It’s been months since I last wrote here on my blog and today, I am grateful to find a slice of time to write again and share with you the four things I’ve pondered upon while drinking this hot coffee on a peaceful Sunday morning.

Just like you, I also have my greatest desires in life and the frustrations I have to overcome. Please bear with my dramas once again.

TIME

Time can be your greatest ally, or your worst enemy. It can devour your hopes or it can help you reach for your dreams. Time can be fast, fast enough that you haven’t seen it passed. Time can be cruel, cruel enough that you didn’t have the chance. The chance to make everything right, the chance to go after what you really want to do with your life.

I’ve been battling against time and is so far unable to cope up with it. I’m getting old but I still feel incomplete and unaccomplished.

Sigh…

FULFILLMENT

I am twenty-seven. If you’ll ask me if I am satisfied with what’s going on my life, the answer would be a yes and a no.

YES. Because I have saved myself from being one of the problems of the society. Moreover, I can proudly consider myself as part of the solution…oh, the noblest of all professions. Sounds cool eh?

I am now a fully functional 7-to-5 government slave who barely makes both ends meet by being a superteacher/janitor/nurse/carpenter/you name it.

I’ve become a jack of all trades, and a master of none. I have learned to love Fridays and the twentieth of every month.

But more than being a teacher, I am fulfilled to see that I am making a difference in the lives of the children I teach.

NO. Because no matter how I sugarcoat it, I think there’s a huge part of me that’s still missing. It’s the great sense for adventure, the thirst for wanderlust and the hunger for nature. I’m into it more than I’m into whatever I’m doing right now. I want to start, no, I wanted to start but I didn’t know how, no, I didn’t know whom to start with.

Long story short, I’m still struggling to find happiness within.

That’s the yes and the no.

DESIRES

I feel like I’m on the part of life where I have to choose between what I need and I want to do with my life.

The need to establish my own family in consideration of my age and the expectations of the people around me against the things that I really wanted to do for myself at least before I turn 30.

I’m the kind of person who always have the desire learn new things through experiences and adventures. To learn how to swim, to play the guitar and the piano, to draw or to paint. To pursue my passion for mountain biking and mountain hiking once again, to raise bonsais, and to share my advocacy of teaching indigenous children through my trekking adventures.

God…I still have a long way to go.

ACTIONS

The reason why I am writing this is to tell myself and the other ones who’s having the same frustrations like me to live life to the fullest. It’s not too late to make the most out of it, all you have to do is to have the courage to start. I have failed to do it at a young age but you can have a different story.

Rage against time by creating wonderful memories with the most important people in your life. Have a sense of fulfillment by pursuing your goals and adventures, whatever it takes. Keep on choosing your desires over other people’s expectations. And most importantly, start dreaming and TAKE ACTION! It all starts with a single step and no matter how slow your progress is, do not stop.

Remember, you only live once, make it count by having a meaningful life. A life well lived.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. It is never too late to do the things that make your heart happy. It is never too late to do what your heart desires.
    I firmly believe that each new day is always day 1 to do something new and to fulfill what your heart longs for.
    Though you may want to do and achieve many things, you have to prioritize WHO and WHAT matter most in your life.
    God bless you always Omar because you are a beautiful person inside and out. Be happy always.😊

    • Thank you so much po Ma’am Emy. Time and time again, you have shown us that you’re more than just a friend and a co-worker, but more significantly, you are a second mother to us. Tama po kayo, it’s a matter of priorities po. Marami pong salamat! God bless. 🙂

  2. My dear Omar, it’s never too late to do the things you like in life. What you hoped and wished for in the past that were not realized were not frustrations but just a temporary defeat. You will always have a chance to make them come true because opportunities are now coming your way. What is of utmost importance is your perseverance coupled with faith in the Almighty. Don’t hurry up because sometimes the process of doing them define success. It’s just like that without you knowing it, others already look up to you as a successful man because along the process, you have already proven your worth.

    • Wow…It’s totally unexpected po Ma’am to see you here on my blog. Your words are full of wisdom and your thoughts are full of compassion po Ma’am and as I read your comment po, I’ve seen a person who have successfully thrived on becoming one of the most inspiring people in the institution. You have absolutely made my day po Ma’am. Thank you po for your appreciation and for reminding me to focus on the great things life has to offer. Maraming salamat po Ma’am and God bless you po.

  3. Speechless. Somehow I could relate to this. It’s as if I was the one writing this confession. It strikes me, really. But thank you Sir 🙂

    • Thank you Ma’am Elisa. 🙂 It’s not too late, even for us, to reach our dreams and overcome these frustrations. Let’s just keep believing that one day, we’ll look back and say, we did it! Cheers and God bless. 🙂

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