I need some headspace, please.
Tranquil waters, please calm my mind.
I think my dad, in particular, will like this picture. Ever since I got a camera I've been taking photos like these all around the world. 'Where my feet take me, where the waves wake me.'
Rocky roads to be conquered.
Recently the days have been flying by. Good sign. Especially productive days are like this. I run, have breakfast, get to work, go out for a walk (if it's dry, but luckily most of the days it is), make lunch, and then start again somewhere around 3PM. And then, before I know it, the sunset's there. I love it. I got a rhythm now. And it's great.
I never liked purple. Except when it's the sunset-purple-sky and purple afterglow. Like here in Santa Teresa. Almost every single day.
Dancing to the rhythm of life.
We had so much rain in Santa Teresa last night that the electricity didn’t work anymore. It meant a morning of baking pancakes with candlelight, reading a book and chatting with friends. Just what I needed - although every productive morning missed does give me quite a stressed feeling. I’m in the middle of my graduation project and even though some time off every now and then is good, I am very bad at accepting those moments. I easily beat myself up when I don’t get much done during the day. Especially if I also haven’t gone out for a run. AND am still a little sick. Pff, a lot of complaints here. But with only about 3.5 more weeks in Costa Rica, I’m just going to put it aside and focus on the now and on tomorrow. 🙌🏼
To escape and sit quietly on the beach - that's my idea of paradise - Emilia Wickstead
The beach and ocean energize me in a way I can't even begin to explain. When everything goes down or feels bad, this ^ is where I need to be.
It’s the people you meet while traveling that make living abroad so worthwhile. Their stories, experiences, personalities. The intercultural connections, the new friends.
When the sky turns purple is when I think of you.
Costa Rica 🇨🇷 I love you
Enjoying Santa Teresa today while feeling grateful for my wonderful family. It’s my brother’s birthday today. He is basic not on any social media but here’s to you bro; happy 27th birthday! You’re my excuse to treat myself tonight: I’m going out for dinner 👌🏽
I know it might sound crazy but I almost cried during that first sunset in Santa Teresa. Seeing the ocean again and feeling at peace was something I had missed. Now two weeks have passed and I've got to say: they flew by.
From the first moment I arrived up until now, Santa Teresa has felt like a safe haven to me. After going through multiple hectic and negative situations in a very short period of time it felt incredible to arrive in a place like this. Where the beach is my front yard, the sunsets are gorgeous, ‘pura vida’ rules the day. In 2 weeks time I met countless beautiful people, got back into my normal running routine and then, finally, found a good workflow. I love it. I’m happy.
I think this is the last Nica picture I’ll share. It’s time to show off Santa Teresa. My beautiful new home town.
Blue and white marked Granada’s streets.