I Write To Grow. I Write To Learn.

I’m not an avid learner, but when I do find something that grabs my attention, I find myself completely absorbed in it. This was me six years ago and two years ago and today; so let me tell you three stories that led me to writing.

Story number one. I was part of a Masteral Computer Studies program in DLSU-M back in 2008. I took my studies to heart and I loved it. I was in euphoria, as extremely geeky as it sounds. Despite the crazy drive from work to school, it was worth it. But all that changed when I left my college boyfriend, who was also in DLSU-M at the time. I focused on work and moved on from my post grad. It haunts me that I have an unfinished degree under my belt, but I already made peace with that.

Story number two. Yoga found me two years ago. I was hooked. It was torture and pure bliss at the same time. I changed. I found that I was able to do things that I never thought I could possibly do. Each class was amazing and I craved for more. But work caught up and my relationship took more of my time than I ever imagined. I was living for someone else, and as I would normally do, I dropped it.

Story number three. Early this year, I finally decided to live for myself. I reached rock bottom and I just couldn’t live like that anymore. I was way too shattered to continue and I know that I had to do something to fix it. I read books– a lot of them. I absorbed whatever I could. I found my love for learning coming back. I baked my first cake. Burnt it. Tried again. Still couldn’t do it, but I know I will be able to eventually. I returned to yoga. I tried to do a headstand. Scared the crap out of me. Fell. Will try again soon. I tried investing this year. Still reading about it, learning and trying to get something out of it. But the best thing I did this year was writing. I became active in blogging again and I try to expand my topics each time I write. I don’t mind if nobody reads what I write as long as I get to write. There’s something amazing about writing. I see it as my history on digital paper. I get to learn things, not only from the things I write about but also about myself. My writing changes and it changes me. And I’m not letting anything or anyone stop me this time.

About the Contributor

Mica Lumain describes herself as an IT developer during the day, but for the most part, is just a lost kid who loves to travel, eats a lot, hoards books, lives for yoga, and definitely a frustrated blogger.

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