Letter to You

9/30/2013



Dear Reader,

I know, right? You’ve never even heard of me before. Well then, that’s why I am here right now. Sharing my voice to the world using this blogosphere.

I am Jena. An IT graduate who decided that she loves writing better than figuring out how to network computers. Or fixing a broken tower CPU. Or finding a bug in a 20-page PHP code for a website. Or searching for a loophole in an individual program.

Not that I don’t like them. I just don’t like doing ‘em for a living – or for the rest of my life, to say the worst.

I started blogging about my life in the early 2000s when Friendster was still at its peak. Facebook was just starting out. And we had no multi-functioned printer/scanner yet. And with all that ridiculous square diskettes at its peak as well.

Working in front of a CRT monitor, with a Pentium II-powered CPU, I found thrill in the anonymity that the Internet offered. And everything started from there. But of course, as with my other interests, this one had its own plateau.

Somehow, the challenges of college life came in the way, and real life started to weigh more than my online life. Real life made more sense to me, and although I still share a bit more of my real life in that old online journal, my words started to sound more emotional and annoyingly insecure. And sure enough, insecurity began to eat me out that I actually stopped blogging - even when I already bought my own domain.

Fast forward to now. Bloggers already have a place in media. Bloggers are on the rise, and they are now one of the media of advertisement for most companies and entrepreneurs.

When I realized that, a flood of “what-ifs” came into my mind. I know now that I have taken for granted this beautiful opportunity. This remarkable life. It’s becoming real to me now, that I have missed a lot of writing/blogging moments from all the words that I’ve never written.

So now, I just want to reconcile with my writer self, get out of my shell, and perhaps I could be that writer again that I’ve always dreamed of being. Even if it's just here.

The name Silent Intentions was formulated primarily for my personal blog but since I realized that all of my interests, how shallow they may seem to be, was sparked by some kind of genuine desire to know and get acquainted with. This is my way being grateful – thankful – for all the things that come and go into my life.

This blog is dedicated to those intentions I’ve expressed in all of my little interests. (if that makes sense at all) May it be in beauty and makeup, fashion and trends, foods and restaurants, places and events, this is now my go-to vent out place.

If you don’t like it, just stay away. But if you’re curious enough, just follow me on this journey of a novice writer and an expert dreamer to reach the unreachable star and yet remain standing on the firmest ground.

*Update: Fast-forward to 2016, I've finally decided to change the name of this blog from Silent Intentions to jenamaen.com. It sounds more professional and not so annoyingly pathetic anymore. Besides, I've lost track of time already, and I feel more ready to jump into the lifestyle blogosphere.

Welcome to my piece of the net!

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