The 11th August is a key date for me and I wanted to share a couple of the things that have happened on this day over the last couple of years that have shaped my life today.
11th August 2012: I got the keys to my apartment. This is the first place I have bought on my own and importantly this apartment was the place where I created a new home after my divorce. I did the move from the place I was renting on my own - packing about 70 boxes, organising the removal men, cleaning the old apartment - and then moving in on the day of my ex husband's 40th birthday party so I also had to have the children to sleep over on the first night! I loved this place from day 1 but it did take time to make it feel like home. It is wonderful to sit here 3 years later and feel so at home here.
11th August 2013: The navy guy and I went Kia Camping. This was one of our more crazy ideas which turned into the most magical experience. At the time he was based on a naval base 5 hours drive from Copenhagen and had to be on his ship on Monday morning to leave for sea. We had planned to spend Sunday evening together before he left.
It ended up that we decided to have an adventure which included Kia Camping (which was camping in his Kia Picanto, which is one of the smallest cars on the market) and taking an all night road trip which would end up with me flying home from the other side of Denmark on the first flight Monday morning. We booked a flight for me, packed the car up with a duvet and some cushions and we kept driving until we felt too tired to drive. I remember us stopping at a service station around midnight and snuggling up in the back of the car for about 4 hours. Funny how both of us remember sleeping quite well that night. The magical thing about this evening was that it wasn't planned. It wasn't something we had discussed for hours and then had created expectations in our head. We trusted each other that this was going to be ok and off we went. The most important thing was to be together that evening.
11th August 2015: So far... a day at home together. At the moment I am healing from the operation last week and have been told by my doctor to rest. So this is what I am doing. Today has been exactly what I needed - a good long nap, a short trip to the supermarket where we played our favourite game of "look how much sugar is in food" and now we are cooking dinner together. It is calm and connected and we both have space whilst being together.
On a journey to live the best sparkling life possible. Brit living in Denmark, mum to two amazing little people, Navy girlfriend, jazz lover, exploring yoga, buddhism and living healthy.