Ending Comes With A New Beginning

At this moment, I am still stuck in a phase where my mind grasps the thought that I cannot ask the driver for a student fare anymore and that, I will now enter the so-called real world.

Few weeks ago, I was with so many people dressed in identical caps and gowns at Manila Hotel to attend a very special event. And that day marks the end of my life at CEU.
It may be the end but I see it as a new beginning. Very cliche, I know. For us graduates, as we step at the center stage and take a bow, we welcome the new chapter of our lives. It may be thrilling because there are lots of competencies out there juggling that job interview you’ve been dreaming to have ever since and all you think is how you will ace that. Now, I am grateful to land a job in a well-known media company in the Philippines before I even graduate. Imagine, a college girl already has her job before her graduation. Lucky I am says other people because only few are given this chance but to me, it’s not just luck that I have. I have my confidence and rosary with me. That’s what keeps me achieving things I want.

In The Shoes of an Unemployed Fresh Grad

Go to school. Get good grades. Get yourself a good job and make your dreams come true.

Yeah. That’s life. Well… Almost.

I’d like to think that getting a job after you graduate is easy as getting good grades in school but in reality, it’s really hard to find a job. Just like what Ryden Malby experienced. Her dream is to work in a Publishing Company. She’s so excited to get her feet off college and make her dream come true, but it seems that fate is not on her side.

I’m a college student who dreams of being a part of the number one Teen Magazine in the country one day. And just like Ryden, I’m so excited to finish my college years and head off to my ultimate dream job. To be honest, I always see myself sitting on a chair at my desk trying to figure out what article to write for the next issue of the magazine. But deep inside, I’m scared.

Behind those fantasies in my mind are doubts and uncertainties that my future might offer me. There are a lot of questions running in my head. What if they don’t like my work? What if they look at my resumé and found at that I didn’t come from the big four universities in the country? What if they reject me because of it? What if I didn’t get the job? What if my dream will be just a dream and stays as a dream? Full of “what ifs”

I know that we can’t avoid rejections in life because things will not always go according to our plans. But Ryden proved me wrong. Every dream is possible. We may not get it in the time we planned to but sooner or later, we will. We just have to be patient and work harder than we used to.

She is the brave girl I want to meet. Though failed at many times, she didn’t stop trying even with the simplest things she could do. And when her time came, it’s her dream that personally asked her to make it happen.

our fate

Ryden definitely knew what it feels like to be in the shoes of an unemployed fresh-grad but that doesn’t stop there. Dreams do come true and she made it happen.