ROAD TRIPPING AROUND SCOTLAND | STIRLING

My 3-weeks UK vacation passed by so fast. Still feels like I was there yesterday.

When I first planned my trip I was supposed to stay in Spain for 3 months, but it happened that before Spain I ended up in the UK.

Thanks to my best aunt, I had the most wonderful time ever. I love staying at their place and spending time with them and they just have the most comfortable guest bed ever.

This time my auntie, Eneka, had planned us a trip to Scotland. Just two of us and her dog Scrum (#Scrumthedog).

Our week started with a day-long road trip to our first destination Stirling. 7 hours and 388 miles later we arrived at West Plean House. The most authentic Scottish home ever.

After our long drive, we only had the energy for a walk and a dinner.

The day after we went to discover Stirling’s old town. We visited the Wallace Monument and had a lunch at Sable & Flea.

Suddenly, when we walked out of the cafe we got some sun and we immediately took the opportunity to take some photos. It was crazy wind all day, but we still managed to get some pretty good pics.

You can also check out my aunt’s blog post about Stirling to see more photos.

Photos by Eneka Stewart Photography

 

Eneka Stewart Photography

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FROM DYING TO SHINING

Have you ever felt like you’re just slowly dying from inside out? And there’s nothing you can do about it.

Until suddenly there comes the day when everything changes and you feel free from the bargain you were carrying.

But on that day you have to ask yourself, are you really ready to step out of the comfort zone?

I know I wasn’t. I had the right mindset at the wrong time.

My day was exactly two years ago. The day I stopped physically dying. I got a new chance at living and when everyone else around my hospital bed was crying I was the one who kept making jokes and smiling. My weak body made my spirit stronger.

Everything inside me changed, but my life stayed the same, I got well, went back to school and again went with the flow. Even I’m impressed that I was fine for two years. I did try looking for new ways to study abroad or at least charge something.

Until now, which brings me to the point why I suddenly left my hometown and home. Quit school and started working on the things that are really important to me. And now I’m wondering around the world, doing the things I love and being the person I really want to be.

So, thank you, mamma, for sitting on my bed that morning and saying: “There are only two ways to live your life, SHINE OR DIE.”

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