Ibinahagi ni Julia Barretto, 23, na maaga niyang gustong magkaroon ng sariling pamilya.
Gusto raw kasi niyang maalagaan at magkaroon ng sapat na oras para sa magiging asawa at mga anak niya. Pero nadiskaril daw ang kanyang mga plano sa buhay dahil nangyari ang pandemya.
Sa Life in Progress, ang podcast show ng businesswoman na si Angely Dub, nitong weekend, natanong si Julia kung paano niya nakikita ang kanyang sarili isang taon mula ngayon.
“That’s another question I’m not sure if… because our life is so unpredictable now,” sagot ng aktres.
Kung iba raw ang sitwasyon ngayon, mas definite ang maibibigay niyang sagot.
Pero ang tiniyak ni Julia, sa simula’t sapul, ninais niyang magkapamilya sa murang edad.
Pagbabahagi niya, “If I’m being completely honest kasi, I’ve always dreamt of having a family early on in life.
“Like, that was always my thing growing up. I always wanted to have a family at a young age.
"Because I want to have a lot of time, and I wanted to grow together with my family that I have made.”
Bagamat aminado siyang “not an easy job” ang buhay may-asawa.
Pangarap daw niyang maging maybahay, pero nagagawa pa rin ang kanyang gusto.
“I dream to become a housewife, but a housewife that’s like a boss-housewife.
“Like, you got your own work going on, but your number one priority is [kids and family].”
Samantala, natutuwa raw si Julia dahil nakikita niya sa kanyang henerasyon na mas mataas ang respeto ng mga lalaki sa ginagawa ng kanilang mga asawa.
“It’s not an easy job, but I’m so proud of this generation, because I feel like our generation now, our time now, you’ll see more husbands and more men really praising their partners.
“Because they really witness in their everyday lives, how challenging it is to be a homemaker, to be a wife, and to be a mom.
“At the same time, you’ll have to take care of your spouse and to take care of your kids, and to take care of your house, and then yourself… without forgetting yourself at the same time.”
Dugtong ng aktres, “So, I feel like we’re in at a time now when men and everybody else are more appreciative and praise women more now, because we already see [this] now.
“They see it more now, they understand it more now, how difficult a job it is [to be a homemaker].”
Pinaniniwalaang ang karelasyon ngayon ni Julia ay si Gerald Anderson, bagamat wala pang kumpirmasyon mula sa dalawa.
LIFE in THE time of PANDEMIC
Kahit halos isang taon nang nananalasa ang pandemya, aminado si Julia na patuloy pa rin siyang nag-a-adjust.
“I’m still in the process of trying to figure it out, how to transition. It’s still not our normal life.
“I think what we’re trying to adjust to is the new normal, and it’s been so difficult—the fear in the atmosphere, it hasn’t gone away. It’s still there. So hard to live with fear.”
Nilinaw rin ni Julia na matindi ang tama ng pandemya sa showbiz industry, at hindi porke’t artista sila ay hindi sila apektado.
“Just as much as everybody is affected, nobody is really spared.
“But you know, everybody from the industry… we’re survivors, we always try to create still… and we still try to fight things through, and keep pressing forward.
“We’re just survivors, and I’m just so proud because no matter how much we suffered the last year and as we speak, we’re just not the type of people to give up.
“We try to find ways to keep creating.”
Sa ngayon ay pinagkakaabalahan ni Julia ang paggawa ng content sa kanyang YouTube channel.
Noong nakaraang taon din ay pumirma si Julia ng kontrata sa Viva Artists Agency at nilisan ang Star Magic, ang talent management arm ng ABS-CBN.