Today I close a door to the past, open a door to the future, take a deep breath, step on through and start a new chapter in my life.
I am in Newcastle. In England. For a postgraduate degree. In the course that, for the first time in my life, I feel I belong to. Well, I have no idea when it’s the right time to scream, but I’ll probably do it now.
I cannot believe that I am actually here. I am walking on the streets, looking at the buildings, the people, I sleep in my new room, I buy every little thing to decorate the room. Is it too much? Breath in, breath out…Let’s go from the top!
Monday 17th of September 2018.
International Airport of Corfu “Ioannis Kapodistrias”
Destination: Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
The hardest part of starting a new life abroad, is having your whole family at the airport crying ( happy tears of course), hugging you and taking the last pictures with you. You try to stay calm and just smile. You have to pass through the security area, though , so you start walking. You look at your parents one last time. They keep waving, smiling. They are so proud of you! The moment you find your seat in the airplane is the moment you finally relax and enjoy the flight. In your mind you are visualising how your life will be. Don’t worry, in a few hours you’ll land. You know that the air will already be different.
Location: Newcastle, UK
This picture was taken the very first moment I got out of the Central Station and saw the city for the first time. I was carrying 2 huge luggages, an enormous jacket, but despite all these, I grabbed my phone and took that picture. Everything about it is full of emotions for me. Was I admiring the beauty of the city? Or was I relieved to finally make it to Newcastle after a long a day of traveling? To be honest, I had mixed feelings, but I can ensure you I was looking at the city the way you look when your dreams come true. Will you ask me about the weather? It was cloudy and it was raining! Me? I was the happiest person in the whole wide world.
Oh, that feeling when you finally lay down in bed after a loooong day! Wait, is that my new room? MY NEW ROOM? Dear God, look at the new walls, the comfy bed!! Everything in your surroundings feel strange, I know. But not for long, trust me. Say good night to yourself, close your eyes and let your dreams lead the way. Tomorrow is a new dawn, a new day…a new chapter!
There is nothing more fun and creative as decorating your space. Whether it’s your new room or house, buying homeware stuff is always addictive. This is your chance to descover the creative artist you have inside. Your new room is like a blank canvas. What will you do? How will you do it? What are the color combinations that you like? Please, tell me I am not the only person, who is THAT obsessive with decoration. Whatever you buy, do not forget one thing. There will always, no matter what, be a little space, that will be ready to hold your memories and keep them all together. To remind you where you come from and to show you all of these people who trully believe in you since day one. I know you miss them. But, hey…smile, they are just a phone call away!