I do love my life.
But every now and then I start to feel restless, unsettled, bored...
And then I start to think that it might be better somewhere else.
Back in Europe, where I haven't lived for 16 years. Closer to my parents and my brothers.
Somewhere first world, somewhere with bookstores, libraries, and culture.
Somewhere were people have the same interests than me.
Somewhere were it rains!
In no time, these thoughts manage to poison my beautiful life.
They make me ungrateful.
They make me feel like a victim.
They make me feel angry and sad and frustrated.
Thinking about where I am not, is only helpful when it gets me to move.
For various reasons, moving back to Europe right now is not an option. And even if it was, I am not sure that I would be happier there.
So when they started their onslaught again today, I decided to make something to remind me to stay present to my life.
I used an old plank and some stencils. Luckily, I realized how to write 'this' before it was too late :-):
Then I sprayed onto some doilies with some silver spray I still had from my Easter plates:
That was the first version, but after some time I realized that I do not really like the hearts:
This is what I ended up with in the end. The dogs are there because they represent home to me :-):
You are always home.
Love to you,