Jamaica, Saudi Arabia, Zambia. I like to look at my stats and see where my readers – you – come from. Algeria, Iraq, Pakistan. There are so many places I’ve never been to and might never visit. Cook Islands, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Jersey. Islands I couldn’t find if you gave me a globe and asked me to point them out.
Singapore, my birth place and one of my many homes. I feel strangely connected to the clicks from that place and wonder if you know that I kind of belong to you. And of course there’s the US, where most of you come from. This huge, diverse and conflicted country that both allures and scares me.
Then I try to imagine how your life looks like– what you eat for breakfast, in what kind of neighbourhood you live. What you do when you meet your friends, what you talk about. What you do for a living, how the public transport looks like. If you’ve already founded a family or if you’re still in school. Are you happy where you live or would you rather live somewhere else?
Hundreds of lives and stories whose paths will probably never cross meet at this little space in the web. My little space. It’s amazing, to be able to connect with people all over our precious planet. I know I sound like a broken record, but I’m so glad you’re following me on this journey. I honestly wouldn’t have made it this far without your encouragement and support.
And I love that no matter where you come from, your compassion and kindness are bigger than the differences. The most wonderful aspect is that it’s not just an online thing– this blog truly connects me with people from all over the world. Real life. Two years ago, I visited Diana in the Philippines. Last spring I visited Mariachiara in Italy and Arielle visited me in Switzerland this May. Also, last Christmas I exchanged christmas cards with Josh; it was my first letter from the US.
I hope I’ll get to meet more of you, someday. Definitely let me know if you’re coming to Switzerland 😊 You make the world feel like a smaller and more loving place. Thank you, guys.
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I’m wondering: Have you ever met other people from the blogosphere? How much do the connections you form via your blog mean to you? What does blogging mean to you?
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On another note: I saw I have regular clicks from Serbia. Well, I need YOU! I’m going to Belgrade for a photographic project this November and would greatly appreciate to have connections with a local who could help me out. So if you’re interested, please hit me up with a message, either via a comment or the contact form on my website. Thank you! 💞
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Model: Angeles (on film) ❤️