the most important lesson that i’ve learned so far in my writing career is to “fake it till you make it.” i admit, i wasn’t born to become a journalist, although i believe i at least have a tiny bit of writer’s bone within me. that’s why i had to work harder than the others. and thank god because i think it’s starting to pay off. i’ve been noticing big changes in my reporting style, which is what i’ve been aiming.
maybe that’s how it really is in life. some things go with you when you come out to this world. but others have to be acquired along the way. like talents. my co-worker ds, for instance, has the word “financial journalist” inscribed in every fiber of her being ever since she was born. unlike me, who still needs to go through a grueling training just to learn the basics.
seems unfair, in theory, to not be sharing the same talents with others when you want to. but it really isn’t. and it doesn’t matter. because like i said, some talents are almost always acquired – not in-born. so it’s never too late to learn new things and master them. but it’s not always a guarantee that you’ll succeed with those talents in you, even if you’re born with them. unless you are brave enough to go through what it takes to develop them and share them to world. and it’s sad that not everybody is brave enough to do what they’re meant to do.
maybe i deserve a pat on the back after all. because while i may not be the greatest writer, at least am starting to become one – in my own right. and to be honest, i don’t mind doing the heavy lifting. if it means i’ll be able to be the best that i can be, i’ll give it all i’ve got.