People often ask me why I love Barcelona so much…
At first, it reminded me of good old Sydney (city by the sea), but we all know how I feel about that city so perhaps that isn’t the reason why I brag about Barcelona so much. My first steps on La Ramblas close to my aparatment were filled with so much excitement and energy, I forgot I was going through depression. Barcelona quickly became my medicine.
It was also the first city where I decided to cave into the notorious
waste-of-time Tinder App and my first Tinder date is still one of the most important people in my life today. A stroll down La Barceloneta Beach to soak up the Spanish sun quickly rejuventated my spirit and I remember frequently asking myself if I was really here. Everything seemed so surreal in this paradise city. Looking back on my posts Ballin’ in Barcelona and Bouji’s, Bling Bling & a Bag Snatch, all I did for two weeks was eat really good food and drink for free but it was the first time in a long time I allowed myself to let go. Then I went back for a girls weekend in May, which was a little more tamed but equally as adventurous.
We get so used to a commitment, a routine, a standard, a schedule, a job or group of people but when we remove all that from our lives, what are we left with? Freaky thoughts, silence and messages from the sky. We can have a house but not a home. We may have a relationship but no real connection. We may have a job we despise or a dream we fear conquering. Part of self mastery is creating a system that works for you even if it means letting go of everything and starting over.
Every moment is a message, how well are you listening?
Barcelona was a message to keep carrying on because beauty and sunshine can co-exist,
I just never found it where I was.