The actress reveals her true reason for her weeks-long trip around Bali, Mexico, and Cuba early in February.
Fresh from her excursion abroad of which she sent fans abuzz for two weeks straight, actress Julia Barretto revealed the true reason for her trip in a latest post she shared on Instagram last Sunday, February 17.
“Self love, self care and self discovery. These are the three things I wanted to achieve jumping into this trip. As soon as the plane took off, I cried non stop for awhile because I knew I was getting out of my comfort zone. I was going to be away from the people I love and hope to share the experience with. It wasn’t easy but I knew from that moment on, I had to let go and surrender,” she said.
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The 21-year-old star said that the weeks-long getaway was to actually make time for herself – to put her wellbeing and own healing first before anything.
“I’ve always been the girl to put the people I love first to the point of almost losing myself in the process... I knew that I needed to gift myself with time and space and rediscover who I really am, who I want to be and go back to my core,” she said.
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All this wouldn’t have been possible without her supportive mother, Marjorie Barretto, whom Julia is most grateful for “allowing me to spread my wings and learn to fly”.
“And of course to my mom @marjbarretto, who did not stop me for a second no matter how terrified I knew she was— without letting me know or feel it. For allowing me to spread my wings and learn to fly and for letting me see the world through my very own eyes,” she said.
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With this, the Ngayon At Kailanman star vows to getting out of her comfort zone more from hereon.
“May this year be the year of getting out of our comfort zone, surrendering and most of all… living,” she added.