I realized, self-reliance is very important to me. When I was a kid, I walked to and from school all by myself. At a very young age, I learned different means to earn some cash by doing things here and there. When everyone in my family cried because something bad happened to my father, I endured the pain and kept a happy face because I want to be strong for them. I learned to ride jeepneys going to Bulacan by myself when I was in Grade 3. When all other kids I know had tutors to help them with their assignments, I was busy tutoring myself
and I was busy playing outside muahahaha. My parents instilled in me the value of self-reliance and now that I am old, I’m so used to being reliant of myself I have almost forgotten I have a family to back me up. When my mother told me she would support me if I need to do what I must do, I was sooo touched I almost cried. Turning to them has never become an option. I didn’t think of that bec I don’t want to give them any burden.
I lived my life thinking I can survive anywhere because I am capable – mentally, physically, emotionally. Hinde pala. I need God and my family to help me get through.