Mastering Dolce Far Niente

Reading a Book about Vienna. Museums Quartier. Enjoying the #indiansummer

Reading a Book about Vienna. Museums Quartier. Enjoying the #indiansummer

“We call it ‘dolce far niente.’ It means ‘the sweetness of doing nothing.’”  

Quote: Eat, Pray, Love.

Every day I try to channel my inner Julia Roberts, by enjoying the little pleasures with no specific purpose or meaning. Cafes, long walks, reading or eating gelato. Sounds easy and just like a perfect relaxing life. But, honestly, I suck at it.

I am one of those people who have paper agendas. No, not digital, just plain old paper. One of those individuals, who keep to-do lists. I like to know that I am keeping busy, and that I am moving forward. So, not having a clear goal or objective drives me crazy.

I know that part of the expat process is finding your own self in the new country, but I guess is also about letting some of your old self go. For me, it is learning to be patient, to enjoy the adaptation process and to “ dolce far niente”, while I find myself in this new city.

I am making an effort, Vienna is my Everest, no matter how much Kaffe and Apfelstrudel it takes!

Here are the days of nothing in pictures 😉

Gerstern Bakery. Since 1847. Great Strudel

Gerstern Bakery. Since 1847. Great Strudel

 

Me enjoying the sun at Belvedere Castle. #indiansummer

Me enjoying the sun at Belvedere Castle. #indiansummer

 

Walk through Schonbrunn Garden on a thursday morning.

Walk through Schonbrunn Garden on a thursday morning.

 

Visited the Vienna Art Fair. Famous for works from eastern europe.

Visited the Vienna Art Fair. Famous for works from eastern europe.

Note: artwork is a frozen communist symbol slowly melting. The social and economic situation of the area is present in all their works.

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