I feel strange today. Maybe it because I've been sniffing glue all morning, maybe it's because Chew is working on a song that sounds a bit sad and dreamy and I've heard it like 2000 times today, maybe its because we are three days away from moving in to our "forever home" (to use an Animal Planet term). I really think its because I'm beginning to feel like I'm putting roots down in New York City.. I'm feeling a little retrospective.
It's been one year and seven months since I left Australia, and I feel like I've lived a million lives in that time. I've been in eight countries and moved house twelve times. I've met so many wonderful people, but only a few who have captured my heart. I caught fish in the jungles of South America, I've seen snow for the first time and I've been to wild tranny parties in the LES. I saw fireworks on the Champs Elysees and I've cried on the New York subway. I've been skinny dipping in the freezing Baltic sea, fought under the Eiffel Tower and made love in a haunted house in Amsterdam. I've never felt so scared and lonely in my whole life, but I've never felt so hopeful.
Through out all this, I've had my computer. I've linked in with you via bits and bobs of fashion and color- this blog has been the only constant I've had through out. When I left all my wonderful, amazing, inspiring friends back in Australia and went on my big adventure I had no-one to talk to. No-one to be all like "BABE! I'm really obsessed with tye dyed bike shorts and schrunchie socks right now!! Look at what I got from the dollar store! PS I found this AWESOME hat at St Vinnies! Let's create something together! Isn't this FUN??!!" with. I know it seems trivial, but it's a big part of my expression, my art, and love and life and having this medium to convey that all to you, anonymous readers, has meant the world to me. So thank you.
Here's to following your dreams, to keeping your chin up when things are tough, staying true to your heart and ART, COLOR & LOVE.