Welcome! Today I am celebrating! My third blog anniversary or as we sometimes call it blogoversary. I finally made it to three years and I must say I am very surprised. It has been a long road and a tough one at that. Last year I shared my favorite posts with you and I wanted to do that now but...doors got in the way!
Yes doors, that's how we celebrate around here! One door opens while another one closes. And so it goes!
Today I am sharing the second part of my doors series with you all. You can see the first part here. Back then, it was a sorta blogoversary.
But now this is a full fledged blogoversary! I swear!!
All the doors that you see here have been collected over the past two years from my walks in Greece.
As many of you may know I moved from Greece to New York this past fall. You can read all about it here and my rant as to why we left.
I'm grateful to be here and to be able to give my family an opportunity that is lacking in Greece.
And running around in Manhattan is also a lot of fun. There is never a dull moment!
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Yes I am very happy living in New York. I must admit that things are a bit tough for the kids because there is an adjustment period. One that I am unfortunately, oblivious to since I grew up here.
But I've said all that before.
I have to admit something to you that I was not at all expecting to admit. You see, while I was putting this photo essay together I found myself feeling nostalgic.
And you may say "That's to be expected Mary, after all you did just move!"
And I'll answer "No, no! I really missed the good ole USA. And I really wanted to come back."
You see I didn't care for the bad bureaucracy or the nosy grandmas back in Greece.
Although I did miss that gorgeous blue sky with its' blinding light! Kinda...
And the view out my window of the mountains...
To me, Greece is like this door you see below. It may be full of graffiti but it still has so much beauty at it's core.
If only we could scrub away the bad and keep the beauty.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that...
...I honestly didn't expect to feel this way...so soon...
I guess I'm not as tough as I had thought, after all!
The blue sky never leaves you once you have witnessed it.
And all those hand made stone buildings will always be a reminder of our history.
You see, for me there is beauty in every nook and cranny. Is this a blessing or a curse?
How do you forget about images like these? One door for each year of the blog?
Or this one which is by far my favorite?
And now a confession. I had not meant to write this post this way. I was going to talk about blogging and how much I love it and how happy I am to be a (tired) blogger.
I was going to talk about how much I love the blogging community and how we all support each other and how truly blessed I am to be a part of it.
But those images took over my mind and my heart and so I ended up writing another kind of post. I hope you'll forgive me for rambling on like this.
I guess sometimes you just have to let the images take you where they may.
And maybe those doors will stay open after all.
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I'm Mary and I recently moved to New York from beautiful Greece. I like to re-purpose and up-cycle anything that is old or looks like junk. Join me as we use our creativity to spark some life into old things. And do it frugally! You will also see lots of photography of my Greece and New York.
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