Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Totally Random Vienna

It feels like it has been a long hard trip, but today I start packing my stuff, sorting and deciding what I'm leaving here for my return in January and what I'm bringing home with me. I'd be more tempted to leave nearly everything here, but I did that last spring thinking I'd be back in Istanbul in 2 weeks, but then ended up staying home for over 4 months (I'm not complaining, it was an amazing summer.) It did, however, mean I spent all summer without my favorite pair of shoes and a few other necessities. So today I'm trying to find a balance of how much baggage I want to carry home with me and what I want to leave behind.

It struck me that we all make decisions about what type of life baggage we want to hold on to and what we want to let go of every single day. As I get older and gain a bit more experience, I find myself letting go of more and more and I'm discovering life is easier when I'm not carting around any of the emotional baggage that weighs me down.

Field Report - I Am Not Waiting Anymore
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Clare B said...

Jamie, it's been so long since I visited here that I didn't realise that you were working in Vienna. I am beginning to think of it as one of my (many) 'homes'. We're heading back briefly in January - scrolling through your pictures a small part of me felt just a bit homesick. Funny, but nice.

Laloofah said...

Your job certainly does take you to some of the most beautiful places! How lucky for us you're such a wonderful photographer (and a blogger!) :-)

How I'd love to visit Vienna someday. Bet it's beautiful during the holidays, and filled with wonderful music!

I LOVE that red bike - what a cheerful pop of color!

Happy Holidays and happy trails, Jamie!

Joanne said...

Beautiful pictures, and very wise comments.

Annemarie @ Brunch at Saks said...

That would be hard having to pack up and decide what things to take. I am like you- the older I get the less stuff I need, or even desire, to have around. Each move we make it seems to get easier, since I have been cleaning out and getting rid of the excess. It's interesting how that trickles over into our emotional state as well, as having less physical things also helps with the way I handle situations and I've learned to let things go much easier! Safe travels to you, Jamie! xo

Diana Joy said...

Hi Jamie. Enjoy being 'home' for however long it lasts. Life's emotional baggage gets heavy... I've dumped a lot by learning to forgive myself.

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

I know the feeling a little bit. Life is easier when you don't carry too much emotional baggage but it's exactly that baggage that keeps us together sometimes too. :) It's one twisted way of logic, I know.

Lisa Gordon said...

Oh, I do know what you mean!

I've spent the last 3 weeks de-cluttering. It seems to be a never-ending battle. :-)

Love these photographs, especially the second one.


Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Agreed! Here's to a "lighter" 2013 :)

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