“By overcoming the sophisticated yet nervewracking experience by myself, I could now stand to whatever life hits on me.”
For people like me who used to be living on an average lifestyle in areas not easily accessible by the Metro, moving in a completely different world would obviously be quite a shock!
Doubt. Longingness. Worries. These are the things you would probably associate when living by yourself, especially if you are
new to the area. There exists a psychological “dark cloud” entity
which enshrouds your mind, giving off that sense of unfamiliarity and weariness to your well-being.
Metro Cebu has been known to be the premier spot for various industrial sectors in the Visayas and Mindanao area. In fact, the Queen City of the South was recorded to be the first Philippine city and the center of Christianity in the country. Not only that, the central point of the seventh region in the country also boasts of having diverse culture, colorful festivals, intriguing local music, and of course, the laid-back island life.
There’s so much life in the Metro, but the question lies to those unfamiliar with the area. What if, for them, home would not be as sweet as it should be? Rather, it is but a place you need to familiarize with.
Relocation in the pursuit of education, whether permanent or temporary, has never been an easy task. The fact that you are leaving the vicinity you’ve grown to be acquainted with is already a challenge. Even so when you must be able to stand on your own feet and survive by your own. Everything feels shallow and empty on the inside, and what you’re currently undertaking seems to be like a shadow, oblivious and unknowingly seen.
Correct me if I’m mistaken, but I reckon majority of us originally are not residents in the Metro. May you be limited to living at Cebu province or even beyond the reach of the Metro, living alone in a new environment entails lots of courage and discipline to adapt to it. Nevertheless, it is also during this moment when you would learn to be independent, disciplined, and responsible enough to live by yourself.
Independence. Maturity. Financial management. These are the things I learned throughout my stay in the Metro. By overcoming the sophisticated yet nerve-wracking experience by myself, I am confident I could now stand to whatever life hits on me.
Now, I have one thing to ask of you. Is your stay worth leaving behind what you currently hold dear for a while? This seems to be a hard question, especially to those separated from their loved ones in pursuit of higher education. Sometimes a pinch of sacrifice would eventually be a heap of success.
While those worries and the feeling of uneasiness we feel are present deep inside, still we could say the experience is worthwhile. Behind every darkness is a ray of light gleaming towards the depth of our souls, waiting to be entertained. They say, “There’s always a rainbow after the rain.” This statement holds true to every situation in life. Needless to say, it has never been bad at all to live alone at the Metro.