I have CBB in my life. Period. :)
Got my copy of CDN today. Mom and my aunt searched for copies so they could send me some.
Even before my Coron piece was published, Lifestyle Asst. Editor N already told me to prepare my Batanes article. I thought she was kidding, so I didn't write it. Haha. But the week before I left for Donsol, she texted me that she's still waiting for my article. Despite so many amazing writers out there, I am grateful that they invited me to write for them. And they made really beautiful layout of my articles. I dare say that CDN is the number one paper in Cebu, so I'm grateful. :)
It still feels surreal for me to see my by-line. But my friends keep reminding me: "It's high time!"
Speaking of friends, I got the sweetest text from M one morning. She said:
When I start to feel small, I think of you. You make me feel big even though I am not. You make me feel empowered though deep down I am lame. You make me look beautiful especially in the photos you take of me though you know how hard this bruised and broken lady tries to look good. I want you to know I'm thankful for being the kind of pillar that you are to me. Thanks for taking me as I am.For me, friendship is about this -- total acceptance, unquestionable love, basic respect. I am not a perfect friend, but I always try to be a good one.
I have friends who collect clippings of my work. I have friends who go out of their way to get copies. My friends are my constant cheerleaders. They are happy for both my little and big successes. Yes, I have a tribe of stage-friends. How lucky can I get? :P
I had the most amazing Donsol/Legaspi trip. I'll blog about that soon. But what I just want to say right now is that yes, it truly helps to learn how to dance with the waves.