2. The best things come from unexpected moments:
After winning at Illustrado Magazine’s Women of Substance Photo Competition in 2010, I said to myself it was just out of sheer luck. I had limited knowledge in photography, anyway. I’d only learned what was necessary to come up with a decent and realistic shot, but life is indeed strange. When the respectable magazine’s Editor-in-Chief invited me to be part of their bloggers column, I thought, “Why not?”
Sometimes I still can’t believe I’m writing for an international publication, in any capacity. Although I did love writing since grade school and had a background on some editorials in high school, I did not pursue a formal course on journalism or creative writing. But I smile at the irony, and humbled about the opportunity no one have thought I would do. I’ve come to embrace my passion for the craft and the people I’m working with. I’m thankful that I didn’t let any apprehensions stop me from trying, despite knowing that I lack formal knowledge of it.