I did it. It’s over. The portfolio is handed in and the pressure is gone, there’s nothing I can do about it anymore.
The first thing I do afterwards is fleeing from the known and plunge into a new environment, meeting the lovely blogger Italian Hurricane. Ciao Italia. It’s good to see you again.
My doomed relationship with my ex started here three years ago. It sparked between limoncello and a long train ride through the beautiful landscape between Naples and Milan. Luckily, it didn’t leave me with bad memories of this Mediterranean country. I love the coast with its rough cliffs and colourful houses dearly, the past lingers in a remote part of my mind.
After being caught in my dark room for weeks, having this scenery around me is incredible. I absorb the tender spring sun on my warm skin, try to incorporate the smell of the sea and the wind in my hair.
I’m with this precious girl, Chiara, and immediately feel comfortable around her cordial personality. I don’t think there are many experiences that can keep up with meeting someone you met online for the first time and realise that they’re just as kind as you imagined.
There’s this beautiful candour between bloggers. You don’t have to put up a show or hide behind a mask. Since we’re not in each other’s everyday life, we can tell each other anything without being judged, allowing the possibility to spill our intimate thoughts and feelings.
My soul recovers between our talks, good local food (farinata, gelato), the breathtaking nature, photography, sunshine and chilling on the comfortable sofa. I feel alive again. The camera in my hand makes me whole, even though I doubt my ability to capture the beautiful essence of my surroundings.
In retrospect, I think I could have done worse. Do you feel the Mediterranean sun and the salty sea air when you look at the photos?
Do you have any favourite places to relax after a stressful phase? It doesn’t have to be abroad – it might be a beautiful park nearby, a lake that calms your soul, a forest that makes you feel home – or maybe somewhere in the city? I’d love to hear from you :)
How beautiful it must be to live here.