So I’m just sitting on my balcony on a cloudless summer evening in Bordeaux, watching some TV on my laptop.

I turned my laptop off for a minute and just sat and looked at where I was, really just trying to take in the view and take in everything that’s happened to me over the past two months.

Nobody’s happy all the time. We all have down moments and we sometimes forget how lucky we are to be where we are. And I think that part of becoming an adult is realising that whilst life can’t be perfect all the time, it’s good to sit back and really appreciate the good and the bad things about your life at a particular moment.

Sometimes it’s important to put your laptop down, and just sit and appreciate your surroundings. And yourself.

It’s so easy to get caught up in menial, daily events and not reflect on time as a period of time, if that makes sense. I just thought about how I’d look back on my time in Bordeaux, and picturing myself on the tram, or cycling along the quais happily. These are little, daily tasks yet they mean so much in the bigger picture. It’s important to remember that.

I don’t know if it’s just me that does this, but sometimes on a beautiful day somewhere, I look up at the birds and wonder if they know how lucky they are to be in such a beautiful place. And what’s beautiful and quite poetic about doing that is that I’m like a bird, I’m travelling and visiting these different places, and I realise how lucky I am to be in that place at that exact moment.

I’ll stop being cheesy for now.

À bientôt!