After some grueling reviews, sleepless nights, and tears shed, I finally passed on the third time of taking the Licensure Exam for Teachers. The first and second time, I reviewed very hard and was disappointed that I did not pass. After that, I was done, I doubted my abilities of becoming a teacher but my sister told me to keep trying and to give it a try one more time. Before deciding to go to Manila, I took the exam again but this time, I did not study and wasn't expecting anything and what a great surprise, I passed! Third time is a charm I guess, thanks be to God and to those who believe in me. I am finally a licensed teacher.
After some temporary jobs that I got in Bicol after graduation, I decided to go to Manila to see if there's some good opportunities there for me. It is so hard to find a job here in my country. Even though you are qualified for a position, there is no available job to apply for. My sister Rossel told me that her husband might help me out because he works in TESDA that's why I went here. So far, I have applied for two companies and still waiting for their decision.
For now, I am spending some quality time with my nieces and nephews while I am still waiting for the companies I applied for to call me back. I actually interviewed for one and got accepted but it was like a networking job so I did not forgo with it.
If only job opportunities is good here in the Philippines, it wouldn't be so hard. No wonder a lot of people are going out of the country to work abroad. I am actually thinking of applying abroad but I don't know yet.
I went home in the province with my sister Rossel and visited Mama one more time while I don't have a job yet. I have been encouraging Mama to go with me but so far, she doesn't want to leave our place. I love the simplicity of living in the province but I feel depressed when I go there. There's nothing there productively. It is not just a place for me. My sister Rose really inspired me to spread my wings and take chances.
I want to thank my brother-in-law John and my sister Rose for not giving up on me, for their continued support and encouragement. Without them, I couldn't have gone to college on my own. They are my biggest support system not just financially but emotionally as well, so thanks you very much Ate and Kuya, I love you both!