During Heads Retreat, someone, probably the eternally eloquent Badrias, said that what we were doing as Heads was leaving a legacy by taking on our given positions. Someone out there was going to remember the work we were doing and just like they did when we were watching PCN 2008: Awaken Movement, our names would be revived in that very instant. We would be examples today for leaders tomorrow. I remember listening to all the upperclassmen talking about this person and that person, making all these comments and taking what they’ve learned from them and, in a sense, giving it to me.
We are the sum and learning experiences of everyone before us; everyone after us will take pieces of what we have given them and add to it. That in itself is a legacy that has been going on for thirty-five years now.
I can’t help but think that years from now, I will be in that same position. I will re-ignite their names on my lips and carry on the legacy they left me to some underclassmen. I myself am no legacy. But, I am the sum of everything before me until I move onto the next step and pass it onto someone else.
I wrote this almost a year ago, and when the theme “Our Legacy | Ang Ating Pamana” came to full fruition, I was highly amused. That term legacy manifesting itself in this year’s PCN, just as it had manifested during PCN 2011 Head’s Retreat, a retreat that I still think about in amazement. Talk about coming into my own.