Monday, May 27, 2013
I'm officially back! Back in Spain, back online, back to daily life. But it feels different, I have to say. We've only been gone from Madrid for a month but somehow it feels like it's been much longer. There's changes all around me: a new 5 euro bill, my local Zara completely remodeled, and a Starbucks in the basement of our grocery store, and that's just the tip of the iceberg.
Something internal has shifted as well, a settling of sorts, a coming to terms with change: the inevitability of it and the excitement of it. I don't want to sound melodramatic or anything, but we're nearing the end of a big era in our lives, and steadying ourselves for the one that lies ahead. A year from now I predict our lives will be totally different, new city, new jobs, new friends, new routines. And while it used to just terrify me, now I'm filled with energy and enthusiasm. I'm still nervous about it all, but it's more like pre-show jitters, lovely little anxious butterflies to carry me along the journey.
Anyway, I don't usually wax philosophical on the blog, but I just couldn't help it. And to mark the change, I've bought some flowers for our home, something I rarely do. (Kalanchoe, which apparently can be spelled Kalanchoë or Kalanchöe, movable umlauts? Who ever heard of such a thing?) Hopefully I won't kill this little guy, cause it sure is making me happy. Here's to the start of (a new) something good!