I have always wondered what my life would be like if I did not take a leap of faith and just stayed within my comfort zone. I would, probably, be going home by 5:00 PM at my parents’ place, turning on my laptop and then blogging and doing my other side jobs. Or I would, often, be out having coffee, having dinner, on a date... You know same old, same old. For some, it may actually be THE LIFE and it sounds pretty okay; but the question is: Is that all there is to it?
My stay in Pampanga, so far, has been full of exciting surprises. They may not be always good but they definitely teach me a life lesson or two. I have learned a lot of things and I have conquered a lot in my life, which I never thought I could ever get over. Living independently may sound like a totally cool life for those who have long been wanting to move out of their parents’ place; but it is not THAT easy, I tell you.
To tell you quite frankly, I feel like I am living the life I have always wanted. Life is not perfect but I love it. I love every adventure I get myself into, I love how I can do things on my own, I love how I have learned how to cook, I love how I can go home anytime I want (but honestly, I go home at around 9PM even though I live by myself instead of the usual 11 to 12MN when I was still living with my parents) and it’s just fun but with more responsibilities, of course.
|Shirt: Baker's Hill in Puerto Princesa, Palawan|
|Shoes: Bought from Nikki (An officemate selling customized shoes)|
I am glad that I have taken this path. I feel like a rough diamond, which will shine bright through experience. I know that life is always best lived outside of our comfort zones because that is where we learn and grow more. If we keep on staying to what we have always gotten used to we would, surely, lose our purpose and will cease to grow. If you have remembered the song from Stacie Orrico called, There’s Gotta Be More to Life, I suggest you listen to it again and see where you are at in your life right now:
“I’ve got it all but I feel so deprived. I go up, I come down and I’m emptier inside. Tell me what is this thing that I feel like I’m missing and why can’t I let it go...”
I was searching for a better reason to stay and continue on with this path and now I have finally found it.