Hi guys! It has been a while since I last posted, but don’t worry. I will try to post regularly again. Life just happened. Justin got sick, his appendix was taken out. And…a whirlwind after, we found our small family migrating to Baguio. It was crazy.

Moving here was pretty rough. We didn’t really have any family here so we truly were alone. There were a lot of discouragement at first, but in the end, especially now that we have almost fully adjusted…what can I say? It feels really good.

There really is a sort of liberating feeling that’s just too hard to explain. I mean, I’ve been living with my parents all my life, so I really stepped out of my comfort zone. It was hard, I wouldn’t even lie…but getting to decide about everything, even with the little things like what brand of laundry detergent to use felt really fulfilling.

Leading The Life I Want

The most exciting part of it all was getting to do the things that I really wanted to do. When you live with someone else, even if they’re family, it meant that you would have to consider them befrom doing anything. But knowing me, that meant that I was always holding back, putting ideas on the sideboard, thinking that one day if I’ll ever get my way, I will do these things one by one. Well guess what? I’m doing them now and it’s one of the best feelings in the world!

Here are the exciting things happening in the Aricheta Camp:

  1. Art. I now have more time for art. Baguio is one of the most artsy places here in the Philippines, so it’s very inspiring to live here. I don’t even know how to express how much I enjoy living in this place!
  2. Living Soulfully. Now that I get to be the boss over my own life (plus with Justin’s 100% support), I can now fully explore the lifestyle that I’ve always wanted to do:
    • We now eat as organically as possible.
    • We have now 100% eliminated our biodegradable waste.
    • I now have my own (mini) herb garden.
    • I now produce my own organic feritilizer!
    • I can decorate our small home any way that I want (as long as it doesn’t involve a LOT of Hello Kitty in it. Yep, that’s Justin’s limit).
    • Most importantly we are now a proud sponsor family to a child named Christie in Batangas through World Vision.


Don’t worry, I’ll talk about each of these things in separate posts. Ciao for now!