What am I doing here?

Hello. I am Maria. I come from Finland, but ended up in Barcelona. How did that happen?

A few years ago, an afternoon in August, I called a friend and asked her if we could talk. A couple of weeks earlier we had been on a trip together, a trip that had awakened an unbearable restlessness.

We set the table for a candle-lit evening together: candles, olives, jamón, a good spanish wine, manchego cheese… Isn’t that a coincidence. We listened to Jason Mraz and my friend listened to me.

I told her about my unbearable longing to go somewhere, see something new, learn something different. I wanted to decide all by MYSELF, experience everything by MYSELF, make it on my own. And come home when I was done.

4 years later I am still not done. But I am so much happier.


4 thoughts on “What am I doing here?”

  1. Hi Maria! What a quirky blog name! I love it! And I love that you jumped waters and took a chance and have not looked back since then. Your pictures are great, too!

  2. Hi there! Thank you very much for your compliments, and for coming to visit my blog! =)

  3. Lauren said:

    Funny I ran into your blog because I was googling when primark in l’illa would open haha. Very interesting to read and I love your pictures. I’m actually is a very similar position as you. I’m from the U.S. and moved here about 4 months ago on a whim all by myself. It’s crazy all the different emotions you go through but I love it here! Definitely been meaning to create a blog as well, but so lazy haha. Anyways, just wanted to say hi and that I like your blog 🙂

    • Hello hello hello! Welcome to wonderful, crazy, sweet, lovely Barcelona! =) You’ll love it here, I am sure you already do! =) Let me know if you need any advice on anything, I’ll be happy to help!

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