Ok, if you weren’t already peuce with jealousy…
Tomorrow I’m getting on a plane mid-day, falling asleep, and then more or less waking up in Barcelona. Once in Barcelona, my partners and I will check into a very sexy boutique hotel, unleash ourselves on the city over the weekend, then on Monday night we will see Leonard Cohen perform on his 75th birthday. Hours later we will turn around and come back home.
I. Shit. You. Not.
So, dear readers, let this be a lesson to you:
If you are not happy with your life, if you feel like something is missing, and that there’s a whole hell of a lot out there that you could be experiencing, take the effing bull by the horns and make some big fat scary changes. What is that stupid movie line…”If you build it, they will cum”…or something to that effect? As far as I’m concerned, I’m living proof that acting in your own best interest, and listening to your gut will be heavily rewarded. Barcelona aside, my life is the kind of toasted marshmallow stuff that dreams are made of.
So, for those of you who might be wondering if my recent choices and declarations have changed me, the answer is “Yes, they have.”
I feel like I fell in love with me, and as a result could love even bigger and better than ever before. This big, throbbing heart of mine has been an issue in the past. At first, everyone’s eyes light up at the mere mention of it, and they can’t wait to get their hands on it. Then, after the first few earnest strokes, they get freaked out, and overwhelmed, and suddenly it’s too much to take on. Not anymore. Now everything is fitting together perfectly. I’m living my Trojan Magnum years, kids. The whole world is opening up before me. I can’t wait for it to swallow me whole.
Ok, enough of that.
What I’m really trying to say is
“Barthelona, here we come!”
Are you talking to me??
Some very relevant wisdom coming from a relative youngster.
Bar-the-lona will absolutely love you and you them! Yes, I must confess, I am every shade of green with jealousy. A whirlwind Spanish getaway? And seeing Leonard Cohen on his big birthday? Ahhhh. Como guai! (How cool!) But alas, I will return to my beloved Barcelona. And I am oozing with excitement for you! Both for your first time in Spain (I think?) and your new direction in life & love.
You are truly the architect of your own happiness and have balls of steel to boot! I couldn’t be happier or prouder of you. If anyone can break barriers with grace, dignity, wisdom and humility, it’s you.
Of course they will be resistance, judgement, even pain. I mean, hello. We still have racism in the world!
I bow to your bravery and wink at your moxy!
Brava Contessa Catherine! Brava!!!