When life gets a bit tough, unwind.

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Life sometimes becomes a bumpy road. When things get rough and tough, aside from letting God take over on the situation, we have to help ourselves to remain in good composure and sane. In connection, I felt like I need a sweet escape from it all for a while. I’m glad we have our weekend Benguet trip for our hike to Mt. Pulag, the highest mountain in Luzon and 3rd in the Philippines.

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As for the accurate and latest record, Mt. Pulag is now 2926 masl.

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During the very long hours of walking and trekking, I inconspicuously reflect on the current life I have, the people I deal with, and the decisions I make. My renewed relationship with the mountains made me realize 3 main takeaways about life:

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  1. WE ALL HAVE OUR OWN AND UNIQUE PACE. 

The capability to trek faster than the others doesn’t really matter because the goal is to get to the summit regardless if you’re the group’s lead, mid, or even the last.

Just like in life, success is not a race and we should focus more on our own path rather than how fast or slow others are getting on their way.  We don’t have to compete with anyone else, just with ourselves. 

  1. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE OF YOUR OWN CHOICE.

The weight of your bag for the trudge will be up to you, even the decision of bringing one or none. The crucial part is that, whatever your choice will be, you’ll be responsible. When you to desire to have one, you bring your own bag.

Just like in life, the emotional baggage that we’ll carry is all up to us. We always have the choice to let go of some. The key is just to be brave and take courage. 

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Which mountain to hike is also a choice, they are a lot in the world.

Just like in life, the possibilities of having a good existence are not limited, we just have to choose how to live ours according to our perspectives and preferences. 

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  1. FINISH WHAT YOU’VE STARTED, WHATEVER IT TAKES.

When you started to climb, continue up to the summit. Ignore all the reasons to whine and surrender. Though the hike can really be tiring and exhausting, it’ll all be worth it when you reach to the top. You will never know how good it feels unless you persevere and dare to conquer it all.  

Just like in life, when you set your goal, do everything to accomplish it.

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Hope you learn something, too. Thanks for reading and God bless us all! 


The Mt. Pulag Adventure will be posted soon!

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8 thoughts on “3 lessons I discovered when I climbed the 3rd highest mountain in the Philippines

    1. Sobrang nakakatouch po 😍😍😍 hindi ko po alam kung paano magpapasalamat, pero talagang thank you po sa appreciation at sa pagiging proud 😭😍😊 God bless us po!!!

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