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Saturday, July 14, 2012
WHAT unrealized dream burns in your heart 24 hours a day? What unfulfilled mission flows and oozes in your veins 365 days a year?
Your answers to these two key questions will spell out in black and white what your true calling is. Yes! Unlock the key to your world of happiness by knowing your valuable mission. In my own life, my yearning dream was to be a writer. However, for 20 years I orphaned this calling. When I was a young
20-year-old initiate, I entered the banker’s world, thereafter; I went on to work in the financing echelon for the next twenty years.
Yes, my money bag was full. I became a manager, administered five staff members and drove a car. But every day whenever I went home at 6:00 pm, I dragged my feet in desperation and my heart sagged down and ached in loneliness.
I felt the day was another boring time spent at the office and that I never made a difference in my sisters/brothers' lives. Aha! In 1994 when I was 40 years old, I resigned from the lending investor firm. Thereafter, I tentatively entered the Pampanga mass media hub. Max Sangil in his stentorian voice told me, “Malu, try this new career.” Perry Pangan jested through sparkling eyes, “Welcome to radio happy life."
Yes, stepping into the radio tier spread serotonin (happy enzymes) across my brain. Cascading waters of joy flowed through every fiber of my body. Waking up each "Aslagan" (dawn) I realized that a mass media career was the work I was born for. Communication endeavor was the inner calling which powers my life. Thank you
Max and Perry.
Oh, I became a new person. Leaping up with anticipation each morning, I walked up the five flights of stairs to reach DWGV (no elevator) in Miranda Street, Angeles City to pursue my work in radio broadcasting. Thereafter, DWGV AM opened its doors. I was given my own show entitled "Good Morning Angeles". Teaming up with broadcaster Ray Alvin Dasal, we hit the air waves like there was no tomorrow. Mixing good news with spicy comments, we soared up to the cloud nine of radio transmission. Providently, we were awarded by the Angeles City Chamber of Commerce for the "Best Program in Business News".
Voila! I became the happiest person on earth. After a year, another doorway welcomed me into its hub. I became a columnist for The Luzon Chronicle edited by Lynn S. Lacsamana. Yes, writing became the great love of my life.
Today in this peaceful year of 2012, after my 18 years stint in the media whirl, I drink from the champagne glass of fulfillment. I am elated to be writing my third book which you will be soon reading; it is titled "Inspirare". Like a phoenix rising from the Mt. Pinatubo ashes, I fly above golden green Mt. Arayat in exultation because I pursue the journalism code 7 days a week.
Vowing to uphold the banner of the writing profession until my last day on earth, I am at peace. I will die with a ball pen and a blank sheet on my hand. In conclusion, my dear readers, follow the rousing example of Editor Ria de Fiesta who likes to say – “Carpe Diem”.
Yes, seize the day. Discover your mission, spend your timeline in earth blooming with self-empowerment.
Optimize your talents and love the work you are doing. Just do it.
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Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on July 15, 2012.