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Hi I'm Catatonic Glass!
Catatonic Glass is the pen name of the blog's author, with the aim of sharing her passion for writing and expressing her opinions. She believes that through words, her readers would be able to grasp and catch understanding of the necessary information that she wants to relay to them. She's currently a university student that wishes to become a medically licensed doctor in the future, along with being a writer as her other line of work. She's compassionate, persevering and hard working.
For 6 years she has constantly been joined in contests, seminars, and activities that have hastened her skills in writing; may it be journalism, blogging, proofreading, copy editing, creative writing, and research. She also has directed and written scripts for numerous plays in her school and even had roles in them herself. A writer, a dreamer and a worker- the persona she wishes to be seen as and yet is her true personality.
She hates bell peppers and is afraid of reptiles that if her loved ones and friends are in danger, the ones that she's afraid of should fear her more, as she would never let anyone hurt those she holds dear in her heart. With passion and love, she holds every word she says out dear and with meaning, wanting people all around her to see it as a form of her voice, wanting others to understand and catch the drift of her thoughts.
Credits to Joetty for the art.
Why all the Passion and Blog?
As the years go by and numerous generations of intellectual minds and experienced learners go out to the world to become workers of our industry, the competition becomes harder. As a child born in the year of 2000, a year of a new millennium, I faced challenges and obstacles that a lot have experienced as well as they have ventured into what we call, "the real world ". Many say that I am still young, have less experience and knowledge about the proper way to handle how the world truly is; sheltered, if I may say but despite this, I am one of the children of my generation whom knew that the experiences we faced through various school, personal and social activities were a good glimpse of the world. I would say that what or who truly molded me the most to become the person I have become is myself; on how I took and viewed the world around me - how my perception on the proper way of solving my problems are, how the proper approach towards different kind of people is, and how I would be able to make myself a better person, one whom is unique to the world- a person crossing a different road but is still going the same direction most are (the right direction). Ever since I was young, I have always liked to engage in conversations, imparting and receiving knowledge. I have learned through the years that this method has helped me enhance my skills not only in delivering and relaying my messages confidently and thoroughly but it has also expanded both my vocabulary and intellect. The various achievements I have gained from the contests I have joined in and the honors I have received in my active participation in both class and school has allowed me to gather experience that I still continue to use until this day. Participating in yearly seminars, being constantly elected in the class officers, becoming part of the editorial board of my school's paper, leading classroom and group activities, has helped weave my leadership and management skills. Through the courses of my experience of engaging in various competitions both within and outside of the school has greatly helped me hasten my skills in establishing ties and beliefs of my own. Trying to think of a topic to write about became very tricky for me. It was not because I have no recollection of events in my life that I can call life changing but rather, I wanted to make sure I would be able to write the best event I have had. Like each and everyone else, I myself have a dream. I dream to help and make a difference in the world – not to be someone famous, no; not even to be powerful or even rich. I just dream to offer a hand. It all started that one day when my family and I were taking a drive towards the church one Sunday morning. When I looked to the side, I saw a homeless woman, coughing blood out of her mouth. She had ragged clothing, charcoal and dirt were all over her scarred body and in her hands she held a rectangular shaped box – I presumed she used it as a mat to sleep on at night. On the same side of that street were some tattered curtains, half-folded. All around her were wastes of garbage, scattered all around. Some would say, they pity the woman but not I, I felt determination. I am not saying that the sight of that woman gave me the reason to become more determined to study. She is not even the reason why I feel inspired to study. Even as a child, I knew of my responsibilities – knew that in this world, education is the best road- the best option to achieve success. She may not have inspired me but I can say that scene has brought up numerous thoughts and questions within me that have allowed me to have a broader understanding of the road ahead. And at the back of everything, due to that scene, I found out what I truly wanted to do. I want to become a doctor, I thought to myself. I wanted to help, those whom are less fortunate than I. I want to share what I can without being over excessive to the point that it would result to them getting used to the treatment that they would no longer try to achieve a better life for themselves. I want to be an agent of change, someone who can help change the world by helping the world be able to change itself. Thus, from then until today, my dream is to become a doctor – a genetic surgeon. The world has gotten far more challenging and complicated; I saw it through her. Not through her tattered clothes, not through her alarming condition and not even at her lifestyle. I saw it through her eyes – her eyes held hope, despite the hardships she was currently facing. The rim of her eyes formed the creases of a smile, showing that despite her situation, she smiled often. That scene right there, taught me optimism. One should not look at the problems and challenges of life in a sense that it is impossible. Take it as a test – a test to see and judge who and what you will be someday. Each fall, every mistake may come with a price – a price that can cause you to doubt yourself, regret your mistakes even; but instead of feeling that way, it should be used as an inspiration to achieve more and become a better person . Sometimes you have to truly return to where you came from and do it again for you to succeed. It takes time, pressure is on the move and you have a time limit to reach, everything seems like its falling apart and reaching your dreams would look like they seem impossible but they are not. Your dreams are constant; they would always be there to wait for you even if it takes more than an eternity. Its you whom has to catch up to reach your dreams; your dreams won’t go back to your position for you to reach them. Soar high, reach all those that will bring you happiness. That was just the start of everything that changed me. As the years went on, I continued to grow up, meeting different kinds of people and being acquainted with different perspectives and beliefs. To others, that would end up becoming confusing but for me, it taught me a lesson. Find the truth that is true only to you. Do not be stereotypical. Find what you like, what you want and what you believe in not out of reason, not out of question or practicality; Like what you like, love what you love and believe what you believe because it is who you are. All of those things that you come up with in your mind, those decisions, thoughts, and everything else, makes you. They are a part of a whole – a part of you. I have the confidence to voice out my opinion given, with reason and the right to do so. I know that despite my free will to express my thoughts, I also have the right, to respect others. The numerous competitions and leadership training I have joined in have allowed me to broaden my knowledge and experience in learning how to understand other people better so that it would be easier to approach them. I may not be perfect, flawed would be the best term to describe me but as flawed as I am, I truly believe that my imperfections make me the perfect me– unique, optimistic, joyful, determined, resilient, kind, respectful, and confident. Maybe words are not enough but I shall use it. For the only weapon I have to achieve the glorious victory in following my dreams is through these words, through my knowledge, and through my perseverance and determination to fully succeed.