I’m ending this month long adventure the way I started it, with a Donna Summer dance party. She has definitely perked up the mood from a little mellow to downright upbeat. I’m dancing around and finishing packing up my things. It’s a little weird seeing my life shoved into four suitcases.
I took care of the essentials today; worked out, sipped some coffee while doing a little people watching and I got a manicure. Mirna killed it this afternoon with my nails; I’m absolutely in love with them. With my new paint job and Donna singing Bad Girls, I’m feeling a little sassy.
I’ve realized that I’ve done everything that I wanted this month and very little I planned. Pre-Croatia Nikki probably would have freaked out over this; but it actually feels good. I’ve had the trip of a lifetime and experienced more than I ever imagined I could in a month. For whatever reason, I thought I would come out of this experience feeling more settled down but if anything I’m left with an even greater appetite to explore and discover. Thankfully, David and I are on the same page. We’ve got dinner tonight to toast to this opportunity and to our future. I’m happy, we’re happy, life is good.
So, what’s next? That’s what I’ve been asking myself. Quite honestly, I’m not sure yet. I know in the immediate future I have a flight out to Frankfurt that is obscenely early and this weekend is homecoming, so there will be football, family and friends. This should definitely lighten the harsh blow of reality. As far as my next international adventure, I’m sure I’ll stumble into something, but that doesn’t mean everything will go dark. Now that I’ve discovered the pleasures of blogging, I don’t plan on stopping. I’ve got a lot to say. There are untold Croatia stories that I need to share and I know I’ll have plenty of tales to tell from the trouble I get into back home.
Like I told my friends here, I’m not saying any goodbyes. So, I’ll see you soon.