My Surreal Story on Becoming a Sole SisterWednesday, October 03, 2012
It's been a week since that heart-stopping, momentous victory and it's still awe-inspiring how a mere avid, gung ho follower like me ended up being a Sole Sister. One thing is certain though, it wouldn't have been possible if not for the people - family, friends and even strangers - who believed in my intense desire to realize this dream.
I am deeply grateful.
It's as if it was only recently that I had a serendipitous discovery about Sole Sisters in Cebu Pacific Smile magazine on my flight home from my Calaguas Island trip. You know how in every trip, ending it always leaves a burning hole in the heart? Reading that article felt like a time bomb exploded inside of me! I admired their courage and the kind of life they live. They were going for what gave meaning to their lives, making things happen for them – chasing their passion!
Amazing how a seemingly ordinary incident can lead to a milestone! Reading their story flared up my hope which turned into courage to quit my post in a multi-national advertising agency and go after my dreams of doing the things I love - makeup artistry and traveling. I had no idea how I could make the latter a major part of my lifestyle – until the search happened.
After much anticipation, I finally got to meet one of the women who I look up to, Sole Sister Lois. Boy, did I get nervous! But the moment she flashed her big, warm smile, I knew I was in for great things ahead. I'm not just talking about the upcoming travels but also about the things I will soak up being around a remarkable person. I am thrilled to be having a mentor, a travel buddy and a friend all in one petite package that is Lois.
As for me, I hope not only to share crazy, fun, meaningful adventures and practical travel tips but also to fulfill my self-pledge to be a "Waker".
Watch this awesome video made with love from Hari ng Lakbay of our first meeting:
Excited for things to come,
Sole Sister Madz
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