Never give up on your dreams…

Today, is the day that I have been waiting for since I applied for the YSEALI Professional Fellowship Program Fall 2018…Yup you read it right! 2018!

I already applied for this program last year but wasn’t able to be chosen as the professional fellow. I was a bit heart broken when I got an email from ICMA that I was an alternate fellow and I have to wait until a fellow will no longer be available and take his or her place. To tell you honestly, I have been praying really hard that someone from the chosen fellows will back out but then I realized how terrible I was so instead of hoping that, I decided to pursue my dream and re apply this year. I told my self, I am 34 years old and I still have next year If I still don’t get in…let’s talk about persistence…

Fortunately, my determination lead me to this post. I was so thrilled when I got the congratulatory email from ICMA. I am so grateful that YSEALI, ICMA and ICLEI gave me another chance and help me realized my dream of becoming a Professional Fellow.

I can’t wait to take part in all of the activities and meet the other professional fellows and build networks. I am so excited to visit many places that I have only seen in the movies and experience the American Culture. Finally, I am looking forward to learn many ways on how to address the community challenge that I have identified and bring it back to my beloved city and country.

Receiving an Excellence Award in Public Service. Awarded by the Youth Council of Barangay San Pedro, City of San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines. This was given last August 17, 2019.

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