Work on the process of becoming successful rather than running after it.
Being born into a not-so-well-off family and having low socioeconomic status has been one of my biggest insecurities and struggles when I was studying in college. I am the eldest among my two siblings and I choose to study Nutrition and Dietetics at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines because I think this is the only university that we can afford. I was a meager and marginalized student who is very eager to learn and strive just to finish college, and I believe this is the only tool for me to change our way of living.
As I said, impoverishment makes the roads of studying a little bit hard, until my friend introduced me to ABC’S Foundation which offers scholarship assistance. Because of mediocrity and inconsistency, I was mere doubtful at first to submit an application however realized that we as humans are always bound at a crossroads of choices whether to embrace the fear of failure or to take a risk of the times. I choose to be brave, take the risk and submit my application. Fortunately, I passed and this is the start which I am forever grateful to ABC’S Foundation.
My college journey become a roller coaster ride, there are ups and downs, happy and lonely times. I am also a common student who experiences sleepless nights, everyday traffic from Rizal to Manila, financial hardships, academic struggles, and more. But looking back now I realize that it makes my college expedition more colorful and meaningful.
May 16 2018 is our graduation day, the day when my college journey ends. The day where I first step on the stage of the PICC and the day where I receive my medal engraved with Cum Laude. This is an end of a season and a beginning of a new chapter of my life.
After that graduation day, a lot of things happen. I started to have my review for the board exam. Then passed the licensure exam. Got my first job and also enjoy my first salary. And in this journey, ABC’s foundation is always in my heart where they are the ones who shed their shoulders when I am in need.
Currently, now I am a Registered Nutritionist-Dietitian by profession. I am working as Healthcare Virtual Assistant. Now I can enjoy the things that I cannot afford before and most important is being able to support my family.
To conclude I want to give my warmest gratitude to ABC’s Foundation and to Mr. Lewis Edwards for giving light and hope to every dreamer like me. This is not the end of my quest and I will continue to chase my dreams. Again thank you A Better Chance Foundation may you continue to bring aspirations to every dreamer like me.