About returning home.. Leaving life in one paradise for life in another, different paradise. Going through the transformations of environments.. From walking barefoot in bikini every day to wearing layers of clothes, socks, shoes, gloves and so on.. It’s like totally different worlds. From a hot, loud and colorful chaos to total silence and fresh air. When I breath at home, I think I actually breath in the best air of all the places I’ve been. Every time I return to the north after months in tropics I feel like everything is so clean. So fresh. So smooth. And sooo silent. Really, if there is no birds singing, you hear nothing. I hadn’t realized that before I started travelling, and now it’s such a special thing to me. Coming from this beautiful colorful chaotic paradise, as I like to call it, it also feels like nothing is happening here. Over there there was something unexpected happening almost every minute every hour. In a good way tho! I really love both. It’s such a good balance in my life. Half year there, half year here.
Well, less than half a year this time, due: extreme wanderlusting feelings telling us we need to travel Europe this summer, so it’s about time to work now. I really want to see more of Italy, and I have a huge calling for long boarding around Amsterdam with my camera and just photograph all those pretty houses and channels and boats and people.. Actually, I had a ticket to Amsterdam last week. I booked it just as we were leaving Sri Lanka, I don’t know I felt spontaneous and I always wanted to go back there with my longboard and cruise those amazing bicycle roads, so I just booked it. But then I came home and got so much work already that I had to take the adult decision to change my ticket until the end of June. A couple of days there and then we (yeah, also Bryan has gotten his first video assignment, yeay!) will go to a beautiful lake in Italy and create content for a company, and then we will finally travel to some more new places in Italy! To the Mediterranean Sea! It’s been too long.
But until then, I am soo happy to be home. It is so amazing to see my family, friends and horses and the cats and the dogs every day again! To live here again. For many years, I spent just a few weeks per year at home, but now, and those 7 months last year, I am actually living here, which is waay different than just visiting shortly. And it’s such a lovely and peaceful place to live, here in my little cabin (okey not entirely mine, now also Bryans, and my brother Kalle’s of course when he is home in the weekends. He is living in Luleå, as well as my other brother and sister), in between the forest and the lake.. and I can see my beloved horses every day, and go for a ride in the forest, every day! I can visit my grandmothers when I want and have girls nights with my best friends. And there is people here that truly support me and my photography like in no other place. I truly get moved by these lovely people who believes in me and what I do, and give me this unique job offers I am getting ever since I had decided to move home. I wouldn’t be where I am today without them, and I’ll be forever grateful for that!
I just feel that I am in the very right place when I am here! Here is a few photos from these first weeks at home, only from home tho, cause unfortunately I can’t share any photos I’ve taken for clients just yet, as they will be published later on.