I was at an intersection of my traveling life the past year. Other personal obligations put a limit to my traveling horizon. But I was still able to explore new places nonetheless. Indeed, God will always have something for you even if you began doubting things.
Need to revisit Marinduque!
Bataan is more than meets the eye.
I also had a number of staycations while Boracay has become a yearly staple that I feel I will never get tired of.
I have fewer travels but my friendships developed into something more deep. Something more meaningful. Something more beautiful. And I couldn’t be any more grateful. There were months that I literally stayed at home and began counting the days when the year actually ends. I felt sad but serious thinking afterwards made me feel so pathetic towards myself. I realized that success doesn’t really come how far you’ve gone or how often you’ve wandered. It is how you stay happy and content with what you have achieved. I felt a bit ashamed and quickly asked the heavens for forgiveness. But nothing but positivity makes me look forward to 2017. A closer relationship with God and family. Securing and nurturing the few true friendships that I have. Loving them wholeheartedly and unselfishly.
For all those who are able to travel, remember that you are able to influence others in a way you never knew possible. The appreciation may not always be manifested the way you want it to be, but always think, and always strive to have the right impact towards others, the environment and most of all, to yourself.
Happy New Year!