How Has 2018 Been So Far

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I feel as if I’ve written a number of these update posts last year. Life got in the way, I suppose. Or maybe that’s just what I like to say to myself as an excuse.

To be honest, the last few weeks all seem to be a bit of a blur. Everything just happened way too fast. When Vergs arrived in the Philippines, we never really had an entire day to rest from the madness that is wedding planning. In the process, all the stress and exhaustion took a toll on my body and I was met with a raging fever on my wedding day. But I’ll save this story for another day.

The bottom line is, we had a love-filled wedding, celebrated in the midst of family and friends. It was truly one of the most beautiful days of our life together.

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It’s been a full week since we arrived back in Spain and I have to say that setting foot in the Madrid airport seemed to be a miracle worker. It’s definitely got to be one of my favorites of all time. Besides the fact that I was screaming and lusting over items in the Longchamp store (I SCORED AMAZING DEALS, YOU GUYS), the Madrid airport has always given me a sense of familiarity.

I see the Mas Q Menos cafe and almost instantly, a smile appears on my lips because I remember the coffees and tapas I’ve enjoyed while waiting for a flight. I pass by the little convenience store and I’m reminded of how I bought 2 Milka chocolate bars because there were flavors I never even knew existed. I’m reminded of these anecdotes every single time I visit the Madrid airport. There’s always a sense of comfort. It's as if I'm seeing a friend I haven't been with in a long time.

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Then again, I guess that’s what 10-hour layover experiences can do to you. Airports can feel like a huge living room, especially when you’ve memorized the store locations and when you're holding out on buying yet another item from Duty Free when you haven’t even set foot in your final destination just yet.

Anyway, I digress.

Currently, I’m typing away on my laptop during the night of Vergs’ duty day.

For those who don't know, duty day is when he spends the entire day inside the ship. Since I'm terribly afraid of feeling bored and lonely, I usually equip myself with night essentials: wine, Netflix, and loads of pillows to help me feel like I’m not alone in bed.

Months spent in Spain always feel like a paid vacation. I say ‘paid’ only because I still do work even while traveling. The fact that I’m in Spain simply makes it better because not only is Spain a beautiful country, but I also get to relive normalcy with Vergs — which quite frankly is something we treasure, having gone through a long distance relationship. Anything that seems "ordinary" is special to us. The truth is, errands like laundry day and cooking meals mean more after a period of not being together.

 

 

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At the start of 2018, I promised myself to use my time wisely and never to take any moment for granted. So far, with the way this year’s events have been panning out (the wedding, a Boracay trip, and the recent journey to Spain), I feel like I’ve been doing a great job at appreciating every hour.

Here’s to hoping I get to tick off more goals this 2018!