After my first article was published last April 30, 2012, my mentor reminded me about my over-due article. It was about fashion. I thought it would be easier for me because I am so much into it, but I was wrong. I researched for days just to find some other details and opinions coming from other people to make my point concrete. I can’t just consider mine because we all have different preferences in all aspects.
Since it was an over-due article, I tried my best to finish it as soon as possible. Getting published was not on my mind while I’m doing my article. I was just thinking of finishing it and for me it’s more important. The fact that I’m interested with the topic made me enjoy doing it. And in a short span of time, I finished it. I’m not expecting anything big from it, by that time, I’m already proud of myself and there’s nothing more to ask.
Days passed and there’s still no news from my mentor about my article. He told me that he was quite busy and he can’t find time to edit my article. Since then, I almost forgot about it. I just thought that it was not meant to be this time and I have to do much better next time. I whole-heartedly accept the fact that I didn’t get it that time. I promised myself that whatever happens, I will never feel bad.
Until one ordinary day, my mentor approached me and told me that he was already editing my article. I felt happy and excited about what I heard. He told me that it was way better than the first one because it has less mistakes and more straight to then point (definition of a good article). According to him, I am getting better when it comes to writing. Of course, I am very much flattered. I was inspired and motivated to be better and to work harder.
On May 16, 2012, before the clock strikes five, he called me out and asked me to come over. He showed me my published article for the second time and I really didn’t know what else to say, but thank you. My heart was pounding continuously. I’m really overwhelmed and grateful for another accomplishment. I can see myself clearly in this kind of job and I want to be the best that I can be.
Today, I am about to start with my new article. I am much determined today than yesterday. I’m just hoping and praying that I will make sense with this because sometimes I tend to talk too much that it becomes a novel. Lol! Thank you to everyone who believed and still believes in me and in my capabilities. I will always keep in mind the things that kept me going all these years. Keep motivating and inspiring me! I just need it.
Here’s a screen shot of my published article at the official website of Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp. (www.mb.com.ph):
Nikko Baclig on the photo. (Photo by June Buenavista) Screen captured in my laptop.
Read my article if you have time. I also posted it here in my blog. Thank you!