Hey there you! Long time no see.
I know it’s been a while since my last post. I’ve been busy….but I promise to be more consistent from now on, ok?
My current status is getting over jet-lag in lovely Austin TX after an amazing 9 day experience…..which was:
I went to freakin’ Norway…..on a Holland America cruise ship.
Awesome fact No.1 = Norway has been the top country on my Katie’s Places she wants to Visit list.
Awesome fact No.2 = ever since I moved to Austin 4.5 years ago, I’ve always hoped that one day I’d be able to play a show with Ruthie Foster.
Guess who asked me to go to Norway with them?
Yep, Ruthie Foster.
Excited, grateful, nervous…I was all of those and lots more.
And I had every
intention of telling you aaalll about it as the journey unfolded – but….as I’m sure you’ve already noticed, I didn’t.
I could list off a bunch of half-truths / lame-o excuses, such as ‘my internet connection was crappy’ (it was) or ‘I had too many other things to think about’ (which I did), blah blah blah etc etc.
The truth is – I had a really deep desire to be present.
I wanted to be in each and every moment as much as possible. I chose to be selfish and let my heart and soul take in everything I was experiencing. Absolutely everything. From all the spectacular scenery and wonderful music…..to the super mundane, such as people watching in one of the cruise ship restaurants while eating way too much food far too late at night (but holy crap that food was SO good). When visiting one of the many cute and characterful Norwegian villages I wanted to be able to pause and take photos of beautiful sights on my ‘camera camera’ (not my damn phone), or just simply stand there in awe and let my mind take some stills.
So I’m sorry if that meant leaving you out of the picture for a little while….BUT – if you’re into it, I’d love to tell you all about how it went. It really was an amazing experience, one of the best I’ve ever had. I learnt so much about myself, and Norway was…..
…..and I’ll tell you all about it next time 🙂
Thanks as always for reading to far, I’ll write more very soon (pinky promise).
* all the photos that are featured in my blog posts were taken by me, please ask first if you would like to use them anywhere 🙂