Picture by Daryl
This post is waaaay over due. Like half a year I think. I’m the worst post manager. Maybe I should have made a resolution about using Google Calender in 2013? Anyway. One morning in mid September, yes that long ago, I woke up and went straight into Panic mode. I was supposed to be at the train station, dressed and ready, in 20 minutes. And I needed a shower. In our crappy studio getting the water to the right temperature can easily take you 5 minutes. First world problem, I know. Somehow I managed to get in and out of the bathroom in ten and then took a little sprint down to Antwerp Central.
I might not be a good time manager, my timing was perfect. Miss Daryl got of her train the same moment the escalators rolled me up to her floor. We dropped of her bags at the studio and after a quick moment moment to fresh up we got out to discover the Antwerp. I showed her around town and took her up to the roof of the MAS at sunset. The sight on the harbor and river was unbelievably beautiful! We then enjoyed a pack of
French Belgian fries, which was so good. On day two we took a morning train to Ghent and wandered around in the historic heart of the city. We kind of had a hard time finding a bite to eat, as everything seemed either very, very expensive or closed! Typical. We ended the day with an outfit shoot (duh!) by the waterways and a delicious cup of fro-yo. With a free topping for checking in on Foursquare. Because that’s the way we roll.
Inviting Daryl to come over and spending a weekend wit her, has got me thinking. As some of you may know, she’s a traveler. A girl who wants to conquer the world, one city at the time. In the brief period she and her husband lived in Europe, she saw more of it than I did in my 20 young years. So unfair, haha! Much like her, I too dream of seeing more of this little planet of ours. If not everything. Canada recently moved to the top of my list thanks to Sara and New Zealand will always be my dream. Also, Thanks to Sarah I have been looking up vacations to Cabo like a mad person. Instagram clearly isn’t good for my travel lust.
The thing is, something is holding me back from diving head first into the adventure. I’ve been invited by some of you guys to come and visit your countries, and even though I am lucky enough to have the financials to make it happen… I don’t. I think it’s the fear of travelling on my own and the fear to ACTUALLY act on something. Even though it’s something I really, with all my heart and more, would like to do. How does one get over this? If I wouldn’t have to look at my future, read: save for a down payment for a home or a car, I want to bet that all my money would go straight to travelling. That bug bit me pretty hard. Need.To.Make.It.Happen.
And Daryl, it was so nice having you here!
Hope California is treating you well!