“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”
– Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky
My name is Monica and welcome to seeyamonica.com! After a breakup and resigning from a company I was with for four years, I started pursuing my passion, which is writing. I also work with a start-up online travel agency as part of their HR team, and drink, eat, enjoy long walks, and take photos on the side.
seeyamonica.com serves as my reminder that my life is full of experiences worth remembering – my travels within the Philippines and Southeast Asia, and random musings born from the conversations I had over coffee, beer, and food, the music I enjoyed, the blog posts, poems, and stories I came across, and the people I met at one point or another. More important, I created this blog to share with whoever may read this the impact all these have made in me and, in the process, I hope that it will inspire you to pack your bags, challenge your limits, and experience life outside your comfort zone.
Thank you for visiting and I hope that, in whatever space you’re in now, you will get something from reading the posts here. And, if it impacts you in one way or another, I invite you to reach out and let me know. :)
“Travel brings power and love back into your life.”