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Hey! I know you.. You are me from the Past

I was a shy little girl, nothing like what I am now. - Debra Wilson

The bus stops. A young girl boards the bus. Her hair is short & wavy. Went straight to the third row and took her seat near the window. She quietly opens her bag, took out a book and read it. She looks so small, all alone in her seat and would cast shy glances at her seatmate.

I would see this girl every now and then as I go to work. I would surreptitiously follow her with my eyes but what I really want to do is to seat beside her and start a conversation with her. Weird! Yes, a bit weird, you might say and that is what's stopping me from approaching her because I might scared her away! 

"Why are you interested in her?" You might ask. That shy, little girl with a short and wavy hair is ME, maybe 40 years ago. While other girls of the same age may have a squad they hang around with and do girly things with, I on the other hand prefers to be alone with a book to keep me company.

I restrained myself from getting up my seat and sit beside her (if my daughter Love knew this she would be aghast!), I want to tell her not to be overwhelmed with what surrounds her for she is her own beautiful person. She looks so unsure of herself, I want to say something motivational that would bolster her courage.

When I was young, I was so shy, an introvert. At home, I was so quiet and I seldom speak at all. I would cloister my self in my room and read all day till my head aches. When somebody at home would look for me, somebody would answer "si Mel nag momongha sa kwarto nya" ( Mel is acting like a nun in her room). I was just different from other girls my age, other girls would prefer to play with cosmetics or indulge with girl talks about their crushes while little me was content to read books.

While in school, I was what you can call a "good girl". My routine was just house, school,house. My studies and reading were the only things that kept me busy. Watching from our black & white TV was another preoccupation of mine.

When I was in college, that was the time I started coming out from my shell. My college days were the happiest in my school life because I made a lot of friends there and I was active in school organizations. I also became interested with cosmetics so I attended school with full make up on and that time wearing of make up in school was frown about. Back then, they associate girls who wear make up as doing poorly in academics but a lot of intelligent girls in class proved them wrong, including me! My love of books did not wane even then but I developed other interests besides books and my studies. I was still the house, school, house girl but there are times I would also go out with my classmates to watch a movie or stroll around and my Mom was happy about it. She wants me to be with other people my age.
You control your own life. Your own will is extremely powerful. - J.K. Rowling
When I started working and earning a living, I was a completely different person from the shy little girl, I was. I had more confidence, I speak my mind and I know I am equipped with the knowledge to perform my work. I'm still the old fashion girl but this time I'm no longer a wall flower nor the timid girl who would stole shy glances to anyone in her range of sight. I have become a woman who has goals in her life, who will not remain passive but be proactive to achieve her dreams in life.



 My greatest blessing calls me Mom.- Unknown


Now, I am a mother with 4 grown up children. My life experiences have made me a stronger woman. I stand up for what I believe in as what had my father taught me and lifted through prayers each successes & defeats in life as what had my mother preached to me. I have already pledged my life for my children a thousand nights ago to our Lord Father in heaven. My life I have, I give to my children.

To that little, shy girl, I want to tell you that, what you are now does not define what you will become in the future. Now, you may be shy, puny and weak but as you travel the road of life, this will give you the wisdom to make the right decisions for you to reach your goals. Enjoy your youth, you will pass this road only once in your lifetime. The coming of midlife age is another chapter in your life.

What were you like as a child? Care to share below your own story?

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Middle life is beautiful.

Till next time. God bless.






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