I was sitting on the bare wooden floor of my empty apartment in San Francisco, hitting "publish post" for the first time on my new blog, bags packed, waiting for the airport shuttle to carry me away to my new life in Istanbul.
One year. I can't believe how quickly it flew by— I still don't quite believe I've done it. Tomorrow marks my first day here.
Looking back over my posts, I can't help but marvel at all the things I've been lucky to see and do. While I miss my beloved San Francisco— my friends, trapeze class, and my beautiful apartment, I am thankful to have met a wonderful new set of friends, to have travelled so much this year, and to be closer to my sisters.
To celebrate this massive life shift, I played mad scientist in the kitchen and baked a batch of mini Turkish coffee cakes. I mixed up a mess of sugar, butter, flour and eggs, with Turkish coffee, cloves, vanilla and cinnamon, hoping something delicious would come of it. Baking is not my forté, but I guess this was my day— it's really not bad!
Happy anniversary, my dear friends. Thank you for your support and kind words over the past year. What began as a simple little project to keep me connected with my SF crew, turned into something so much more.