All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life has its ups and downs, there´s no way of avoiding them, but you need to live it to the full and try something new every single day; what good is life if you don´t try everything it has to offer you?
I´m blessed in the fact that Córdoba reminds me of this every day. Whether it´s something simple like walking down an alleyway I have never explored before, trying a new style of teaching, going to a local town to see what it has to offer or something a little more difficult that pushes me past my boundaries; every day Córdoba, through it´s people, culture and aesthetic, allows me to experiment, even if those experiments go awry sometimes!
This summer has been no exception. Work this month is a little hectic to say the least and finding time for my personal interests, like this blog, has been next to impossible. However, I have still managed to visit a neighbouring town, experience another Fería, make some new friends, try out some new experiences and also let go of some of my fears. Stupid fears, fears like my personality being lost in translation or that there are not enough hours in the day to complete what I need to do or that I don´t have enough time to spend with the people who are important to me, like I said stupid fears but nonetheless fears!
Basically what I´m trying to say, in a very long-winded roundabout way, is that no matter what happens or is happening in your life you need to continue to experiment and push your boundaries, only then will you find happiness, only then will you achieve your dreams.
Hopefully this weekend I will have some time to breath. For the first weekend in a long, long time I have absolutely no plans or commitments and I´ve never looked forward to some me time more in all my life! I think it stems from being an only child, after periods of being very social I relish the time when I can just be on my own, just me with my thoughts…heavenly!
Hopefully, providing that nothing changes, I will be able to write some posts during this time and who knows even explore something completely different while I´m at it! Nothing relaxes me more than wandering aimlessly through the streets and stumbling across some of the hidden treasures that they have to offer. Granted it´s a little harder to enjoy it in 45º + weather but hey who am I to complain?!
Right time to get back to work! Until the next time, have a good day. And remember – never stop experimenting, who knows what will come out of it!
As always, thank you for reading!