MANILA (Mabuhay) — Ten years in as a professional singer, and with only days before she turns 25, is Sarah Geronimo having a quarter-life crisis?
The Kapamilya singer, whose birthday is on July 25, admitted there are instances when she reflects on whether she should still continue her career.
“May panahon na iniisip ko kung ano talaga mangyayari, ano ba talaga gusto ko? Pagpapatuloy ko ba ‘to? Meron ba akong isang pangarap na sa tingin ko doon talaga ako magiging mas masaya?” she said.
Geronimo rose to fame in 2003 after winning “Star for A Night,” a singing competition that secured its victor a record deal with local label Viva Records.
The singer dubbed the Philippines “Pop Star Princess” has since released over 10 albums, headlined international concert tours, topbilled six films and four TV series, and reaped recognition from international award-giving bodies.
In an interview in April, also on “Showbiz Inside Report,” Geronimo spoke at length about her “struggles” as one of the most visible personaliites in local showbiz.
“Ako, honestly mahirap, mahirap po. Kasi nandoon ‘yung struggle mo na, sino ba talaga ako? Sino ba talaga si Sarah Geronimo na nakilala nila ng 10 years dito sa business na ‘to? Sino si Sarah Geronimo na anak ni mommy, ng mga Geronimo?”
“At ‘yun ‘yung palaging nagtatalo — becoming my real self at kung ano ‘yung gusto ng taong makita sa akin. May struggle doon,” she said at the time.
Asked what she will wish for when she turns 25, Geronimo said, “Mag-grow lang talaga ‘yung totalitly ng pagkatao ko.”
“Sana mag-grow ako, lahat ng relationships ko — ‘yung relatinoship ko with my family, with the Lord, at ‘yung relatinoship ko with yung mga kasama ko sa trabaho,” she said.
As to whether this wish for “growth” also covers her love life, whose tumultuous episodes have made headlines time and again, the singer said, “Syempre parte ‘yun, na the next time I fall in love, ‘yun pa rin, sana totoo na talaga.”
Apart from her regular stint as one of the coaches on “The Voice of the Philippines,” Geronimo is set to release her 10th anniversary album, “Expressions,” under Viva Records. (MNS)