As I keep seeing on my Facebook newsfeed, this has been a great year for many people. I can enthusiastically say that I feel the same. I had so many highlights for 2014 that I can’t pick my favorite among them all. I only intended to go to two new places this year, but it seemed He planned for a more different and awesome year for me. I feel so blessed for the opportunities and adventures that came my way ❤
January. The first weekend of the year was spent traveling to Patar Beach in Bolinao, Pangasinan. I was so happy to discover a gem so close to home.
April. For her birthday treat, my sister took the whole family to Davao. I have already been there but the experience was totally different. I loved white water rafting!
I also finally took that trip to La Union with long-time friends and practiced my surfing skills.
May. Rhan, Shiela and I braved the eleven hour trip to Camarines Norte in order to see the beauty of Calaguas for ourselves. In spite of the punishing heat and the resulting sunburn, I love Calaguas and its pristine beauty.
September. I crossed out one item off my bucket list when I and my friends went on a trip to El Nido, Palawan. We left the place promising that we would return to that paradise soon.
November. I and my friends spent six days in Bohol. We had the greatest fun roaming around the place, lazing in the pool and puttering around the kitchen in our home.
Without intending to, all the trips I have been on this year were beach destinations or involved the beach in some way. I guess that trip to Patar Beach early in the January set the theme for the rest of the year. I absorbed lots of Vitamin D from my trips and it caused a few people remark that I’ve gotten a few shades darker. But I don’t give a lot of thought into the color of my skin now because to regret it would mean regretting all the trips and the memories I made this year. Besides, where would have been the fun into going to all these beautiful beaches and not swim in the inviting waters nor bask under the smiling sun? 🙂
So, to the year that was 2014, thank you so much for the awesome year. I hope 2015 will be the same 😀