I wanted to write this post and I have no idea were to start, actually. This past two weeks had being quite hard at an emotional and psychological level, and I couldn’t handle it right, to be honest. I am still unnemployed, this month I’ll be doing 5 months without any kind of steady job, or anything close to a regular income, still living with my mom and still having an allowance to be able to go out with my friends once in a while to have a beer. So basically I am exactly in the same place I were when I was 16, but only ten years later… and at this pace, things don’t seem to change on the short call.
And easter came, and my friends went out to travel, and visit their own families, and have their own life and shenanigans, and I was stucked here, with just oblivion ahead. I hit rock bottom, let myself cry a bit and not move from bed, and this Saturday my sister came to visit and my parents decided to go out to travel around and I want to share it with you guys, because I am feeling slightly better, and partially is because I love the place where I live, yesterday I remembered why, even when I want to move desperately because I need to work, I think I live in one of the best places on Earth.
Basically we went out of Santiago de Compostela and drove all the way up to Ézaro, a village that’s close to the ending of one of the most important rivers in Galicia, and the best part of it is that ends up on a massive waterfall that goes directly to the Atlantic ocean! How cool is that!? Even if it sounds so cool, I wasn’t exactly in the mood and I was being a pain to my family, I recognice I wasn’t the best company possible, until we arrived to the top of the water reservoir, where the water was pumping out and making the most incredible rainbow I’ve ever seen.
That was more than enough to get something move inside me and do the clic I needed to keep moving on. Somehow are the small things the ones that keep us going and make us happy. I smiled, I looked to my beautiful family and surroundings and I was determined to have a happy day and keep on fighting and doing things, I can use this time to exercise, and study and improve my photography, and even try to learn more about video and social media, and I don’t know. But I won’t let this take me down, at least for another while. That’s the power of the simple things.
With a better mood and ready for the amazing views, we arrived to Ezaro’s waterfall, where there’re mountains, and hard stones, and there’s green of the trees around, and everything gets quite astonishing. It was an incredible day, and was an incredible place. If you have the chance you should go visit.
And what about you? Do you have any special place that helps you when you’re down? Any advice on how to fight against the blues? I’d love to hear from you!