Why “My Tropical Home”?

June 3, 2012

When I started this blog I thought I was just going to write and post photos about my life in my country. Halfway through I decided to put in reflections and words that inspired me as well.

Now, one thing I’ve wanted to do is to update the About page. I feel like adding more to it now that some time has passed and I’ve been able to “test the waters” of blogging. What I wanted to add was the answer to this question:

Why is it called My Tropical Home?

Actually I created this more than a year ago to help my mother, a real estate agent, with her business. I was going to post the properties she offered. Hence the name, My Tropical Home. But we didn’t push through with it because she got very busy taking care of my nephews and she grew less active in her work as her health issues started coming out. So, there. Nothing Magical about it.

Three months ago I was toying with the idea of blogging again. This blog was in my mind. It was already set-up with nothing in it. All I had to do was use it. So, taking a leap of faith, I plunged in…

And it’s never been the same since.

I had tried blogging before. The experience was “okay”. I think the problem was I didn’t know what I wanted to write about. It was more like a writing experiment.

When I came back, I knew what I wanted to focus on – my family’s journey and how we fit in God’s scheme of things. Most importantly, what really mattered was that it would be fun, fun, fun.

Since we live in a tropical country, the name My Tropical Home just clicked.

A divine appointment? Yes, indeed.

To sum it all up, My Tropical Home was really a marketing tool to help my mom. It’s turning out as a wonderful journey instead.

Thank you for giving me your precious time. I hope my writing has helped you in some way.

May the peace of our Lord Jesus be in your hearts always.


Mary from My Tropical Home, the Philippines.


40 thoughts on “Why “My Tropical Home”?”

  1. Hi Mary, I wanted to thank you for stopping by Hill Love and for the like. Your photos are beautiful. I loved reading how your blog came to be. I love seeing God’s divine direction at work. I look forward to visiting again.

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