Weekly Photo Challenge . Transition

What a perfect photo challenge for me to relate to as of currently! There is always changes in life, I’m quite used to that! However, this transition of moving from Europe back to the United States has been very difficult for me. I’m constantly talking about how wonderful life living abroad was. I’m sure my family and friends are sick of hearing about it!

I terminated my German work visa. That part of my life is over now. Only the incredible memories and experiences remain. I’m continually telling myself to keep moving forward!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.”

– Albert Einstein

I took these photos at the break of dawn from a hotel balcony in Meteora, Greece. I’ve noticed the rock formation in the back didn’t come out so clear, but these 2 photos are still some of my favorites from my recent trip! It was astonishing to watch the fog silently move through the rocks. It had looked like the beginning of a sunny day, but the transition was fast. Shortly after these photos were taken, rain moved in.





Weekly Photo Challenge . Achievement

I realize I’ve been MIA for a while. What a great weekly topic to start off my posts with again!

I was able to attend the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall last week Sunday. Millions of people gathered around the path where the Berlin Wall once stood. In its place were lit balloons, called the Lichtgrenze (Border of Light), each containing a tag with personal wishes, quotes, and messages. In the evening, each balloon was released (8,000 of them) in a domino effect. Everyone cheered as each balloon shot up and lifted away.

The fall of the Berlin Wall was a great achievement. It was the destruction of communism in Eastern Europe, it reunified Germany, and it brought freedom to many people.

As the last picture states, there are still more walls to tear down. Hopefully one day these countries can live in peace and freedom.










Almost Home

I’m going back home to the US tomorrow! It’s not Hawaii, but I consider Seattle as my home, too. 🙂

I’ll still be updating my blog while I’m traveling, but I’ll be on my Twitter more often!

I took this photo on a gorgeous, clear, summer day.

See ya’ll back in the states! 😀