That was the last time I blogged. I can hardly believe it, and yet for the all the changes and tumultuous things that have happened since I drew a line on this blog symbolizing a fresh start in Serbia, it also feels like a very long time ago. Life in Belgrade threw up challenges and difficulties that I could never have predicted.
I don’t like blogging about negative things. I can see how writing about life’s challenges can be a cathartic experience–I really can–but it has never been for me, either in a public or private diary. Right now ( and like a great many people, I’m sure), what I need to reflect on is the positive and joyous things in life. In between unemployment due to Tillerson’s hiring freeze; serious, prolonged illness in our family; and our current situation where our family is scattered across three continents — there was a Belgrade that made me happy and gave me a wonderful feeling of home. So right now I want to move forward by looking back at the life-affirming good things, to remember that once this COVID-19 nightmare is over, there will be more of them down the road. So stand by for a walk through my Belgrade memories. Stay safe, everyone.