Meeting deadlines, paying bills and plainly living a routinary life every single day can be really stressful. Let’s admit it! We miss the life of not worrying. We crave for those days when we don’t have to think about of our life responsibilities. The life when money isn’t such a big deal because you expect an allowance next week from your parents. A life when going home late is never a problem, not until your dad texts you, “Where the hell are you?“. How we wish we can just respond with, “In Hawaii, dad!” Hahaha.
On the brighter side, adulting makes you independent. It gives you the power to make decisions on where and what you want to do with your life. They say, “Money makes the world go round.” And maybe money can take me to a luxurious break while staying at one of those Hawaii vacation homes.
Maybe not, maybe yes. We can not take away the fact that money plays a huge role in our daily lives. We work so hard to earn it. It’s what drives most people to work their asses off eight hours a day, five times a week, and sometimes, more. And every so often, there will be a point where doing the best we can to survive this ideology becomes dragging and so, we splurge. Or we consider quitting our job or daydream about being in Hawaii vacation.
“Work hard, party harder.”
Some do it with shopping clothes and shoes, foodies on trying a new restaurant in town, and others are simply splurging on groceries. It’s a form of stress-reliever for working class and no one can ever blame them. I have been there myself. I must admit, I still have the same tendencies, but I’d rather take a break by flying to paradise for a couple of days.
The perfect getaway for me is going to the beach. There is just something soothing about hearing the ocean waves or feeling the warm sand beneath your toes. There is something with the breeze that takes away the stress caused by a 9-5 job. It makes me look forward to my next time-off while giving me the energy for the next week of work. Who wouldn’t love to wear a bikini and simply take the time to relax?
So for the past few years, I booked trips to different famous beach destinations in the Philippines to help me loosen up the pressure. From the pristine beaches of Boracay to some most-renowned diving spots in Cebu, the calming waters of Zambales, the stunning sunsets of Mindoro, the undeniably stunning lagoons and islets off Palawan and the amazing diversity of ocean life in Batangas. I’ve seen some of the best popular spots in the country that has drawn millions of tourists and backpackers.
A Dream Hawaii Vacation
In spite all the domestic travels, I would love to get the chance to take a longer break and splurge without fretting about tomorrow. For sure, I would have gone straight to Hawaii.
Don’t get me wrong! Our country deserves to be put on the pedestal when it comes to the beautiful sceneries it offers. But how would you not love experiencing the tropical island that brought surfing, Lilo and Stitch, shaka, Hawaiian shirts and aloha into this world?
If the Philippines is known to be hospitable in nature, Hawaii has been known for it’s “aloha spirit.” In fact, it’s not just an expression or their way of life, it’s actually a law in their land that obligates all citizens and government officials to conduct.
Hawaii, formed by a hotspot in the earth’s core, is considered as one of the most isolated, inhabited pieces of land on the planet. It boasts some of the best beaches in the world, excellent diving spots considering it is in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and world-class waves which have attracted all professional and avid surfers.
Around every corner lies lush jungles, monstrous waterfalls, towering mountains and sea cliffs that would require you to ride a helicopter to see it with your own eyes is around every corner of these islands. No wonder why a lot of Hollywood movies were shot in Hawaii.
When you think Hawaii only has that to offer, you wouldn’t expect it to be an island with colorful beach sands. Yes, they have them! Ranging from white to yellow to black to red to even green sand beaches.
What makes Hawaii different from the world is the fascinating fact that it is the only tropical state in the United States of America where the Hawaiian culture has blended with the Asian culture. Its society is literally a melting pot of where the West meets the East living in harmony together. For someone who is looking for her own balance, I think Hawaii will be a good kick-off for me.
I love daydreaming! Come on! Who doesn’t? I always imagine myself in a Hawaii vacation home overlooking a good spot for sunset (oh I love golden hour!) or a villa with a pool where I can lounge on my robe while sipping a cocktail drink with a book on my hand – getting a spa therapy while indulging myself in the luxury of life. It should be the cherry on the cake for this dream vacation of mine.
As ambitious as it may sound but there’s nothing wrong with dreaming big. It pushes us to go beyond our limits to achieve something that satisfies our yearning to have a better life than what we have now. Dreams tell us to move and keep up with how the world expects us to adapt to what the society demands. It justifies our purpose to find happiness by whatever means we can.
It is not only to reward our eyes with what we physically see but to show how much we value our own well-being – how much we would like to be treated by others. It’s merely putting ourselves first in line. So from time to time, do yourself a favor by doing a tropical escape to get a glimpse of the blue waters.
After all the sacrifices we make, we all deserve a reward and it will be good for our mental health. Giving ourselves a break from the normal rounds is no doubt the best way of patting our backs saying,
“You did a great job on becoming an adult!”
What is your dream vacation/reward for yourself?
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