It's funny how things can turn around so dramatically. In just a matter of a few weeks, I have gone from feeling overwhelmingly anxious and low, kinda questioning as to whether it was the right time to come home or not, to skipping down the street and pirouetting around my bedroom, high on chunks of chocolate and yogic calm. I guess that's the roller coaster life is at times.
In the past week, I have, as previously mentioned, returned once again to my yoga mat, which I am so thankful for, as it really has grounded me and helped to bring me out of my winter's funk in a big way!
I finally moved into an apartment a few weeks ago, over in Friedrichshain, sharing with a couple of guys from Munich, which I'm really loving. It's just until the spring, but it's giving me four blissful months of settlement and plenty of time to seek out my own perfect apartment to lease for the year. I cannot describe how grateful I am to all of the people who helped me out with somewhere to stay over the summer, but it has to be said, that sleeping on floors, sofas and spare beds, moving about from neighbourhood to neighbourhood every other week, with all my luggage, was starting to get tiring, especially once the weather turned. Ideally, I would love to be in my own apartment right now, with Mr Pig back by my side, but I've come to accept that some things just take time and I need to be patient. At the end of the day, the best things are worth the wait.
After two years of growing out the undercut I so ruthlessly shaved into the side of my head, I popped into a hair salon round the corner from home the other day and had them shave a brutally short triangular chunk out of the back of my mane. It's hard to get a good shot of it on my own, but I think it looks cool and I'm really pleased with it. I genuinely hate getting my hair cut and I shamefully only get a trim twice a year, but I have to say, it was quite refreshing to walk out with a fresh blunt cut, having finally shed all of those frazzled ends. The next thing I want to do is get it coloured. It's been two whole years and counting since I stopped dying my hair and whilst I'm impressed with my will power and the fact that it's now in relatively good condition, I'm just super bored with my mousy brown blandness. I'm thinking it's time for an ombre grey wash! New year, new hair!
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