Thursday, March 6, 2014

Back to Back.

Lately I have been working crazy hours. I love my job, (like, love) but lately it has left very little room for personal life. Time with friends, time with (Skyping with) my family, time with myself even.

Someone asked me the other day why I stopped blogging.

The honest answer is I work in a digital space that requires the utmost perfection. Every day you have to bring your "A Game" and anything less than that is just not okay. Because of that, the Internet has turned into a very public domain where I felt like I had to push out A+ content in my personal life too.  Not to mention, I spend so many hours behind a beaming Macbook that the last thing I wanted to do was sign back on for more screentime.

But then I was at dinner with Steven and we were reminiscing past Valentines.

Our 1st in Spain, where he taught me how to ski in the slopes of Andorra.

Our 2nd in Amsterdam, our first flat together, where we ate sushi in our living room. I loved that place.

Our 3rd in India, where we ate potato chips while watching old TV because our hotel was on a remote island and there was no way I was leaving. That was traumatizing.

Our 4th, we forgot. For the life of me, I couldn't remember and I am good at this stuff.

Remembering this blog and how it has documented so many amazing memories between moving to Barcelona, graduating business school, meeting Steven, moving to Holland together, starting a life here.. It made me realize that I have missed this outlet. It doesn't have to be perfect or punctuated or glossy or editorial.

Just enough to share in all of life's happenings. And maybe help a curious traveler out along the way... So let's try this again - back to being back!

PS: That 4th Valentine, as we found out, was roses and an Italian dinner in our neighborhood :)


  1. It's nice to have you back. I have really enjoyed reading your blog so this is happy news. Like you said, it doesn't have to be perfect :)

    1. aw - thanks Tiia! Yeah I put a lot of pressure on myself, have to remember that some things are just for fun :)