2009 Graduation Dilemma

Those who will go through Graduation this 2009 will be a dilemma and a challenging year. Graduation is an important day for anyone ready to face the world. This not only for college graduates but for high school as well. One could say that Graduating this 2009 would really suck due to the Global Financial and Economic Crisis, Lay-offs all over the globe, and the like situations.

I had a talk with our IE chair w/ Miko after paneling for the IE Leadership Expedition Batch 3: Blitzkreig. We were talking about school life, problems and of course the dreaded "FUTURE." But his main message to us was "While you are still young, Invest in yourself." That statement got me thinking and a lot of thoughts came about into my mind.

From possibly investing early in a service related business since its is much cheaper, to applying in a call center since the pay is quite high, being a normal employee, continual education w/in or outside the country, and even teaching.

I have so much stuff planned for the future like establishing an online business other than my blogs, a non-online business, continual education and the like. But with the Global crisis abound I am getting more and more confused with my decisions and priorities. I have to possibly send my sister through college, finish the Young Minds Academy, Look for a job, look for a side line job, do business...AHHHHHHHH

So much to do, so many constraints to consider (Money, time, & like.) I would go as far as to think that I would rather let things be the same or as is right now, i'd say.

Any words of Wisdom out there?
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  1. word of wisdom? ahmm... molabay rani bai ang crisis.. I'm sure this isn't permanent.

    versatility at work is a must. experience pays off pud.

    dapat dagko ka ug mga grado para humot ka sa company. hehe pero bawi nalang sa experience.

  2. Hey like.. our country is always in crisis.. this aint new

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  4. hey iggy, just want to share...

    when i got in college at CITE, i was considered as part of the family's bread winner coz i am giving money for my brother's tuition and other expenses.. after i graduated and landed a great job, i invested myself into education through schooling while working and at the age of 20 last 2 years ago, with the help of my 15K saving during my DOST years, i built a little sari2x store for my parents and so far it is doing good through it i was able to buy new samsung ref also for the store's service and i bought myself a computer set.. and for this year, i am afraid coz my brother will now graduate and will soon be in college.. but i keep telling myself i can make it.. thats it, BELIEVE and PRAY..everything will go through slowly and surely..

  5. Good things come to those who wait.

    Ayaw pagdali2x.
    This too shall pass.


  6. woooots iggy..

    kay mu yn go go..
    dont worry too much..
    mka stress rna


  7. don't worry about tomorrow... let tomorrow thinks and worries about tomorrow! hehehehhe

  8. Sakto jud to MiGo, we invest in ourselves first...

    Enhancing our marketability shrinks the pain of the crisis to negligibility...

    Despite the challenge of our batch bai, I believe nothin's permanent. Everything has beginning and end..so, mahuman ra niya ni bai!

    at an optimistic outlook, this is the best chance that we can practice our IE skills...ryt?!

    so, kumbati japun ta bai!

  9. kulba jd bai..mg huna2x gani ko sa future, unsaon nlng ang mga tao... asa nlng ibutang ang mga bag o na grad.. ka kulba na oi... + ang tanang korso ila pjd e 5 yrs? nayabag na ni.. malasa nlng jd sa mga coming 1st year college.. unsaon nlng ko ani na wala pman ko nka paso tawon sa stage... plano ta ko mo skwela, d nlng guru....

  10. Thanks guys for your input, although I'm still confused I feel a lot better about the future...somewhat XD


  11. mao pud na giingon ni sir diaz namo last meeting., "invest while we are still young!"..

  12. don't ya worry

    di madugay maanad raka..


    in dis world-


    be one of us....

  13. Analysts say the global financial crisis may last for about nine more years before the world starts to heal again. So kill the idealism. Be practical and embrace reality. The times are rough and the world is a battleground. What should you do then? Pangita trabahu nga maka-kwarta ka. hahaha.