Nothing Special

And with that I mean everything is going as planned. I am in the middle of preparations for my leave, I am doing things slowly, checking and re-checking some of it over and over again. I don`t like unpleasant surprises, not now.
Two weeks ago I was in Croatia, I went to see my relatives and friends; to visit graves of my grandma and uncle; to enjoy warmth of late summer before it is over for this year.
I am seeing some friends in Belgrade, going with them to have a coffee or beer, talking about everything. Some of them asked me if I feel anxious, I am leaving Belgrade forever; how my parents respond to that, etc. I tell them I don`t, my parents and friends know that I will always remember them, I will come to visit, we will stay in contact. But I have a wife in Canada and she is expecting me to come as soon as possible. And that I will not be me if I didn`t take another step forward and change my life in a big way. This is who I am. And, life don`t offer opportunities too often. And, I hate boredom.
So here I am, counting 22 more days before I leave. Enjoying clear blue sky and coldish mornings. Settling things. Talking to San. Preparing. Being ready.
Being happy.


Rijeka – a view toward island Krk and mountain Velebit – click on a photo to see a bigger version

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70 Responses to Nothing Special

  1. gdare says:

    Ben, thanks :happy:

  2. edwardpiercy says:

    The Blue Mountain land must remain an eternal mystery. Well it is a gothic novel. Which include vampires and such, so… :p

  3. Suntana says:

    Darko, about the ONLY thing my sister likes from where she's living is the ocean view and the sunsets. Other than that, "nightmare" and other similar descriptions are about how she describes things.Their HUGE mistake was making such a monumental decision in such a short period of time. At least you, Darko, you have been taking things slowly and CAREFULLY. My sister and her husband on the other hand, made a series of VERY ill-advised and foolish decisions in a VERY short period of time. My sister, manipulated by her husband, thought what awaited her was some 2-year tropical paradise vacation. It has NOT been that at all. And they've only been there about 8 weeks.At one time, her husband, either through stupidity or for manipulation purposes, claimed the cost of living over there would be sooo cheap that they'd be able to afford a housekeeper. Well, it's been quite the opposite. :insane:No, Darko, I don't think they'll get around to liking it over there. Especially the FOOD. They're used to spicy Mexican food and they say over there, ALL the food is bland. They say the Beef does NOT remotely taste like Texas Beef.

  4. clean says:

    So it sounds like you'll be home for Christmas

  5. sanshan says:

    Even better, he'll be here for our anniversary. πŸ™‚

  6. Words says:

    Even fewer than 22 days now. You should be counting the hours by now!

  7. bentrein says:

    Originally posted by Suntana:

    Well, it's been quite the opposite.

    I forgot – where did your sister go again? My apologies for my bad short term memory…Originally posted by Words:

    You should be counting the hours by now!

    Amen to that!

  8. gdare says:

    Ed, I will try to make an additional search :sherlock:Carlos, yes, most people think of Brasil as tropic paradise which is a result of Rio de Janeiro type of marketing, I guess. Recently I saw some photos of a city in Seychelles – it was showing how dirty and poor it could be there. Completely different from what it could be seen when you google it :left:David, it is even better that I will be there on 22nd of December :happy:San :heart:Words, 16 days today :DBen :cheers:

  9. gdare says:

    Aadil, thanks :yes:

  10. Suntana says:

    Originally posted by gdare:

    Completely different from what it could be seen when you google it :left:

    Ahhh! Exactly. That's what my sister had said when she was still here … "Oh, I Googled up pictures and it's a nice place." She didn't realize those nice areas in the pictures were the exception. :insane:

  11. Suntana says:

    Originally posted by bentrein:

    I forgot – where did your sister go again? My apologies for my bad short term memory…

    South America, Ben.

  12. L2D2 says:

    I know you must really be getting antsy by now, Dare. But it will be so special once you make that trip and meet San and can say, "Finally, I'm home!"

  13. gdare says:

    Linda, I feel like I could just get up from this chair and leave to the airport :doh: πŸ˜† I am sad to leave my family and friends, to leave place I was born and lived whole my life, but I am happy I will be with her and start a new life. It will always be like that. I will make a special place in my heart for those people and this country, forever :happy:

  14. studio41 says:

    all the best with final preparations, Darko. I wish you and San much happiness. πŸ™‚

  15. gdare says:

    Thanks Jill :cheers:

  16. tatora says:

    And, life don`t offer opportunities too often….be happy in every minutes!

  17. gdare says:

    Sure :yes: Thanks, Nasim πŸ™‚

  18. There2ia says:

    Originally posted by gdare:

    Linda, I feel like I could just get up from this chair and leave to the airport :doh: πŸ˜† I am sad to leave my family and friends, to leave place I was born and lived whole my life, but I am happy I will be with her and start a new life. It will always be like that. I will make a special place in my heart for those people and this country, forever :happy:

    Darko…:)

  19. gdare says:

    I felt like that πŸ˜€

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