Wednesday, February 16, 2005
:: DREAM OF A STRESSED TWENTY-SIX ::
I've been working for almost six years. I haven't taken a loooong break in years. Geez, I'm burned-out at twenty-six. I'm even contemplating on taking Stresstabs despite the fact that I'm currently a bum and without a work. Yep, I am THAT weak lately! Stress for me comes in many forms and working non-stop is just one of them. Two friends said that I have to 'schedule' a much-needed rest. They said that I need to detox, destress and shut my mind to the rest of the world. I wish it's that easy. My trip to Anilao last weekend was an awakening. It's a validation of how really tired and stressed I am. If I only have the luxury, I will pack my bags (with books and mags), take him with me, and disappear for a while to take that superrrr needed break.
I need to breathe. The world is too suffocating right now.
A travel article from the February issue of Cosmopolitan prompted me to make a list of places and destinations that I want to explore (or re-visit) this year (reality speaking, in the next years or so). I can dream, right? Heck, I can even apply to be a Travel Writer! Haha! Hmmm, that would be good.
Baguio! Baguio! Baguio!
Sagada, Mt. Province (who cares if it's cold there? i'm getting used to it anyway)
Capones Island, Zambales
Vigan, Ilocos Sur
The Farm at San Benito (hopefully, soooon!)
Coco Beach, Puerto Galera (one month and two days to go!)
Malapascua Island, Cebu (dubbed as the 'Thinking Man's Boracay')
Bora, Bora, Boracay (but, of course! off-peak season, please!)
Panglao Island, Bohol
Mactan Shangri-La, Cebu (the last time I was there was a business trip)
El Nido, Palawan
Davao (take me back, take me back! miss it so much!)
Shopping escapade to Hongkong, Bangkok and Shanghai
Singapore (been longing for this since last year! hello Pazette!)
Beijing, China (in time for the 2008 Olympics)
Backpacking in Europe (ooohhhh London, Paris, Venice, Milan, Rome, Florence!)
L.A., Calif (to visit Mitzi!)
What about you? Where do you want to go? =)