Let me take you back to what I wrote last year, and remember that I was actually in the midst of getting myself back in track and all. So here it is Jean of 2016 in tumblr (haha) and what she wants for her in transit being:
“So okay, what is #JeanInTransit all about? Well, it all started back in December 2015, when I finished college. Basically, I just had to wait for 3 months just to officially graduate in papers. I was definitely happy that I am off to the next stage, I will have so much free time to enjoy and back up my sleep cycle again; or as they say, the adult life is just next door – but having a specific track after college is no joke to find for me. Yes, I want to be an Art Manager someday, but I also want to explore the world at the same time. So the question is, “How do I exactly be one someday?”
I’ve been so independent most of my life and I always take risks on my own, and with these, I also want to have a deeper understanding of what kind of art, culture and heritage (my interests, actually) that we have in this world, of why we all have it in different places, in categories and all those standards that seem to separate each one from another. And here comes my question to individualities and for myself – “How do I find myself?”
So I came up with project, #ASingleJourney. My whole idea for this project is going to places I’ve never been and will not go home until I find myself in a specific place (hopefully.). But when I started it in Baguio, everything just changed. The first leg of this project made me realise that I just want to be free. Projects usually have deadlines, goals, success indicators – but you know what? These do not matter if you are not happy with what you are doing. It becomes pointless to pursue. But for me, I just want to be free, be happy and contented of what I do best and of course, to have fun without any limitations as I find myself in the process.
After the Baguio leg, while I was in a van heading home to Tuguegarao, we came across the Ambuklao Dam area. Surrounded by heavenly laden mountains beautifully wrapped with clouds and a little sunshine, there it was, the moment that made me further understand that maybe, Baguio wasn’t really just the place I found a little of myself in, but maybe circumstances and experiences will lead me to the next cities that I am meant to be in, and eventually find myself and what I really want to do soon.
It was a turning point – and decided that it will now be #JeanInTransit – as a freedom project, uncurated, no limitations, just a person who wants to be free. Being in transit also means that every day is a working progress, from one place to another, and I hope to write more about how art and culture changed the people and the place, and all the questions we usually have for the most uncommon places waiting to be discovered.”
Breakthrough: at the end of the day, I am still this person who does not want any boundaries to the things I love doing yet. But also, exploring the possibilities to offer what I can do by doing more projects, especially if I could help assist in community-building projects, and at the same time, the goal of meeting people through the in transit process.
Maybe it is vague for now, but once you are in that moment, you will absolutely know that you are in transit with me. And more than ever, out in this world, I am electrified to discover the things I can do in this existence. I can’t wait to find out later in my years, what exactly my purpose in life is. Let’s just keep going at it. Through whatever, and however. 🙂
This is my passion project, this is Jean In Transit.
So yeah, I hope that helped clear out things. Don’t hesitate to contact me for any random or weird ideas, I am up for anything! Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime! I’m also on instagram which I might still update as frequent — www.instagram.com/jean._x
Love and light &
of course in transit with you always,