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Dream big

Baywalk and Park, Mati  © Jojie Alcantara

Baywalk and Park, Mati © Jojie Alcantara (click to view large)

“Dream what you want to dream; go where you want to go; be what you want to be, because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want to do.” ~ Anonymous

Today, I had quite a scare in my life.  I was rushed early morning to the hospital for a numbness I couldn’t explain. My difficulty in breathing was different from the chronic asthma attacks I’ve grown up with.  I have lived through asthma since 7 and survived those hospital injections.  This was another phase in life to hurdle with my health.  Though I don’t smoke, or drink, I don’t watch what I eat.  Think of the many restaurant opening invitations I couldn’t refuse!

I spend sleepless nights because fatigue and sleepiness don’t get to me till the morning.  More so when I have to prepare for a trip or a workshop the next day.  I am multitasking in exhaustion. The spirit is too excited, but the flesh is getting weak.

I am tired, but I am in denial.

And even when I am content with the things I have done in my life to make myself proud, there were little matters I needed to finish. Those mini-blogs in the works, the e-books I want to share, the unfinished projects. Going back to painting. The unplanned trips (they happen more than when I plan it).  The biggest deal nearing fruition over family properties.

Does this mean I have to slow down in life?  My dreams are sprouting mini-dreams. I have to keep going.

But first, I have to recover from colds and fever.

Scene captured in Mati Park and Baywalk
© Jojie Alcantara


  1. Beautiful picture and sounds like your body is telling you to slow down. I often find myself doing the same thing and only after I rest do I get better. Hope you feel better soon! 🙂 the pictures can wait for you.


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