Okay, so I've been doing a lot of stuff lately. Since knowing about my status, it felt like time is running out, and if I will ever make any difference, it has to be at the soonest time possible. That to me meant leaving my current job and getting on a career track that would allow me to reach out to as many PLWHAs as I possibly can the way I know how.
I enrolled in graduate school. It's something I've wanted to do from the very beginning - to pursue the highest degree I can possibly attain. My motivation back then was just to gain bragging rights; I wanted to show people around me that I can make something out of my being a nerd. Now that I'm actually doing it, I've a different reason for enrolling: I want to help. Being able to take up a higher degree opens more avenues for me to aid the cause. I want to join the movers-and-shakers of the PLWHA community in the country and improve our lives further. I want to help in making sure that if there are new developments for the condition, it reaches the Philippine shores.
Everyone of us is born into this world not simply to become a passive observer, but an interactive participant. Our uniqueness allows us to make contributions to society the way we know best. There's no big or small when it comes to helping others, what matters is that we do our part. I can't wait to get started on mine.
I can't wait, because it's the only way I can redeem myself.