If I will be asked what my most-prized possession is, that will be my voice. Why? It’s simple. I use it to sing, to teach, to speak my mind and to cheer up and encourage other people…
I know I’m not the best singer but I’ve been singing ever since I can remember… My first public performance was in church when I was five. Listen…
I joined the school choir when I was in elementary and high school but I figured out that my voice is not for chorale. I started a band when I was in college but it didn’t last because my father was strict. Another reason for that was I was tired of playing cover songs. I wanted to write my own but I didn’t know how. After a couple of years, I gained confidence and was able to compose songs using my guitar. I finally found my own voice.
I think singing runs in my family. I have an aunt who was a singer and used to travel to different countries because of her talent. One day, she went home from a gig. She was tired and she had a fever but she still took a bath. The next day she was brought to the hospital and diagnosed with meningitis. It got complicated that she lost her hearing. Now, she couldn’t hear anything but I admire her for her courage. She’s even braver than my mother when it comes to traveling alone. But she can’t sing anymore. She even talks so loud because she can’t hear her own voice. Sometimes, I wonder, what if it happens to me? What if I lose my voice? I just can’t imagine…
Never in my life have I dreamed to be a teacher. I was a lazy student and I didn’t really like teachers. I wanted to take Mass Communication but we didn’t really have enough money for me to study that course or to go to a private school that time. My brother told me to study Education temporarily. I took English as my major hoping I could use it once I shift to a different course or school. As I studied it, I learned to love it. I now understood why God made me a teacher. It feels good to share your knowledge with children but it feels better knowing that you’ve become a part of their lives.
There was a time though when I stopped teaching. I resigned from a private school to transfer to a public school. Getting hired to a public school is hard unless you’re lucky. I waited for a year before I was called. While waiting, I worked as a call center agent. I was a residential billing consultant so I would usually talk to customers with questions and complaints about their bill. It wasn’t an easy job because you have to make all customers happy but sometimes, I just can’t. Maybe that’s just not really my call. I learned to appreciate teaching more. I’m so glad I’m a teacher again but I never regret being able to experience a different job using my voice. It was still a great experience for me.
I speak my mind.
I’m talkative and I talk fast. Hehe. I love writing and I also love to tell stories in person. My co-workers and friends would always tell me that I always explain things. Sorry, I really don’t know how to KISS (keep it short and simple). Ask me a yes-no question and I end up saying a lot of things. Hehe.
I want to cheer up, encourage and inspire other people.
I care so much about my loved ones so whenever they are down, I try my best to comfort them and lift them up. I’m not sure if I’m good in giving advice but I would definitely encourage them to focus on the bright side of things and trust God. 🙂
I cherish my voice that much and I’m really grateful that He gave me this. I worship God through singing. I serenade people to show them love. I like to share my thoughts by speaking. My voice is my treasure.