I cannot lie to myself and say that part of me isn't materialistic. I do love beautiful things, but this year, I realized that life is truly about experiences and moments, and I am so thankful for them. On the eve of 2017, I would like to express my gratitude for all those amazing things I was able to live in 2016. Cheers to many more... :)
1- I traveled to new places
My trip to Sri Lanka meant a lot to me because it was my first real solo trip. It was an unforgetable journey, especially thanks to the Talalla Retreat. To know more about my yoga retreat, click here.
Hong Kong & Macau
This wasn't planned but I enjoyed it even more! My HK travel diary is here.
Japan was n°1 on my travel checklist, and I still cannot believe I have checked it off! I will need to go back to visit more, since I stayed in Tokyo only, but what a trip! Travel diary coming soon...
2- I learned to bike...again!
I was around 5 or 6 when I learnt to bike. However, I never got to practice again when I grew up, and believe it or not, I forgot how to bike. When I was 16, I went to Vietnam and humiliated myself because I had forgotten. I got scared of biking ever since. But this year, I finally face my fear and got on a bike. It's never too late ;)
3- I followed my passion
My first passion ever was fashion (and ballet). However, my parents were never supportive of me pursuing a career in fashion, despite the gift I had in Arts and Drawing. This year, I decided to go to Fashion school and study Fashion Design and Pattern Making. Today, I know for sure I belong to this world.
4- I travelled some more
France & Italy are both my home, so I sometimes forgets how lucky I am to go back every now and then and visit two of the most beautiful place in the world.
5- I watched Misty Copeland & Roberto Bolle perform Romeo & Juliet
As a ballerina and therefore a ballet lover, I am always looking to attend performances. I love to go to Paris Opera or Teatro alla Scala in Milan. This year, I was lucky to score a seat to watch Romeo and Juliet. But the best part about it was the principals, Roberto Bolle, probably one of the most gifted male dancer of his generation, and Misty Copeland, the American prodigy whose life is an inspiration. They were both incredible and took my breath away. The technics was perfect of course, but the acting, the emotions were beyond what I could imagine. I admit I even cried. Ballet is pure arts, a storm of beauty and emotion, and that night, Misty Copeland and Roberto Bolle reminded me why I love it so much!
6- And I had so many great moments...