Paradigm Shift Happens on the Road
It was unplanned, it was accidental. I had the strong desire to change my location for good; good job, good disposition and good life in general. This desire, wherever it was coming from, I believed would help me move on in life. But what happened on the road was not just moving on. It was also seeing myself as part of the wanderer with lust and passion for travel with my motorcycle. Change happened from those days of being on the road.
April 21, 2014 – I bid goodbye to my family after supper, packed my essential stuff and left. I stayed for a night in a cheap inn and left early the next. The whole day of April 22 was a travel full of uncertainties as I passed by Davao City, Tagum City, Compostela Valley to Barobo, Surigao de Sur. Thanks to my phone’s GPS capability for giving me accurate directions. I stayed for a night in Barobo hoping that I get rested well. That was the second day.
I left Barobo before sunrise to Tandag City and had to take a rest for a while. I must reach Carrascal before the sun sets. But before noon, I was already there.
The job agency called up and asked me if I’m ready for work. I said yes and told them of my salary range. It must have been a good start. But things changed. I changed my mind when I saw the nature of my work: be an accomplice in destroying the environment. I decided quickly: continue my road trip.
My body demanded a good night rest so I decided to stay in one of the beach resorts in Carrascal. From where I stayed, I can see the mountain silhouette. It was the same mountain range where I passed by the next morning as I went straight to Tubod via Placer.
Passing by Lake Mainit in Surigao del Norte, I travelled straight back to Davao City via Cabadbaran City, Bayugan City, San Francisco in Surigao del Sur and Tagum City. It was a whole day motorcycle travel.
My last day on the road made me realize to go home. It was a good 4-day motorcycle travel anyway.
I thought it was my last long trip. Yet it became the beginning.
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