Never once in my life had I experienced the sensation of being here and there at the same time. Moment after moment of the past flashed before my eyes. “So,” I thought to myself. “This is what an out-of-body-experience and time travel feels like.” As you can see, to tell you about me, I need to go back to the time when it began.
No, I am not doing a biography much like how Charles Dickens began the story of David Copperfield. Instead, let me share the dots that connected and led to a career in writing.
A Series of Unfortunate Blogs
It has been nine years since I first started blogging. I remember how I sat in front of the laptop wanting to write. No matter how much I tried, I could not form one word, let alone a sentence. As time passed by, my emotion started to boil over. After a few random sentences, I poured my heart out.
Since that first article, I have had a series of blogs. Not one of the old blogs remains today. In essence, I was blogging on and off depending on my emotional state.
A Series of Unfortunate Events
In the years that followed, I had to deal with personal issues. It culminated with the decision to quit doing business. Afterward, I decided to be a part of USANA Health Sciences – a network marketing company. At the same time, I started yet another blog. Unlike the previous ones, though, this time I was serious and had a plan. It was also during this time that I became involved with the local blogging scene.
I spent two years as an active distributor. Although I have since moved on, those couple of years were life-changing. I met a few people who introduced me to personal development. Because of that, I attended workshops conducted by both local and foreign experts.
One thing I learned from my old mentors was that unfortunate events could become fortunate. In other words, we can turn negativity into positivity. Instead of dwelling on the useless, I learned how to focus on productivity.
As an appreciation of the people who influenced me to be the best of myself, I decided to pay it forward. No matter which journey I embark on, I intend to be a positive influence on other people.
Within the blogging community, I tried to pass on everything I learned. Little did I know that in doing so, I improved my skills and technical expertise.
A Series of Dots
One thing leads to another. From the blogging community to the time I first worked as a freelance writer, I saw its ugly side. Instead of frustration, I understood it is all a part of the process. These negativities were necessary dots that pave the way for where I am today.
I was born and raised to be a businessman. For twenty years, we were distributors of construction materials nationwide. Instinctively, my focus has always been to earn money for the family. Personal development changed that, though. Over the years, I have received countless graces. It is now my turn to pass on the blessings to other people in need.
About Me that Makes Sense
Today, I work as a content manager and an online writer. My journey has given me an insight into both sides of the fence. It is for that reason that I find myself in a unique position to serve as a bridge between clients and writers. Such is the motivation behind the creation of The Filipino Writer.
In writing the About Me page, I decided to share my story rather than to list my accomplishments and know-how. Doing that is about skills and that is not who I am. Instead, I opted to share my motivation because that defines me as a person.
I hope you have a better understanding of the person behind these words. Should you feel the need to get in touch, please contact me and let me know how I can help you.