You may have noticed things around here have been a little quiet. Let me just start by saying, you can't plan for everything and life can throw some real curveballs at you. At the beginning of August, we took a trip home to visit our families. During this time we lost a very important person to us, Noni (Rico's Grandmother). While it was very sad to loose her, we were happy to see her on her last day and be with our family during a hard time. This meant our schedules got shifted around to the point that they were no longer recognizable from our original plan. I would have contorted the heck out the schedule even more if I needed to. All that mattered in that moment was being close to everyone to share support and love each other.
With all that said, the blog had to take a back seat. I had some blog posts scheduled to run during this time but once those were done, the silence began. We're in another busy time in life and I had to prioritize my client work. We eventually returned to London from the States on the 25th and were already off traveling to Bratislava on the 27th. We got back to London again on Tuesday and are now preparing for another—longer—trip to Austria that kicks off this Saturday. Life is definitely taking us for a spin these days but some of this is our choice of course. This is the life we have chosen for these years we are in London. But that doesn't make it any easier when tough situations arise.
As I said earlier, you can't plan for everything, but what you can do is to do the best to keep rolling with what you can and remember to focus on what is important. Times like these are always telling. They help us see our own strengths and weaknesses. They show us who is there for us during the low points. And they put everything into perspective. A rush of clarity. There so much shifting and changing in our lives right now (we will fill you in on more later) so its good to have the drive continue to make a more positive, clear, beautiful life together.
While its hectic this week, we're keeping our glasses half full and counting down the days until we're in the fresh alpine air enjoying nature with each other.