I was inspired because I love writing since I was a kid. I even joined the school journalists when I was in Elementary and compete in Regional Journalism Conferences. For a while, I enjoyed doing it until I went to college... I didn't have time to write anymore because I was too busy with all my extra curricular activities and with my studies as well. So I stopped. After a a year (I think), I saw "Thirstythought" by Kryz Uy and I felt inspired to write again. That was in 2009. I tried to put up my own blog but failed and that's okay. I mean, you can't really succeed at first but that doesn't mean you should stop doing what you want to do, right? So, instead of making a blog, I continued writing short stories and articles in school - sharing them with my classmates and friends. It's really an amazing feeling when you get compliments from readers. It makes you feel not only satisfied but also fulfilled.
I am now a home-based English teacher. I have been teaching for almost 2 years now since November 2012. First, I taught Koreans (office-based) and then I shifted to Japanese (home-based) and now I'm teaching Chinese. So this sudden "The Making" of Inspiriting Introspection, was all because of one of my very close students, Judy. We were talking about "purchasing a gift" when she asked me if I love giving gifts. I answered yes because it's true, I love giving gifts even if there isn't any occasion at all. I told her that I believe in giving without asking for anything in return - that in everything that I give (as long as I have something to give), I just know that a good karma may come. And she was really amazed by what I said because I was 3 years younger than her but she said I think maturely and that she is inspired by me. I was so filled with joy that I, too, was inspired. So that's how this all started.
For many years, a lot of people has told me that I think differently and maturely than my age. I don't know if that's a good or bad thing but I always take it as a compliment. I see things in people that they don't see in themselves and that others don't see in them. I connect with different kinds of people no matter what situation they are in.
When I was in my freshman year in high school, three instructors told me that I might have a career in Guidance Counseling. I feel like I might have been one in my previous life. Haha!
I believe that there's no such thing as "you can't understand me 'cause you haven't been in my situation" but there's "try to picture yourself in someone's shoes and imagine how you would feel about the situation."
So, YES, as my journey continues for the next days to come or months and hopefully years, I hope I could help you all out in my own ways. Of course, this wouldn't just be an advice blog but also about sharing you my experiences as well.
I can't wait to have fun with you guys! Have a nice day! :)