Fernweh(n): An ache for distant places. A craving to travel.
There is no direct translation for this German word "fernweh". It basically means the opposite of homesickness, a feeling that you have to leave your familiar surroundings and discover new places; the need for distance or the wish to experience something far away from home. The urge to escape from your everyday life by traveling.
Ever since me and Aron met, we agreed that we wanted to live out our dreams, a life of adventures, travels, unrestrained, seeing the world and learning something new from it every day. Remembering that we are not boxed inside idea's or life-formulas, but living a life filled with opportunities with unlimited resources from God the Father.
Being here in Bali has been such an adventure, and I can feel that it's just the beginning. But all the while, the last few days I've been feeling a little homesick. I obviously miss my family very much, but I also miss having my own home. Mostly because it's kind of strange not to have your own little nest filled with the pretty things you and your lover have carefully selected together, a safe place that holds so many memories.
But I'm reminding myself that those things arent going anywhere and that home is where the heart is! And since the last house we were in was just a 3 month deal, we're exited to be searching for our next little nest, that we'll move into next month. A home that will be carefully selected and made with love! A beautiful opportunity to make new memories, select new things and make a home!
I found some pictures of little details from the apartment we had in Iceland and wanted to share with you.
"The feeling of being curled up in your arms with our fingers intertwined and the soft feel of your breath on my neck can never be put into words. I can, however, tell you that it is where I belong and it is in those arms that I feel at home." - B.R.K.