A Wandering Widow Post
In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.
When I left Belfast for Dubrovnik, I had visions of a Schengen Visa reprieve full of crystal blue water and lounging on the beach. Isn’t that how we tend to think life should be in general? Sunny and picture perfect?
Well, life rarely ends up looking like that carefully curated social media timeline. Neither does adventure. Thanks to the weather I barely made it to Dubrovnik and arrived just in time for a Siberian freeze that had me stuck to the window like a Garfield doll, watching it snow on the beautiful Adriatic beaches I’d come to enjoy.
Easy peasy, just trade the bikini for my winter coat and go out exploring a town I now have all to myself. If we look hard enough, we can always find a way to make the best of those surprise lemons that come flying at our heads.
Here’s the thing. If every day were sunny and warm, we’d end up taking them for granted. I like to think I’d still be living the heck out of every minute of this life even if I hadn’t gone through so much f@#$%d up $hit, but my track record before losing Dan wasn’t so hot.
So I don’t mind the fact that during my stay Dubrovnik had an ADD weatherman’s dream snow-rain-sun-snow-sun-rain-storm-sun-storm-storm-storm-sun-sun forecast. Because no matter what, the sun always comes back and I will appreciate it that much more. In the meantime, snow angels on the beach anyone?
The Wandering Widow
Live Now. Dream Big. Love Fierce
I had two glorious off-season weeks to mosey through this beautiful UNESCO Heritage town. The people here are kind and welcoming, and speak better English than we do in the US. And I’m not sure how it happened, but they also hit the DNA jackpot. Everyone is tall and beautiful. And I mean everyone. Fortunately, they let the rest of us visit.
Shout out to the amazing team at the Royal Princess, who made me feel like the Queen of Dubrovnik during my stay. I can’t recommend them enough.
Click here for my Dubrovnik, Croatia photo album.