while I was out

So the regular power failures finally blew out some of our electronics here at home, including our modem so I haven’t been able to connect to the Internet for a few days and while the disconnection was a fresh welcome (though I was connected through spotty 3G/LTE on my phone and data plan), it meant being able to stay away from my computer entirely, which meant I didn’t get to do a lot of necessary writing done.

Fortunately, enough, as the long Holy Week began, friends started arriving in Bacolod and that was a welcome breath of fresh air. It was so good to be around my lifeblood in Manila — the people that I really care about that made living in Manila so worth it. Cat and Carlo came back for the Holy Week, as did Micah of No Filter. Seeing them while scanning through my Instagram feed and seeing many of my friends at the beach made the beginning of summer so very special.

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Cat and Carlo, my #lifepegs and friends who are like family to me

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I bumped into Micah at the mall when I was off buying supplies for the long weekend

Next week, good friend Paolo Lorenzana (of Team Magazine) is coming to town to say hi and to take a look around so that will be fun. It’s nice to be able to relate to my friends outside of social media and messaging apps on the phone. There’s really nothing like a face-to-face meeting and just soaking up their good energy.

Otherwise, as the summer heat starts to envelope the islands, I’ve just really been watching a lot of old television shows with my brother and my Dad. I should be writing but it’s still quite hard for me to get into the groove of things.

I haven’t even been tweeting because, I don’t have a real life, so I’m not really struggling with profound thoughts at the moment. I’m not stressed out, which is a good thing. I’m really getting a lot of rest. But the healing needs to go deeper.

Seeing my friends from Manila is very helpful because it’s putting things into perspective. That’s what I need now. A perspective shift, a change in the angle with which I’m looking at this problem/issue/situation.

This is what was going on in my head while I was out of the Internet.

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