It’s Never Too Late to Achieve Your Dreams

    It’s Never Too Late to Achieve Your Dreams

    I’m Bernabe A. Mangilin, 43 years of age. I recently graduated with the degree in Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in Filipino last July 9, 2021 at Central Bicol State University of Agriculture-Sipocot Campus here in Camarines Sur.

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    Previously, I worked as a stock man at SM Fairview and as a factory worker in Manila. It is in 2015 when I moved to Bicol when our company shut down permanently and with some earnings, I planned what’s next for me.

    When I decided to go back to school to finish my college education to have a better future, people will always tell me I’m too old. I was 38 when I enrolled in college. I received a lot of insults and bullying. Everyday I have to deal with this people. Its never been easy. I’ve struggled a lot.

    I became an active student in school proving everyone that age doesn’t matter. I joined several organizations. I was a competitive student who loves joining competitions. I was the President of Supreme Student Council which gave me the opportunity to travel to different locations in the country for leadership seminar. I was sent to Kortrijk, Belgium as exchange student for North Intensive Program last February 2020.

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    Not because people tell you that you are ‘too old’ means you cannot make yourself better. I proved them wrong. Don’t listen to them. Trying to better yourself for you and your family is never a waste of time. If education gives you even the slightest of happiness and satisfaction, or hope of providing a better future to your family, go ahead and do it.

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