For a simple lady who used to daydream of youthful ambitions and longed for a lasting recognition she can leave her kids, this is a lasting legacy I can be proud of. That I can dream of anything as long as I work hard for it.
On May 2011, my photo finally made it to the cover of Philippine Airline’s Mabuhay Magazine. Editor tells me I may be the first female photographer to have done so. This photo was made possible because I rode in an open chopper to shoot Mount Mayon while still on an alert level at that time. This is a feat for me considering that a decade ago I was terrified of heights (and water, enclosed spaces, commitment, and every paranoia I could conjure).
Once upon a time, I was stuck inside a box, never wanting to leave the comforts of four corners. The day I made a 360 degree turn, broadened my horizon, and lived outside of the box, was a time I learned to appreciate the life I secretly longed to live. I hope this becomes an inspiring story for others who would want to step out of their boxes too.
I now have a legacy to leave my kids, so they will remember me as the “cool, butt-kicking mom.”
More of my images in Mabuhay Magazine’s May issue here.
Congradulations on your achievements. The pictures are stunning and I enjoy knowing another “cool, butt-kicking mom.” Keep up the good work. 🙂
Haha, thanks so much, and may I dare say, “same to you?” 🙂
i want to see this place…
You will love it, tukayo! 🙂
Wow! Truly inspiring. 😀
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