Take me to the Tropics

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Growing up from a tropical country, the Philippines. I wore a lot of floral dresseschiffon mini dresses  and light breathable shirts. It’s my go to outfit for the perfect tropical weather all year round. Just talking about it right now, it makes me miss the place. I can’t wait to visit there again with my husband and the kids. This time, the kids will be more aware of their surroundings and most of all they would remember their visit. It’s totally different from the US. In the island of Cebu where i used to live, it will only take 30 mins to go to any beach in the city.

At some point in my life, my dad had a job in a town away from the city. So my  parents rented a house in a little town by the beach for two years and it was amazing. We all strolled and played at the beach all day, we ate fresh caught sea foods everyday, all our vegetables are organic. The only entertainment we had was playing by the beach picking up sea shells, building sand castles and watching tv with only two channels.  I remembered when we moved in that little town, i was complaining a lot because i didn’t have access to anything that i was accustomed to in the city. I had no friends, no mall , two channels on the tv and most of all new school on which i complained about it too because it was a small school.

Life was very simple.

I didn’t get it at that time. My parents were not so keen in explaining stuff to us kids, you just kinda have to figure it out yourself. At first, it felt like a torture living there because i felt like i was always bored, but as time went by you get used to everything, you build friendships and  you learned to love the place. It was the best place i ever lived in my life. The sea breeze and the sound of the waves that i listened to every night until it made me doze off to sleep, was music to my ears.

When we visit  the Philippines again, i want to take my husband and my kids to that little town where i spent the most amazing years of my childhood. Sometimes we don’t realize that the biggest impact in our lives are the simple things. We have to remind ourselves to appreciate what we have and not compare our lives or ourselves to others, because all of us have a different journey. We all have a different story.

Thank you so much for reading and have a wonderful day.

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