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College Made Me A Better Me

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Hey there, World! Gjorj here. :)

I would like to share a little something about myself and going to college. When I was high school, I was a very timid girl who just talked less and nobody bothered talking to me because they thought I was suplada. I was scared to talk to people who aren't close to me. The only people I could talk to were my high school friends and my boyfriend. I didn't stood out, and I dread doing reportings and recitation. I also never joined any extracurricular activities that made me stand out. People viewed me as a very shy, soft-spoken girl.

When I was stepping in to college, I told myself that I should make friends, because obviously after high school your friends will go to different colleges and universities. I also told myself to be a different me. Since college is a place to meet new people who don't know you, I should be outgoing and maybe a bit talkative. I wasn't like that at first, I was still trying to break out of my shell. I was lucky that somebody talked to me first because I'm not the kind who talks first. I made a friend, and instantly made more. But I knew it wasn't the clique that I fit in, but I had to make friends so that I won't look like a sore loser. During my first year, I was shakey and still shy but I try to converse with other people.

I remembered that was my first time that I joined one extracurricular activity, and it was the sayawit. I sang in that activity, and never in my life that I let anybody hear me sing. But I mustered the courage and volunteered to take part on the activity. I'm glad that I did that because now, I'm more comfortable singing in public.

I left my old clique and made friends who I was more in common with, in terms of gaming and anime. I did the courage to talk to Aeron Cruz. You could say that we were socially opposite, because he is more talkative and I am just quiet, but here we are years later and are still best friends.

Me and Aeron Cruz

I also improved my skills in speaking up front, just as long that I need to be prepared. I used to stutter a lot but now the stuttering lessened and I could speak straight as long that nervousness doesn't eat me up. I can also speak up unlike before that people could barely hear me.

I even learned to be quite independent during OJT. I always thought that going to apply as an intern is scary and I also worried that a company will not accept me but luckily I got accepted. Though it was not in an HR department, it still deals with people. I got accepted in our city hall at the social welfare department. I got a chance to talk to complete strangers and helping them with anything. In my second OJT, I finally got in to the HR department but only at the recruitment process. I still get to talk to people and the things that I learned there are sure to be useful in the future.

My communication skills are slowly improving and I could just show the world that I am not that timid anymore and I am not quiet anymore. I could tell my ideas and thoughts. But I still got a long way to go. Sure, I wasn't a different me that I told myself on my first day of college, but I am a better me. I guess choosing the course, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Major in Human Resource Development Management, wasn't just a "no choice" course. The course that God destined me to have, is the course that could improve me all throughout my college days.

I hope you enjoyed reading, and I'll write again soon. :)

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College Made Me A Better Me


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