Quitters never win is a mantra we often tell ourselves to keep going for our dreams. But what if some dreams aren’t worth pursuing anymore, or if a project you have poured your heart into is no longer as fulfilling as it’s supposed to be?
That’s the thought I have pondered on these past few weeks, and the contemplation finally gave me an answer.
When I started this blog almost four years ago, I was a wide-eyed millennial ready to try anything. Call it an escape from the tormenting quarter life crisis, I tried to dabble in blogging and in the process of discovering more about myself, I also uncovered little known stories about the Philippines–who we were and how it led to who we are now.
FilipiKnow was born out of a mere quest to satisfy my curiosity, and that thirst for knowledge about our identity opened a lot of opportunities: appearance on national TV, writing gigs and a recently launched book based on the blog itself. And none of this would have been possible were it not for my decision to pursue this ‘passion project.’
FilipiKnow started as a hobby, a way to kill my boredom. However, being in my late 20’s now, I’m sad to say I have already outgrown my little side project.
But don’t get me wrong. I still love being Filipino and this blog has helped tremendously in reshaping my idea of what a true Filipino is. I’m thankful for all the readers who liked, shared, criticized and even dismissed our contents as mere lies or propaganda. Some even went so far as classifying our blog as one of the “fake sites” in the country (Ouch!).
I have learned to appreciate the beautiful and ugly sides of democracy, something that we should preserve with all our might.
I would also like to thank all the contributors who have injected their humor, opinion and expertise into FilipiKnow’s wide-ranging contents.
Again, thank you my dear reader for joining us in this journey. If our blog has inspired even just one soul to become more curious, to never stop asking questions and to look at our past with renewed interest, then there’s no doubt that FilipiKnow has already accomplished its mission.
We’re leaving now with a legacy–a book that will hopefully remain relevant and engaging for the years to come. For that, we can’t thank you enough.
God bless the Philippines!
Lui B. of FilipiKnow.net