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Achieving One Dream At A Time

Registered Date June 07, 2019 User ID KassFlores Read 213
School Trinity University of Asia Scranton Scholarship 2019 
User Name Kassandra Jane M. Flores
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So just a few days ago, I graduated in College!!! (Hooray!) Finally after years of dwelling in the University life, I am finally up for a brighter path ahead of me and I cannot wait to see what the future holds for me. But before I get into detail about my dreams and plans after graduation, first, I want to extend my utmost gratitude to my parents who willingly sacrificed almost everything just to sustain our education.
Seeing my parents' beams as I gracefully walked up on stage to receive my diploma made me tear a little because finally, after numerous years, all of their children are now degree holders. They indeed have all the bragging rights because my graduation is not my success but theirs.

But as I graduate, realizations came in and that's when everything starts to confuse the most certain parts of me.

At the early age of 9, I already envisioned myself to be a writer by profession. Someone who writes films and someone who has written an ample amount of books which got almost everyone hooked. 

I know myself and without doubt, writing is something that makes me the happiest. As I would always say, 'words are my weapons'.
When something happens to me, may it be bad or not, the first thing that comes into my mind is to write about it. Without a doubt, writing is something I excel at doing and it makes me genuinely blissful.

 With my burning passion for writing, almost everyone around me constantly tells me that I am blessed because at such a young age, I already discovered who and what I wanted myself to be as I grow old. 

People continuously praised me for protecting my only dream. Little did they know, apart from being a writer, I have a secret dream and let me tell you about it. 

I also wanted to be a lawyer. I have been dreaming about it since I was in grade 9, when I discovered myself getting fond of reading crime related novels, getting interested with laws and politics and even find myself searching for the 1987 Philippine Constitution online! It was in 2012 when I started indulging myself with kdramas whose main characters are either in conflict with the law or are lawmakers. Been really itching to get the 'Atty' before my name since then. At the same time, dreaming of becoming a writer, too because I believe that as an individual, we are not entitled to just one dream!

But knowing our family's current financial situation at that time, I killed that dream. I buried my dream of becoming a lawyer deep down my system. And focused on my ultimate dream instead.

So I enrolled for the Communication program at my University. My first year was fine, I did not entirely enjoyed it because most of my subjects are minor ones that didn't catch my interest because I literally had zero writing class back then.

Fast forward to my second year in college when I started enjoying my course because I already had my writing classes that kept my passion for writing even stronger. My second year in college is also the time when I had a glimpse of what is like to be law student. We had a media law subject and each class made my heart jump in horror as Atty. (Our professor) shuffles the index cards for recitation. And for some odd reason, I am enjoying the thrill. There was even a time when I wished to be called to recite one case because I am certain that I know every little detail about it. Without a doubt, I really enjoying reading the assigned cases.

My second year in college made my desire to achieve both dreams, stronger. But growing up in the family of middle class means compromising.

I wasn't born rich, not exactly poor, either. I grew up in a 'just fine' family. We only had enough resources. And law school could be financially challenging. I am afraid that my parents' financial capabilities are not ready for it.

I've seen them struggling to pay for my expensive tuition fee, practically the main reason as to why I applied for scholarships to aid my parents with our finances. I am fortunate enough to have been blessed with a full scholarship grant. Thank you so much, Scranton!

So what is the point of this post? I just need an outlet. I don't want to kill my lawyer-dream again and so I intend to protect this
dream his until I devide to pursue it. And pursuing it, means I should be financially ready to support myself because law school is costly.

So I hope in 1-2 years time, I will be officially called a law student and years after, a lawyer and at the same time, a published writer. Today, I am shouting this to the universe with the hopes to get these dreams turn into reality.

For now, I will keep myself busy achieving my ultimate dream of becoming a published writer and in a few years time, my law dream will follow. 

Mangangarap na lang ako, lulubusin ko na, diba?

And as I close this chapter of my life (aka college) I, along with God, will be writing another and I cannot wait for that.