Last week was just one of those weeks where I had to get out of our apartment. I wanted to do something different, so instead of working from home in my sweatpants and favorite t-shirt, I got dressed and went out to a coffee shop. I felt super productive and got so much done for my blog, answered work emails, and took short breaks on Pinterest. All in all, I felt great. I broke through the rut I was having. But as it turns out, this was not a long-term solution. So I’ve set out to re-vamp my home office to make it just as appealing and conducive to work as these coffee shops.
I cannot stress enough how important it’s been in my life to stay true to myself. I haven’t always been comfortable in my own skin. In fact, I think finding happiness inside of ourselves is one of the hardest missions in life. I was always a people pleaser growing up. My boyfriend will be the first to tell you I hate confrontation, my tendency to avoid eye contact is one of his biggest pet peeves. It’s because of this that I never wanted to be on anyone’s bad side. And as such, I was pretty easily peer pressured in high school and college. But at the same time, I never really fit in 100%. I always felt different, like I didn’t quite fit in anywhere or know who I was.
photo via Pinterest
Since I live in Hong Kong, a trip around Southeast Asia naturally is the most sensible travel option. So far, I’ve been to Cambodia, Vietnam, Japan, Indonesia, China, and the Philippines. I’ve gotten to see such vastly different, unique cultures that I never before thought I’d have the chance to explore. I’ve become more open-minded in the process, allowing myself to be touched by each person I meet and place I go. I’m excited to share my list for the top 3 travel destinations in Southeast Asia, two of which I’ve already been to and one which I’ve been dreaming of visiting!