The human heart was—and remains—a mystery to me. But I’m learning. I have to. —Anthony Bourdain

Don’t forget to breathe

One thing that I realized after I was looking at old Throwback Thursday posts the other day, is that I’ve been working for 7 years. Seven years! I mean I know I’ve been working for a while, but I didn’t know that seven would pass by so fast. All those hours of clocking in, staring at the screen, running around training, making sure all my to dos are done, really have made me accustomed to the working life, and with my current job, actually find fulfillment in it. I love what I do, and like a bourgeois, 28 year old nerd, I am not afraid to say it.

That said, we do need time away sometimes. A work life balance is something we need to keep sane. To make us realize what we’re really working for, and to get us refreshed, excited, and inspired to do better in our careers.

For me, that’s what Puerto Prinsesa is for. This is no secret. I have been going (almost) yearly since 2007, and it almost feels like home. It’s relaxed, quiet, and fairly affordable. That is to say, you can totally cheap out and spend as little as you want, or do a luxe vacation if you need it.

This is not my point. AS USUAL, I digress. The point is to breathe. Find your place, even if it’s not a beach, or even a whole weekend, just take the time to calm down, catch up with yourself and/or loved ones. Breathe.

And if you find yourself in a place like this:

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Count yourself lucky, because I did, and still do.

What do you do to breathe?


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