you've been everything,
as per usual.
as the plane took off from what feels like another new home to me, the diverse & sweet continent of europe, I shed a few tears. it wasn't of sadness but of immense gratitude and the overwhelming feeling of loving something just as much as you love the next thing. love isn't easy, and instead of falling in love the normal way, i've spent the last 5 years of my life, learning to love places. maybe it's just this freakin' lunar eclipse in aquarious/leo (🌝🦁🌚) ~ anyone else feeling it?
here is a moment from one of my favorite european discoveries: lac d'esparron in the south of france.
this was just the beginning of the last five weeks of adventure, hard work, starry nights, driving way too fast through this country & that, swimming in salty waters, taking wrong turns on roundabouts, organizing a million behind the scenes things for retreats in other languages, saying thank you in the wrong language cause I was just in a different country and transition is confusing, many croissants, dinners at ungodly hours at night (11pm/midnight), sleeping in waaayyy past what I would ever do in america, and the efforts to stay grounded in some kind of daily practice ::: whether that be meditation, journaling, pondering, headstands, running, jumping jacks ... and the current grounding, which is the all mighty savior of spotify and the endless music that constantly resets my mind.
summer, still awaiting all the sweetness you have to offer back home. always. ready. 🌞