I’m on “Me” Time. I try to go on a sabbatical every year to reconnect with my soul. Away from family, friends and the noise of the city. I need a good rest from work and my daily responsibilities.
A real sabbatical usually lasts for months but being a mom and wife, that’s not going to happen. I usually book a getaway for just a week. It’s enough time for me to recharge.
I’m very grateful for Ms. Celi Sarabia of Best Western Boracay Tropics for hosting my beach stay. She is also the person behind Hotel Céleste where Tom and I celebrated my birthday last year. She is one of the kindest and sweetest person you’ll ever meet! She invited me this time to her resort Best Western Boracay Tropics. Thank you, Celi for the VIP treatment. I’m already loving my stay in paradise!
I arrived in Caticlan at the crack of dawn and I was immediately whisked away to this beautiful oasis in Boracay island:
Best Western Boracay Tropics
Some people are surprised that I go on getaways by myself. Some even wonder what I do when I go on a vacation without my family or how it feels to be alone? What they don’t know is that for as much as I love my family and I like excitement in my life, I also enjoy being isolated. I believe that solitude is the soul’s holiday, an opportunity to stop doing things for others and to surprise and delight ourselves instead.
According to the book I Shall Raise Thee Up: Ancient Principles For Lasting Greatness by Michael Holmes, “People who do great things tend not to fit in. They stand out in some form or another (often to their despair).”
People who become great are the people who “don’t think like the masses, talk like the masses, or have the same interests as the masses,” and this truth is simply because “they weren’t meant to fit in”. According to Michael, the reason why the people who have “godly” greatness do not fit in is because “God has crafted them uniquely and distinctly for His own purpose,” adding, “it’s in times of isolation that He often does His best work” with His human creations.
Being alone or simply in stillness — we breathe more deeply, see clearly, hear more keenly. We notice more, and in the process, we listen to our inner voice and that is when the magic happens.
Since I enjoy blogging and I don’t consider it as work, I will be posting regularly while on “Me” Time. Tune in!
Shoppingero/shoppingera, when was the last time you spent time by yourself?