My dear Barcelona, I am leaving.
Here it goes, all over again, big suitcase, bigger hopes. Saying goodbye to four months full of sun, walks, books, friend’s visits and private guitar recitals on my balcony. I am four months older and one experience richer. Do I have any idea what is waiting for me down the road in Berlin? Absolutely none. Does it bother me? Not at all.
Barcelona made me feel light, alive and free. I learned here that life is all about purpose. All you need is something to hope for and some people to take care of. The secret is to live so that each day has some sense and you feel like getting up every morning to reach your dreams a bit more than the day before. And not to forget, the main purpose of life is simply to be happy.
When I think Barcelona I think lucky me, sweet pineapples, always sun, sound of the sea, amazing white wine for 1,25€/bottle.
Now it’s time for my favourite part before any transition to come: one week of walking only with my backpack along the Portuguese coast and finally a smooth landing on the beach in Mallorca. Taking a deep, deep breath before crushing into Berlin, into the middle of everything.
Since I have been reading more than ever lately, I leave you with a great quote from Marianne Williamson:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Thank you Spain for treating me so tremendously well. As always. I’ll be back soon!