I never intended to introduce myself in this blog.
Well, it’s been nearly two weeks since I graduated from college, and all I’m experiencing is some sort of quarter-life crisis. I’m getting that as soon as 2017 started. I knew I was already graduating from college; it’s just that I didn’t know what is next. Like, after graduation, I had zero things to look forward in my life.
Fast forward to now, and everyone else from my batch are sending in resumés and application forms to their potential employers. I didn’t. (Well I sent in some applications during the job fair in school and so far no one answered back) I can say that it’s because I wanted to rest for a while; but I also felt like I must take a different path. I don’t know. I just felt like I do not belong to a corporate world. But until then I did not know where to go next.
Then one night in June 4 came.
Will that be the beginning of a new life?
By the way, I’m Maria Angelica. I’m 23, and a fresh graduate of Miriam College with a degree in Communication, minor in Digital Media Production.
I’m also a blogger and an aspiring filmmaker/YouTube creator/graphic designer/etc.
I am an enthusiast of popular culture, and I’m proud of it. I’m interested in film, television, music and travel.
I love travelling so much, that I’ve been to more than three places in 2017 alone.
The internet is like, paradise, to me, and I create a lot of content for it from the heart. I also value innovation and I would not hesitate to become different.
After graduating from college, I aspire to have a career in.. like I said, I’m having a quarter-life crisis. But that should not be the reason why I must pass the application for When in Manila.
If When in Manila is looking for someone enthusiastic and creative, I can be that person. Because When in Manila shares a very similar format to this blog I’m running, working for the website gives me a platform to do something I am passionate about. Isn’t it cool to attend events, interview celebrities and go to some random places here and there and write about all of them for your website?
Being a Digital Media Production graduate, I can do so much for When in Manila, and although I still have so much to learn, I believe that I am already skilled enough for this. By the way, did I tell you that I am actually signing up as a writing intern, graphics intern (hey look at the header image above! ↑) and videography intern?
I know this is initially designed for undergraduates, but that does not mean that I should not take this opportunity even as a graduate. Say for example, I know a thing or two about Adobe, but I am willing to learn more about the industry and gain more experience, and that’s the reason I’m signing up. I want to hone my skills in Digital Media Production through the website’s hands-on experience, which is necessary especially in improving this blog.
With that, I really hope that When in Manila will change my life. I joined because I realized that this is exactly what I wanted to do. I’m opening doors to a lot of opportunities that will come near me. There will be challenges, but I’m not afraid of them anymore because when accepted, I will be doing something I’m completely passionate about. I hope this would be the start of a new beginning. Like, this is it.