I Made A Promise In Venice

Europe, Italy, Leila Mekhdiyeva, travel, Venice, video, winter

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I had 4 days to spend in sunny and magical Venice, but I didn’t have a plan, a list of places to go, or a clear idea of what we were gonna do there. Frankly, there was no point in that. I went to clear my mind, to kill my anxiety, to take a deep breath and just to relax. I wanted to turn off the connection with the reality, to finally let myself wake up without any plans for a day, without any to do lists, without any obligations. And so I did. And  guess what? It made the whole time of living in Venice so freaking special and inspiring for me. As I was walking there, I started feeling the need to write, and not just some notes or articles, but a novel. My novel, with my characters, with their story, that I need to tell.

I always become extremely happy when I travel, but such a creative mood that aspires me to create a piece of art doesn’t visit me in all of my travels. As far as I remember last time I had this feeling of pure and powerful inspiration was back in winter 2014, when I went to Azerbaijan for a month. I was going through a major depressive episode in my life and wanted to find a direction for my future. After that trip I got my first job as a fashion journalist, started my Russian YouTube Channel, moved to Europe and started studying Journalism & Communications at my university.

Nevertheless, this time I opened a part of myself, that I was trying to find/create/make/understand, and as simple as that I set a goal and made a promise to myself: to write my novel, about my unique characters living in their own reality, with their own story that I will be lucky to tell… one day.

But for now check out my travel vlog from Venice. Hope you’ll enjoy!

Love, Leila.

Venice – The City of Love

Italy, Leila Mekhdiyeva, travel, Venice, winter

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So, I went to Venice. Enjoyed sunny and warm winter days there, ate as much pizza as I wished, stayed in the hotel with the most gorgeous view, one may possibly imagine, forgot about all the worries in the world and just lived my happy life in Italy.

Venice is a place to go for all the romantic dreamers out there, to feel an overwhelming amount of inspiration and creativity. Trust me, after Venice you’ll feel the need to keep that sweet feeling of beauty inside, that will make you want to upgrade your life and change your priorities for you to be able to grow. Isn’t it why we all should travel more, after all?

You’ll find more photos and notes from Venice in my next post, so stay tuned!

Love, Leila.