That night, the question echoed in my mind. It's a simple question that struck the chord in me that resulted with so many questions in my mind. What do I want to do? Where do I want to go? How am I going to do what I want to do? Why will I do it? More questions are popping up in my mind with answers all suspended in my brain. I took a deep breath. Breathing has never failed to help me stay calm and organize my thoughts.
I am a VA but my services should never stop there. I live in a poverty stricken world in one of the poorest urban communities in Metro Manila where informal settlers are rampant, being unemployed is just normal, half-naked tattooed individuals just walking down the streets, drug pushers and users publicly interacting and gang wars among youth as young as 9 years of age are taking place. I live in a community where many are trying to survive in ways they know. Life is, indeed, a big game of survival.
I want to make a difference and this is what I want to do. Why? Because I want to help people in my own ways. How? The answer is I don't know yet. I may choose to continue being just a WAHM doing VA jobs and wait for years to pass by until my eyes can't no longer stare on my computer monitor, or still be a WAHM doing VA jobs while helping people. During my teens years, I've been one of the youth leaders here as I lead our youth organization members to do productive things for the community. This time, maybe I can create jobs by being an entrepreneur. How? Well, I've been planning to start a business that can create jobs. By way of this blog site, I can also help other WAHM out there in their journey as a VA. There are lots of possibilities, lots of opportunities. But one thing is sure, at least I know what I want to do now and I think I've planned enough. It's time to act and make things happen.
Everything in this world is our choice and I chose to be what I want to be -- a WAHM doing VA jobs while helping alleviate poverty in a small corner of the community.