Vacations spell heaven for me. Don’t you just love those days when you don’t have to worry about the next day for fear of not waking up on time and being late for work? Or not setting up your alarm clock and rushing to get out of the door without breakfast? These are just a few of the trivial reasons why I love a well-deserved vacay.
I can never be thankful enough for all the travel opportunities that I have experienced. I am still bewildered at this point whenever I recount the places and people I have encountered in my years at sea. Looking back now, I have to say that serendipity has a sweet way of creeping up in your life although I also have to give a shout-out to the power of strong prayers. Heck, I prayed for my previous job in a mantric kind of way! The power of attraction is strong for someone who truly believes.
As an Overseas Filipino Worker or OFW, I worked onboard ships for a US cruise lines company. Ten years abroad was a great chapter in my life. I learned so many things not just in the professional aspect but life in general.
This morning was not any different than other days. After doing my morning rituals, next thing I checked were messages from my mom and what my friends and loved ones were up to in every nook and cranny of the globe. As I scrolled down smiling and occasionally laughing at funny posts and videos, I was taken aback by a Safety Check on Facebook posted by a friend from high school who lives in France.