I have to admit I have always had a certain disdain for the statement: “So; tell us a little bit about you…”
For me, it really is one of the most daunting statements you can ever be faced with. I do not know a single person who has the ability to capture who they are in just a few sentences. I guess that could partly be due to the fact I am Irish, we do love to talk!
In saying that, I am fully aware that I do need to tell you a little bit about me here.
So; I am going to start with the basics: My name is Giana, or Gigi as my friends like to call me. Nice to meet you!
I was born and raised in the fantastic rebel county, Cork, in the South of Ireland. Nearly five years ago I set out on an adventure. I left my beloved homeland behind and embarked on a new journey by moving to Spain. A move which, to this day, I feel was the best move I could ever have made.
- About my Blog:
My blog is really a glimpse of Spain, and life, through my eyes. While it started out as a record of my travels it has, naturally, changed and evolved over the years as I have grown as a person and discovered more about me and who I am.
However, one thing that has remained is my passion for Spain and the Spanish way of life. Spaniards have discovered the art to living: simplicity. They are a nation which celebrates life, love and nature and they have no quams about it. Truthfully, it is a trait that has to be admired and respected.
The Spanish way of life has completely changed me, for the better, and I will be forever grateful for that. I have learned so much from being here, from the people I have met, the places I have seen and the balance of life I have embraced while being here.
- Why Chasing Butterflies: Sunshine and freedom?
Chasing Butterflies: Sunshine and Freedom was the only option for the title of this blog.
Originally because of my passion for butterflies. But, now, because of the powerful message to be learned through chasing what you love. I had spent years chasing something, not knowing what it was, that would lead me to happiness. I spent so much time in my pursuit that I ended up pushing myself further and further away from it. It was not until I learned the art of being still, of living simply, that it finally came to me in the form of Sunshine and Freedom.
What this blog contains is the result of my chasing, therefore, there is no better title.
I hope that you will enjoy this blog.
I´m going to leave you now with one of my favourite quotes:
“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty” Maya Angelou.
* While the photos I have on my blog are my own, the photos featured on this page, obviously enough, weren´t taken by me.The credit goes to my dear mum!