My Proudest Moment

Day 5. They say, life is filled with twists and turns, ups and downs, happiness and bitterness… But, we shouldn’t forget that life is also sprinkled with lots of surprises and proud moments.

When I saw Day 5 on my 30-day blogging challenge, I unconsciously took few weeks of blogging hiatus. Reason? I cannot choose which among my proud moments is my “proudest.”

Photo grabbed from google; Credits to the original owner of the photo

Photo grabbed from google; Credits to the original owner of the photo

As a wife, as sister, and a daughter, I hope my loved ones would understand if I say that my proudest moment is not when I got married, not when we had my sister, and not when I felt loved and pampered by my parents. My proudest moment was when I found out that I was pregnant. It was an early Tuesday morning, exactly on my birth date, when I found out that I’m going to be a mom.

(Just a side story: When I woke my husband and showed him the pregnancy test result, he just held it with eyes closed thinking that I was handing him a USB. Tsk, tsk, tsk! What a sleepy head!)

I wasn’t able to take a photo of the kit, but I still keep it at my wardrobe cabinet to this day. As they say, “Record things in your heart. It’s more important than trying to show people what you’re experiencing.”

Thereafter, I had an endless roster of proud moments – when my son first rolled over onto his tummy, when my son learned how to sit, when my son started singing, when he first called me with my new name – “Mommy.” The list goes on and on and on… I guess, it’s true that motherhood changes lives of many women. But, one thing’s for sure… It’s changed by life for the best.

Photos taken over the years... <3

Photos taken over the years… ❤

 

Proud mom and happy wife,
Mumay

My Dream Job

Day 4.  When I was younger, I always dream of becoming a doctor like many kids do.  But I outgrew that dream especially when I became more aware of science and hated those exams that I had to memorize scientific names, constellations in the solar system, parts of the respiratory system, reproductive system, etc.  The only thing I love about science if Physics which I enjoyed a lot when I was in fourth year high school.  Thanks to our Physics teacher – Mr. Arnel Moya (may his soul rest in peace).

still like alice

Surprisingly, though I write poorly when I was younger (not that I write excellently now  🙂 ), I realized that it has always been my dream to teach, to change the world, to share my knowledge and experiences with people.  Then, I realized that I have long been dreaming of becoming a novelist, of writing my own novel someday.  That’s why when I learned about Lisa Genova, an American neuroscientist who wrote about the novel “Still Alice,”  I immediately included that on my To-Read list since last year.  I’m inspired at how Lisa became successful when she self-published her novel which now has a movie adaptation.  So, yes… I dream of authoring several books in the very near future.

schooling I also love teaching.  I love sharing my knowledge and helping people who can’t afford to pay for their education.   It also saddens me that the kind of education our society currently has is limited to those who can spare money to pay for expensive tuition fees in major educational institutions.  It’s sad that the kind of education we all know is the knowledge obtained only on books and learned inside the four, claustrophobic corners of a classroom.  For all we know, that’s the kind of learning that will not equip us thrive in the harsh realities of life.  But, yes, I dream of becoming an educator.  Someday.

Meanwhile, I had to park those dreams and believe that destiny will lead me there.  Someday…

Keep on dreaming,
Mumay