The last time I wrote something was a few days before my boyfriend arrived to visit me while having a mini-vacation from his 2-year sabbatical. At that time, I was having my mini-vacation at home which meant that I have my personal space for a creative outlet and of course, a laptop.
Once the traveling commenced, I unfortunately haven’t been diligent here. 🙁
Since then, I had…
Visited 3 new countries (YAY!!!), two with him and one by myself:
Took a “vacation” from my “vacation aka long-term travel”
…which actually means staying in one place and not moving too much while taking shorter trips in between.
- Philippines – side trips in Siquijor, Batangas (Punta Fuego), Ilocos Sur, and Ilocos Norte
- USA – side trips in NY, DC, some destinations in Virginia, and Mexico
Spontaneously get my Advanced Open Water Certificate.
Be present with important family celebrations:
- Valentines with my boyfriend (Philippines).
- College graduation of my baby sister (USA).
- 1st birthday of my favorite nephew (Philippines).
Couchsurfed a lot
…with my boyfriend for the rest of Iran and by myself in some places in Mexico.
Made really good local friends (cheers, my heart!).
As I sit and dwell on how my life has been over the past 2 years of traveling (and not working), I couldn’t help but be grateful on all the connections I’ve made, the places that I’ve seen, and the lessons I’ve learned about myself and this world. Truth be told, I still can’t place my emotions on where to move forward from here.
So I guess, while I try to figure that out, I will update this blog more often, just as how I’ve always wanted it to be: to inspire and to be inspired. I hope that by telling my stories, I could bring you to the places that I have been and be mesmerized by the world’s beauty as well.
Until the next post!
P.S. Photo above was in Bagan, Myanmar