Il dolce far niente. This is what I usually connect with spending time in Italy. A wonderful countryside, great food, easy-going and open-minded people. The list how to describe this country is long. In my case, it’s not about holiday this time but quite the contrary. We all know the feeling of looking for a new adventure. Routine and kind of a guarantee are great and priceless, but we’re all arriving at a point where we feel like making a further step into the chosen direction.
Right at the moment, you can see many quotes and New Year’s resolutions wherever you may look at. People are talking about their personal resolutions – even about the same or similar ones every year. But why?
This time, when the year is coming to an end, it’s like watching a beautiful sunset. Seeing how the sun is slightly going down and disappearing behind the hills and a beautiful year is coming to an end. And then the day after a hopefully even much more beautiful one will arise.
It feels like the day has got 20 dark hours at the moment. It’s quite dark and foggy until 8am and again around 4.30pm already. But thanks to the sun, which is giving us some light and sunrays during the daytime, the days are really beautiful during the last time.
I definitely prefer the lovely summer months over the cold and dull winter season. Not because I don’t like the scenery or the colors only because I prefer warm temperatures. When you ask me about the feeling, the smell and the colors from November to February, the answer is almost as positive as the one for the summer months. It is just... different.
As the old saying goes: Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadow. Why? Well, that’s easy, isn’t it? If you face the sun, the shadow lies behind you and not next or even in front of you. And I totally agree with that. But it’s normal to see the shadow from time to time. And it’s not a bad thing at all. I think we sometimes even need to see the shadow to grow. And otherwise we take all the good things we’ve got and receive for granted.