I woke up early and walked along the Water of Leith. I strolled around Stockbridge Market, stopping to snap a few photos and sip on a cup of homemade kombucha. I had a lengthy lunch at a cozy Thai restaurant. I relished the sight of the bright autumnal sunshine.
And I couldn’t stop smiling the entire day. I felt so overwhelmingly happy, so grateful and content. It was one of those days where I couldn’t help but think, I love living in Edinburgh.
There have been days (very few and far between, mind you) where I’ve struggled to understand the reasoning behind my unwavering love for this city. Days when the blustery winds chilled me to the bone, and the rain fell sideways. Long winter days filled with unrelenting darkness. Days when thoughts of home clouded my mind.
But days like today — with relentless sunshine and delicious food and perfect fall weather — are enough to help me rediscover my love for this city, and to make me realize there’s truly nowhere else I’d rather be.
Do you ever question your reasoning to live abroad?