From Our Readers: Somewhere In Between

I believe that there is a perfect time for us to leave this zone for an even happier place.
ART Trixie Ison

I'm a girl who constantly battles with herself when it comes to taking chances and showing the world what she can do. You're a guy who is extremely driven and grabs every opportunity that comes along the way. I've always admired your wonderful personality. And although we are two completely different people, we've managed to become good friends.

We were just good friends.

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Now, we've somehow found ourselves taking a risk, and it's as if everybody is eager to see us finally take a big step to the next level. But we both know that we're in a time of our lives where we should be prioritizing other things.

We both have goals and plans for ourselves and high hopes of accomplishing every single one of it. We're in our last year in college where everything seems so difficult to deal with. We both know that the decisions we make this time could make or break something that matters a lot to both of us- our own future.


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So then we've claimed our temporary spot in a place that everybody else seems to hate—somewhere in between.

So then we've claimed our temporary spot in a place that everybody else seems to hate—somewhere in between.

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But I don't mind. I'm happy with what we have right here. Sure, it's not easy. Sometimes I tend to become anxious and scared that you might suddenly change your mind, but just hearing your voice and seeing you smile gives me the assurance that you're here to stay. There are times when you would become really busy with all of the things that you need to finish and we would barely talk, but please remember that seeing you achieve your dreams and goals matters a lot to me, and I would hate myself if I become a reason why you are unable to reach them.


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I believe that there is a perfect time for us to leave this zone for an even happier place, but for now, we just have to hold on toand cherish every moment we have and will have here.

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A Simple Learner Who's a Great Pretender

Maybe I'm just a learner, not a weirdo. A learner that knows how to listen and pretend. A simple learner who's a great pretender. Pretending to be slightly dumb enough not to be judged and criticized by those who do not appreciate my existence. We surround ourselves with people who's levels are either beyond or below our intellectual behavior, because as for reality, people may use you either for their success or your downfall. Since then, people tend to judge someone who has an intellect with things they shouldn't be. Making them a criticizer, and most of all, calling them weird.

Honestly, I'm one of this "weirdo" who actually loves to learn things, and for the record, I'm bullied and stressed out for making myself not to learn more and go with the flow to dumbness I had. Have you ever feel being assigned to some task where you know every process to make it easier and faster to finish but turns out to hesitate to voice out because some of your mates put themselves in charge. There are times where I know what to do, what to say, or how to react, but kept myself silent and pretend not to know anything that may help us. Maybe it's a good thing to just go with their ideas and learn from their perspectives, but sometimes you can't control it and says something, and once again called to be a weirdo and let you finish the work by yourself.

It's annoying that you only know one process yet they gave you the whole work and let you finish it by yourself because they insist that "MAGALING KA DIBA?". It's not your fault being an intellectual person, knowing such things that may help you to pursue your dreams, and have the basic knowledge about something. You don't need to know everything, just the basics. And as for those people who do not appreciate your existence, let them be and continue what's the best for you. In some cases, you'll be annoyed by this but most of the time you'll be thankful for it. Not for now but maybe later. Just be yourself either a weirdo, a great pretender, or a simple learner, and always remember to lower your voice and behavior because no one loves that.

Just be a great pretender not to hear any runts and be a good learner that appreciates everything. It's out of nowhere thoughts of mine, but simply I leave you this my favorite life quotation; "Don't introduce yourself, Let your success introduce you"

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