10 years ago on this day, my dog was born at a breeder’s and started his first two years living in a cage. He did not know what that meant, but a little after two years later, after the Dachshund Rescue Team found him, we finally met and his life had changed drastically. I can hardly believe he’s 10 years old now – the almost 8 years spent together flew by in what it felt like a second.
He is balanced, confident, cheerful and curious now. Loves to take naps and snores. Uses public transport like he was born for it.
I couldn’t be prouder.
4 years ago today, I was on my way back to the hotel room that was our accommodation for my first ever trip to Berlin. I remember I was walking the whole day, it was real summer heat, I barely felt my toes. I was sipping on the last few drops of my beer in the S-Bahn, and after I got back, I wrote this on Facebook:
“Berlin. Visszajövök egyszer! (minimum)” //Berlin. I’ll return once. (minimum)
Little did I know back then, that just one day after, as I returned to Budapest, I’d know that this is going to be the city I’ll want to live.
Everything happened so fast afterwards. By the end of August, I rented my apartment, moved back to my childhood room to prepare for my journey to the unknown. In the end of October, I used my one way train ticket to Berlin.
The rest is history. ❤
There are waves, when I realize time running fast. When all of a sudden, I note how much has happened. A lot of things are changing without any sign. Some change in subtle ways that you don't necessarily feel.
But there are times, when you feel and know exactly how things are changing. When you find yourself in the middle of it and you can't help, but enjoy every piece of it. It sometimes feels dreadful, sometimes like a movie, sometimes like a deja vu.
A lot of things are changing now, and I can't be anything else but grateful. For Báró, my dog, my family, and all the incredible people around me. We may age, but we never get old.
Ibrahim Maalouf – Beirut