Driven by Determination

CC23 By CC23, 5th Oct 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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One short confession-sharing from a young-blood writer.

Driven by Determination

A full time employed nurse with unfixed schedule is my position at the moment. It is enjoyable to work as a company nurse in a resort and spa since I have the chance to learn new things I haven’t touched when I was a staff volunteer at a government hospital about seven months ago. Now, I meet various people of different races and am more introduced to their cultural and perceptional differences. Though I already have a huge circle of foreign friends, to meet new ones in a different area and with my position as a nurse, not as a friend, is another learning process for me.

However, I am under a manpower agency and am one of the lowest paid employees in the company. It sounds really odd to me especially when I thought of the tuition fees spent years ago. I hate the fact that I see right now. The tuition fees to gain a nursing degree are really expensive, but nurses in the Philippines are cheaply waged. This has driven me to try another work. Since I am an internet lover and can do a lot over my laptop, I hunted jobs online and was lead to some sites that could enable me to earn money by writing articles, posting discussions, advertising sites, and many more. But the flaw is I am a full time employed individual with times of on call duties. I want to take hold of my time on this part time job, as I call it.

Finally, I joined few writing sites to earn even a little amount of money. Well, I guess everyone started from there. When I started to know friends over these sites, I realized they are gaining more through time. Being paid to write articles is not the only driving force I have, but writing itself makes me happy and relaxed. I miss writing. It has been my hobby and passion ever since I was young. However, I just kept most of them inside my drawers while there were times that I was forced to write or join competitions at school which I really didn’t like. Why? I didn’t want to be forced to write. I love writing and I write what I love.

My boyfriend keeps on teasing me about my determination to be a good writer someday and for the effort I have shown to earn money online. I just laugh at it. It doesn’t have any interference with my determination to do the things I want in life. Determination, that is, a word I have heard many times from different people as a key factor I have. I guess people are right about it. I aspire to be the best in all fields I am in – nursing, writing, website building, etc. I may be a newbie as of the moment, but I do not close my eyes and doors to the possibility of reaching my dreams. To think that there are many things I want to do with less time to indulge. I believe it’s worth the investment.

Most of my writings and teachings focus on the awareness of people. Actually, I don’t know how much effort I need to put for this desired awareness to be even more vivid in the eyes of the many and to take effect. I believe awareness and knowledge that are not use are good as nothing and for people to apply this is the ideal target of my writings. However, I do not plan to stop because I believe I can make a change. It is the best part time job, outlet, coping mechanism, hobby, strategy and pleasure I have.

However, life is not fair at all. The world is so huge and open for all types of people giving appreciations, critiques, and discouraging comments. Some may just take me personally rather than paying attention to my articles. Some are helping me to get better by subtle critiques and appreciations. Others are also discouraging me to pursue involvement. I only have one word for them – determination. I believe my determination will lead me to somewhere I know I belong. It will lead me to the position I aim. I may love to publish my articles and earn money, but I always make sure to emphasize that my writings are there to speak for awareness.

Writing does not only allow me to share, but also to gain by reading. It keeps me up-to-date and helps me remain an open mind. However, it takes determination, passion, and hard work to write.

I am aware I am still far away from the stardom I long, but I value patience as a virtue and if it takes one step at a time to be the best I can be, I am willing to take each. Besides, this passion doesn’t inhibit me to learn and grow. It’s the other way around. Determination is going to take me there.

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I write to speak for the truth, let the world see my view, and make everyone hear of what has to be heard. My writings are my weapons and my sole voice.

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author avatar drelayaraja
5th Oct 2010 (#)

Good one..

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author avatar CC23
5th Oct 2010 (#)

oh, you are also here. thanks. =)

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author avatar Michael Eboh
8th Oct 2010 (#)

nice read good friend. glad to meet you here.

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author avatar CC23
8th Oct 2010 (#)

thanks good friend. nice to meet you here, too. =)

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author avatar angel
29th Oct 2010 (#)

nice cuz!

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author avatar mountainside
11th Jan 2011 (#)

Hi there, Keep that mental attitude, you should do very well. Good luck.

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author avatar CC23
25th Jan 2011 (#)

thanks dear. =)

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author avatar mountainside
25th Jan 2011 (#)

Hi again, you are quite welcome.

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