I remember when I was little my parents used to buy me an advent calendar every year. I would dutifully munch on one chocolate per day, barely managing to contain my excitement for the upcoming Christmas. It has always been my favourite holiday of the year, the most magical and beautiful one. I still love Christmas more than any other holiday, but the things I anticipate most have changed over the years. It used to be tons of snow and a beautiful, huge Christmas tree dressed with baubles, now I can’t wait to run down the beach on Christmas morning and have a wonderful kitesession. It used to be mysterious gifts wrapped in pretty paper, now it’s a new pair of footstraps that I’ve just received from Cabrinha (and OMG they are SO COOL). And to be completely honest – a part of me misses the kind of Christmas I used to have as a child. I kinda wish I could spend it with my family, cuddled under a blanket in the warmth of my own room and not somewhere on the other side of the world but… at the same time I feel the same kind of longing and anticipation towards these new things that I used to feel towards Christmas at home. And even though I’m going to be so far away, I know that my important people will remember about me
And so, my next update will be from Philippines! On Friday I am going to Belgium for a few days to meet with my awesome friend Leen (whom I haven’t seen since March!) and after that on next Wednesday I am getting on a plane that will take me to Asia. It’s going to be one hell of a journey, with two days, five airports, a bus, a boat and a tricycle, but not even that can destroy my spirits now. I have so many plans for this winter season and so many challenges ahead, that I honestly don’t know how I can still sleep at night with all this excitement around me, haha! Not to mention that while I sit in my cold, rainy country my good buddies are already there, living the high life… bastards…
That’s all for now, I’ll keep you posted and may wind be with you!