Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Gaining some perspective…


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There comes a time, or many times as the case may be, in most lives where a touch of perspective is necessary.  We all (or at least I'd hope) step back from ourselves and evaluate the lives that we live in order to figure out what is working and what still needs work.  

Well, friends… I am at one of those points.  I love living in Europe, but I wonder if I'm here for the right reasons.  I know I told you a few days ago that I'm finally starting to feel more comfortable in my own skin, but I don't know that I'm necessarily comfortable in my own life.  

Sure, I love that I can say something ridiculous like, "I'm hungry for steak, so let's go to the castle and get some" and then can either hike a few miles or take a quick car trip to the nearest castle (I can see its silhouette from the kitchen window) to grab myself a sirloin, but I'm starting to feel unsettled.  If you've ever seen the movie "Chocolat" you may be able to understand/empathize with/relate to this feeling… it's like the wind blows and I know I need to move on.  I've got that tingle, but I haven't even been in Germany for a whole year. 

Anywho… while I brood on that, I'll leave you with some snaps from our day in Montserrat, Spain.  It was a rather exciting day, as we wandered around the town, ate some cheese, attended church (in Catalan and Soldier Boy still had a clue what was going on!), decided to take a quick hike, saw a scorpion (which SB decided to poke repeatedly with a stick and still managed not to get stung), took a wrong turn and spent 3 hours trying to get back into town.  In case you were concerned, we eventually made our way back to the tram and got a free ride back into the city!  












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16 comments:

  1. I think I know what you mean. I've spent my life trying to escape but it can't be done.

    /Avy

    http://mymotherfuckedmickjagger.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm starting to accept that as a universal truth.

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  2. That happens to me too.. but one dear friends said to me once and it's been helping.. it's important to know where your home is.. to be grounded.. these pictures are lovely! Spain looks like it was an amazing experience..
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

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    1. Te he… I've moved so many times, I'm not quite sure where home is. I suppose Chicago since that's where I've spent the most time… I don't know… LA is where I feel the most at home and I've never actually lived there! Blargh!

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  3. What a beautiful setting! Oh how envious I am of you living in Europe and getting to explore so much. You look gorgeous and free in this :)

    xoxo
    Kelly
    www.dreaminlace.com

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  4. Very cute and fun outfit! Nice post (:

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    1. Thank you! I didn't want to wear tights with this outfit, but it was super chilly… I guess this post is more about the scenery than the clothes!

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  5. Wow. Amazing pictures! I go through those phases all the time. I want to be present in the moment, but I can't help but think if I'm making enough out of the moments I've been given.

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    1. Do you think that's just how life is? Always wondering if you're on the right track… I'm starting to think so!

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  6. Well those pics just brought back some nice memories. I spent about 3 months living in Spain. Montserrat is wonderful! As for that unsettled feeling I know exactly what you mean. If you figure it out then please let me know. I find that finding lots of creative outlets helps...
    xo
    styleontheside.com

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    1. I wish I had more time for creative outlets. There just aren't enough hours in the day!

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  7. Love your blue nails... So pretty! At a little life crossroads myself. Hoping everything will work itself out :)

    xo, Bekka
    Palm and Peachtree, A Fashion and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Thank you! It's always weird when these feelings come on.

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  8. beautiful outfit. the scenery looks sensational!

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    1. Thank you! It certainly was breathtaking!

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