Last month, I spent a couple of weeks in the Philippines alone. All of my friends left after the amazing 10 day grad trip. I must admit, I teared up at the airport when they bid their goodbyes to me. There I was, alone, waiting, wondering if I made a mistake, would I survive, let alone thrive? - even contemplated booking return tickets back home despite the exorbitant money it would cost me.
But I’m glad I stuck to the plan. Those two weeks were simply special. I volunteered with an NGO in philippines wherein I taught kindergarten kids. I lived, loved and laughed with them. I made some wonderful new friends from many different countries. I’ve always loved solitude, but this time I enjoyed it with a real sense of freedom.
A solo trip. The concept of it was unimaginable in the beginning. And my parents? It took a hell lot of persuading, reassuring, begging and pleading, but they finally gave in to the stupid desires of their crazy little daughter. Actually, they didn’t quite have a choice. And I couldn’t be more grateful because those experiences will stay with me for life.
So here are a few pictures to capture my two week adventure. Thanks @ivhq
for giving me this beautiful experience! I can’t stop propagating the concept to everyone I know!
#IVHQPhilippines #Volunteering #AlternativeBreak