Rise above your challenges

Paramotor glider in the sunset at Mati Baywalk  |  Jojie Alcantara

Paramotor glider in the sunset at Mati Baywalk | Jojie Alcantara

“Man must rise above the Earth — to the top of the atmosphere and beyond — for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives”. ~ Socrates

Demo sailing in Baywalk, Mati City during the 12th Sambuokan Festival

In my younger years, I led a sheltered life. I was afraid of venturing out on my own, of taking risks.  At a major turning point in my life, in defiance of betrayal, pain, depression and anger combined, I gathered my wits together and went out of my domesticated box.

Stretching my worn out limbs, I started to conquer my fears, one by one.  It included fear of rejection, of commitment, failure, and stark fear of heights.

I came out a new, daring person –the process was never easy– and I never looked back.

Today,  I specialize in aerial photography, among other things.  One day soon, I shall tell you how I confronted it dramatically.

View more photos of Sambuokan Festival here