“Just a small town girl livin’ in a lonely world, she took the midnight train goin’ anywhere…”
Like the Journey sing in Don’t Stop Believin’, I’m just a small town girl who, at some point in her life, hopped on a plane instead of a train. Multiple planes, actually. The very first one brought me to Tokyo where I lived for a short while after uni, while the second plane brought me to London, where I am now.
A Patchwork Life is born because I can’t stand still. Since I was 18 years old, I always felt out of place, out of time, constricted in a small town that never felt mine. I’ve always loved traveling, exploring, looking at the world and learning. So I thought I could combine my passion for writing with my hectic life, and I ended up creating this small blog. I’ll talk about London, the city where I live and that when I was a teenager was only a strange name on a map. I’ll talk about books, movies, travels, musicals… a little bit of this and a little bit of that.
From the Cambridge Dictionary, the definition of patchwork is:
Patchwork [pætʃ.wɜːk/]: cloth made by sewing together a lot of smaller pieces of cloth with different patterns and colors.
But also: “A mixture of different things”.
And my blog will be a mixture of different things, exactly like my life is a mixture of this and that. Pieces of clothes different in shapes and colors, deemed useless at the beginning, but that you can combine together to create something new and unique.
I’m still the small town girl who loves traveling and exploring, the buzzing, and the chaos. But now, when I go home, I finally learned to appreciate the quietness, too.