It was the end of January 2011, I was in the middle of one of the worst winters in New York. One day I decided enough is enough, put all of my things in storage, left my job and apartment, and bought a 1 way ticket to Asia (leaving only 2 weeks later). The only thing I knew was I wanted quiet beaches, warmth, and beautiful waters. I flew 18 hours to Manila, then drove 3 hours south to a beach in Anilao. The minute I arrived, I left everything in the car, ran to the beach, and saw this beautiful gift. I remember the smell in the air and the excitement in the pit of my stomach. This sunset was my welcoming to the next 6 months of my life. And I thought, "I made it!"