My Passionate Life

For the past two years, I have been searching for the things that I can do without being paid for.

I tried to become a Korean English teacher, full pledge nurse, a real estate salesperson, become a musician (ok, the last is a JOKE! but seriously, I tried to play the piano and guitar so, I hope it counts.. haha! **GRIN**)

But, nevertheless, I almost tried anything that really interests me. Until I stumble upon blogging and writing. At first, I never thought I can really enjoy writing and reading because when I was a child, I seldom write and never read books for leisure so, this really came to me by surprise. It’s like, “Damn, I should’ve known this  much earlier, maybe now, I must have written my book. (LOL! just exaggerating!)

But now, I consider this blog as the thing that keeps me alive. Reading books, writing reviews, taking pictures, writing my editorials are just few of the activities that I love and there is a blissful feeling after I have accomplished one article. I will trade sleeping over writing and reading a book that I am really into.

I am no way a brilliant writer. I dont know a lot of adjective that can describe a certain feeling, I don’t know much highfalutin words to impress my readers or sometimes, I know my grammar sucks! (please bare with me 🙁 ) however, I love the feeling when I am writing and and knowing that my readers can get something from it. If I haven’t entertain them, at at least, they learned something.

I love researching new things and new discoveries as well. It’s like every time I encounter a thing worth blogging, I can’t wait home, research about it and blog about it.

I never knew this before, for if I have known it, I would’ve taken AB English or anything about Literature or about computers, but, I never really saw this coming. Seriously!

However, my passion doesn’t end there.

This is my top secret! I haven’t told anyone about this but, I think, now, I must admit and it may sound crazy to some of you but, I have to say this, I love getting LOST! (literally!) I love going to a new place, get lost and get back on track! It’s like one of my “Eureka” moments when I found a new way home. haha! As long as I have cash, food, camera. I’m on it!

I enjoy seeing new places for the first time and make sure I capture it. It’s priceless. I enjoy roaming around an area I’m not familiar with. Look for good business establishments, restaurants and other landmarks. (Weird right? I know! :p)

Another thing I love is trying on different things like foods. If I can just try each menu in a restaurant without being bloated and becoming fat, I could’ve done that!

I love new discoveries and documenting it makes me enjoy it more. It lets me revive the feeling I had during those times. If I could be given a chance to soar and conquer the world, I will document everything about it here. All my adventures, misfortunes, etc.etc. And this is probably one reason why I love my job. It allows me to do what I love without having any conflict with it.

Maybe, I’m just lucky to know what I love or maybe, I also put much effort and worked hard to really find my passion.

This must have been the quote that inspired me to look harder and the real essence why I should know it, my hook or by crook. It’s from the book, Dear John by Nicholas Sparks,

“Happiness without Passion is temporary because there is nothing that can make it last”.

Seeking Passion

If my 2011 is about self discovery, I am hoping for a passionate 2012. I know it has been three months since the year started but I know, it has never been too late to start planning something. Honestly, I had been a bit frustrated since all my plans for this year didn’t work out. I had plan A, B and C that I wish I can pursue but unfortunately, NOTHING worked out and after three months, nothing new is happening in my life and I am so scared to get out of my newly built comfort zone. I am still scared now. But, don’t get me wrong. I don’t intend to do some drastic change with my lifestyle or anything that can surprise anyone from my circle. Self conditioning maybe the right term for this.

What do I intend to condition in myself?

1. On how I perceive failure.
Failure is one of the things that scare everyone of us to do something different. We are scared that we might fail and we might not get the positive result that we wish for. However, we must learn that once we fail, there is an additional experience that we can share the world. It helps us grow into a better person. Some say, the more failure you experienced, the more chances for you to succeed.

2. On how I perceive Fear.
Fear is the single most element that keeps anyone from succeeding. Because of it, we tend to make a number of excuses not to make a single step. This is one thing that we should get rid off and we should know the signs that we are already scared rather than feed our excuses and do nothing.

3. Never get tired of planning and creating your goal.
Be goal oriented. A day with a goal is very important to get things done. Whether it be a simple goal about your work, about your personal life or any aspect as long as something worth while is done everyday.

4. Read, Explore and Research more.
Some people say, we are all the same except with one thing. The books or articles that we read and eventually influence us in any way. They also say, in five years, we will become the person that we admire a lot today. With that, we should look for a role model or people that we can look forward to. Get up and never be lazy to discover new things in life. Read more and never be complacent with your life even if you have the best life in the world. As per Steve Jobs, stay foolish and stay hungry. From then, it can trigger your start button for new discoveries.

5. Look back and evaluate.
Do some contemplation on how your life did for the past day, week, months or years which ever is comfortable for you. It can help you track how far did you go and what are the things you haven’t done and can help you plan for your next goal.

However, never forget that no one gets successful over night. It needs hard work and too much guts and courage to face them. Let’s face them together and in the next years and months, we can say that we had been different from who we used to be. Let’s do it with one single step at a time. No need to rush. Everyday is a new day and be ready for a new adventure each and every single day.

PS: I had this drive to write something about passion because of this inspirational blog that I just subscribed. The Wake up Cloud is my inspiration and I am planning to read everything single post of Henri Juntilla. I encourage you read his blog as well to get more tips on how to live a passionate life. Reading his blog is time well spent! ~!~

Why Blog?

I started blogging last 2009 and this blog is merely a ranting blog for me. Its like a real “Baggage Counter” which just tells everything about negative vibes I had for a certain part of my life. It was like my online diary that I never publish in any of my social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. It was something I was not proud of. Until then, I realized, why am I not writing about my happy thoughts and was dwelling much about negative stuff in my life which always gave me a heavy feelings every time I read it. By then, I started blogging when I am happy and record all the happy thoughts that is running in my head. It was not easy at first because, I am not born writer and I am not a good one. However,  Just this year, I started taking more pictures, capturing those memories with people I love and posting those here.  It’s like, opening my life everyone and letting them know I exist. Most of the people who knows me personally would always think I am passive and I know, I don’t usually speak much in a crowd. I don’t speak up and open my self up. This is the reason why I blog. To let them know I exist and I also have my own voice that I wanted to heard. This is also the place I put my random thoughts into words.
Unlike before, I write based on my emotions. Now, I write because of what I think I should write. Never underestimate blogging because it can reach people that you never thought you would know and you would influence. I know, I still haven’t found my niche in this blog because of a number things that I am interested in and I’m still not sure which area should I concentrate however, I know, soon, I’ll know about it and all will just flow and follow.
Why blog?
1. This is your Voice.
Because of this, you could be heard. You can inspire, you can motivate and most of all, you can influence people.
2. It allows you to showcase your areas of expertise.
Wether it be about finance, fashion, consultation, your business or whatsoever, it gives you the edge and allows you to show everyone what you are good at.
3. Doesn’t only showcase your expertise but also your passion.
It’s two different things. Passion is something you will do even without being paid for.
4. It serves as your online diary
Allows you to monitor your growth and gave you the idea where you had been and the thoughts you have had in the past thus, makes you evaluate how your year turned to and what are the areas that you should improve.
5. Also gives you access to what others think about
You might have your own opinion about certain topics but because of the reader’s comments and insights, it gives you some thoughts and new ideas as well. And since you are also following other people’s blog too, it can give you some “light bulb” moments and thus, allows you to create another interesting topic. It could also be a door to a new world and let you explore on other areas you never thought would tap your interest.
**Some people blog to earn money however, I haven’t so, I can’t add this up to my list.**

To sum it up, BLOGGING is not about BRAGGING, its about speaking up and extending yourself to your readers. For me, it is about inspiring, motivating and encouraging everyone to do things they are passionate about. Blogging is where you could see freedom is. Freedom to speak up, freedom to tell your own story, freedom to explore new things, freedom to know new people and freedom to know yourself more.

iamtwixietops ツ

How To Renew Your Nursing License (Philippines)

This morning I went to PRC to renew my nursing License..and this is the application form that you should fill out to start with.

**pls click the picture to enlarge**
Click HERE to download.. 
When you see the form in that link, 
Just right click and click save as

 If you can not print this out or download, you can just go the Public Assistance Window at the left side of the entrance gate of PRC.

Requirements

  1. Duly accomplished form
  2. Two (2) pcs. passport size picture: close-up, colored, plain white background, with complete name tag (actually, they only get one picture from me)
  3. Photo/Xerox copy of recent professional ID card
  4. In case of LOST professional ID card which is still current, the applicant shall submit a notarized affidavit of loss
  5. In case of DESTROYED professional ID card, the applicant shall surrender the destroyed card.


Click HERE to view the step by step procedure. 
As of September 2011, I paid 450php for the renewal fee..
And I will be getting license on September 30, 2011