Calm Before the Storm

Location Perth, Australia

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This post is a little (okay, a lot) late – who knew packing up your whole life to move to the other side of the world would take up so much of your time?! But it’s better late than never, right?

I actually planned this post for 2 weeks ago – #oops? It was my last full week in Perth before I left for Florence, and things were just a little bit hectic. I barely had time to sleep, what with trying to pack everything away, last minute doctor’s appointments, work, trying to see everyone before I left, and all the other errands that a last minute decision to move countries seems to create. Although everything around me was going a bit crazy, in myself, I felt a bit numb – almost like I was in a state of limbo. I guess I was trying not to think too much about not knowing when I was next going to be home, and trying not to scare myself with all the ‘what-if’s’ and ‘maybe’s’ – I was the epitome of the calm before the storm. Except that I wasn’t actually calm, which I’m sure my family can attest to (I apologise for anything I may or may not have said and/or done in my time of crazy).

Not having time to go out and shoot (possibly the reason I was going crazy), I found a picture that was taken in Malaysia that perfectly described how I was feeling that week. A little numb, and perhaps isolated, and although weary, confident that something wonderful was on the horizon.

It blows my mind that I’m sharing this picture shot in Penang, Malaysia, whilst sitting in Florence, Italy, writing about how I felt in Perth, Australia. It’s enough to make anyone’s head spin! I’m not going to talk too much about Florence today – I’ll leave that to accompany some pictures of this beautiful city. Let’s just say that I’m in love, and leave it at that for now.

I still have some images to share from Malaysia before I make it to Florence – I swear it feels like all I’ve done lately is play catchup! I suppose that’s a good thing, because if I’m playing catchup then I’ve been doing lots of exciting things to share with you – it just means that I’ve got to put on my editing hat* and get down to work!

*I don’t actually have an editing hat. Although now I mention this it seems like a really good idea and I’m wondering why I never thought of it before?

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