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Ella Pangilinan on passions outside work

Updated: Aug 9, 2022

How old are you?


What do you do for a living, and what are the things that make you feel more alive?

I’m a content manager from 9-5 and a gemology student after hours! Hobbies are so important because they help you stay in tune with who you are. I love to make time for scuba diving, painting, cooking, and fixing up table settings. I am most proud of..

reaching a point where I am able to fully embrace being the firstborn. I resented it and felt pressured by it for many years.

How have you grown wiser in the past two years?

Prior to the pandemic I was so focused building on my future, my career and making money. The last two years allowed me to rediscover who I am outside of work, and shift my priorities.

What are the best pieces of life advice you have ever received?

Don’t ignore your frustrations, because they can often lead to your purpose. Find joy in the process.

What do you think is the biggest challenge, and the best thing, about being your age?

The best thing about being my age is that I have so much time to really hone my skills, dive deep into what I’m passionate about, and fulfill a purpose. The challenge would be not to let pressure and discouragement get in the way. Distractions can be tough sometimes!

Who are the women you look up to and how have they helped shape your life?

There are so many women I look up to! I believe in having a multitude of counselors that can support you in different areas of your life. But the number one woman I look up to is my mom. I admire how she embraced setting her career aside at the height of it to become a full-time mom, but that she is now back doing what she loves and what she’s such a natural at. She’s a wonderful example of one who lives with a clear purpose.

She Talks Generations celebrates wisdom-sharing among women; and highlights the different perspectives and unique strengths that we bring to the table at every life stage.

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