When your whole family loves to travel, it’s only a matter of time when the bug bites you. I have been lucky enough to do plenty of it growing up, but it wasn’t really until my 35th birthday in the Caribbean with my sister when it hit me and I realized how much I needed it in my life.
My curiosity for the world and sense of adventure waned when I joined the workforce right after college. I was too focused on my career. Then I had an epiphany–really, a spiritual awakening–that made me change my life priorities completely.
This energy had been growing inside me since I turned thirty, and it was five years later on one of the secluded white-sand beaches of Tortola, British Virgin Islands, when my chakras were in complete alignment and I was seeing things clearly for the first time in my life.
So, while I have traveled many times before, my birthday weekend on the BVIs is what I would consider a rebirth, in so many ways including my love for travel and adventure, and I reflect on this first eye-opening, life-changing experience that I am certain kicks-off what will be many, many more to come.
Remembering what life is really about in the Caribbean:
As I enter my 35th year living on earth, I have made a personal vow to take real time off from work and disconnect more from technology to see the beauty of our world that we often forget exists.. And it all commences in #Tortola #BritishVirginIslands #BVI!! Life is pretty good right about now.. #IslandHopping #IslandGirl #BeachLife #Latergram👙🌴🌞
Asking the universe to grant me good energy:
A few of my favorite things..:
Not coming back to New York, you guys:
Rediscovering my life’s purpose on a road less traveled:
Don’t be afraid to take the road less traveled, and take it often.. It may just lead you to the most amazing, life-changing experience that you seek, in this case, one of the most beautiful private beaches on #USVI, so serene that it helped me rediscover my life’s purpose.. I’m ready to get to work! ☺️ #SpreadLove #IslandGirl #IslandLife #IslandHopping #BeachLife #USVirginIslands 🌞🌴👙
All good things must come to an end, but only if you let it.. I’m already planning my next trip because you can’t keep an #IslandGirl off the island for too long: Barbados, Hawaii or Fiji? Who wants to come?! || 📷: Joan Misa || #IslandLife #BeachLife #LongBay #Tortola #BritishVirginIslands #BVI #Filipina #Pinay #Bikini 🌴🌞👙💙
And finally, THANK YOU for your ❤:
The #LOVE in me grows and I begin this year with a #grateful #heart all because you took the time to show me the love on my special day.. This love is all the #energy I need to make this year my best yet and to be #unstoppable so THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart! ❤️ || 📷: Joan Misa || #BreatheInLoveOut #LifeMantra #SpreadLove #BirthdayLove #WithLove #LoveQuotes #Jonaliza
Because of your ❤, I am STRONGER than ever:
I haven’t given enough credit to the haters, the doubters and non-believers, the players and heartbreakers, the users and abusers, and all the troublemakers that came in and out of my life–and I say this with a #smile–THANKYOU!! Because of you, I am #stronger, better, wiser and more determined than ever before. ☺💪 || 📷: Joan Misa || #PostedWithLove #CantStopWontStop #EyeonthePrize #Unstoppable #Fitspo #Fitness #Girlnetic #ThreeLeggedPlank #Pinay #Filipina #IslandGirl #Strength #Determination #Gratitude #Fitchick #Fit #MakeFitHappen #BritishVirginIslands #BVI
And how do I know for sure this is just the beginning? Because I have already planned out a few more adventures, and this is just in the next coming months to fight the winter blues. You can see my adventure unfold on real time by checking out my Snapshots. See you on the adventure trail!