January is almost over and so far it has been a hell of a ride.
From good surprises, to devastating moments (that I still don’t feel ready to write about), to exciting news and complicated situations that made me feel very blessed, strong, humbled and in awe all at the same time.
It started with this great little loving note from Thays.
This is the first mail I have ever gotten since I arrived to Slovenia last May! I’m serious guys, snail mail should be a priority when you are abroad. It makes things even more special and more so in this case because it was from dear blogging friend of mine. I love how through this medium we can sparkle friendships through the world. You brighten my day, Thays!
I also found out that we apparently have a really fun & quirky neighbour that does the most astounding wood pieces from the block! I have yet meet him but since he has his masterpieces on display, I thought he wouldn’t mind me taking some pics from his artwork. (PS: is it bad that I’m assuming already that this person is a male because, you know, boobs & scary movies?)
And the weekends lately have looked little bit like that. Grad school is no joke people. I even go on Saturdays in the mornings and occasionally finish when the sun has already set. These pictures are from two separate weekends, apparently grad school also makes you want to take pictures in black and white. Is my subconscious trying to tell me something?
We have also indulged in the things we love: long romantic walks and dinner with champagne with no other apparent reason that we are already adults and if we think it’s appropriate to have dinner with champagne, then so be it! Being an adult is pretty awesome sometimes.
And that place that you see in the pictures is seriously three blocks away from my house, this place never ceases to amazing me. The surprise are literally just around the corner.
I have come to embrace and fall in love with my new home. But to be honest with you, sometimes nostalgia hits me really hard. I was discussing this the other day with my friend Vivian from back home who also moved away to a different city to pursue the career of her dreams. She was telling me that such moments come with the territory of doing the things we love (and terrify us the most at the same time) the most. We really have to let go of what we have previously known and love to fly as high as we can.
Part of this new found strength, I find it here. With the connections we built, the ideas and hopes we share, the special moments we announce, the struggles we tackle and the lessons we contribute to each other. So for that dear readers, I’m eternally grateful. Thank you for being my home away from home.
Now tell me, how has January been for you? Has it been a new source of motivation and inspiration?
Hope it has been because you deserve the best of the best! <3
From the very loving side of this,