One of my new year traditions is a stroll down memory lane. I scroll through the year’s photos and think about where I’ve been, what I’ve done. Obviously, 2021 was another weird year with covid fucking up everyone’s well-laid plans over and over again. Still, I managed to see some really beautiful things and spend time with a couple of my favorite people. And I got a hell of a lot done. In between stress-related meltdowns and getting covid, I:
:: Wrote not one but two novels
:: Got not one but two visas (first, the digital nomad visa in Croatia, then my long-stay visa for my move to Portugal!)
:: Lived in three different countries across five different towns/cities
:: Started learning Portuguese
:: Hosted my BFF for about six weeks of writing retreat on the Croatian coast (absolute highlight of my year)
And so I wave farewell to 2021 patting past me on the back a bit. That girl got a lot of cool things done, despite quite a bit of turbulence.
Here’s what the year looked like in photos: