- This post was meant to be published some weeks back when I just moved back to Europe but the flu and then the Holidays set me back on my schedule
It’s been a bit over a year and a half struggling with some personal things that finally made me decide to leave the US for Europe.
To be honest I didn’t want to leave because certain things I had there in San Francisco … I used to live literally 1 mile from my house to the sand of Ocean Beach. The great people I met during these almost 7 years living there. The fact that I could order stuff from B&H and don’t pay taxes (now here with custom fees is going to be so expensive!) and free shipping. My favorite bar 2 blocks away from my house. My favorite place to grab breakfast/brunch for super cheap and drink as much coffee as I wanted, a bit further, but oh boy how much I loved that place. That you can walk out in the streets with your camera, aim at anything or anyone and nobody cares … try to do that here! The abundance of models to work with. And the light! Ohhhhhhhh that west coast light is soooooo beautiful! It was my favorite light in the world! And I’m gonna miss it so much … More on this on a later post.
The funny thing is that I’m not really going to miss the typical things that people would associate with a big metropolis of the world, like; museums, expositions, music shows, Wi-Fi every-fucking-where. Nope! None of that. I’m only going to miss the little things that made “my world” better.
Now back home in Europe (eventho I don’t really feel like calling this home), everything feels very familiar but also very distant in my mind. I keep repeating myself – dude, this is the right place to be. Free health care. One month of paid vacation on summer. Work to live, not live to work. Affordable housing (compare to San Francisco everywhere is affordable housing, fucking hell) – But something is telling me that this still not right. That there must be a middle of the road solution. A place where I can have both things …
- To my friends in America. You’ll always have a place in my heart.
Vayan con Dios!