Special Joint Post: Happy New Year!!!
|Happy New Year from Di & Will|
The last day of this amazing year was spent relaxing, talking, swimming, making some decisions and dealing with a migraine that haunted me last couple days.
I can't forget how thankful I have to be for 2015. I'm exploding gratitude. This is a year I don't want to forget. A year where I faced a freedom I've never experienced before. A year full of challenges that I want to tell my grandchildren. A year that I ticked many boxes in my bucket list. I know how privileged I am. Thank you.
The first day of 2016 started with a little party, wishes, phone calls, raspberry jam in crackers and it will be packed with changes, some unknown, loads of love, peace, happiness and gratitude. Wishes.
I wish you all an extraordinary 2016, full of adventures, health, happiness, love and peace. And if you can, loads of traveling. Because there is something about traveling that can range from the trivial to the transcendental or from the unpleasant to the wonderful. Whatever it is, traveling will qualify for lifetime memories that get in your skin and in your body, forever. May 2016 begin!
As proper explorers, we set our selves in multiple journeys throughout the year. Some in search of love, of life, of fun, of adventure, of peace of mind, of body relaxation or even in search of nothing. Just to be on the move. Here's one of my favorites.
The Saint James Path /Caminho de São Tiago. Our first journey of the year and what an adventure it was! We walked 120km from Valença do Minho, Portugal to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. It was the hardest physical thing I ever done in my life and I'm extremely thankful to have done it with my girlfriend. We were always there for each other to carry the weight, to share our most intimate stories, to talk about the future and our expectations. To care for each other when health was an issue. It was a very symbolic journey because it represented the year ahead but also our life ahead as husband and wife. One week after we finished the journey, we got married. And for all that I'm grateful.
2015 was such an amazing year that I have no words to describe it. Actually, I would have too many words to do so, enough to write a small book. I'll continue writing my memories on this blog and maybe one day I'll print all posts and paste them together and call it a book. How could I ask for more than this year? I fell a bit ashamed to ask for such thing considering what we just lived. Am I worth the privilege and the blessing? I have done my part of the deal but the biggest was given to me by chance. But on this trip I learned to never be afraid to dream big and follow your heart. Old clichés, I know, but like so many others of the same kind, I can finally grasp the power of the true meaning that they carry. So, without any shame or fear, I wish that 2016 will be an even better year for us and for you than 2015 was! And for all that I'm grateful.
|Hiking with friends in Bariloche!|