Thinking beyond limits...

Argie February 17 ,2020

It was 2017 when they referred me to the home for orphaned and abandoned boys in Bacolod City. It happened when people around us noticed how our family was getting complicated. There were times we couldn't eat for at most twice a day due to the instability of my father's job. 

Money plays a significant role in the lives of every family or to a particular person like me. In my family, it became one of the main factors of misunderstanding. I could not even go to school once because I needed to find a temporary job or sidelines to earn money, so we could be able to eat dinner. Several people, relatives or non-relatives, wanted to adopt me, but I don't want to leave my grandmother just for this little cause. I refused them, of course. Throwing all of my dreams into trash is the one thing that I will not ever do in my life. 

 My brother was referred to in that orphanage, first, because he became involved in trouble, and personnel got them. After a few months, I followed him not because I made a mistake, but because they wanted to help me in my study. I doubted, of course, because I was not getting used to doing it then, to deal with new people. There were still worries before I leave my hometown, but whispers on my ear on grabbing a prize challenged me to deal with it...

An adjustment was never that easy, and it took me months to adapt to another environment and to familiarize different faces of different people. I met friends - some were true while others were not. But, they made a little bit change on me, to hold back for just a while and to take a nap for just a second. The only thing I did not wholly change was my focus on reaching my dreams. No one has ever hindered me to quit dreaming, neither. In fact, I gained more confidence and more trust in myself than ever been before. I became stronger because I knew that I was on my way to success. Yet, I did not do it with ease.

          This home, I thought firstly, was not the right place for me because I expected it was just for those who have done wrong against human rights, and I wasn't right. Inside this home, I discovered a lot of potentials that I never expected. I awaken the sleeping dream of mine, which is to become a pilot that I still do not know how I came up with dreaming it. The home also provided me options like to pursue engineering, but I don't think I am sure to do it. I also discovered my passion for music, except playing instruments tho. I worked wisely with my academics, and I was thrilled when I became the first honor of my batch. 

          Before I finished my junior high school, I have been through a lot of tests that proved to me I am strong. Many people tried to underestimate my strength, my capacity, but it didn't work for me. Yes, I failed many times, not just once, not even twice, but hundreds of failures, though it doesn't mean you just lay down there and wait for your fall to cover you up with negativity. Somewhat, I stood up, and I fought for I believed I could not let it just happen.

          Now, I am a senior high graduating student, and I know that it only takes fewer steps on the ladder before I put my dreams on my palm. 

          See, my life's not that too broad, right? Well, it is just part of the pages of my book. It is just an important chapter that I could not even deny into the whole world.