My Kids Others Sponsored Posts : Choosing Right

As you know, my Babyson just graduated from high school. CLICK HERE to read my previous & emotional blog post on that event. ;) 2 down, 1 to go before everyone’s in college woot!

Because college starts in August, he has 4 whole months of bumming this summer vacation. He has taken things pretty easy so far, just hanging with his friends or his siblings & enjoying life. And that’s ok with me. Because I know that once he goes back to school, it will be all work, just like his Ate. Pre-med is no joke, I have seen Ate work her way up & burning the midnight oil almost all the time. And now that my Babyson has chosen the same path, I am pretty much bracing myself for the first 4 years of hard work & long nights ahead for him.




My Babyson plays hard, but he works hard too. So I’m ok with him taking it easy this summer vacation. He’ll be busy with school soon enough.

I wasn’t really surprised that both of them wanted to take up Medicine. Or that they even had a solid plan. Even as young kids they already knew what they wanted in life & were sure of themselves & what they wanted for their future.

Most of my Babyson’s friends were clueless as to what course to take & just went with what their parents wanted for them, or what was the easiest to pass, the fastest course to finish. I’m so blessed that my 2 kids have good heads on their shoulder & chose the road less travelled, even though it will take a while for them to achieve their life goals. Education after all, is the best gift their Dad & I can truly gift them.


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Peer pressure is real. They have often been warned & mocked that it’s gonna take some pretty hard work to achieve their dreams, but I’m thankful for concrete foundation & deep rooted background that kept them steadfast, setting their eyes on the prize. They could have easily been swayed with their decision makings & just went where it was easiest instead of fulfilling their interests. But I’m glad that they stuck to their guns despite the work that is ahead of them.

Back in my days, I was one of the kids who didn’t know what to do with their lives. All I wanted was to be a stay-at-home mom & have a family to dote on. But coming from over-accomplished & over-achieving parents, I knew I had to go to college. So I chose the most common course. If only I knew then what I know now, I would definitely have given more consideration to my choice of collegiate course.


Back in the days of hairsprays & hair tease! :P I took the most common course because I didn’t know what I wanted in life other than having a family of my own to love & nurture. Not having a diploma was not an option with my dad.


Information wasn’t as out there before as it is now. Technology has gone a long way and if only I had the tool that so many young people have today, I could have made better & more suitable choices. Information that could have given me insight & objective on what career I wanted to embark on before I delved into being a full-time mom.


(This photo belongs to choyscut) is a free online career exploration tool that provides you with all the information you need to be able to get the right opportunity where your passions, skills, and interests can be turned into a great job and a great future. It lets students choose their own path. Now they can know what jobs are out there and make their own decisions rather than just following their parents or going with the flow. How I wish this was made available to me in my youth, as I was grasping on career choices & making decision for my future. It would certainly have made a lot of difference.


(This photo belongs to FutureYou.PH) Click on photo to enlarge

Deciding what you want to become is hard. can make that experience much easier by giving you easy access to the latest job market and education information you need to make informed career and education decisions. tells you which are top performing schools by your chosen field & profession by region. The consistent top performers in the licensure exams based on the latest data from the last 5 years. The things modern technology came up with. Information & useful data is obtained with just a snap of a finger. Now choosing your career is as easy as 1-2-3! has video library for important career talks and tips as well as an online career quiz to learn about careers in the Philippines that might fit you best. is an advocacy project of the Philippine Business for Education in partnership with United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Philippines.  To know more about, CLICK HERE –>


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Dear Babyson. You are such an amazing person & we believe in you with all of our heart, mind & soul. We know that the road will be long & hard. There will be times when you will be weary & you will feel like giving up. Don’t. Eyes on the prize. The target may seem distant & futile, but when the time comes, you will reap your rewards & we will be there with you in your happiness. Sipag at Tiyaga lang anak. & Hard Work & Persistence will get you through. Always remember that Dad & I are here, rooting for you 101%.



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