Dream Come True! That was my feeling when I had the opportunity to share at the event of The League of Tourism Students of the Philippines – Miriam College Chapter (MCLTSP) last week. The topic of their talk was just perfect – Traveling and Blogging. But I was a bit nervous on what to share since the subject was a bit broad for me to talk about. Good thing they gave me a topic that was so close to my heart…
The topic that they gave me was perfect since it was a time for me to be reminded as well why I do what I do, my journey of self-discovery and purpose.
After I shared about my background, I started with an encouragement for the young people to DREAM BIG and to JUST START. I remember that I started finding my purpose when I began dreaming big outside myself, outside my little box of wonder and when I initiated to do my part in reaching those dreams.
Since I know how it was to be a student and how it was hard to recall things and to be attentive at all times, I just kept my topic simple by sharing my point with 2 C’s and 3 P’s. I thought this was chunky and clever because my list echoed to me, that I too should always be reminded about these. So what did I share?
THE THINGS THAT CHANGED IN ME AS A WOMAN THROUGH TRAVEL AND BLOGGING:
Since this topic was worth 30-45 minutes, I’ll just share what I think was the most important from the list – how I started it with CONNECTION and how I ended it with PURPOSE. I think these two are the most important as when you decide to start to connect, that’s when your character will slowly build, your perspective will broaden, perks will just come in and you get to find your purpose. So…
My connections changed when I started to make that step into having my dream become a reality. One of which was to travel and eventually to blog. I started to get to know not just myself but I also got to know more people, more ABOUT people (their culture, lifestyle, traditions), and about the world. As I traveled, I got more connected with nature as well and realized my connection with Someone Divine. That it was impossible to see all these beauty without Someone BIG creating all of them.
Soon I got more exposed, well-rounded and aware.
Yes, when you begin dreaming big and reaching those goals, you get to find your purpose too. And as you begin to find your purpose, you get to experience your dreams and make your goals into reality. When you travel you get to experience good things… BUT…
Are you also willing to share not just the good times but your challenges too? The experiences that made you to a better person?
It’s hard to share about your personal journey…those intimate experiences. But sometimes, those vulnerable moments are the ones that can help others in their journeys. Are you willing to share not just the joyful times but the heartaches as well?
So this was one of the questions that I asked the students as they will start to travel more and to blog…
To all the faculty members especially to Mr. Allan Tang and the organizers and students of this event – thank you for having me. It was such an honor and joy to be with all of you.
Thanks for letting me feel young again…