Who am I and Why am I here?

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 Β 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 toΒ 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.Β As I’ve said in my About portion,Β 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.Β 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! πŸ™‚

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10 thoughts on “Who am I and Why am I here?

  1. You sound really interesting and I know what you mean about being able to look back at your journals and seeing the out younger self me cause I too kept a journal. It really amazes me how I use to think and being able to know where I came from…well I hope I get to know u better… feel free to connect with me and if u like to know more check out http://about.me/ramon_prds

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      • It has all my links even blog link… feel free to connect with me on fb twitter or even wordpress… I am a visual reader and I really enjoy going back in time, so to speak, when I read my journals. Have a nice day!!

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  2. Hey wonderful introduction! Wish I had thought of saying some of those words because these lines resonate very closely with my own personality – 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. Virtual extrovert….keep them coming!

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