After graduating Cum Laude from U.P. Diliman, Myrtle Sarrosa has her eyes set on working behind the camera in the future besides being an actress and a host. “The reason why I took up BA Broadcast Communication is because I love telling stories and inspiring people through media. Siguro if I have a chance, I'd like to work with fellow passionate producers to work behind the camera,” she said in an interview with PUSH.
Myrtle relayed that many of her friends in the industry sent her their congratulatory messages when she finished her schooling. One of them is her close friend Nadine Lustre. “Ang nakakatuwa nga a lot of my fellow artists from the industry messaged me right after they saw me graduate. Nadine Lustre, na kaibigan ko since we were both just 14 years old because we both cosplay, called me up to tell me that she's proud of me. For the longest time ‘di kami nagkita kasi nag-aral nga ako while working but despite it all, she would always give a listening ear sa akin when I need a friend so I was so happy when she was one of the first to congratulate me,” she stated.
She added that she was also congratulated by Coleen Garcia, Gab Valenciano, Kuya Jugs Jugueta, Dawn Chang, Ria Atayde, Mikee Augustin. “[They] tell me na what I posted was inspiring. Hindi ko in-expect that they'd message me. But I am flattered and grateful sa kanila,” she said.
Myrtle wants to inspire other celebrities who aspire to finish college that it is actually achievable. “Sa totoo lang when you're already working, you sometimes lose the desire to go to college but education is the best investment for your future. You don't have to go to college but dapat you should always have the desire to learn kasi education is continuous. There are so many things na hindi mo alam at hindi mo pa alam. I know na madami sa mga fellow artists ko want to go back to school but natatakot bumalik o oras ang kalaban nila to study. Pero I just want to tell them that it's never too late to go back. Wala naman ito age limit,” she stated.
The Kapamilya star has made many realizations throughout her college journey. “[It is] that you should always pursue your passion. I think ‘yung biggest risk ko talaga was when I skipped my finals when I was still studying Accountancy in UP Visayas to audition for PBB. Kasi before nag-aaral ako but I wasn't happy. But after PBB, when I came back to study Mass Comm, it made me realize na if you're passionate about something, there's magic. Kasi kahit nahihirapan ka but you're enjoying what you're doing and you're passionate about it. The work you put in, the time, the effort and the sacrifices will be all worth it at hindi mo mararamdaman ang pagod,” she said.
After graduation, Myrtle will be busy working for La Luna Sangre and for two Regal films. “Ang galing lang kasi opportunities really come in God's time. Kailangan mo lang to have faith in his plans for you,” she said.