Burnt out? Have a dose of “change of scenery,” that’s what we always get from our friends. Others ask us to go to church and pray. While we go to church and meet with our community friends, we still lack something. We don’t know but for the past couple of months, our “loving and chill” ambiance became sour, bitter, and full of hopeless events.
And, if we get a chance to borrow a car, we visit a place we’ve never been to. It still felt incomplete.
We live in Tagaytay. We thought, living in Tagaytay would at least alleviate stress because of the great weather and the jaw-dropping scenery.
Don’t get me wrong, though, We love this place. We love how the ambiance makes you just chill in life. It is indeed a great city for retirees. In fact, there’s no traffic here on weekdays, except mornings because of the school, and of course, holidays and weekends.
We are blessed to live at a place where greenery is a must. The birds chirping and the sound of the wind strawn through the leaves are deafening. But as years pass by, complacency becomes obvious. My husband and I argue most of the time. We get mad at the kids for no reason at all. We are constantly looking for clients and jobs nearby but to no avail. We used to have great clients and jobs. In fact, there was one that was just walking distance from our apartment. For some odd reason, things got bitter and sour. We thought we were cursed in this place. Until we all got burnt out. We just couldn’t live anymore. We were alive – watching, talking to each other, but it felt like we were just there for the sake. And, one day, we saw a friend’s post about how changing his scenery helped him rediscover things.
At first, I was hesitant to tell my partner. One, we are already living in Tagaytay – one of the quickest sweet escape places of city people. Two, where should we go? We are literally in between two staple churches: Ina ng Saklolo and Manaog. Not to mention being a few steps away from Picnic Grove and People’s Park. (We haven’t been there, still!)
As stubborn as a toddler, I went to our room, grabbed a chair, and courageously sprung the idea to my partner.
“Babe, can we go out this Friday,” I asked. He laughed. He pointed out that staying there would be useless. We would just see the same scenery: Taal Lake.
But, I said we have to. To which, he happily obliged. After all, it’s free! In exchange for a few samples of Refill ‘N Beyond’s products.
So one fine Friday afternoon, we all packed our bags and headed to Happynest Accommodations located at Cityland or Tagaytay Prime Residences.
We stayed in their family room that could fit up to 6 people. One queen sized bed with a pull-out and a convertible sofa bed.
We felt grateful. We felt renewed. We all walked to Manaog and lit candles for our wishes and intentions.
We took the opportunity to sit down and talk about our plans. We are broke. We need God’s guidance and grace. But even though we are tip-toeing around eggshells, we knew we needed this grace from the Lord to be away from complacency.
Our fast yet wonderful rendezvous was able to help us re-arrange and re-discover things we really need, and that is faith. 🙂
Keeping the faith
Therefore, changing the scenery is therapeutic. Studies can’t expound enough how beneficial it is to travel and see a different perspective. Go with nature. Hug a tree.
Living in Tagaytay or wherever you may be, don’t lose hope. Keep a steadfast faith. You may lose it sometimes or most of the time, know that it’s okay. As the saying goes, “this too shall pass.”
Should you decide to have a “change of scenery” either on a weekday or weekend, message me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/NotYourOrdinaryMum/) so we can give you a special rate on their rooms.
So, how do you cope with these trials and tribulations? Care to share some tips?