Serenity: The state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled.
There is nothing too serene about my current inner state. I maybe smiling on the outside but inside is nothing but turmoil. I am presuming that this is par for the course considering the events of the past few months and will fade with time.
However there have been plenty of serene moments in the past few years. Mainly related to being on holiday – restful and calm.
This picture was taken in 2012 in Barcelona. I took a holiday by myself – it was unplanned but turned out to be a very good thing. I was in a good place then, I had just met my lovely companion and I was excited about what the future would hold.
I specifically booked a hotel room with a balcony so that I could sit outside in the morning for breakfast and in the evening I would read to my hearts content. I spent much of the days wandering around the city taking pictures and eating food. Totally, simple, uncomplicated and carefree.