August 16, 2011


Hi everyone!

I am back, in almost full force.
Lots has been happening over here and I am thrilled I am blogging from this site of the world and not from Europe anymore. I have to admit I had mixed feelings coming back here, starting from new, learning everything again, and figuring out what life is all about but I have awesome friends who support me, and cheer me up by simply being them and being there for me when I feel down. It's one huge family I sort of moved in with and I love it. I also love the freedom I get from time to time because really, if you come from a huge family you know what I mean. You need your space, you need you-time, and sometimes it is just too darn hard to do that when you are surrounded by so many people. However, I love that all sorts of family members (our age that is) come over for an occasional BBQ, a pool party, a shopping trip or call to say hi or let us know what they think of our current situation - or piss us off. I still love it though.

Moreover, my friends are going through some rough patches at the moment which we all go through at some point in life and I am here for them and willing to help as much as I possibly can. They are helping me out by letting me be part of their life and family and this is really the least I can do.

So, what have I been up to lately?!

Looking mostly at my palm trees. And yes I say "my" palm trees...I am fully aware of the fact that they don't belong to me but they make me feel at home so I allow myself to call them mine. :) 

But other than that...I have been up north to my very missed and loved city of Santa Barbara. I have met old school friends, and I also have met new people, and old friends again. I went to Huntington Beach to chill at the beach and look at some surf competitors, spend some time shopping so I am ready for the next few months while I am here and ready for a summer party this upcoming Saturday! I spent a ton of money (not too much, but enough so I feel broke!).
Oh and yes I bought a laptop, went to school (ugh, but I wanted it), watched a ton of movies, played some fun card games, listened to what people had to say because clearly I am not used to speaking English anymore. Seriously. If you don't speak any language for over one month or more it is not easy to get back into the language game. Besides that, badminton has become my new August passion! We play it every evening, and let me just tell you it's a fantastic workout!

I can't believe it's mid-August already. Where did the time go? Seriously.
Though mid-August means school is going to start for me soon, AND I am going to see THIS lady pretty soon too!!! Wohoo! :) And hopefully after that I am back in the blogger world...on a more regular basis!! 

Have a fantastic day everyone!

♥  Selma


Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I need to get to Santa Barbara more. I'm only about an hour away and I never head up north.

Christianna said...

I love Santa Barbara! It's only like two hours from my house! They have a Mexican place, that has the best food ever, called La Super Rica. You must eat there!

A Cup of Sparkle said...

Welcome back. It looks like your summer has been quite busy.

little t said...

I love that picture!!

Welcome back :)

Meghan said...

YAY! I am so glad you are adjusting and enjoying life! Hearts!

Al said...

I love that someone in this blog world knows where I am and what it is like here! I need to talk to you more often, and get the dish on where you wen and what you did...We have been all over the place already, as being married to a Turk helps abundantly. But, curious what you thought and where you hung out (where are these cafes??) so hope to hear more from you :) I'm glad you are settling into life back in the states, and it seems you are thoroughly enjoying it...Take care, hope all is well darlin!!

shopgirl said...

So glad you're back Selma! I missed your posts! You sound like a great friend to have! Your friends must cherish you. And I love California! You lucky girl!

Big hugs to you! xoxo

Ann said...

Oh don't worry...

that is such a nice place and
soon you'll feel right at home ♥

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

I know! I head back to school to start my new cert program next week!! AH! I'm not ready for this.

Looks like a really pretty area...glad you are close to those you love and that you can help them through a rough time. Good friend, you!

Ashley said...

Good to know you are doing well, Selma! I understand all the feelings you are going through as I tried to live in Turkey earlier this year (I came back sooner than I thought).

Alexa said...

Sounds like you've had a busy summer...but welcome back to this side! Ha.

Lacey in the City said...

YAY!!! Soo glad that you are back in California!! Cheers to you being happy and enjoying your Pacific Ocean and your palm trees! xoxo

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Yay!! I'm glad you're having a good time being back in CA! I love Badminton! it's always so fun to play. We'll have to meet up once I'm out there.


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