I spent the past 5 days just roaming around the house trying to figure out what to do and then falling asleep the following second. Whatever happened to me? Well, to answer my own question, I have been like this ever since the day I found out that I am carrying a new life inside of me. It’s not as if it was my first time for my first child is already 9 years old. But see the gap in between? Nine (9) years is quite long for anyone, I think. It’s like something new is happening to me again as the days unfurl and my body reveals the miracles of bearing a new life once again.
It is a dream come true for us and our family. I have been trying to conceive for the past months just to lead us to frustration at the end of each month. Yet last month, the two red lines in my PT confirmed my hunch. Indeed, it’s a combination of different emotions such as joy, fear, triumph and hope of becoming new parents. My husband’s feelings might have been more intense than mine for it will be his first time to see an image from his own or maybe a combination of our features. I might be confusing you at this point but to have a clear cut idea of the whole thing I am going to tell you this upfront: I have been a single mom before I got married.
Life was bearable even before I met my husband. I had my daughter even before I graduated in college and she made me stronger and was my silver lining through all the turmoils and the dark trials of the past. If there was a more glorious reason to finish studies aside from my more selfish ones like shame for not finishing my course and just for a great escape from sadness, it would be my daughter’s future. It was easier saying it than doing it for the degree that I have chosen wasn’t all that simple. Yet the 4 years of college went by swiftly though it was not hassle-free. And graduation wasn’t the direct answer to my prayers for finding a job would be tedious for the following months to follow.
The first job I had was being a freelance academic writer. A few weeks before graduation, I started to write to a company who hired me as one of their writers. Writing came natural for me though I cannot totally say that I am good at it. But the job wasn’t that easy. There were various topics which range from the history of blackAmerican slaves, decriminalizing prostitution, comparison of Dracula (the book) and Bram Stoker’s Dracula (the movie), dark matter to protein folding. The incentives were compensating, I admit but the time spent for research could not be paid. Each 250-word page is worth a hundred pesos and is doubled if it is considered as a rush job. The deadline for non-rush jobs is 3 days. The topics are given to each writer so we do not get to choose the topics that we like. It was not bad, yes but I got the heck of writing for other people who should be doing the writing themselves.
Then I got a teaching job. And after a year of writing academic essays occasionally, I quit the “freelance” academic writing job. I have been teaching for 4 years now. Until last year, some time around early February, I felt my hands itch for writing. Then I “googled” the terms “essays philippines”. It was then that I found Essays.ph. There was not a hint of hesitation when I started signing up and answering the application form. A few days flew and I received an email containing the instructions on further screening. So I wrote the 500-word article about blogging being the writer’s new best friend. I was too excited to know the results and was checking the forums every now and then. To my great surprise, my article was accepted and my brain just couldn’t stop thinking about the first topic that I am going to write about.The good thing with Essays.ph is that they are Philippine-based and the staff are very accomodating. Also, the writers get to choose the topics that they are interested in writing about. They provide a lot of room for improvements and challenges that would make writers strive to show the best that they’ve got. I have learned to love Essays.ph and its environment.
So there, writing has become a part of me. Even now as I continue treading on a new chapter of my life, writing and Essays.ph will continue to stay with me and my family. Though lately, my lazy days have overcome my will for writing, Essays.ph will forever remain within me.
Happy anniversary Essays.ph and neverending thanks to all the assistance that you have provided for those who really needed them! I know that it wasn’t just me who needed additional income.There are a thousand others who are willing to do whatever it takes just to write informative articles for additional compensation to support their families or for the mere reason of enjoying writing. Although I may not come to grand EBs, my heart will always be with you, Essays.ph. Your place is one great opportunity to unite everyone from the different islands of the Philippines!