Miracles (奇跡)

Getting out of an abusive “relationship”. Gathering enough courage to leave my toxic social environment behind and start anew.

Transforming from an immature and pathetic INFP into an INTJ with great potential and a higher existence.

Being able to forgive and start rebuilding a close friendship with someone who I once kicked out of my life.

Garnering the highest possible grade in my mandatory speech communication class, and enjoying it in spite of an extreme case of public speaking anxiety. Being brave enough to always volunteer to be the first speaker.

Scoring an interview with the actuarial division of my dream company, even though the dean said the odds were against me. Getting noticed by the division head, and claiming that last spot in the final list of interns.

Standing (and screaming) within 3 meters from my favorite band one fateful night.

Starting a close friendship with the guy in my team who I found really hard to like due to personality conflicts, thanks to a Shin ramyeon cooking session.

Being offered a lifelong mentorship by the professor about whom I’ve only been daydreaming being taken under his wing a year ago, even if back then I thought it would be impossible due to his time constraints and my lack of a good impression.

Opening up to my mentor and discovering that my life story is incredibly parallel to his comic book character.

Having pleasantly exciting dreams that turned out to be precognitive.

Finding people whose inner demons play well with mine.

Leading my teams to victory several times. Earning the titles “favorite advisee” and Ms. Game Theory.

Not succumbing to anxiety and falling apart during my thesis defense, contrary to what I expected.

Improving my confidence and self-esteem by tapping into the power of my dominant mindset, in spite of myself.

Having my top choice and four other backup careers, despite not having a clue exactly a year ago on what to do upon graduating.

Entering the realm of broadcast communication in spite of being a terrible and under-confident speaker.

Being PM-ed by a chess classmate who I’ve been extremely fond of since the semester we met, who I’ve always wanted to make my protegee and bond with over anime and strategy games, who I’ve occasionally spent nostalgic moments with in dreams, who I thought wasn’t going to be in my life ever again.

Being consistently recognized and remembered by the professor of the only math subject I ever failed (even though I’m not very memorable as a student and we had that class way back when I was still a sophomore), and being a close friend of his family years later.

Staying alive.

Learning how to be emotionally independent in its truest sense, thanks to the emotional trauma I went through. And being able to bounce back from that slump much quicker than expected.

Getting noticed by the man I like on the days I felt most invisible. Discovering that he happens to like me too.

Being able to collaborate with the awesome people who I used to only admire for their work.

Meeting with my intellectual best friend from elementary, with whom I haven’t spoken for years. Easily picking up from where our friendship bookmark lies.

Getting a friend to graduate in spite of all her academic and financial hardships.

“The harder I work, the luckier I get.”

— Jay Samit

“Make interesting choices, and you will have an interesting biography.”

— James Altucher

In this lifetime, I choose to help make happen as many miracles as I can. 🙂


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