Note to Self

Note to Self

A Story by Mari Baptiste

Finish college
Get a posh career
Become part of the rich and over sheltered society
Travel the world
Get married to someone equally rich and prestigious
Have beautiful children

Is that all I'm really destined for?

No. This is not what I want.

I want to be a woman of change

To make a difference
To sacrifice for my country
To use my voice for the Filipino people
To write to bring justice

I refuse to go with the current
But I will not go against it either

I will step out of the waters
As my predecessors have
And continue down the path 
That they had paved 

I will continue their fight for truth
Their fight for honest media

So when asked
"Of all the courses, why journalism? It's so corrupt now."

My answer remains the same
"If our generation won't fix it, then who will?"

We need to start somewhere, right?
One person at a time.

© 2017 Mari Baptiste

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This is awesome and bold! When you fight for truth, you know it's worth fighting for. The theme is amazing, and you build up the energy until it is specific and then broaden it out to all of us.

Posted 2 Months Ago

Mabuti para sa iyo - maging malakas, determinative at higit sa lahat mananatiling totoo sa iyong sariling katangian :-)

Posted 2 Months Ago

Mari Baptiste

2 Months Ago

Oh, wow! You speak Tagalog? 😅

Maraming maraming Salamat po. Para sa kinabu.. read more
'My answer remains the same
"If our generation won't fix it, then who will?"

We need to start somewhere, right?
One person at a time. '

Brava, brilliant!

I wish you success in what might be a fight but if your determination is as strongly stated as your words, you can achieve wonders. Go for it... with the pride you obviously have.

Posted 3 Months Ago

Mari Baptiste

2 Months Ago

Perhaps I should feature it (?) 😅

2 Months Ago

Good idea, YES. I've sent RRs to some of my friend, they just might respond - everyone's so busy.. read more
Mari Baptiste

2 Months Ago

Oh wow, alrighty then! Thank you so much, Emma! This really means a lot to me. 😁

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3 Reviews
Added on August 30, 2017
Last Updated on September 13, 2017
Tags: Ambition, Change, Journalism


Mari Baptiste
Mari Baptiste


I discovered my passion for writing a little bit later compared to other writers my age. Most of them start at around 13 or 14. I only started at 17. My teachers told me that I had a knack for writing.. more..


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