To be with your adventure partner means these:

That you are with someone who completely gets you when you feel that irresistible urge to go out…to anywhere, just because;

That you are not restricted but instead encouraged and trusted to make new friends…because in the end, you find nothing but excitement to share these experiences with each other;

That you are assured that someone has your back when the trail is too long and difficult, or the pack is too heavy to carry, or the weather is too bad to be out. He can pass you that jelly ace on the hike to get by. He can be your instant porter. And he can dance under the rain with you too;

That despite the missed bus stops, the lost travel gears, the bad weather, someone is there to shake and laugh it all off. Because he, too, understands that these little details make up for the big adventure that you both share;

That you can disagree on itineraries and budget and transportation, and end up agreeing anyways to let go of plans and be as spontaneous as you could be;

That after every good surfing wave, or beautiful sunrise, or picturesque blanket of stars, the best memory is the one with you in it. And he will look at you with eyes that speak like you are more beautiful than that perfect swell, or that orange sunrise or that star-filled sky. You are the most beautiful of all, and he will make you feel it.

And most importantly, to be with your adventure partner means to be in love with someone who loves life and sees the beauty of its entirety the same way you do.

The universe pays back


The universe has its own way of getting back at you.

You should know that what you do today has an equal effect on what will happen to you tomorrow. What you plant will grow. What you reaped will be lost. And what you will lose will be replaced by another seed to plant again. It is a cycle.

Some would say it is vicious. And you have no choice but to partake in it. Imagine having to deal with losses, too many of them. Imagine having to experience pain for the sake of pain. Imagine the tragedy you have to go through over and over again. It is part of it. And you have no escape.

But with it being vicious makes it equally hopeful and great as well. A cup is emptied because it shall be filled again. A door is closed because a world outside your world awaits. A life is lost only because a birth is underway. Goodbyes equate to hellos. That’s what makes it hopeful because hope is never gone.

So when the bad times come, think that the good times will do, too. Because the universe has its own way of getting back at you.