The year that was, also known as 2009, was truly a difficult year for many. For me, I had to deal with financial difficulties that at times felt all too consuming, as well as issues with work and people around me, including friends. On the personal level, I had a lot of issues of feeling alone and isolated, especially as I witnessed many of my friends getting married and having babies. Don’t get me wrong: I am happy for them. But there always is that little part of me that feels insecure about still being on my own.
All these took an emotional toll in me. I tried a lot of things to alleviate the stress I was feeling … I went shopping, I overate, I went shopping so more then ate again, but nothing worked until I realized that there was only one thing that would refresh my tired and weary soul: to go back to nature.
So as the year came to a close and I welcomed 2010, I went back to nature….the shores of Boracay Island.
Of course I couldn’t go completely rogue and forsake my modern technology and conveniences, right? So armed with a good book, my trusty ipod, my amazing Nokia E63, and an icy cold bottle of Minute Maid Pulpy Orange Drink, I lay on the sand, soaked up the sun and thanked God for the beauty of nature.
Lying on the sand with the gentle sounds of the waves crashing into shore refreshed my spirit and quenched my thirsty soul. I was reminded about taking time out to appreciate the simple things in life, the natural goodness of simplicity. While basking in the hot glow of the sun, I also refreshed my physical body with the natural goodness of Minute Maid Pulpy Orange. With its juicy pulpy bits, the cool orange juice was a perfect refreshment partner! Read the rest of this entry »