I hope this message finds you well.
The world calls you millennials — and with your diverse skills, the possibilities are endless. Yet understandably, it is also a time of uncertainty since you are about to leave the comfort zone of the classroom.
If you may have entertained doubts, everything is still alright. We live in a time when you can be anyone you want to be. But it’s important that you ask yourself now — what makes you happy?
Choose a path that will fulfill you even if it will bleed yourself dry. If you pursue your passion, everyday will be an adventure. The world is toxic and thankless as it is; waste no time on choices that will easily burn you out.
Through time you may all forget what we discussed in class: all the terms, technologies and theories. But take this with you. Always ask two important questions wherever you may go: why and how?
Why are you doing it? Why are you here? Why does it matter?
How will you go about it? How will you make a difference?
I still remember how awkward I felt when I first entered the classroom. All I know at that time was that it was easy for me to be an embarrassment. But I’m still thankful I walked in that door. In between stories, songs, street food and sports that spanned more than a year, I may have learned more from you all.
Cheers to all your hard work. It won’t be the last time we have all seen each other.
[Entry 216, The SubSelfie Blog]
About the Author:
Bam Alegre is the founder of SubSelfie.com and writes from time to time as a guest contributor. He is a News Reporter for GMA News (2012) and a Special Lecturer for the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of the East (2015). He was also part of the team that won GMA News the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award for the news coverage of super typhoon Yolanda (2013). Previously, he worked behind the scenes as a Segment Producer for State of the Nation with Jessica Soho and 24 Oras (2009-2012). He is also the vocalist, pianist and guitarist of the band No Parking (2005). BA Broadcast Communication 2007, UP Diliman. Read more of his articles here.