Hi, it’s me. Hello? Are you there? I don’t even know if anyone else other than some friends and family know that my little blog exists however I’d like to say thank you to anyone reading this.
I originally planned to keep writing about my trip to Korea but somehow life keeps getting in the way. A year ago, I decided to pursue the Chartered Professional Account’s designation. After a long and arduous process to have my foreign educational credentials assessed, I nearly gave up on my application. I come from a country whose primary export is cheap labour. It seems rare for Filipinos to pursue higher education overseas so Philippine universities are not used to dealing with the documentary requirements of foreign universities. My alma mater, the University of the Philippines took over six months to respond to my request for transcripts. When the papers arrived, the international credential evaluation service provider here in Canada rejected it and I had to start over again. It took roughly a year before everything got sorted until finally, about a month ago I received the news that I’d been accepted to the program. Between then and now, I’ve done a lot of thinking whether or not I’m really doing the right thing. I have a full-time and rather demanding job and I’m not exactly as young as I used to be. Still, I’ve decided to close my eyes and jump right in so this September, I’ve become a student again. Yay!
I’m not exactly sure how I feel about my new reality just yet. I know it will take me at least five to six years to complete the program, probably longer if I’m being completely honest. That’s a very long time. That’s a lot of unknown. When I started this blog, I had all sorts of plans. On top of that, the blogosphere is changing very rapidly. I’m not really sure I can keep up. To be honest, I’m also a little confused about what this is all about. Is it a travel blog? With tuition fees, I’m not even sure I’ll ever travel again. Is it a food blog? But I can’t even get the shots right. A little bit of both? I don’t really know. For now, I’ve decided to take a step back to readjust to my new reality and think about why I’m doing this and maybe I’ll figure it out eventually. Till then, I’ll keep working on my photography. I’ll need to remind myself of beauty when all there is are numbers and spreadsheets. There’s going to be a long road ahead of me.