It’s been a long time since I wrote in this blog. A lot has happened since then. And by a lot, I really do mean a lot. I got past my first year in the UP college of Music. By “got past”, I mean I excelled, something that I did not expect at all.  (Yey me!) Now I have two jobs, one teaching voice and piano in Las Piñas and the other teaching music theory in Quezon City. I have three projects lined up in the next few months: Two musicals; The Legend of M and Song of Joseph, and one opera; Rusalka. Aside from that, I’m going to be gearing up for NAMCYA, the most prestigious classical music competition in the country.

It sounds like a lot, and, again, it IS a lot. I can’t really complain. I realize I am way closer to my dreams now than I’ve ever been and a lot of people would kill to be in my spot. I guess I’m just having trouble adjusting to all of it. The world really feels like it’s moving too fast, like when you ride a car and it goes 200 mph and everything outside looks like a blur. I assume that this is normal, that this is what being an adult, what growing up and being responsible feels like. And I suppose it IS time I grew up. But I don’t know. I guess I was just caught off guard. I need time, and unfortunately, I don’t have it. I guess all I can do now is do my best, pour myself into my work and pray that somewhere in between I’ll figure out how to keep breathing.


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