The eagle has landed

The film, Eddie The Eagle, has just moved from my list of “To Watch” to my list of “All-Time Favorites”. I have also just recommended it to all my Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook connections.

I’m on a high right now. I’m listing down all the words I can associate to this movie, this life story:

Dedication. Passion. Failure. Determination. Rejection. Inspiration. Trust. Courage. Heart. Ambition. Training. Dream. Positivity. Negativity. Hope. Struggle. Pain. Recognition. Effort. Discipline. Readiness. Spirit. Motivation. Experience. Preparation. Encouragement. Understanding. Belief.

No further explanations. That’s it; that’s the review.

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Please don’t

Took a nap just a while ago.

Dreamt of me hearing my father flirting on the phone. I stormed outside my room towards him in the living room. He didn’t notice me as his eyes were closed and was wearing earphones. I was enraged, more so because the setting was similar to the actual before I fell asleep — my mother and youngest sister asleep on the couches — yet he seemed confident he won’t wake them up and kept on talking. Though I already knew who it was on the other end, I grabbed his phone to look at the caller ID. It was a bit hard since along with the shock, his reflexes made him hold on to his phone.

I awakened.

No, please don’t let it be a warning, Lord. I don’t want it to happen to us.. again. I don’t want to go through it alone again. I don’t want to hold more grudges against him. I don’t want to forgive him again. Please.

How do you define the Peer Facilitator experience?

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The Peer Facilitators Program has been helping me in different ways since day one. I learnt how to deal with my weaknesses and improve where I should. I was given the opportunity to act as the bridge between the Guidance Staff and students, assisting colleagues in problems such as in academics. I am constantly reminded that to be a good leader or model, one should have integrity, no matter what you do or where you are. They honed my interpersonal skills, which is certainly useful in my future profession and life itself. I was able to do things I never imagined I could. And, it was here where I gained a new family who relieves the stress I’m getting from schoolwork and makes college life so much better. Words aren’t enough to express the knowledge and joy I am receiving from being a Peer Facilitator.