|My first blog on this link|
Two years ago I wrote my first blog. The blog entry was about my eco-friendly design for the children's section of the San Francisco Public Library, Park Branch. My intention for this blog was for it to become a personal directory for my interior & architecture designs, but then it evolved into something more than that. The blog became a venue for untold inspirational stories, a space to share amazing stories of youth leaders who are fighting for our survival, a place where dreams, and hopes, and aspirations are expressed.
Highlights of Ecohope
To be honest with you, for sometime, I was embarrassed about having a blog since I wasn't quite confident about my writing skills. However, this blog has enabled me to connect with people like Brian Bilal, who told me that I inspired him to pursue his PHD in the environmental field and Nico Barawid, an undergraduate student from Yale, who is now serving as an official youth delegate of the Philippines at the UN Climate Change Conference. Though, this may not be enough for other people, all that this blog has done thus far, is more than enough for me. If I can inspire one life, it is more than I could ever ask for.
Last week, I received a letter from Senator Legarda via snail mail. She had sent me a hand written thank you note for the chocolates I had sent to her over a month ago. I was amazed at how for a woman who is as busy as she is, she still has the time to personally thank all those who show her gratitude and send her gifts of appreciation. Like Sen. Legarda, I wish I could personally thank each and every one of your for your supportive role throughout the years, unfortunately, it almost seems to be impossible.
Though I remained an inactive "blogger" throughout the year of 2011, I'd still like to celebrate how this blog has progressed since its birth. I'd like to celebrate the people that I have met through my blog, the lives that have been touched because of the inspirational stories of others that are told in this blog, and the people who have personally touched my life because of this blog. For your unrelenting support, encouragement, and love - I'd like to extend my heartfelt thank you to the readers of Ecohope (I'm surprised I even have any readers).