A farewell to summer

Summer 2020 has been a hell of a strange one, hasn’t it? Even though I left Scotland two months ago, it still feels like it was yesterday and at times I wake up disoriented thinking Cruzy will jump on bed and lick my face anytime now!

Come to think of what has happened those past two months- escaping Aberdeen as soon as Greece opened an air bridge with the UK, working from my flat in Volos and getting used to being back home, is mad. More so, getting used to functioning during a proper, hot, sunny summer that I forgot the how-to but missed so much…

I call Greece ‘home’ but in all honesty, I’m not quite sure where I belong anymore. I deeply love the Greek lifestyle where everything is focused on the great outdoors- the sun and the sea, but I still miss a few things from my past life, and I mean can you blame me? Wouldn’t you be in between places if you too had spent 1/3 of your life living abroad?

As far as peculiar summers go, this summer definitely wins. In fact, dear summer 2020, I’ll go as far as to say you are the King of them all!

You left us all with a bunch of unfinished plans, unsatisfied desires, tears and pain. But with it all came stillness and awareness. We learned to be stronger, to defy engulfed feelings of guilt and frustration and to love ourselves a bit more.

I know we still have a long, long way to go and things are not yet back to as they used to be, but I’ll forever be grateful you let me experience you in Greece, under the blue sky with the wonderful sunlight caressing my skin and a bunch of adventures thanks to new and old friends that came into my life.

Without further ado, here’s a photo diary of what summer 2020 looked like for me ::

Skiathos port

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