Starting 2014 in Brasil I was captivated by the magical sunsets.
Every evening the city would quite down as the birds were cheerping, people were out for walks or running, and families sat outside drinking Chimarrão. I remember my mother-in-law was always excited to share her photos with me, we would go through them agree on a favourite, and we would repeat it all over again the next night. Seeing as I still have a lot of Portuguese to learn, I felt we were bonding over our love of photography and the awe-inspiring beauty of mother nature.
With every kilometre we drove through Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina, I saw the most beautiful places I had ever seen. I was in love. With the ocean and mountains along the horizon, it is was easy to enjoy the sunsets. I tried to slow down and take in the moment by thinking about my blessed life, my loved ones near and far, and honestly just how beautiful the world is when you have a chance to explore it. My husband and I fondly refer to it now as the nothing but blue skies road trip.
It’s been a bumpy transition as expected, but life in Toronto has been filled with new beginnings, backyard barbecues, finally getting the courage to bike in this city, Germany winning the World Cup, and a few beers at Bellwoods.