While I usually post even during Holy Week, this year I decided to take a break. Though I brought my laptop with me I couldn’t really write properly. My mind just like my body is on vacation mode.
There’s been a lot going on the past few weeks. From losing our one and only helper last month–literally doing everything hahahuhu–thus I am overwhelmed with chores and work, to attending an emotionally driven concert by my favorite band–still hung over and I still feel like an emotional wreck. There are days that I just want to hide and hibernate. All I want to do is eat, sleep, workout, repeat. Hahahuhu
We usually do staycations on Holy Week and travel either a week before or after because we want to avoid the crowd at the airport or the traffic on the highway. But this year since Mr. JG is adjusting with his work, we decided to just go elsewhere. And because we love going to the beach our destination had to be one.
Hello from paradise!
First time in Coron, well in Palawan and can I just say ANG GANDA NG PILIPINAS! The Philippines is beautiful! Now I’m looking for more places to see in our country. Suggestions guys?
Anyhow, I grew up with a religious set of parents and was exposed to Catholic traditions. Usually during Lent we would stay home and participate in different activities of our parish. But since I got married Mr. JG & I created our own tradition–we make it a point to really go on a break during Holy Week to spend time with our family.
Personally, I always spend Holy Week introspecting. Because everyday life more often than not prompts me to go on autopilot–wake up, prepare the kids, eat, workout, do chores, work, eat, take care of the kids, work, eat, sleep, repeat 365 x amount of years I’ll be alive hahaha!–that having time to really focus on myself once a year is necessary. To think hard of what I’ve done, what I’m doing and what I can and will do. Yup yan ang Holy Week ganap ko guys.
Lent always places me on a state of somber especially when I listen to the 7 Last Words. I am not as religious as I used to be when I was a kid but attending mass weekly is a must for me and I will always believe in Him. So during this time I pray and think. I reset and ask forgiveness. A week may not be enough but come Easter, I feel like I’m a renewed person or at the very least the burden of thinking waaaay too much has been lifted. All thanks to God’s mercy and the sacrifice made by his Son.
With all that’s currently happening around the world–earthquakes, killings, conflicts and everything else in between–I’m fervently praying for everyone’s safety & happiness. May we all feel recharged after the Holy Week break.
So many stories are lined up next week for you guys so please stay tuned. May you all have a meaningful and restful Holy Week! Ingat sa biyahe please!