To those of you who don’t know, I’m part of a teen bloggers’ group called I Know Write MNL. I started it with my good friends Jodie and Niña, and last Saturday, we celebrated our first anniversary! I can’t believe that it’s been a year since we started I Know Write. I still remember our first event and how we pretty much didn’t know what we were doing. Last Saturday was our fourth event, and I have never felt SO accomplished. All that’s happened with I Know Write just goes to show that if you have a vision and the drive for it, you will go places!
For my literature this last quarter, I learned about giving advice. Frodo came across different characters as he journeyed on outside the Shire, and received a lot of advice. Gildor, however, hesitated to give Frodo the advice he needed because according to him, “Advice is a dangerous gift… all courses may run ill.”
Now, here I am to give you some advice. How ironic, right?
I’m here to give you advice on what I’ve learned in the past year of I Know Write. It was a year full of experience and learning, that I just want to share what I’ve learned with all of you.
1. Take a chance!
If I never decided to be brave enough to email Jodie saying that I’d like to help out with her blog meet up idea, I Know Write MNL would have never had happened. If you happen to chance upon an opportunity, go for it! You’ll never know where it takes you unless you try!
2. Teamwork is a key point in success!
Being homeschooled, I don’t get to work in a lot of group settings. Thanks to I Know Write, I have been able to experience this. Working as a team lets you appreciate each others’ differences and skills. If it weren’t for the amazing team I get to work with, I Know Write wouldn’t become what it is today!
3. Ask questions!
This is one I’m still working on. We’ve had so many lovely guests come and speak for our little meet-ups, and I’ve been trying my very best to step out of my comfort zone and pretty much ask them, “How do you do it?” My dad always tells me that there’s no harm in asking questions, and that silly questions are those not asked.
Finally, here’s a personal piece of advice from yours truly, that has really helped me with whatever I do:
4. Be ready to LEARN!
Be ready to deal with different kinds of people with different work styles. Be ready to deal with challenges. Be ready to learn the skills that grown ups usually do. Be ready to learn ANYTHING, because learning just comes at you any time.
So those are the things I’ve learned for the past year with I Know Write. I hope that all of you would find something that you’d like to achieve one day!