Oh hi there, 2019… I didn’t hear you knocking at the door.Continue reading
Five years ago I published my first article on The World is a Circus.
I was 26, quit my job and got on a plane with destination: other side of the world. I was ready for a new adventure: a 1-year trip to Australia and New Zealand. ✈️ I wanted to travel by myself and explore the world.
As you might have noticed on my social media channels, I’m not in Canada anymore. It’s time for different roads and mountains.
2017 has been for me a year of fun and changes. The biggest one, going from New Zealand winter to Canadian summer.
I’m still pinching myself to believe that I’m in Canada. I’ve been here two weeks now, and I’ve done so much!
I quit my job today. I actually handed in my notice last week, it just sounds more dramatic to say I did it today. But I quit. And oh yeah – I’m leaving New Zealand.
I turned 30 this week… Years ago I imagined that by now I would have a cat, a child and a house. But here I am on the other side of the world, far away from ‘home’ and not even knowing where home is anymore.
I am! Spring has arrived, which means the temperatures are getting warmer, the sun is out and the pollen is floating in the air. I’m actually writing this with my first hay fever experience ever, I can tell you it isn’t pleasant.
You know it’s been a long time when you are looking up restaurants in your home city. That’s right, I am booking a dinner with some girlfriends next week in… Belgium! I’m visiting Belgium!
And I have no idea what’s still there, what’s cosy and delicious. It’s a very weird feeling, as I used to know the newest spots in town. Now I need to rely on Google..
When the news of the terrorist bombings in Belgium reached me I was filled with unbelief and then I got very angry. Which #@é&&!# dared to mess with my people at home, with my small beautiful country. There has been a lot of bombings lately, in Paris, Istanbul, Pakistan, Tunisia, but you never get used to it. Every time again I grieved. For humanity. But when I heard about the terrorist attacks in my home country it just hit me right in the heart.