Lucy Torres Gomez’s idyllic life in her home province of Ormoc is a visual treat, a feast for the eyes.
What could be more relaxing than lying on a picnic mat while reading your favorite novel under the early morning sun?
Certainly, there is nothing better than the luxury of taking some time off to fully relax in a secluded place. A stunning scenery surrounded by rolling hills that gradually cascade down into a serene valley. What could be more idyllic than a place like this?
And though living in the city has its perks, it has also stripped us of life’s simple joys.
There is no doubt that the elusive quest for a better life has made the allure of living in the city even more enticing than it has ever been.
However, in recent years, people have become acutely aware of how life in the city has perversely affected their well-being. Aside from terrible virulent pollutants, steep crime rates, pesticide-laden food, and congested roads, myriad of other issues persist.
Thus, seeing people build second homes in the countryside comes as no surprise.
Here are just some of the perks of living in the province.
“And on a whim we had a happy picnic in a tiny house on a hill” – Lucy Torres Gomez
A day at the beach
You can also go for a swim at a nearby beach or have a picnic on a whim with family and friends in tow.
Relishing those languid days and nights by doing the things she loves most
Homecooked Garden-Fresh Meals
Having access to fresh produce is one of the perks of living in the province. Their vegetable and herb gardens provide fresh ingredients for preparing healthy and savory meals at home.
A mini-farm in the yard that houses their vegetable patch and some of their beloved pets and farm animals.
Thanks to Richard’s penchant for raising farm animals, Lucy amusedly shared with her followers how her home in Ormoc had suddenly turned into a mini-farm overnight.
Their vast yard houses a growing number of chickens, ducks, and yes, a piglet.
Fresh Produce from the Family Farm
The nutrient-dense soil in the province prompted them to start a hobby farm. It yields a bountiful harvest of fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs, which they generously share with family and friends.
They also have their own apiary. It produces a copious amount of honey which they give as gifts on special occasions.
Long Table Meals on Weekends
Families usually live close by in the province, so hosting a family get-together is a breeze.
An anxiety-filled life isn’t worth living. Hence, we must learn to tune out the noise and pay attention to what matters. Let’s take the time to explore scenic views, engage in lively chit-chat, share delicious food, and have a fun time together without feeling rushed.
In Lucy’s case, she seems to have mastered the art of living in the present moment. Certainly, not a small feat considering the stressful nature of her job.
Lucy Torres Gomez Non Profit Brand, Truest Society
Lucy runs a non-profit organization called the Truest Society. Her store sells practical items that she personally designs and curates. Purchasing items from the shop will help raise funds for the brand’s charity work.
“Proceeds will help: women who need capital to start their own livelihood, households that need food and light, parents who have no means to pay for the tuition fee of their children, whoever needs help” Lucy Torres-Phil Star
Special thanks to Congresswoman Lucy Torres Gomez for being so gracious in accommodating our request – Lia