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If there’s one memory I would like to remember 2014 with, it would be traveling with someone with unspoken agreement of taking turns in sleeping while on transit. For someone who traveled by herself most of the time sleep on transit is a luxury only a worrier can afford when with company.
Go after Your Dreams
Chase your dreams like you would your breath after a fast run. Do not get intimidated with fear when you met it but use it to your advantage to push you even more. And when you think that dreams are too big, or nonsensical than the ones on some lists you read somewhere — remember that your dreams, and it’s success is yours alone. So do not get too heart broken when people lash out on your plans but..
Give People Space To Fight Their Own Demons
Don’t Burn Bridges, Just Don’t Go Crossing Over Them Again
The World Is Not All About You or Anyone
Allow to be Taken Care of.
Sacrifices Are Not Badges We Wear On Our Sleeves
Give Yourself Some Credit
When 2013 was a busy travel year, 2014 was more laid back. I’ve only been on the road to 4 provinces, and 2 countries, enrolled in a cooking classes, & aerial yoga sessions, home-practiced yoga, and made writing stints on print. It may not have been a year of travels — but life pretty much took my breath away, had my heart racing, and gave me some great frights of my life. So I have to say that all went well, and all is too well!
|Siargao Island, Surigao Del Norte
|Bucas Grande, Surigao Del Norte
|Limunsudan Falls, Iligan City
|Waterfalling Adventure Tour 3.0 + some Mis. Oriental waterfall sidetrip
And when others stepped back with the fear of failing, a few trudged on with the fear of not trying. The annual adventure tour hosted by the blogging society I’m with went on this crazy, and ambitious adventure that covered Ma. Cristina, Mimbalot, Dodiongan, Tinago, and Limunsudan Falls in less than a week. And people, and events gives you a spin, and when all that spinning stops – something surprises you.
|Cotabato City + Asik-Asik FallsMay|
|Iligan + Bukidnon + Davao
late May – early June
|Mui Ne + Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
|Siem Reap, Cambodia
Finally the major trip of the year came. It came a few months after an invite, and came in an already planned itinerary by a friend. It was a trip that was as interesting as the places we visited, and opposites, and mature as those who traveled. It ruined what traveling, and traveling with friends in an alien world is for me because now I wanted more like it, and can not stop but plan for the next trip.
Hometowns are a let down for people who have not discovered it’s nooks, and crannies in the streets, or mountains may it be. J decided that his next visit, and stay would be longer that the previous one to resdicover his hometown this time around. We got to tag along his excursions, and it was nice to get to do it with longer rest periods than trying to squeeze everything tightly in a short time. And when I thought travels for the year would end so quickly, I got to revisit, and rediscover Iligan before it did.
2014 may not have been entirely good to me, but it was with my travels and home life. There are heavier responsibility load; some changes in employment roles; loss in the family, and some challenging times in between — but we are passed that. And we will remember in memory of those who left us, make time for those who are important to us, and be grateful for kind of life we left, and made for a better one.
To 2015! May the fierce be with with you!