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Life Lessons for the New Graduates

Congratulations to the graduates of 2014 especially to my former students. I’m writing this since a lot of you have successfully finished your studies and this is something that I wish someone had told me when I graduated from college.

A lot of you might be thinking that after college you just get a job, earn money and start living your own life. I’m telling you that there is more to that than what you expect. Here are some lessons that I would like you to remember always.

1. Keep on learning

When you start working, you will surely feel that you are not learning anything new since most of the work that you’ll be doing is static. Meaning there are set rules that should be followed to achieve results. It becomes repetitive and will surely stagnate your mind. Keep on learning things that are outside of your work and surely it will keep your mind as sharp as in your college days.

2. Learn/keep a hobby

This is connected to the first lesson that I’ve mentioned and this is something that I’ve found useful to make me happy despite all the stress from work. I do magic, I draw and I cook so that I could have a creative outlet that keeps me away from the repetitive nature of work. I used to do boxing (until it became too expensive for me) to release a lot of stress too. If you don’t have a hobby or sport better learn a new one. Surely it will make you feel a more well-rounded person since you do something else rather than work.

3. Keep your body healthy

I bet than within a year of working most of you will have a lot of unhealthy habits. Most of you will drink or smoke more or perhaps most of you will lose or gain too much weight. I always find it funny that most of my classmates have been gaining weight and I am the only one who have managed to maintain a more or less healthier lifestyle. Though I don’t have a regular sport I always choose to do something that would make my body exert more effort than usual. Seriously if you’re able to keep a healthy body you wouldn’t age as much.

4. Keep in touch and make new friends

Surely you won’t see most of your school friends after graduation so keep in touch with them a lot. They will serve as a support group for you in this harsh adult world. Also despite that the workplace may be full of scumbags but surely there are people who would make good friends. It’s hard to go to a place everyday when you’re sole reason is just to make money. It’s always better to always have someone who you could share (not the money) things with.

5. There are people who may not be as smart as you but you’ll have to follow them. (Enough said on this one)

6. There are people who are really better than you but don’t let them discourage you.

7. It’s the results that count not your effort.

8. No matter how good you are, the way your team sees you counts more.

9. They are called bosses for a reason but there are also those who are real leaders.

10. Never be afraid to fail

I didn’t elaborate on the previous items mentioned since I think most of them are self-explanatory but this item is something that I think most of you should know. Failure is a part of life and by failing we learn to do better in the future. Trying and failing is not bad, giving up on trying is. Failure builds character and character is something that makes a person a greater being. To end this I’ll just quote Alfred from Batman Begins “Why do we fall Master Bruce? So that we could learn to pick up ourselves again.”

Hope you learned something and you could apply this in your new life as adults who are part of this harsher world.

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I’m just sitting here in the shadows (My thoughts on being an introvert and making friends)

You know how I operate, I just sit here hidden in the shadows, waiting for you to brave the dark to see what I really am. I prefer to be in the dark not because i am afraid of the light but because the glare of the light hides what I think and feel as essential and true.

The darkness hides what are you on the outside but it lets me see beyond that. There is no need to see what you put on because it’s useless in the dark. There is no need to hide anything in the dark because everything is already hidden there. The only way to be noticed in the dark is to embrace the truth that it brings, unaltered by what can be seen on the outside.

I don’t like shedding my own light and like the shadow being casted by the light, I am there, unnoticed and even sometimes invisible. You may not notice it but I am there connected to you and maybe being wanted to be noticed. A shadow never makes the first move, it always waits for that moment to be noticed that you are actually connected and that it never left your side. It’s always there just watching and waiting.

I like to stay hidden, away from the superficial and the banal. I believe that there is more to what you show to people and I am ready to embrace that truth in you. I want to hold that thing that you don’t show to others so that I’ll feel more connected and perhaps more special. I’m not asking for your secrets, I am just asking for honesty with yourself.

(Disclaimer: This might sound weird for those who know me as someone who puts on a happy face most of the time. I am guilty of doing that but never in front of the people whom I had shown my darkness. They too had shown me their own darkness and this is why I am being honest with them. Perhaps putting up that happy face is just one part of my darkest personality.)

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Just another drawing and somewhat proud of it

Up all night to draw Loki… Just kidding, did this in under an hour and a half.

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Drawing to slay my inner demons

The picture speaks for itself…

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Before I Sleep, a Little Backtracking

I just read my old posts from this blog and I would say that in the past two years that I’ve been maintaining this blog, little has changed in me. I still use writing as a form of release for all the things that I keep to myself. This has been my avenue for saying the things that most people would find boring or confusing.

I’ve been keeping a blog since 2006 but I’ve decided to move platforms in 2011 because of certain things. I’m just happy that whenever I look back at some sad or bad posts, I was able to survive them and move on with my life.

Yes I’ll keep on broadcasting my thoughts here so that someday I have something to look back to and see how much I’ve grown and changed.

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30 Day Drawing Challenge : Day 13 A Comic

Just an old comic idea…

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30 Day Drawing Challenge : Day 12 Most Recent Accomplishment

Just sharing… Not meant to intimidate anyone.

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