I have been on a slight hiatus since I have been living abroad in Spain. Not only with blogging, but also with social media. Surprisingly, it has been quite refreshing and enlightening. I have been all about enjoying the moment and not feeling the need to share every aspect of my life with social media. Definitely a big change from what I have been used to. What I found enlightening about it, is how much it has helped me let go of my ego or the need to show the world all the cool things that I am doing. I feel like that need affects us all in similar ways where we tend to forget about just relishing in the moment. Instead we are more self consumed with taking an epic picture or sharing every detail about our day in our stories. Just to show the world how cool and amazing our lives seem to be. We all can be guilty of it in our own way! My inspiration with my blog and expressing myself with photos has genuinely always been to help inspire others to listen to their heart and find what makes them happy. For me, that is traveling the world and learning more about myself in order to be truly authentic. Let go of all the suffering I used to feel, and to focus more on savoring life and appreciate what I have learned from the world and others by traveling.
I was fortunate enough to meet an amazing man here who has showed me a different perspective on life. To stay off the iPhone less and to really capture moments by being present in my mind and heart, holding onto memories that I won’t ever forget. One special place he took me to outside of the Barcelona city, is Sitges, Spain. Just one hour outside the city and a gay friendly beach that all the locals rejoice in.
My favorite part of Sitges was the scenery, clean beaches with tons of local shops and restaurants. A more casual vibe than what I am used to in the city of Barcelona. The architecture seems more modern and less historical, but still has the same European design, with narrow alleyways that shows off a more casual beach town style. All the locals like to relax at the beach, enjoy some vino blanco and tapas on the boardwalk, or check out the views from the church of Saint Bartholomeow and Santa Tekla. If you are staying in Barcelona for a bit, checking out Sitges is definitely worth a bus trip visit!