In 2006, we had a project in our Art Appreciation Class. It was a Self-Portrait and I found it to be one of the hardest projects I had to do for school. Here’s an excerpt on how I felt doing it lifted from my now-defunct college blog:
Ironically, a self-portrait is the hardest project I ever had to accomplish. Nineteen years of breathing, moods that would swirl like hurricane Katrina, infinite dreams, unbendable beliefs, a thousand and ten things about me all wrapped up within one piece of art. Tough. Most especially when you do not really know yourself.
Luckily, I think a have a better vision of who I am now.
The basic things, I am Eunice. I am a 20-something newly-hitched ad woman from Manila, Philippines. This sentence succinctly puts the life stage I am in right now. I can’t stress enough on 20-something because a few tumblings away and I’m hitting 30. I can’t believe it, college feels like yesterday! I am newly-hitched, 6 months today to be exact. Marriage is both a fun and crazy adventure. It’s weird knowing that the Miss Independent in me now has to do an Excel sheet on bills, savings and investments with another human being. I am an ad-woman and I think advertising is one of the most exciting industries ever, especially for a person who doesn’t like exact sciences. I’m all up for Liberal Arts, way to go! I am a shifter from doing traditional advertising (TV, radio and print) to digital (the World Wide Web aka the new frontier). I tell you, its a different animal!
So why am I here? I’ve kept a journal since I was in third grade. It’s funny reading posts of my younger self. There are times I wish I was that girl again so all I need to worry (and write) about would be petty crushes. I am actually new to Wordpress but not to blogging. I’ve been blogging since 2006. However, I’ve shifted from various platforms through the years (Blogspot > Multiply > Tumblr). I migrated some of my content from Tumblr to here and I really do hope to keep this one for long. Can’t say that I am a really good writer but I guess this is one of the few things that I do solely for myself. As I’ve said in my About portion, I write to immortalize my experiences, to keep my grammar in place and to check if I still can put rhythm to my words. Since I find it hard to write on paper these days, I chose the online world as my medium. I can be a blabber online but in real life, I take time to warm up to people but when I do, I can be very chatty too.
For now, I shall dub myself as The Virtual Extrovert. Ta-ta! 🙂