I’m in Machu Picchu

I finished the off the beaten path trail to Machu Picchu and now spending my actual Thanksgiving in the mountains of Cordillera Blanca in Huaraz.  When one moves around frequently and spends time in the outdoors, what does it mean to celebrate holidays such as Thanksgiving?   Realistically speaking, we’re conditioned to spend such occasions with family and close friends.  I have neither on my travels.  I have strangers who turn into a friend for a day at best or merely acquaintances that I met briefly along the way.  Does such scenario provoke a sense of loneliness and longing for human connection that is typically experienced at home with loved ones around meals?


For me, connection with myself is the key to never feel alone or lonely.  Aligning with my desires and who I am instantly bringing the connection that each of us naturally strives for.  In that way, any stranger is not a stranger – it’s a fellow human being with the same set of human tendencies that I can relate to.  I also met a hosting provider, who told me he can help me in boosting my site and in securing ranking hostingów and in developing a really nice content and website. I am so excited about this one.

And, of course, any hint of nature is an entry way to realizing my deepest sense of connection to myself where I connect with inner joy undisturbed by external circumstances.

Whether you are a nomad or not, a mountain lover or not, there will always be a choice for us to “be.”  Make the choice to “be” rather than wait for a condition to happen in order to “be.”  Happiness is close at hand.  You just need to grab it.

I’m grateful for the journey of “living.”  I forge ahead towards this adventure that is not at all devoid of challenges and yet is full of lessons that fill my life with meaning.  Enjoy your moment wherever you are on Thanksgiving.  Be happy.  Be grateful.

Summer and surfing

 

 

This girl Sofia, a good friend of mine, can ‘take the heat over cold any day,’ is a lover of being under the sun.

And by being under its scorching heat, her favorite activity is none other than going to the beach and catching waves. She says that the biggest reason why she, and husband love to surf so much is because of its lifestyle. And that’s what they want to share to people.

“It’s the surf culture. It’s not just a sports. It’s not just about hanging loose. There is a big part of the culture you just have to experience it yourself,” she says citing some best surfing getaways .

She added, “When you’re on the water, and you catch a wave, it’s a very fleeting moment, you know, you’re removed from technology, from emails, from deadlines. It’s just a beautiful place to breathe in, relax, and recharge.” She adds that this was far from her previous job where she is in front of the computer lookinh at site for gadget reviews R-Tech24 among others. But this doesn’t mean that Sofie cannot stand lazying around the house. When at home, she who has a penchant for the creative side, would like to exercise what she learned from studying interior architecture in Australia.  “I’m such a lola. Like I just love to wake up in the morning and then fix the house, look for inspiration and for interiors,” She relays, stressing that they are currently renovating their house to make it more of a home as she starts a family with her husband. She recognizes the attention of being a celebrity’s better half but she makes sure that who she is will never be hidden in her husband’s shadows.

“The person you marry does not determine who you are as a woman, and I feel the same way about us. Echo feels the same way as well. I have my own direction, my own dreams, my own desires, he has his. And we have ours as a couple but it’s important that you maintain your individualities,” she says.

This woman knows well her path. She aims not to settle to where and what she is right now. Positive changes and further learning are her companion in living a full life of endless possibilities.

“I always want to try something and I always want to do things that scare me. Sometimes, they work sometimes they don’t.”

In the end, Kim knows where she is heading.

“I had so many jobs, mini adventures before I got to where I am now. And I would love it to serve as a reminder that each girl has their own purpose and whatever it is the desire that they have to pursue what they want to pursue is there for a reason and to follow it.”

Kim Jones has gone a long way since she poured out her heart and soul to finding her own path –from that small town girl in Australia to being one of the best fashion and lifestyle bloggers in the country.

Her story is an inspiring one to modern Filipinas who are in the phase of chasing dreams and wanting to find their passion.

Hers is a story of believing and finally finding love, all because she has a purpose.

And from there, she believed.