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Travel day!

The day is finally here!!!

Monel and I are traveling to the Philippines today! First I am now in Troy, MI getting on the train and heading to Chicago to meet up with her at the airport. Then it’s time to get a move on to the other side of the world. 

I am nervous and excited all at once. Never have been to the Philippines before so this will be awesome to experience a new place. Parts of the trip will be new for both of us too.

Stay tuned for more updates during our trip, I promise the pictures will be awesome! Monel surprised me with a early birthday present, a new GoPro Hero 5!!! I am stoked to use it 😁. 

Stay classy!

Adios,

-Mark

Daily Prompt, Thoughts and Questions, travel

Daily Prompt – Sail

Sometimes the day can feel like it’s just not moving anywhere and other days it feels like you didn’t even get a chance to breathe. 

Taking the time to tighten the lines of your sail and catch more wind to power up your day can seriously give some great benefits. The same goes the other way though, to release some line and let things slow down a bit. Take some time to relax and enjoy the day. 

Whether you’ve got too much wind in your sail or not enough, make sure you enjoy it!

Life is a great journey and it should be enjoyed best as it can. 

We leave for Manila in 3 days!!!

Stay Tuned!

Stay classy!!!

Adios,

-Mark

Daily Prompt – Sail

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Thoughts and Questions, travel

The trip is finally almost here! 🇵🇭

Finally the trip is almost here. After a long time of planning, the trip for Monel and I is right around the corner. We have one week to go and at this very time seven days from now, we will be on the airplane ✈️ heading to Manila.

We are both so very excited to be able to spend another long flight together and to be able to experience traveling in the Philippines. I’m very grateful to be able to take this time off of work and I feel blessed to have a boss who will allow me to take off some extra time off while also getting some work done while there. It will both help me enjoy more time on the other side of the planet as well as not be far behind when I get home. I am going to make sure that I completely disconnect while I am gone though for at least a good portion of the trip.

Unfortunately, we have gotten some bad news recently that Monel’s grandfather is not doing very well right now and he is ill. The timing happens to work out almost perfectly that we will be able to see him while we are there but it is a shame that he is ill right now.

I’ve been having many thoughts and prayers for him and his health so that I can get the chance to meet him when we are visiting. My outlook for this trip is very positive, we are both very excited and I am still a bit nervous, but I know that the trip will be great. I have a great person to guide me through the Philippines and I’m trying to learn a little bit of Tagalog as well, however, I cannot speak it fluently so I will need her assistance of course.

While visiting we have some extra trips already planned, which I am stoked for. Visiting Boracay and Coron will be absolutely amazing!

Stay tuned for more updates and pictures!

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Stay classy!

Adios,

-Mark

travel

Travel Preparation

I got confirmation from my boss at work that we have to go to Mexico to help with some issues again. We leave one week from today. It will be a busy month before Monel and I leave for the Philippines (Pilipinas). After I get back from Mexico it will be the Fourth of July then the weekend after my cousin’s graduation party (from high school). Then one weekend before leaving for our trip 😁. 

I’m really excited for the trip and looking forward to some good experiences while there. I’ve never been there of course so it will be a very eye opening experience for me. Traveling with Monel is always an exciting experience to spend more time together. Stay tuned for more updates about the travels. 

As a quick note, keep your mind clear and free with putting some time aside each day to reflect on how your day and week have been. Focus on your breathing and relax. 

Stay classy!

Adios,

-Mark

Achievement

Visiting family and friends this weekend

This weekend I’ve been visiting family and friends up north in Bellaire, MI. Did a 10k run and my dad walked in the 5k. Enjoyed some good beer at Short’s Brewpub and great food at Starlight lounge. 

Fitness is a great way to get your body up moving and break through sickness.

Monel and I are looking hard for flights to the Philippines for July. I am really excited to go there and make memories there with her. Stay tuned for updates and more. 

Stay classy!

Adios,

-Mark