At one point during our conversation, while we were celebrating my son’s birthday in a private resort, my father said something that I know I already know, but somehow, since that day, it kept on replaying at the back of my mind.
We rented this beautiful place where every corner you go to makes you feel relaxed. It’s like a sudden escape from the everyday hurly-burly of our lives. We were only allowed to stay there for 22 hours. My father said, “It’s good that we know we have limited time to enjoy this because we will appreciate each moment that passes. If we know we have unlimited time to spend here, I’m sure we’ll take this for granted.”
That was so spontaneous and was said at a perfect time that it left a profound impression in my mind. (I haven’t told my father about this yet and he will know once he reads this.)
I think if there’s anything that 2020 made clearer, it is that we all have a limited time on Earth. Life is too short not to appreciate that God allowed us to breathe normally still today. If you know when you would go, wouldn’t you also make the most out of your time left?
Maybe… Just maybe it’ll help you to process your emotions more appropriately whenever you think of the remaining days before the board exams. Instead of panicking, perhaps you can learn to take the countdown as a reminder that no matter what your circumstances are, you are still alive. Being here and having the opportunity to study/prepare for the exams is still a blessing, and that means you CAN always choose to do something today – no matter how little – to improve yourself.
The number of days you see is the number of days left that you do not have the RMT or ASCPi or MD title/s in your names…And in 2021, you are claiming these titles. 💪 No matter who says what, when the Lord decides, HE WILL MAKE IT HAPPEN. 🙌 Make today count.
Let us declare that this is the last Christmas that you will celebrate without the RMT/ASCPi/MD title/s. The next Christmases won’t be the same. 😉 Padayon.
For months, I have been trying to figure out how we can properly address the mental stress this pandemic has caused us especially to those who were affected by the rescheduling of the board exam.
So, I invited one of the top psychiatrists in the country today to conduct a session which aims to help us cope with our situation.
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To all the people who got dismayed by my not placing in the recently concluded physician licensure exam, especially those who took extra efforts in praying and supporting me in any way, I am sorry.
I appreciate your concern but please do not feel sad. I don’t know how to comfort you but please know that I am alright with this, because even if we try to force something to happen, if it’s not God’s will, it won’t happen.
But I don’t want to think that God is rejecting me.
You see, most of the time, I wasn’t the one who’s planning out my life. I don’t have plans. Haha.
When I took Medical Technology as my course, that was unintentional. I wanted to take Tourism but when we got to CEU grounds, there was something that made me look at the list of courses and the words MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY glittered – literally, may spark. Haha. I didn’t have a clue about what’s in store for me.
Years after, I desired graduating as Cum Laude, but He didn’t allow it, why? ‘Cause I needed to learn some of life’s greatest lessons and when I did, He made me a topnotcher.
After getting my RMT license, I applied at an HMO and didn’t get accepted. Why? ‘Cause after a day or two, ACTS would call me and get me.
Years after, when I decided to go to medschool, I applied at PLM because the tuition fee was way more affordable than the rest. I wasn’t accepted. Why? Because he would put me where I can still serve my purpose. UERM is just two streets away from ACTS Review Center…that’s whyI was able to teach while in medschool.
After 2nd year medschool, I lost my academic scholarship by about 0.1 grade, haha. I was already tutoring medtech students after medschool so I didn’t have time to focus more on my own studies but, if CheckPoint tutorials didn’t start then, it won’t be having its 9th version now.
Years after, I put Capitol Medical Center as my top choice in PGIship matching. I wasn’t accepted. Instead, God brought me to RMC. Why? Because that’s where more supportive people are and I was still able to serve.
Even before PGIship started, I already decided to take the March 2018 board exam, anticipating that I’ll be having a ton of makeup duties, and the desire to still teach while studying for my own battle.
I had the choice…
I could have focused more on my own just so I could have prepared better but, I think, subconsciously, that’s not what I really wanted. Topping the board exam was not my priority…being able to help even just one soul carry on with the challenges of preparing for the Medical Technology board exam was what I wanted.
So please, do not be sad, or blame the things that I chose to put more focus on.
Things happen for the best reasons.
Isn’t it exciting that if God didn’t think I deserve to be on top, then what BIGGER and BETTER gift will he give me in the next few days?
Thank you so much for believing in me and I hope you’ll also soon find out your greater purpose. 🙂
Obligatory mugshot ’cause I just claimed my diploma…a year after actually graduating medschool. 😂
I have my own timeline and I’m enjoying it. I’m in no rush.
I’ve been asked a lot of times about my age. I started medschool at 23 years old, graduated at 27, will take the boards at 29. I have seniors who are younger than me but that’s okay. I recognize and respect them. My high school and college batchmates have started their own families already and I’m happy for them. Still, I’m in no rush.
I’ve been asked also about how I handle having previous students as classmates in med. Well, I treat them as classmates. How else should I? Haha. As much as possible, I want them to quit calling me Ma’am. I didn’t really feel any pressure whenever they get higher grades than me because they really CAN. Just because I was one of their lecturers does not mean I should always be ahead of them. I don’t roll that way. I learn at my own pace and if others learn faster, why compare? I’m in no rush.
If I didn’t graduate on the specified time or didn’t get my license the same time as my batchmates and I’m the only one left unlicensed, would I still be in no rush?
Hehe. Of course. I want to believe that I’ve learned how to trust God’s ever perfect timing.
That’s one of the many things that got me through medschool.
Napa-click ka ba kasi nasaktan ka sa title? Oh well, hear me out.
Sawa na po ako sa mga taong laging nagsasabi sa akin na “Nasasabi mo lang yan, kasi hindi mo alam yung pakiramdam ng bumabagsak,” “kasi matalino ka, eh ako hindi,” at “ikaw? babagsak? imposible” mga ganun…
Sino po kayo para i-judge ako ng ganun? Oo, pwede mong sabihin na, “Dapat nga matuwa ka, kasi pinupuri ka.” Eh kung ganoon rin lang ang puring matatanggap ko, mas mabuti pang laitin mo na lang ako. Pupurihin mo ako, tapos icocompare mo ako sa sarili mo, tapos ano, pilit mong ipaparamdam sa sarili mong wala kang kwentang tao dahil mas magaling ako sa’yo? Sa huli, naging kasalanan ko pa kung bakit ka magiging bitter? UNFAIR yun. Hindi ko ikinakatuwa yun. IKINAKAINIS KO YUN.
Tao lang ako mga ate at kuya. Hindi ako sobrang talino o sobrang sipag. Kung iniisip mo na sinasabi ko lang ‘to para hangaan mo ako, tulad ng ginagawa ng mga kaklase nating laging inaanounce sa klase na “HINDI AKO NAKAPAG-ARAL, HUHU” pero pagdating ng exam, almost perfect yung scores, PWE, este, pwes, nagkakamali ka. AYAW KO DIN SA MGA GANYAN. Hindi ko naman hinahangad na hangaan mo ako.
Gusto ko pong ipasok sa kokote niyo na hindi porke’t nagtop ako sa board exam ng MedTech, eh ibig sabihin, sobrang galing ko na sa lahat ng bagay…na tipong hindi mo papaniwalaang pwede akong bumagsak sa mga subjects ko sa med, o kahit ano pang exam, maski yung exam sa driving eh. Kung yung ibang topnotchers ganun, AKO HINDI. Please lang. Isa ako sa mga taong gugustuhing bumagsak ng paulit-ulit kung ang kapalit naman nung eh magiging better version ako ng sarili ko. I embrace failure as much I embrace success. I think both of them are inseparable.
Kung hindi mo alam ang kwento ng buhay ko o ang buong pagkatao ko, wala kang karapatang i-judge ako dahil lang sa IISANG INSTANCE na narinig mo ang pangalan ko o nagkita tayo. Hindi porke’t pinakitaan kita ng kabutihan eh i-aassume mo nang sobrang bait ko, at hindi rin porke’t nasungitan kita minsan (malay mo may PMS pala ako, hehe), eh ipagkakalat mo na na masama ugali ko.
Sa ganoong paraan din, hindi kita pwedeng i-judge na dahil ibinagsak mo ang subjects mo nung third year sa MedTech eh wala ka nang pag-asa pumasa ng board exams, o kaya nama’y dahil magaling ka nung undergrad eh sure na sure na akong magtotop ka sa board exams.
HINDI TAO ANG MAGSASABI SA’YO NG MAGIGING KWENTO NG BUHAY MO. IKAW MISMO.
Eh ano ngayon kung bumagsak ka, at least may pagkakataon ka pang itama ung mga naging mali mo noon. YOU CAN STILL TRY. Buhay ka pa.
Cliche man masyado, pero totoong habang may buhay, may pag-asa. Kung ipagmumukmok mo lang sa sulok lahat ng nangyayaring di kanais-nais sa buhay mo, sa tingin mo may maitutulong yun? Oo siguro, sa paraang yun, nailalabas mo lahat ng sama ng loob mo, pero hindi na makatarungan yung forever ka na lang magiging bitter sa buhay mo nang dahil lang sa iilang FAILURES. OO, “LANG” lang talaga, kasi kung tutuusin, pag natutunan mong tanggapin na hindi laging success ang matitikman mo sa buhay, magiging mas madali sayo ang kahit ano e. (So papatunayan mong may forever, ganun?)
Eh ano ngayon kung mas magaling sila sa’yo. Maaaring oo, maaaring hindi. You can not absolutely conclude. May kanya-kanyang tayong talents or set of skills eh. Sabi nga nila you cannot judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree! Hindi mo dapat ikabitter yun, kasi you have your own set of strengths, you just have to find out and USE IT APPROPRIATELY.
Nasa approach kasi natin yan eh.
Pwede tayong mamili – maniwala sa mga sinasabi ng ibang tao sa paligid natin o gumawa nang sarili nating paniniwala.
Maraming beses na din ako bumagsak, hindi lang sa exams, kungdi sa iba’t ibang aspeto ng buhay, pero bakit nakatayo at nakangiti pa rin ako ngayon?
Kasi hindi nawala sa puso’t isip ko o kahit lumabo man lang yung paniniwala kong hindi ko ‘to pagdadaanan kung hindi ko ‘to kailangan.
You see, people have their own stories to tell, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re hopeless if you cannot jive with their timelines.
I agree that I MAY NOT BE THE BEST PERSON TO SAY THIS, BUT LET ME JUST TELL YOU MY 2 CENTS, IF THERE’S SOMETHING YOU NEED TO LEARN THEN IT’S
“Learn to accept that failures are requisites for success.”
Sa lahat ng mga bumagsak sa board exam or sa mga med exams o undergrad exams, whatever exams, ke una, pangalawa o pang-ilan pa man yan, gusto ko lang malaman niyo na SAWANG-SAWA NA AKO marinig/mabasa yung mga sinasabi niyong “Bakit ako?”, “Bakit nangyayari to?”, “Ginawa ko naman lahat, bakit bumagsak pa din ako”, at lalong-lalo na yung icinocompare niyo pa ung sarili niyo sa iba. I WANNA HEAR/SEE YOU PROVE YOURSELVES WRONG.
You are worth it.
IT IS ALWAYS WORTH ANOTHER TRY.
DO NOT GIVE UP.
GOD WILL NOT PUT YOU IN A SITUATION YOU DON’T NEED.
Sabi nga ni Sir Winston Churchill, “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.”
THERE IS SUCCESS IN FAILING.
FAILURES ARE STILL BLESSINGS.
KEEP THAT IN MIND AND IN HEART.
If people look down on you when you keep on failing, let them. YOU DON’T LIVE TO PLEASE THEM (cause they will never be pleased, human nature, I know)
LIVE ONLY TO PLEASE GOD.
And He will be pleased if you trust His plans for you.
You may not understand everything right at this moment, but eventually, in His time, you will be amazed by how much awesomeness our God has.
His timing is ALWAYS PERFECT.
Whatever your comments/opinions are to this message, let me know.
Pero one thing is for sure, I WILL HELP YOU ANY POSSIBLE WAY I CAN. I BELIEVE IN YOU.
Just learn the first step… ACCEPT.
Life is short, unpredictable and sometimes, a bitch. DEAL WITH IT AND BE HAPPY.