As you read this, I am likely to be either:
a.) in the last throes of packing (read: sitting down on my suitcase, pleading for it to hold it in) or
b.) well on the way to Fiji, looking forward to a week’s worth of sunshine and peace.
What’s that? The blog title? Yes, you read it right, I’m off to find myself. My old self, to be more specific.
You see, before I got married, I was travelling the world alone. And I prided myself in saying that I absolutely enjoy the company of myself when travelling.
Fast forward the years and here I am, in my mid-30’s, ten years married and thoroughly content (sometimes smug) and enjoying the fact that I found the perfect travel partner in Zombie.
I’d like to discover that old self, maybe befriend myself again as ten years can change you. I think travelling alone can be very therapeutic in so many ways.
Not to mention that going to Fiji is not a bad way to escape the last weeks of winter!
Eat Pray Love gushiness aside, here are the things I’m looking forward to on this trip:
Outrigger Resort Fiji
Outrigger Resort Fiji will be my first ‘home’ in Fiji. While I will look forward to indulging myself with ocean views and spa treatments, I’m very excited about participating in Outrigger’s community tourism project.
I’ll be spending a morning with local students of the school that Outrigger Fiji had established earlier this year.
I’ve to admit, it’s a great feeling to know I’m about to do meaningful things other than just pure indulgence. The last time I engaged myself in a similar activity would be about 12 or 13 years ago in Cambodia. It’s about time!
Castaway Island, Fiji
I’ll be kicking my sandals off as I stay in the award-winning Castaway Island. The island is rich in both rain forest, sand and sea, and I will be having a very laid-back itinerary (eat, swim, sleep repeat) here.
I’m so looking forward to reconnect with my old self in this trip. I will be posting live updates so you guys know I’m still alive 🙂
See you then and have a great week ahead!