Saturday, June 8, 2013

On traveling (back to Germany)...

     Traveling is one of my most favorite experiences ever! I found that it teaches me so much, not only the obvious, cultural exchange that goes on when reaching new territories, but also on a personal level. I learned so much about myself...confidence, joy, trusting my instincts, improvising, different perspectives, connecting with other people, finding beauty in the mundane and just a good sense of knowledge.

     Making a big move for the second time in my life wasn't as easy as I imagined it would be. Once all the crazy excitement wore off and the reality of the actual move kicked in, plus dealing with the logistics of it all...left me a bit on the outs. Not sure I could explain the feeling with clarity, since it was really unusual and totally unexpected. What I can say tough, is that calling Munich 'home' for the past 3 years and a half, having our most precious memories as a couple there, getting engaged and then married, experiencing life together, knowing and getting to love our environment there really made a huge impact. I realized that I am really leaving something behind, a piece of my life...

     Wow...this post took a turn on Nostalgia Lane, so I will just re-direct it where we started off...

     I love traveling and as it seems I will get plenty of it. Between our new home in Abu Dhabi, Munich and my home town in Romania, there are plenty of joyful opportunities to just hop on planes and be!
 
     The funniest thing happened this time, as I was ready to go back to Romania, via Munich, all by myself.  I got confused about what 2:56 AM on the 4th of June meant. After finally consulting my husband, we figured out that I was supposed to be flying in about 4 hours and not the next day as I had previously imagined... So off I went packing my bags between rounds of laughter!

     I made it just fine, traveled trough the night and had a really lovely surprise as i arrived in Germany. A great feeling of exhilaration took over and I felt suddenly open to all the beauty around me. It was lush green and the birds were singing, the buildings were telling me the story of time and the people just seemed so cool!

     It was such a nice, comforting feeling! I realized again how lucky we are, having the chance to experience so many things and places and how much comfort there is in knowing that we can always return to this beautiful place!

     Here are some snaps I took in my unintentional, one-day stop in Munich...


     

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