9.17.2011

Changes

The last few weeks have been a rollercoaster of feelings, hot and cold, ups and downs and I finally feel ready to share them with you. The sad truth is that, after more than 3 years, AC and I have split up. We´ve always been one of those couples that fight a lot but somehow we thought that our love will carry us through all of our problems, until one day we´ve decided that we just cannot fight anymore. There is nothing more I can or want to say about that, I´ve been pretty much hidden under the blanket for the past two weeks, thinking about life, love and what´s next for me. When you imagine your whole life with someone, a breakup can really shake you up... I feel like I´m staring at a blank canvas, with my story ready to be rewritten.

During one of these underblanket soul-searching sessions I´ve decided it´s time to do what I´ve been dreaming about since I was 12. I bought a one way ticket to Barcelona... and one month from today I´ll be landing with my camera and suitcase to start a brand new life in my favorite city on Earth!


I really believe that when a door closes a window opens somewhere and I try to stay positive and think of all the new opportunities and adventures I have ahead of me. It´s exciting and scary and I´m sooo ready to do it! Wish me luck! ;)

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58 comments:

Rae Veda said...

Gabby,

My boyfriend of three years and I split up a few months ago after realizing that our future dreams just don't add up anymore. I felt the same way as you and will be keeping you in my thoughts! I'm so excited to follow your new travels in Spain! Good Luck! XO, Rae

http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

Sandra said...

You are so brave! I'm sure you'll have the time of your life over there. Stay positive!

www.sandra-thepuzzleofmylife.blogspot.com

Hope said...

Break ups are tough. I'm so proud of you for starting a new chapter. And in Barcelona!! It is such a magical city, and I know you will find your own magic there. :)

-Hope
www.aflatteringtale.com

Lens & anything Else said...

good luck for everything...I love your blog and I'm sure in Barcelona you could have a great re-start;)!

Nancy said...

I am sure Barcelona will treat you good. Good luck!

Love,
Nancy

Daisy said...

I totally agree with that and i wish you the best of luck ! Will you still be friends?

MaviDeniz said...

I know I have been there before and it's very hard to go through. You are such a strong person though, I commend you for pushing forward, staying true to yourself and doing what you want to do w/ your life. I hope Barcelona treats you well and that this will be a whole new and better chapter in your life.

Xo

debbiecutieface said...

I'm so sorry about your breakup but I am so impressed by the way you've taken charge. I'm glad you're going to live this dream of yours. Amazing.

Martina Lynne :: the life academic said...

Oh man, that is brutal. I am so sorry that your relationship ended but so glad that you're embracing the new future ahead of you. Your sense of confidence in yourself is palpable -- I mean, how many people just up and move all on their own? -- so I think you more than have the resources necessary to make the next chapter of your life rich and amazing. Good luck!

Lady-Pa said...

lovely blog!!

you are such a sweet girl!!!


please take a look at my blog!

xoxo

Liv said...

When life gives you lemons, say fuck the lemons, and move to Barcelona! Seriously though, I'm sorry you're going through such a painful emotional unheaval but I'm truly inspired by they way you're tackling a lifelong dream head on. I was so charmed by that city I've been dying to return!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

so sorry about the break-up but wow, what an exciting way to turn a heartbreaking season! hoping for the very best for you. :)

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

OMG, I'm so sorry to hear that you guys broke up... It is always hard to end a relationship but as you said, when a door closes a window opens! So brave of you that you are starting a brand new life in Barcelona! I wish you all the luck in the world and can't wait to read about your adventures :)

Lots of love from Croatia!

Xxx,
Fashion Fractions

Style-Pursuit said...

Just a few months ago I had a similar story to share on my blog... My relationship of 8 years had suddenly come to an end over last Christmas. It's been really tough and actually, stil is...
But anyway, it's good to see you being so positive about the future ahead, wish I was so strong!
Good luck on everything Gabby! :o)

x

CheekyPinkTulip said...

You are doing the absolute best thing possible in one of the most amazing cities in the world. You're young, free, single, gorgeous and successful. You have so much to look forward too!

Anonymous said...

"The real winners in life are the people who look at every situation with an expectation that they can make it work or make it better."

Susan

Ollie Things Beautiful said...

All the best to you in your new chapter of life in one of the best cities! What a lucky girl you are :) xx-Jackie

jill said...

You rock! I just went through the same thing - dated someone I thought I was going to marry, et cetera, even stayed in a town I was done with so I could be with him. In the end, I got tired of putting my dreams on hold and prepared to move to Los Angeles, giving up a perfect house and a steady job and all my friends. Everything has been so up in the air for about a month, but I found a perfect place and I'm so excited! It was sad to break up with my boyfriend, but I feel like my lifelong dream is more important.

x. jill
those ghosts

Charles said...

I agree that you are soo brave! I really admire you + love reading about your adventures. best of luck, always!
xx

http://charlesbgoode.blogspot.com

Catherine said...

That is exciting! Buenas Suertes!!!!!!

amanda said...

geez, what a woman! you are such an inspiration gabby. my long relationship ended about two months ago and i still have my ups and downs. it's hard, but such is life. what a breath of fresh air to read about you making the decision to be happy and do something you have always dreamed up. you go girl!

Laura said...

I am so sorry to hear about this difficult change. Breakups are never easy, and i wish you lots of strength. Sending hugs across the atlantic to you!

Good for you for being brave enough to follow your dreams, wherever they take you. I can't wait to see what wonderful things happen for you next!

Stay strong Gabby, and remember you have many bloggy friends who will be there for an e-hug or support if you need it.

Heidi said...

ahhh...breakups are never easy. You take it easy and treat yourself to some ice cream ;)
Good luck on your move to Barcelona! Take lots of pics :)

superhappyjohi said...

Oh Gabby, I wish you all the luck in the world for this new beginning! It won´t be easy but you are such a power girl, you will make it big in your dream city! Big hugs!

Marta said...

Buena suerte en mi ciudad :)

Salomé said...

Fantasztikus nő vagy, annyira bátor, komolyan irigyellek. Nem rég éltem át egy nagyon rossz szakítást és azt hiszem, engem is hasonlóképpen rázott fel, mint téged és ez alapvetően jó, csak a szakítást kell átvészelni (ami nekem még mindig nem sikerült teljesen, de rajta vagyok az ügyön..). Sok szerencsét Barcelonában :)

Chymere said...

I know the feeling and I wish there were words to take away your heartbreak. It's okay to cry and release, but don't stop living.

Sister Golden Air said...

Even if it feels horrible right now, in a few months time, you'll probably see that it was for the best. It usually is. Now you get to fulfill your dreams about Barcelona, and start all over again. I'm very impressed that you just did it. Good luck:) Xx

Much to My Delight said...

So sorry to hear of your break-up, Gabby. It's so hard to adjust to spending time apart from someone you've become so emotionally attached to. But having been to Barcelona for the first time last week, I have to say, I think you might be living out my dream too. Especially for a photographer, I can't imagine a more perfect place to mend a fractured heart. Best of luck in your new adventure:)

HIPPIEBOHORELOADED said...

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhrrrrgghhh, I'm soooo jealous! Have been there the last 2 weeks and it is definitely the most beautiful city in the world! Sorry for your split up, but BCN iws the best place for recovering.

Lolo said...

Last year I went through a break up similar to yours. With the guy for over 3 years. I saw us together for ever etc etc. I was a right mess. But you're right! You can shape your life into whatever your want now! We only have one life, live it :)
Best of luck for Barcelona!

nightofbones.blogspot.com

marcella said...

this is lovely pics dear.
don't you worry, ... happiness comes when you least expect it

http://urbanprettygirl.blogspot.com/

Corey @ Learning Patience said...

Sorry to hear about the break up. Sounds like you're about to start a whole new chapter in your life...Barcelona sounds amazing! Best wishes....
xoxo from Trinidad

Arushi Khosla (Bohemian Like You) said...

I'm sorry to hear about the breakup but I do think this will be a fresh new opportunity for you to know yourself, grow as a person and all that cliched stuff we think is a pile of bullcrap but really rings true.

Keep us updated from Barcelona! Spain is gorgeous. And the boys are super hot ;) x

mnemonique said...

I know everything will be great! and you will paint that black canvas in white, and then a new painting will appear day by day.

Just keep on smiling in such a lovely way!!!

Monika

Ashlee said...

If course I don't know you...but I know plenty of people who don't have the courage, stamina, and creativity to do the things that you do on your blog. I believe that those qualities will help you to fill your life with so much inspiration and love that you will find your way in the world. Good luck!

leyla. said...

it's wonderful to see you being so open and honest, even though it is a very personal matter. new beginnings can be hard and challenging but also very rewarding. i wish you a lots of luck and can't wait to see your future adventures!

much love.

leyla.

Hanananah said...

You are such a nice girl, you deserve the best time, and I'm excited to follow you on your Spanish journey. I love Barcelone!!

goodluck!
xx

nicole said...

sorry about your break up. best of luck on your newest adventure

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

Thank you guys so so much for all your wonderful encouraging words... I had a shitty day today but after reading all your comments my tears are running and I have a big smile on my face... it´s so so strange to have this huge amazing support group all over the world and you really give me strength and lots of virtual hugs to live by! THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART! It really means so much and I wish I had a less cliche way to say it.... THANK YOU!

ag. said...

Gabby, my heart goes out to you! I cannot begin to imagine what you are going through but thevfact that you have chose to share this with all of us just shows how strong you are! You have always been an inspiration to me and I look to your blog as a happy reminder of the beauty in life and even in your hard times, you have continued to show your beauty. I wish you all the best on this new chapter in your life...and Barcelona? That sounds like the perfect opportunity for you to conquer another part of the world!

the lady lindley said...

Almost 10 years ago, my boyfriend of 6 years and i broke up. Coincidentaly, I ended up in Spain about 6 months later and it was the most amazing thing ive ever done for myself. Barcelona and Sevilla were my favorite. Good luck on your new journey. It will only get easy with time and you will look back at all you have learned and at how much you have grown.

mina said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your break-up and that you've been down. I hope things start looking up for you soon. A one way ticket to Barcelona sounds amazing. Looking forward to seeing photos and reading about it.

Michi said...

WOW. You are so brave! I live in Barcelona (I am a native) If you need some help or some tips, do not hesitate to contact me (olga_cabrero@hotmail.com)

Wish you luck!

Olga

Mariana said...

:(
I wish you good luck!

And I have to say: YOU ARE SO BRAVE!
I wish I was more like you... I wish there were more people like you.

Looking forward to seeing photos from Barcelona and reading about your adventure!

Katia said...

I just found your blog and im glad I did! I dont know you but I hope you feel better I know how it feels!! Im happy for you that you've taken control over your life! Goodluck in Barcelona!

LeeLee said...

Good luck on your new journey!!

Lisa Griffin said...

I'm so sorry and I know this is an incredibly difficult time but it sounds like you are already on the upswing! I lived in Barcelona for three years so let me know if you need some tips!
www.indramaticfashion.com

Miyan said...

sorry to hear about the split, but it sounds like it was for the best. all things happen for a reason and im glad you are sounding so positive. all the best in your travels to barcelona and we will be following :)

Miyan

www.miyan-overseas.blogspot.com

PHILO said...

wow. don't look back!!! just look forward, but don't forget the good times you shared! but life changes!! and a one-way-ticket! maybe this is the best thing ever happend to you,...


***xoxo
http://miss-philo.blogspot.com/

Gawgus things... said...

Sometimes you just get exhausted from fighting don't you? But hey! BARCELONA!!! Can't wait to read all about your adventures there :) xxx

The doll on fashion said...

Best of luck in the start of your new adventure!

The doll on fashion

Making Magique said...

dearest, you are amazing. BREAKUPS SUCKS. NO MATTER EVEN WHEN YOU KNOW THEY ARE 100% THE RIGHT CHOICE. Life is too short to spend it fighting...even when you love someone so much. I too went through a breakup recently and the beginning is the hardest, but soon you will spread your wings (Barcelona!) and you will be reminded that everything happens for a reason and when love isn't meant for forever, it doesn't mean it wasn't meant to be for sometime to teach us something in life we needed to know. It's not the end, it is the beginning of your opportunity grow being you and certainly in doing so I know the goddesses will bring you your true love when you least expected it. But you are wise...I am sure you know all this already :-)

XOXO Haleigh

Kathrin said...

I wish you all the best for your future! A new beginning is always hard but I'm sure you will handle it!
I really like the photo!

GirlWithTheRougeLips said...

Best of luck!

It's time for a new chapter in your book of lyfe!

Rachel said...

I admire your bravery. Sometimes these decisions when you're at your lowest can bring you to your highest. Good luck.

<3 Rachel
http://www.dressupsandmessups.wordpress.com

Chapstick Fanatic said...

i am sorry to hear about you and AC. but i know you will go on to do great things and following your dream to barcelona is awesome. sorry this comment is so late - i have been a little behind on posting.

i can't wait to hear more and bout your new beginnings and new life in barcelona.

http://lachapstickfanatique.blogspot.com

Marta said...

I've been going through similar situation lately and I know how much it hurts. That's why I'm planning on moving to London... I'll keep my fingers crossed for you and for your new life in Catalunya!

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