“to think that in such a place, I led such a life…”
Just like novellas, life brings the height of events, the climax of the dog days, obstacles and challenges. Each piece of prose comes to an end. Though before the end characters are introduced, their lives are developed, they are personified and therefore we become invested. Each word, sentence, page, chapter draws on so many emotions and events. Just like everyday life.
My chapters were written from Illinois to Florida, from Ohio to DC to NYC, and again from Scotland… and now to London where I am ready to write the next novella of my life. I say novella, as opposed to another chapter, because I know this life will also bring multiple sides of me, life will throw times of difficulties, I will be adapting to a new world. Completely emancipated from my norm. Life is now about applying, as opposed to only growing.
So far I have been extremely grateful for this change in my life. My parents and little brother have been so supportive, giving me the courage to take a risk. My friends have been encouraging me to try new things that extend to the widest boundaries. Our family friends, based in London, have become my family away from home. Opening their arms and embracing me like one of their own. It has been the most beautiful of experiences and I’m honored to say, I live one hell of a life.
To continue the list of supportive groups and people in my life, I wanted to extend my warmest gratitude to Blacklane and British Airways. This move to London was going to be so difficult for me as leaving the comfort of my family and friends to a foreign world was not going to be an easy task. What could have been the most emotional moments in my life, Blacklane sent over a courtesy car with the sweetest driver-a father himself that recently said goodbye to his son as he embarked on his own journey. Additionally, British Airways consistently made sure I was comfortable and readying myself for a trip of a lifetime-giving me the comfort and luxuries that we only can dream of-making me feel special and making sure I was well rested for this brave new world.
As you probably know, as I mention quite consistently, I do not work in any of the fields that I display on the blog. The blog is just the creative outlet that I look for after my 9-to-5, but do believe me in what I have to say, this is an opportunity of a lifetime that I never thought I would receive. I could never even fathom.
what does this mean for c&é?
Nothing at all. Nothing will change, and instead I rather use this blog to continue doing what I have always been doing, and that is writing my own story. Writing my story in the form of recipes, design posts, outfit posts and more. Without the risk of sounding like a sermon, I hope documenting this journey inspires you and others to take risks. Do something that you love, do something to make a difference, and do something that makes you believe in yourself.