GMRC is not only a subject for pre-schoolers. It is a subject for a lifetime that everyone should put in their hearts and minds like how they put their wallets and hankies on pockets.I am truly blessed that all the dramas I experienced before vanished as all these life lessons came to wake me up from the hatred I used to have for this business implementation idea. HAHA.