Who Am I?
My name is Joan Narciso, born and raised in the beautiful Philippines. I am heavily-dependent on coffee, and despite a not-so easy life, I have come to delight myself in Jesus Christ day in, day out.
I will turn 30 years old soon, single, and I have no foreseeable plan of being with anyone
right now. Contrary to social expectations, I find myself most comfortable alone.
I have a degree in International Relations major in Diplomacy, and for many years dreamed of joining our country’s Foreign Service. As of this writing though, that dream is parked for an indefinite time.
In between and after my university days, I had a total of 3.6 years working in the Business Process Outsourcing industry. However, I have always wanted to join an organization with an advocacy beyond profit.
In one of my life’s turning points, I mostly left our home in Cavite, and established a solo life a hundred miles away in Tarlac City… that is on weekdays.
The job I have right now has allowed me to see more of the Philippines. This has also made me realize that I love slow travel. Yes, I am no weekend warrior. I love staying beyond a week in a new place as much as possible.
I read a lot–fiction, history, life (which is broad!). I do not have a favorite music genre but I have a lot of favorite song lyrics and musical artists. I love watching action-packed, based on real life movies. After college, I got into binge-watching American TV series.
I have had an on-off relationship with blogging/writing for as long as 2005. That changes now. Three decades, and I have learned that life is painstakingly beautiful. It blooms when shared. People always tell me to write more and I know my heart beats happy when I do. Hence, this blog.
What to Expect from This Site?
I have categorized my current and future posts into four — Travel Journal, Broom Tree Diaries, Creative Pursuits, and 30, Single and Random. I hope to share my kaleidoscope perspectives through these four themes.
Here, you’ll find my favorite memories, my (mis)adventures, tips [mostly for solo female travelers], and life lessons from the road.
This is where I intend to share pieces of my wandering and wondering moments with God. As a Christian, I don’t have life figured out. But the questions have led my heart to a constant state of wonder and awe before His Grace.
I have a collection of poetry and short stories that I am hesitant to show the world. But little by little, I just might. I’d also feature in this page artworks that resonate with me.
I believe it is tragic to live up to 30 and still not be passionate about life’s bits. So here, I am giving myself online space for opinions I know would add value to our generation; but also, space to have fun and appreciate people and all things beautiful.