The Escape | 48h in Venice
"But something you don't get back is time."
Long time no travel post. Last weekend I got to spend 48h in Venice with my lovely Jennifer März and her awesome friends for a styled shoot. And what can I say, we had a blast. I'm so glad I got to spend this weekend with everyone there! I still have the exact moment in mind when Jennifer texted me that she's planning a shoot in Venice. I just came back from Iceland and I realized that besides all of these things I had going on in my life, besides all of this work, I should take time to pursue the things I love most. And one of those is traveling and another one is spending time with inspiring people that mean a lot to me. So Jennifer, Venice: checked! Within five minutes I replied: I'm in, let's go to Venice.
For a person that usually likes to have things planned and organized this was pretty spontaneous. And even though this weekend ended up being in the middle of one of the most stressful times in the year it was exactly what I needed. It was on my way back last week when I realized that work isn't everything for me anymore. I know this sounds like a quote from a fortune cookie. But things like this only have a meaning when you can relate to them. Many people don't know this, but I've been close to a nervous breakdown from stress last month. I'm a sensitive person and I worry about everything and everyone. I can't change that. So when work piles up I want to help all of my clients at once. But the thing is, work will be there tomorrow as well. It will be there the day after tomorrow. But something you don't get back is time. I don't get to go back to last weekend and rewind. I don't get to hit the pause button and ask life to hold on for me so that I can do everything at once. Welcome to the reality. That's why I have to decide which opportunities to take myself. And even though you may think now: "Calm down, you just spent a weekend in Venice." Like I said, you can only relate if you've experienced something like this yourself.
I think, Jennifer, you know what I'm talking about and I am so thankful that I get to know you. You're one of the people I have the best talks with, get inspired by the most, get to laugh and take the best photos with.
Regarding the travel guide part of this post: Look at the photos, go there for a weekend and like it or not. I think the thing about Venice is that you can't really say much about it except that it has beauty for everyone who sees it. One might say that it smells, that it's dirty, old, that the decay from the water is showing. Maybe some people see it like that. But I can only say for myself that I loved it. However one weekend is more than enough to see Venice.