Yesterday I missed home, I missed all the things I know and that have been such a big part of our lives, my family, our friends our beautiful Noordhoek and my surf spot Muizenberg, especially as winter approaches and the NW winds make it the finest wave for a long-boarder.
Arriving in a country where you literally know nobody does present you with tough days, – you enter the unknown and literally need to start again, and its impossible to replace special friendships, that you’ve built over a lifetime, so you need to get your mind around this and know you are adding to your life not replacing the old with the new.
Then there are the amazing achievements of a career that were built over decades, and the amazing people that helped you along the way. These although are big achievements are the past and new stories need to be written and told.
So todays choice is simple, remind yourself that your past although special is the past and yes it’s shaped you into who you are , but today is a new day and you only have one life and live each day to its full. I need to find my purpose here.
We chose Porto or Porto chose us, we here, and I need to step into the Film Industry, make friends in the Surf community, join a Church community and learn Portuguese.
As a creative there is so much stimulation here in Porto and Portugal, I will capture new images and tell new stories as I await projects to be green-lit in South Africa.