When I was a child, the ocean was the only place I felt safe and loved
My mom was a hardworking and kind woman who loved to fish.
She was also a devout Christian, which meant she always had a Bible to pray to and she read it to me.
I remember reading the story of Jesus walking on water in the desert, and I thought, That’s so cool.
But I’m not a very religious person.
It was just a story.
I was always very curious about what my mom had been through, and her story gave me hope that life is beautiful and God is good.
As a child I was raised to be very curious and inquisitive.
I learned about the oceans, about the land, and about the stars and the sky.
My mom would take me to the beach and I’d be mesmerized by the blue and orange waves.
I grew up to have a very curious mind, and that’s when I started to ask myself, Where am I really going with my life?
When I grew older, I learned more about the world around me.
There were many times when I wondered if my life was really worth living.
And I realized that the answer was yes.
I wanted to go to college and I did, but I was also scared.
I knew that I didn’t want to go anywhere near a place that would be dangerous, where I would get beat up by the cops or the police would come after me, so I didn.
I just thought, I’m gonna have to be careful about where I go, and what I say.
I didn: I couldn’t tell my mom, I couldn.
So I ended up going to a community college, and in my first year I just lost all my friends, and it was just like, This is the end.
I don’t want people to see me like that.
I also wanted to find a job, but it was so hard.
I ended my degree at a community university, and my parents were like, You have no idea how hard it was to get hired there.
It’s like, We didn’t have any money, and there’s nothing we can do.
So the only option for me was to do whatever I could to get a job.
And then I had an internship.
But it was pretty bad.
I went to work at a coffee shop, and they were like: What do you want to do?
It’s not a great position, and we didn’t really have any experience in that field.
I think I was kind of like a little kid who wants to do something.
But they were just like: How can you do something?
And I said, I can’t.
And they were really, really cool, but they were kind of disappointed that I wasn’t able to get the internship.
And that’s kind of when I really started to think, Where is this place?
And that was when I thought about how I could change my life, and to think of this place was to me the ultimate goal.
So I moved to LA.
I moved from the Philippines to LA, and then I moved back to the Philippines.
I’ve been living in LA ever since, and now I’m trying to work as a teacher, working with kids.
And the thing that really sticks with me is, I just want to see more people like me.
If I can help change the world and bring more people to the same place where I’m from, I think that’s a really big achievement.