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Monday, September 7, 2015

Summer in Heidelberg: Life Lately

I'm sorry for just kind of, sort of dropping off the face of the earth for the last couple of weeks, but I have tried to resist the temptation of using my blog for procrastination and instead focused on finishing my paper, but now I am finally on my summer break from university and thought I’d show my creative space a little bit more love again.

I am setting off for my trips to Spain and Rome very soon and I am already so excited! We’ll be visiting Andalusia and Madrid in Spain and I am really looking forward to seeing the Moorish architecture in the south, stuffing myself silly with Tapas and other tasty food and finally using my camera again to take a ridiculous amount of photographs. I can already feel that this trip is going to be all sorts of epic and inspiring!

By the time I am back from Rome in early October, Fall will certainly hold Germany in its clutches already and I can’t exactly pretend to be unhappy about it. This summer has just been a little too hot for a nightshade like me! Therefore, I can’t wait for the leaves to fall, the air to become crisper and misty clouds to envelop the hills in the early morning hours.

A new season always bring the promise of new beginnings and adventures which fills my heart with joy, but I do am trying to savor the last days of summer, especially since I get to prolong this season in the south. I have – however – already bought my first pumpkin of the year, but please don’t tell summer! ( I am also currently drinking from a mug that has snowflakes on it, but let’s not go that far...)

Because of the unforgiving heat and my even more unforgiving paper, this summer has been a bit quiet and uneventful, but in retrospect that's exactly what I needed it to be. Life is bound to get hectic and stressful soon enough and so enjoying the calm before the storm was probably the best thing I could have done.

I hung out with my cousin - who lives in a completely different part of Germany - for an afternoon when she happened to be in the area, I went on photowalks that really made me appreciate just how beautiful Heidelberg is again, I challenged myself to read more and, sadly, I had to bid Margo goodbye as she left Germany and set off on a backpacking trip to Southeast Asia.

In many ways, this summer has felt just like the last few pages of a chapter of a book, like the parts of a story that make you feel both nostalgic about what has already passed and curious for what is the come. I want to hold on to the good times of the past, but at the same time I also feel the need to move on and embrace new challenges and since life just continues to march on and on, whether I want it to or not, there’s not much else I can do anyway.

I hope you all had a great summer and are going to have an even better fall! What have you been up to in the last couple of months? Please bring me up to date! :)

P.S. I'm probably only going to update the blog sporadically while I am traveling, so make sure you follow me on Instagram if you want to follow along! 

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