I did not get to blog as much as I wanted during my stay in Vienna, especially the last few weeks. I have loads of stories to tell, but I just didn't find the time between all the things I had to do and all the things I wanted to do. Seeing friends, seeing my family, preparing jewelery to be sold and wallets, all the organizational items that had to be crossed off my To Do list! Whoa, it really was a lot. And that's only the part that's commonly referred to as "Freizeitstress", or "leisure stress" in English. As if! Such a thing shouldn't even exist.
Don't think I didn't do anything productive, though. And don't think I forgot about you. I haven't. I was just really busy. Honest. I hope I'll get to tell you some of my stories and share some of my beautiful Austrian experiences once I'm back in Trinidad, which is where I'm going right now. I don't know if I will, but - as always - I'll try.
No time to tell you right now, though I wish I could.
Right now, August 12th 2013, I'm in the airport. Vienna International Airport, to be exact. Almost in the same spot where I sat thirteen months and a day ago, on July 11th 2012. That was the last time I left Austria. Also with a one way ticket.
I'm getting a lot of practice at leaving.
Sitting at the gate, writing to you.
Sounds sad, right?
But no! It's not.
If you never leave anywhere, you can't ever arrive anywhere.
And I like arriving. I'm looking forward to arriving in Trinidad and starting my new adventure. And I'm already looking forward to arriving back here at Vienna International Airport again and seeing all those lovely people again that I'll miss a lot, even though I only just said good-bye to them all. Yes, I'm looking forward to that arrival, no matter when it will be.
Although, hopefully, not too soon.
There are things to be lived and experienced elsewhere!
Right now, however, I have to live and experience the boarding process for my flight. So no more writing for now. Which is good, because I was about to get all sappy and über philosophical on you. Nobody wants that so I'm off onto my plane now.