Hi loves! Hope you’ve all been keeping well. I have been okay, only my son flew back to the US this past weekend, so now both my special guys are gone back home and I’m kind of lonely without them. That aside, Brussels is being kind to me and I am finding my way around just fine.
I hold Belgian citizenship as this was my home for about 14 years before I moved to the US to join hubby. So coming back here is like coming home to all things familiar. A few days before my boy left, I discussed with hubby about prolonging my stay here and he was totally okay with it, bless him. So I’ll be blogging from Belgium for a while now.
So here I am with a suitcase, back in this place I call home, figuring out what next. It’s hard to explain why I felt compelled to stay on longer as I’m not sure I understand it myself. But I am having a good time reconnecting with #oldfriendsthatbecamefamily and catching up with former colleagues while keeping abreast with new developments in Europe.
I used to work in the EU sector for a European Commission subsidiary under the judiciary Directorate Generale as a Chief Financial Accountant of the outfit where I headed the finance and budgetary department. It feels good to be back in this space and to learn of all the developments from the local news channels as these usually give a truer picture.
There were many trip back then all across Europe to EU member state countries. That’s one thing I miss having relocated to the US, flying all over Europe. Better yet, having my son fly in to join me on weekends before we’d both fly back together on a Sunday evening to resume school and work respectfully.
Eventually, hubby joined in all the way from the US and I remember us doing Paris together, strolling the Champs-Elysées… Which reminds me, my US-purchased Mac laptop does not have all those letters with French ‘accents’ that French writing requires, need to see what I’ll do about that so I can spell correctly in French too.
I’m at crossroads, and I’ve decided to keep walking. What else is there to do but walk? When in doubt, I believe it is our duty to keep putting one foot in front of the other and just keep walking. If we do that, the path is bound to unfold. If we don’t like it and want to change it or to get on another path, we can do that too.
I heard this poignant quote by Jim Rohn that I found to be quite amusing, ‘If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.’ I love that quote and I like that I’m finally starting to live by it, because for a long time I acted as if I were a tree. Now I keep walking, believing the path will unfold as it should.
I’m glad we as humans are not trees and we can change things up if the stars align for us. I’m glad I’ve finally gotten to a place where I believe I can change things up. I can change countries and continents; I can change jobs and careers paths; I can change pretty much anything I put my mind to.
So when in doubt, let’s all keep walking. We’ll pivot to something else if once we get ‘there’ we don’t like ‘it’. Our only obligation is to keep walking, for as long as we can. And God’s grace is always sufficient in these matters, that I believe. It is the fire that fuels our walk.
So until the next post, walk on my lovelies ??? –Kisses!
Photo credit: Mr. Grey (My amazing hubby)
Trousers/pants suit: Express || Shirt: Zara || Shoes: Anne Klein || Watch: Kohl’s || Pearl Earring: Macy’s || Belt: Levi (I need to up my belt game for a polished look, any suggestions?)