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When do I usually write? I honestly write most of the time. It is just that when I experience extreme emotions, I write it on a piece of paper rather than type it. Think of it as saving myself from embarrassment and saving you from reading such things.

And maybe now you’re wondering what has happened to me these past months and why am I actually writing right now..

All I can say is that A LOT has happened. A LOT HAS CHANGED. From my college life to my social life to my bucket list, my travel experiences, my (love) life?? and even my haircut!!

These past months have been a roller coaster ride for me. I have experienced the most extreme emotions I have ever had EVER in my life. (I know, that’s redundant but I have to prove my point here!) These are not necessarily negative things but neither is everything positive.

It has been exactly 10 months since my last personal blog and though I cannot share with you everything that has happened because well.. I can’t remember everything or maybe I don’t want to remember everything? I’ll try and give you a jist of everything.

My views, values and morals have been challenged. My character was really tested because of the opportunities and situations that came my way. I am no superwoman but I believe that though that is the case, we still have the power to choose. It is important to never lose sight of yourself and the self that you want to be. At the end of the day, I think it will always boil down to “Did you do what you wanted to do but is within the “path” you want yourself to take? And while at it, did you not hurt any one with or without their knowledge?”. That’s a thought to ponder on.

Experience is the best teacher they say. But I believe too that prevention is better than cure. One need not experience everything for them to learn. It is best to learn from other’s mistakes to save yourself from the consequences.

I, too, have questioned myself a lot. I think this has got to be my biggest challenge. Admittedly, I still haven’t gotten over this hurdle until this point. I have been so reliant on how others think of me and it has made me over-think more than usual or more than what is “acceptable”. Because of over-thinking, my moods are sometimes unpredictable and there are times when I have tantrums and start petty fights with some people who I don’t think gives me enough attention. I become sarcastic, give them the silent treatment or just simply act cold to them. And well.. that is unfair for them. They don’t deserve that and I shouldn’t demand for anything since nothing is really official. Sometimes I just feel that I’m being put on reserve but there are no perks to being this kind of reserve.

Expectations lead to disappointments but there are times where I really can’t help but expect or at least hope for it. And when it doesn’t happen, of course, it affects me. I try not to get affected a lot and so far, it has worked a little for me. I know I have to work more on this.

Don’t get me wrong.. I know I can control it but before, when I do try to distance my self a bit, I actually end up totally pushing people away and I am tired of pushing people away. I am not used to controlled distances. I don’t pretend. I am my usual self when I’m with other people and I want them to be like that too. I dislike barriers.

When I want you in my life, I want you close. And if I start to believe that we have to have some distance and that this friendship or any other type of relationship needs that, I almost always end up too guarded to even want you close. I am a clingy person and a person of extremes. I don’t know if that is bad but.. I think I should learn to adjust. Or maybe distance myself if I feel like they don’t want me in their life? It’s hard to find out but I think I can act based on how they treat me and how they make me feel when with them or not.

Anyway I think this post is becoming too emotional

I have been going out a lot compared to before. I am used to going home straight after my classes just because I want to skip the traffic when going home at a later time. Now, I often go to school earlier to have lunch with friends. Or stay after class for dinner. Or even call them when I suddenly have breaks between classes. I have also been on a road trip Manila-Laguna-Tagaytay-Manila just because we wanted too. Also, because of one of my classes, I have been to Bohol with my classmates and it is just a different type of bonding for us. We learned so much about one another and ourselves too. It was unforgettable.

After 10 years of having long hair, I’ve decided to cut it short (not super short but 7-8 inches have been removed). I now sport a bob. Why? Well.. they say that women cut their hair when they’ve experienced something extreme that is out of the usual – and usually in a negative way and yea.. maybe that happened to me too? It is still fresh for me and there are times (often) that I still remember what happened but all I can say is that it worked somehow. I don’t know how to explain it but it really worked.

All of that plus more happened in a span of 10 months. I cannot describe how much these experiences have changed my outlook on life. But though I am far from perfect and from my ideal self, I am ready to continue changing for the better. Baby steps maybe but these are still steps.

Faith. Patience. Focus.

Lastly, I have made the OC organizer in me work too. I have been monitoring my finances again, trying to find opportunities to invest on, planning my future travels, updating my goals and planning on how to achieve them. I’m gonna let this stage of my life be about strengthening my character.

P.S I have my own car already too! just 8 days ago 🙂 yay to more adventures and hole-in-the-wall places 🙂

—wanderrwithmee.xx


February 15, 2014

I have been losing my focus lately.

Honestly, I have again succumbed to the lazy life.

I should at least be trying to study for my upcoming entrance exam next month.

What made me lose focus?

That I am not sure.

I sure do hope that when I secure my exam permit on the 17th, the adrenaline will be back and make me want to study.

I have taken their entrance exam before entering college and have passed but then I chose another school.

I don’t know how much this test will be different from the first but I don’t wanna risk not studying even though I have passed this test before without studying.

My mindset?

“My life depends on it”.

Which is really the case because this is what I really want to do in the future and if I don’t pass here, I’m going to have to wait for another term – or even year before I can retake the exam.

And taking it after a term or a year might be too late already.

Any tips on how I can get back on the right track and regain focus again?

Ciao!

—wanderrwithmee


February 14, 2014

Warning: This is, by all means, a fan girl post.

First, I wanna greet all of you a happy valentines day!

I hope you enjoyed yours as much as I did.

Contrary to what you might be thinking right now..

No, I don’t have a date.

I didn’t even go out of the house today!

Barely got out of bed too.

What made me enjoy it?

Simple..

I was de-stressed today.

Thought about nothing else but making myself feel comfortable.

I missed my bed because I haven’t been home much lately and I made it a point that I spent more time on the bed than out of it today.

I read, watched TV and just slept.

Before valentines day ended also, I read something online which made me squeal in excitement!

I couldn’t believe the texts that I have received first but then it was confirmed through the online website of Bench/ – a clothing line here in the Philippines.

Korean heartthrob LEE MIN HO is coming back to Manila this March!!!

For what event, that I’m still not sure.

I shall give you an update if they release the details already.

I think this meeting will be somewhat like the fan meet also.

I surely hope that there will be a meet and greet opportunity again!!

For now though, I will save money just to be sure that I’ll not be missing that opportunity.

My valentines day couldn’t get any better than this!

Thoughts? 🙂

—wanderrwithmee


February 9, 2014

Just recently, I started reading my horoscope everyday.

Why?

For random advice, tips and also as a guide for my everyday.

Also, my horoscope has been helping me rebuild myself.

Every time I read my them, they are surprisingly aligned with what my dilemma is lately.

It feels like the horoscope was made for me personally!

This is my horoscope today c/o an app from the play store.

You have never been one to push against what seems like fate. If you make an attempt at something you want and it doesn’t seem to want to work out, you usually feel it is best to retreat. That’s not to say that you aren’t ambitious, because you are. But you just don’t get the benefit of pushing and pushing against what seems like a brick wall. But right now, Capricorn, there is an opportunity that looks – for all intents and purposes – like a brick wall. But that wall may have weaknesses you will only discover if you keep pushing.

My attitude has been like this for God knows how long.

Retreating because of something not working out and feeling that it happened because it really is not meant for me?

THIS IS SO ME.

Why did I need to read it from my horoscope just to realize it?

Yes, I am ambitious.

Actually that is an understatement.

I have a lot of dreams I want to achieve in life but the thing is..

I am too scared to chase my dreams.

*insert self-confidence level here*

It is no secret that Emirates Airlines is my dream airline to work with. (not for)

From my personal research, I have read that they only have one agency here in the Philippines who recruits their employees.

The dilemma is..

They haven’t really conducted an open day recruitment for the said airline.

Still hoping that they recruit by the time I graduate, I will still strive for being my best soon-to-be-a-cabin-crew-self.

Chances are, if they really don’t recruit here by the time I graduate and I have saved enough money for an extra travel, I might attend an open day recruitment at one of the nearby South East Asian country.

I don’t think there is anything that I can’t do for my dream airline.

What do you think? 🙂

—wanderrwithmee

 


February 8, 2014

1902951_10203520993044860_399324455_nPeople have this attitude of starting to do something with the mindset of “trying”.

It speaks a lot about people’s self-confidence if you ask me.

Why can’t just they do it and while at it, have faith in themselves?

Is it because they are playing safe?

Is it because they are afraid of failing?

Fret not if you answered yes to one or both questions.

Every one has been through this phase.

That is human nature.

What we can do about it is start having faith in oneself.

For others to fully believe in our capabilities, it is important that we know what we are capable of.

Once we know, we can then improve more on it and highlight it when the right opportunity comes our way.

I, too, am guilty of selling myself short to other people.

Apart from being afraid to be seen as too proud of myself, I also don’t have 100% confidence in what I can bring to the table.

I have yet to rebuild my self-confidence but I know that I am getting there.

I am very determined now to step up my game and just show everyone that I can do what I aspire and dream to do – without appearing as someone who is full of oneself.

This is so because of the recent realization of my dream — to be a cabin crew for Emirates Airlines someday.

Dream today; Make it happen tomorrow.

—wanderrwithmee

 


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First of all I want to greet everyone a happy happy new year!!!

The past year (2013) was a wild ride.

A lot has happened – some under control, some without.

Though no one’s year is expected to be perfect, I have a lot of things to be thankful for the past year.

Let me rewind back to my 2013 and mention just a few…

  1.  March 10 of 2013 was when I made this blog! I have always wanted to have my own blog and write about my interests and other random stuff.
  2. Finished Korean 1 at University of the Philippines, Diliman
  3. Saw Lee Min Ho again this year because of his My Everything concert!!
  4. Ticked something off my bucket list: Wakeboarding.
  5. I joined a group which unfortunately is not active anymore but the few real friends I made there are still my friends now.
  6. I discovered a lot about other people and about myself.
  7. I never stopped learning.
  8. Boracay Getaway for 4 days & 3 nights!
  9. BORACAY PUBCRAWL!!! (Which I plan to repeat!!)
  10. A chance to go to a country I’ve always been interested in. Still wishing it pushes through!!

The list goes on and on and on.

Now, fast forward to the present.. I have a lot of things in mind that I look forward to but since I don’t like to jinx it, I’ll mention it as I achieve it throughout this year.

What I’ll mention though are my New Years Resolutions.

I haven’t really completed my list yet but these are a few of them..

  1. Travel internationally (South East Asian country)
  2. EXERCISE (FOR REAL) at least 4 hours a week.
  3. When drinking, not more than 5 bottles of beer / ~10 shots –just being realistic
  4. No to binge eating
  5. At least one day of “me” day every other month
  6. Will fix my sleep cycle so I can eat breakfast
  7. Monitor and manage finances well
  8. Etc

Apart from those things mentioned above which I want to happen to my life.. there is one thing that I really am wishing for right now.

It is hard to explain at this moment but it can change my life big time. All I’m wishing for my birthday this year is that thing. I hope the opportunity is meant for me and that it’ll be granted to me soon.

wishNo words are enough to express how badly I want that opportunity.

I swear to never waste it and seize every opportunity that will help me be my best self.

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Sorry if this post is a bit mediocre.

I’m really having a writers block but I really wanted to post a blog today.

Since I’m turning twenTEEN in a few days, I plan to write a “What I’ll give my 21 year old self” post and see if I’ll be able to achieve them after a year :>

XOXO

—wanderrwithmee


I am a third year college student. Turning twenTEEN January of next year. And I am confused. An early mid-life crisis perhaps?

 

All children are asked what one wants to be when they grow up. We had numerous – and some really hard to reach – jobs that we want like being an astronaut. As for me, I can only recall answering two: to be a dentist and to be a model.

It is not an alien idea that what we answered back then may not be the case when asked 10-15 years later or maybe even 20.

What has changed?

The fact that we have been exposed to more things and occupations may be the reason. As one grows up, we begin to know ourselves better. We start discovering “who we really are” and what are we “meant to do or be”.

Realizing it as early as possible is great but realizing it before it’s too late is even better.

How come?

When realized early, one can hone his/her skills already. Passion builds up from there. It seems as if your life has a direction and you’ll never feel astray again.

But why is realizing it before it’s too late still better?

Because you still realized it even though it took time. The mere fact that you realized it makes it good. With everything that you went through to find out what you really want that will make you happy, that makes it better. There is this saying that goes something like,

Because you earned it the hard way, you value it more.

I realized it already. What now?

Now, it is up to you to make that happen.

Always go with your passions. Never ask yourself if it’s realistic or not. —Deepak Chopra

Yes, it is easier being said than done because of course every one has this ideal occupation and ideal life inside our heads.

Even though this is the case, always go with your passion. Life may be harder (or easier) this way but you can never enjoy more without passion in what you do. You’ll always feel like you’re obliged to conform to things that you really don’t enjoy doing. That makes one feel as is life becoming harder and harder.

And as for asking if that dream is realistic, be honest to yourself. Ask if it is REALLY REALLY REALLY far-fetched. Like only 1 out of 1 billion people can achieve that, then maybe you should strategize well before attempting to reach that dream.

But if what you want isn’t far-fetched, get up and do something! Do something to get closer to it! Small things really count. Also, it will help to do some law of attraction. I personally believe that the strongest shield that humans have is their mind. One can never go wrong if you believe that you can achieve something.

Nothing is impossible. Never give up.

 

Now, you may ask, why am I confused?

Because I tend to mix up my passion with my dreams with my emotions.

How so?

I must admit that there is an inner rebel in me. I don’t want people dictating me or getting credit for something that was really decided or done by me.

For example, the course I’m going to take for college. Yes, a lot of people gave me suggestions and I did try to consider them but what stood out most was what if I took this course suggested by personA but I didn’t like it, I would want to blame any one – maybe not directly but in my head silently – for the time wasted because I followed his/her suggestion. Or perhaps a course suggested by personB that I loved and excelled in but he/she tells every one or even just me that he/she is the reason that I excelled. Yes, they can credit themselves and I’ll thank them but somehow, I think, I’ll really feel indebted towards that person forever. And I don’t want that either.

 

Right now, I feel as if that rebel in me took over me for 4 years – which is bad by the way.

Frankly speaking, I am taking the next term off in school to learn everything in my dad’s business. I want to give it a shot not because my dad has been constantly advising me since high school to take a course related to it and have a license for it someday but because I am doing this for myself.

I am doing this to test myself if I actually enjoy doing it and if I’ll miss what my course asks me to do or even if something in me will be triggered if I do – may it be a new passion or a new dream job. I want to expand my horizon and my knowledge about life outside of school.

This new journey of mine is effective next term which is around the first week of January till March then summer break till May (around 5 months).

I shall write my weekly – or even daily (I hope) – musings here in my blog to keep a record of my supposed progress and at the same time help others like me who are confused out there.

 

Before I forget to mention them.. Here are my (as of the moment)

Dreams – to be a travel blogger, to have a show related to travel/eating out/cultures, to travel, travel and travel

Interests – travel, cultures, gadgets, blogging, different cuisines, interior designing, architecture, etc

and yes, I am more of an art inclined person. But you know what is so ironic? I think I am a frustrated artist. HAHA! I do floor plans pretty well though ( I think) because I am a bit OC.

How about you? What are your passions and dreams?

Have a nice day!

XOXO

—wanderrwithmee


It has been almost three weeks since my last update.

The past month was really toxic and I’ve been preparing for so many things at the same time which includes the successful My Everything Global Tour of Lee Min Ho here in Manila.

I think to complete every fan girl’s experience, it is a MUST to attend your ultimate bias’ concert if he’s a singer or a fan meet if he or she is not.

But of course, attending both will be better.

Luckily for me, I got to attend both and scored a meet & greet also!

His fan meet was held here in Manila last year dated November 16 of 2012 and two days after, a hand shake meet & greet was held.

His My Everything Global Tour stop in Manila was just last Saturday, July 6, 2013.

Words cannot express how much every Minoz – what the fans of Lee Min Ho are called – enjoyed the concert.

Every penny was worth it!

He was worth all the effort every single person there exerted just to see him.

Until now, I’ve read from their forum that they still couldn’t get over the concert (and him).

He is the most down to earth international star they know and the love he has for his fans can be felt by them personally.

He has this certain charm that one cannot resist.

Personally, I saved up for a VIP seat just to see him for the third time.

No regrets. AT ALL.

Because the atmosphere was so lively, I didn’t have time to focus the camera so for the quality of the photos, forgive me just this once. 😛

(Some pictures are not mine and were grabbed from my fellow Minoz and other news websites)

Lee Min Ho arrived in NAIA1 around 11PM, July 4, 2013.

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scratching his head

scratching his head

with Mr. Ben Chan

with Mr. Ben Chan

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his tongue out habit!

his tongue out habit!

ribbon cutting

ribbon cutting

smiling oppa

smiling oppa

He ate at Aracama this night at Fort Bonifacio, Taguig –near Bench Tower.

The next day was his concert!

people lining up to get into the MOA Arena

people lining up to get into the MOA Arena

in my seat while waiting for the concert to start

in my seat while waiting for the concert to start

oppa singing My Everything

oppa singing My Everything

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cutie pie!!

kare-kare was his answer. cutie picture!!

his favorite Line icon

his favorite Line icon

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after drinking water!

after drinking water!

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gwiyomi attempt!

gwiyomi attempt!

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melted.

melted.

what my fellow Minoz feel. hahaha. my best moment is yet to come!

what my fellow Minoz feel. hahaha. my best moment is yet to come!

before exiting

before exiting

saying bye

saying bye

the final bow

the final bow

the aftermath

the aftermath

after the concert

after the concert

where he ate after the concert :)

where he ate after the concert 🙂

after eating

after eating

His stay here was really really memorable for all the Minoz.

We know him even better now and we feel his love even more.

Every one is wishing for a part 3 visit here in Manila.

I hope next time when he comes here, even for just vacation, I get to see him and hopefully be in the same island as him.

Palawan? Boracay? Anywhere with him is fine!!

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THE SOFTEST PAIR OF HANDS ANY GUY CAN EVER HAVE.

Before heading back to South Korea, he had dinner with his Bench family.

Here are some of the photos they took.

dinner at Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati with his Bench family

dinner at Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati with his Bench family

Now he’s back in South Korea.

His life is like a movie!

Look at the way he carries himself.

All the photographs of him are magazine cover ready!!

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His July 8 update..

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HOW CAN SOMEONE BE THIS ADORABLE WHILE TASTING MANGO JUICE!!

HOW CAN SOMEONE BE THIS ADORABLE WHILE TASTING MANGO JUICE!!

Wow! Just look at how many people lined up early just to see him!

Concert starts at 8PM and even though the sun was shining so bright, they didn’t care.

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My conclusion?

THE WHOLE PHILIPPINES LOVES HIM.

He is someone who is loved by all not only because of his looks but also because of his personality.

That is it for now.

Till next time!

—wanderrwithmee


A post dedicated to : 이연희

35 days till we meet again.

I first saw 이민호 in flesh when he went here for a Fun Meet for a Global brand, bench/.
Even though I was not that close to him, it was very fulfilling.
When I first heard his voice live, I screamed right there and then.
His voice was really manly!!
Sadly, very few participants of the game had the opportunity to be close to him.
Luckily, two days after, I was gonna meet him again.
And this time, UP CLOSE!
I’ve done great lengths for that ticket.
Read it here. ^^
After the handshake event, I felt like crying.
SERIOUSLY.
The experience was really overwhelming.
I was so happy I couldn’t explain myself.
Also, was literally all smiles while talking and talking and talking about him endlessly.
Now that he’ll have a concert here on July, I wouldn’t of course pass up the chance to see him again.
And so I bought a VIP aisle ticket!!

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Php 7500 / ~ ₩ 203000 / ~ USD 180

Yes, I did save up for it.
I hope that he’ll be able to spot me and that I’ll have the chance to get close to him or even hug him!
It feel like I love like him more and more each day. ♡

– – – wanderrwithmee


Just yesterday, I posted about Lee Min Ho going back to Manila for his album tour concert.

And today, unsurprisingly, I am posting about him again!

His album is entitled “My Everything”.

And he really is… my everything.

Hahahaha.

Okay enough of that.

It is confirmed by everyone including Manila Concert Scene and Wilbros Live, the event organizer, that he will be coming back to Manila for his one night only concert.

It will be on July 6 of 2013!!

When he first came here because of Bench/, it was held at Smart Araneta Coliseum. (Blogged about it before here)

This time, it will at the MOA Arena!

Lucky me because it is closer to my house which means I have one less reason for me not to make it.

Not that I will not make it if it is farther.

I will do everything I can to attend!

All I have to do as of now is to save up for the concert tickets.

I actually have no idea yet as how much it will cost but I’d really be glad if I’ll be able to afford the VVIP tickets and meet & greet passes if possible (if ever there is)!

I am very much ecstatic and all my sleepiness has gone in an instant!

A shout-out to the event organizers:

If you need an additional blogger for Lee Min Ho’s press-con or anything related to him, feel free to contact me and I will do it without hesitation! Feel free to do so okay? Thank you!!

And that is what you call a shameless shout-out.

Much love,

wanderrwithmee


This post is inspired (again) by one of my favourite writers, Jeff Goins.

His article made me think of what I want to do.

We all have aspirations and admit it or not, not everything happens as how we planned it.

And so, no matter how far-fetched it may seem, this is what I want to do..

I’d want to have a television show where I travel all over the world, see unusual places and recommend places & things to do when people travel. ✈

How about you?

What would you do?

—wanderrwithmee


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Dream what you want to dream, because you have only one life to do all the things you want to do.

—wanderrwithmee


Even though I haven’t travelled much, I know in my heart that I love travelling.

Just the idea of it makes me jump for joy and it makes my heart skip a beat.

Yes, I am in love with travelling, adventures and everything in between.

Why I love it?

I am not really sure but I just know it.

I have read this article last year and just now, I came across it again.

It inspired me before and now that I’ve read it again, it made me proud of myself.

Yesterday, I booked an unplanned flight to an international destination.

Yes, I only have enough money for airfare as of now and I am still a student but I will of course save up for my travel and not just ask for allowance from my parents.

A lot of people save first and then book a flight after.

I am not sure what has gotten into me yesterday that I just wanted to book it right there and then without even checking out other airlines!

Luckily, what I got was a promo flight.

Anyway, I hope you read this article by Jeff Goins – an amazing writer – and I hope that you’ll be inspired by his piece of art just like me.

And so here it is… 🙂

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3 Reasons to Travel While You’re Young by Jeff Goins

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The other night, I had a conversation with a young woman who had a number of decisions ahead of her, one of which was whether she should go to grad school or travel the world.I told her to travel. Hands down. No excuses. Just go.She sighed.

Travel While You're Young

“Yeah, but…”

Never were more fatal words spoken:

  • Yeah, but… what about debt?
  • Yeah, but… what about my job?
  • Yeah, but… what about my boyfriend (or dog or car or whatever)?

“Yeah, but…” is pernicious. Because it makes it sound like we have the best of intentions when really we are just too scared to do what we should. It allows us to be cowards, while sounding noble.

Most people I know who waited to travel the world never did. Conversely, plenty of people who waited for grad school or a steady job and traveled still did those things — eventually. Be careful of the yeah-but. The yeah-but will kill your dreams.

I was so stirred by this conversation that I shared it with a group of 30 young adults last night, many who were asking these very same questions.

The life you’ve always wanted

When you get older, life seems to just sort of happen to you. Your youth is a time of total empowerment. You get to do what you want.

But as you mature and gain new responsibilities, you have to be very intentional about making sure you don’t lose sight of what’s important.

So if you still have a reasonable amount of control over your circumstances, you should do what really matters. Because life won’t always be just about you.

During early adulthood, your worldview is still being formed. It’s important to steward this time — to give yourself opportunities to grow. A good way to do that is to travel.

So, young person, travel. Travel wide and far. Travel boldly. Travel with full abandon.

You will regret few risks you take when it comes to this. I promise you that. There are three reasons to travel while you’re young:

1. Traveling teaches you to live an adventure

When you look back on your life, you will have moments of which you are proud and maybe a few you regret. It’s likely that the following won’t be on the latter list:

  • Bicycled across the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Appeared on Italian TV.
  • Hiked a Mayan ruin.
  • Learned Spanish in three months.
  • Toured Europe by train.

They’re not on mine (fun fact: I’ve done all of the above). So what, then, will be? What choices will you regret making? Holding back. Being afraid. Making excuses. Not taking more risks. Waiting.

While you’re young, you should travel. You should take the time to see the world and taste the fullness of life. It’s worth whatever investment or money or sacrifice of time that may be required on your part.

This is not about being a tourist. It’s about experiencing true risk and adventure so you don’t have to live in fear for the rest of your life.

2. Traveling helps you encounter compassion

In your youth, you will make choices that will define you. The disciplines you begin now will be with you for the rest of your life.

Traveling will change you like little else can. It will put you in places that will force you to care for issues that are bigger than you.

If you go to southeast Asia, you may encounter the slave trade. If eastern Europe, you may see the effects of genocide and religious persecution. If Haiti, you’ll witness the the ugly side Western paternalism.

Your heart will break.

You will begin to understand that the world is both a big and small place. You will have a new-found respect for the pain and suffering that over half of the world takes for granted on a daily basis.

And you will feel more connected to your fellow human beings in a deep and lasting way. You will learn to care.

3. Traveling allows you to get some culture

While you’re still young, you should get cultured. Get to know the world and the magnificent people that fill it. There’s nothing quite like walking alongside the Colosseum or seeing Michelangelo’s David in person.

I can describe the city of San Juan and its amazing beaches and historic sites to you, but you really have to see it for yourself to experience it. You can read all the books in the world about the Great Wall of China or The Louvre, but being there is a different story.

The world is a stunning place, full of outstanding works of art. See it. Do this while you’re still young. Do not squander the time. You will never have it again.

You have a crucial opportunity to invest in the next season of your life now. Whatever you sow, you will eventually reap. Please. For your sake, do this. Because you won’t always be young. And life won’t always be just about you.

So travel. Experience the world for all it’s worth. Become a person of culture, adventure, and compassion.

“What if I’m not young?”

Travel, anyway. It may not be easy to do, but find a way to get out of your comfort zone. It’s really never too late.

But if you haven’t gotten sucked into the routine of life yet, I implore you — travel. It will never be easier than it is right now for you to do that which really matters.

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So what are you waiting for?

Explore and travel the world!

Live like there is no tomorrow.

As Saint Augustine once said..

 ”The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.”

—wanderrwithmee


Bucket List 101 ♥ ~ My Virtual Dream Chest!

Anything and everything is possible as long as you believe. I hope this serves as an inspiration to you 🙂


안녕하새요 여러분 / Annyeonghaseyo yeoreobun / Hello everyone!

What is a dream chest?

A dream chest is a container which I plan to put my dream or simple wishes on a paper, roll them and place them in here. I plan to open it afterwards to check what wishes and dreams I had that came true or I have done. 🙂

Dream and simple wishes?

Yes! No matter how big or small it is. From having a ribbon collection to probably having your own home or plane!

But why?

A form of inspiration I guess? And a reminder of the kind of things I wanted and wished for. I also personally believe in the Law of Attraction.

How to have one?

Well, just get a container and pieces of paper and a pencil and voila! 🙂 As for me, I got my mini chest from a hardware store. Pretty weird right? Haha. But there are a lot of containers in dollar stores and quaint shops. It need not be expensive!

When do you plan to open them?

As of now, I can’t really tell yet. Back in 2011, I remember I wanted to open it 10 years after. As of now though, some I’ve written are still not possible so I’m planning to extend it to 15 or probably 20 years?? 🙂

Bucket List = Dream Chest?

Yes, somewhat. 🙂 Though I plan to have an online bucket list, I still want to update my dream chest because we have dreams that are too personal and I’m shy to post ’em and.. just because! It is cute too!! :>

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I must admit that I haven’t really updated my dream chest because of school and other things –and I somehow just forgot to– but I promised myself to update it as much as I can together with my virtual bucket list!

Though I cannot remember everything I’ve written on the papers in my dream chest, as much as I can, I will include them together with my new dream places, things to have and things to do which will be a bit more detailed in here.

I don’t think putting it here as post is the best option cause I’ll be constantly updating it.

How about on the side? or bottom? or beside my about section? Hmm. I shall think about it.

My Dream Chest so far. No limitations. ♥

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—wanderrwithmee ✈



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