The writer in me-A A +A
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
BEING a writer was not a part of my plans. I simply wanted to take up Mass Communications because I wanted to be seen on television someday. I wanted to build my own production house. I wanted to work in a big advertising firm. I wanted to be famous. So when I found out that being a Mass Communication student included a big chunk of writing, I was not so enthusiastic about it. I really did not expect much.
I have been writing since I could speak. Years passed and writing had become a drain for me. A drain for my time and a drain for my words, though I do it almost every day. Writing was simply a requirement for me but when I found my inspiration for writing, my perspective changed. Slowly, my writing skills improved. The next thing I knew, I was chosen to lead a group of aspiring writers and Mass Communicators... and here I am, writing as an intern for the Philippine Information Agency (PIA).
There were times when laziness got the best of me and I had to set and reset the deadlines of when I should do my articles. I do not know how many times, but I finally got to the point when writing became a habit. I could feel the momentum in my system and little did I know that my passion for writing grew.
I think I can proudly say that my expectations were blown away. Writing is always a great opportunity and something I would treasure for the rest of my life. Though there are times when I would still pull off an all-nighter, I learned that I can pick up after myself quite well. I learned that I like to get up early and finish an article because at the moment, it is something I love doing. I learned that not everyone has the same writing style that I have and we differ on opinions about issues that matter. Last but not the least, I was reminded to never, ever give up on something that I love. (Mikyla Samantha Isleta)
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on January 31, 2013.