It has been 12 years since I obtained a degree in Psychology. As a psychology graduate from a Jesuit university in Mindanao, I imagined myself to have a degree in medicine somewhere down the road or at least have a rewarding career in human resource management.
Oh I had a short-lived career in human resource management. How long was it — a year and half? I was a human resource assistant for a year then an human resource officer for 6 months. I don’t even remember if I truly enjoyed what I did.
And then I decided to study nursing. It took me 3 years to obtain my degree and another year to finish all my licensure exams. And after accomplishing all those things, one would think that I’m now gainfully employed at a tertiary hospital here in Davao City. But what I’m doing right now is totally different from my profession.
Okay, I swear I thought I would never get involved with events organizing this year. I have so many nursing-related tasks to do — license renewals, certifications, even an English exam.
But surprisingly, I found myself involved in organizing WordCamp Philippines once again. I’ve helped organize the event twice before and although fun and exciting are two adjectives that always come to mind when I think of WordCamp, it was physically and emotionally draining at the same time. In a blog post I wrote in October 2010, I said that I was looking forward to attending WordCamp Philippines, not as an organizer, but as a camper. But here I am, yet again working behind the scenes for the love of blogging and WordPress. And what makes the third time more challenging is that I joined the organizing team only a month into the event.