The really successful people are the ones who follow their passion.
Take Vince Golangco, for one.
He loved to travel and would go into the craziest places and do the craziest things – true to his adage – living life to the fullest. But then WhenInManila.com happened, which was a documentary of his personal experiences through videos and the written word, and people started offering him money so he can travel and experience the cool stuff more, which is, more or less, mind blowing to the once big dork who did not know what he wanted to do in life (still a dork, but now with a slightly better clue).
I am waxing nostalgic about some trainings and seminars I attended in the past. (some of them do that to you, you know)
A memorable one was the training I received for voice and dance (a scholarship) – it was through the generosity and kind-heartedness of Dong Alegre (of Miss Saigon fame). In that “school”, I met many wonderful and talented people, including two people whom I still consider my best friends, M and A. The people in that school rose to great fame in theatre, both locally and internationally (and sometimes I catch myself wondering where I would be now if I had pursued that path). I will always remember those years as one of the most exciting.