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No Permanent Address

No Permanent Address Posted on June 20, 201511 Comments

I am Sonhadora, 34 years old, born and raised in the Philippines. At 32, I decided to quit my job, sell everything I have and travel halfway across the world. It lasted for 14 months and I found my way back home. What do I know about life? A little and a lot. I’ve certainly had my fair share of dreams coming true, frustrations and hitting rock bottom, broken hearts and a lot of unexpected detours. Follow my blog and join me in this once in a lifetime adventure and I will make it worth your while.

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June 2014.

It has been 3 days since I left Manila to live my dreams of becoming a global citizen with Brazil as my first destination. Days prior, I was going through a roller-coaster of emotions. I was sad and scared at the same time that at one point I was thinking “why am I trading everything I have here for someplace where everyone and everything are foreign to me?”

I didn’t have an answer because truth be told, I don’t really know what will be waiting for me on the other side of the world despite all the preparations and research. A friend’s reassuring words – you will not regret leaving but you will regret NOT leaving – kept me sane and grounded. He was right and I needed that reminder.

The DAY.

Boarding that plane was so surreal. As soon as the plane was off the ground, I will have no permanent address, no full-time job, doing volunteer work, living on the other side of the world away from my family and friends, and making lasting memories.

I was giving up my comfortable life for something uncertain and I couldn’t be more excited for it. When you know, you’ll definitely know and THIS is something I know I should be doing in this lifetime. This may or may not work out, the odds may not even be on my side but at least I tried for something, and the choices I make, I will standby with no regrets.

“It’s the oldest story in the world. One day you’re 17 and planning for someday…and then, quietly, and without you ever really noticing…someday is today. And then someday is yesterday. And this is your life.”

I am Sonhadora, 34 years old, born and raised in the Philippines. At 32, I decided to quit my job, sell everything I have and travel halfway across the world. It lasted for 14 months and I found my way back home. What do I know about life? A little and a lot. I’ve certainly had my fair share of dreams coming true, frustrations and hitting rock bottom, broken hearts and a lot of unexpected detours. Follow my blog and join me in this once in a lifetime adventure and I will make it worth your while.

11 thoughts on “No Permanent Address

  1. Live well, wherever you are in the world. I will personally miss you but I know you will be well. 🙂

  2. I may have lost you this past years, and you traveling so far away will just be another day without your friendship. But being so far makes all the difference, making me feel like crying; and I wish I could’ve spent more time with you, to thank you and ask sorry at the same time. One thing’s for sure. You have a permanent address in my heart. Good luck, friend, see you when I see you!

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