Good Choices, Good Life

Today, I woke up on the same hour of the day that I wake up every working day of the week. I took a hot shower, prepared myself to work, ate a chunk of what’s in the table while reading the daily, left home and once again took the odd chance of riding a spacious train. But it was my lucky day, an empty one stopped in front me.


For a moment I dreamed of the beach, the mountains, the waterfalls, the deep dive and epic mountain bike rides.

I took my favorite spot on the rear of the train and read pages of Nate O’Riley’s adventure in Pantanal, oblivious of time until the train stopped to my destination. I got out, walked to an elevated ramp and headed to the street corner where I hopped to an aging jeepney. I handed loose coins to the driver and continued reading my book, occasionally glancing outside and completely ignoring the other passengers inside.

I signaled stop as the jeepney cross the wide intersection with one street leading to my office. Every step was heavy. For a moment I dreamed of the beach, the mountains, the waterfalls, the deep dive and epic mountain bike rides. Then a loud horn of a passing car snapped me from my daydreaming. For the past 11 years and three months, most of my days revolved on this routine, trying not to stumble nor fall, consistently climbing up the ladder of the corporate world because that’s what people are expected to do, as taught in school. Study hard, get a job, build a career, save and prepare for retirement. It is a proven path to long term stability.


While I am spending most of my time in front of my office PC, my travel blogger friends out there, like Gael, are exploring the world.

I was quite early in the office. I counted few people already glued to the monitors in front of them. No one noticed me as I walked to the hallway down to my cube. Before settling down, I looked around and suddenly everything turned blue. Then a lot of questions popped out of my head and I was left dumbfounded.

Is this really what I wanted to do with my life? Why am I spending most of my time in front of my monitor while my other travel friends are out there exploring the world? Can I just call it quit and hit the road? Can I do it? Am I prepared?

Questions after questions, the growing call of the endless road to location independence reverberated. There were no answers, only questions. Suddenly, my mobile phone vibrated!

“You cannot manage your life if you do not manage your self. You cannot manage your self if you do not manage your choices. Manage your choices, and you will manage your life.” – Choices by Dr. Shad Helmstetter

A forwarded text quote from my best friend. I laughed for it was very timely. Then I remember the Sun Cellular video I have seen in You Tube a few days ago about “good choice”. I scratched my head for the questions I had in mind were in fact already answered. Life is all about choices! And good choices mean good life.


My life as independent full time traveler will come someday soon.

I do understand now. I am in the corporate world because I value my career, my financial stability and I believe that it is a good choice in preparation for my life on the road. The same way that I choose Sun Cellular Postpaid for its great value – the unlimited calls and texts, add-on services, reliable connection, expanded coverage… mobile connection anytime, anywhere. For me, it is a good choice for I get more features for less with Sun Cellular Post Paid.

The answer seems quite simple and easy but in reality life’s choices are not always easy. Most of the time, I wish that life’s choices are as simple as choosing my network, as simple as choosing Sun Cellular. But while reality is far from the ease of choosing the right and great value mobile network, I will just take as great consolation, for the mean time, the comfort of being connected with Sun Cellular, the good choice in postpaid.

My life as independent full time traveler will come someday soon. For now, I will take my life as corporate professional seriously while preparing for the life on the road. This is my choice and I believe it is a good choice.

This sponsored post is brought to you by Sun Cellular, your good choice in postpaid!

2 Comments on “Good Choices, Good Life

  1. hey angel! awesome, awesome blog. would you be interested to join our team of travel researchers? free travel awaits. :) we’re also looking for other writers and photographers like you. let’s chat –


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