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Finally, after months and months of hard work, sleepless nights and so much stress I could pull my hair out, I’m here.

I’m here, on the brink of graduating and fresh from finals. I’m here, constantly clicking on my AISIS to check if all my grades are out. I’m here, snug in a comforter in my room while my siblings are at school. I’m here, thinking about the sudden shift from “student” to “unemployed.” I’m here, unsure if I’m ready to close this chapter of my life and somewhat excited to open the new one.

Having this little break between finals and graduation made me think about the life decisions that I have to make once this is over. Sure, I’ve got my summer of freedom – Boracay, maybe Hongkong, auditions for Camp Rock and preparing for my NYC-Orlando trip with my best friend – but the responsibility of taking control over my life still looms over me. I don’t know if I’m in denial that I could be done with studying for a long time, or if this is just another breather between college and law school.

I thank God for the little things though that have been making me happy. In the past few months, I’ve been working on blueREPERTORY’s BARE, bigger and bolder this time around. Having been cast as Nadia once more, I finally got to dig down deep and flesh out the character that I’ve been dying to reprise ever since the 2009 rendition. Four months of characterization, stressful rehearsals and just everything in between, hopefully I’m doing the character justice during the shows – February 29 – March 10, at Teatrino Greenhills. Contact Chiz Jardin at 09165787618 for tickets, because you really do not wanna miss this! 🙂 Shameless plug, I know – but I don’t care.

And then there’s you, the only thing constant in this little breather of mine. Thank you for always being just a message away, for making me smile when I’m exhausted, for the endless talks on things that we have in common and for tolerating me when I’m annoying. You are definitely my favorite.