Inspiration, Life

Chasing Slow: Sunbeams and other things.

The cool breeze swept my hair left and right, like the waves crashing before me. Three towels laid upon the soft sand. I dug my hands through one of Earth’s greatest charms and noticed the seashells perfect in all of it’s imperfections. The sun was beaming and so was my heart.

After a long week full of emotions, disappointment, and lack of sleep it was nice to stretch my limbs across the sand and come to this space of gratitude.

I prayed earlier that week to build a better connection with people. I can be so introverted at times. Though I love my me time, it’s necessary to build a relationship with others away from home. It can be hard at times, missing family and friends. Noticing a bit of a connection with new souls I figured I’d give it a try, to build what could be my community. And so, I gave a date, destination, and time. The only thing to do was arrive.

First, We laughed.

Next, We talked.

Then, We sat.

Last, Silence.

To my surprise, it wasn’t uncomfortable at all. I sense that all three of us needed to just get away for a few hours. To allow ourselves some rest and some release. A moment of joy.

This is what I needed. This is what I prayed for. This is what I got.

Inspiration

loving little things.

a proverb.

Sunshine all the time makes a desert.

-Arab Proverb

Just let that sit in for a sec.

a project.

Home Away From Home

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I was not sure how much decor I wanted to add to my new place away from home. The initial though was me not wanting to invest too much money into decorating a place I did not plan to live long term. As a result, before leaving The States, I packed a few things that I felt would make me feel more at home. To say the least, it was not enough. The apartment was much larger than I expected and therefor felt very empty. I’ve always had a love for home design and decor. I decided that even if I won’t be here forever, I must create a place that I always wanted to come back to. One that made me feel comfortable. A home away from home. I created a budget for myself and grew with excitement as my new place has come together (I’ll be sharing a few pictures soon). I figure, even if I’m not here forever, I can always pack these things up and ship them to my next destination. Besides, I’m loving it in here!

a place.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

I’ve been living here for a little over two months now. In short, I have been greatly enjoying my living experience here. Learning more about the people, the culture, and places this country has to offer. It’s a dream come true to have the opportunity of living overseas. Three years ago I said I would. And here I am!