After a long time, I decided to write a pretty personal Thinking Monday post. During the previous months, I have struggled with many things but it doesn’t matter how hard it was, I didn’t stop to believe in my dreams. It took me a while to become confident about my ideas and to find what is it that I really want to do in my life. As I was always the one who likes to make a list with things to do, dreams to achieve, a few months ago I made my Bucket GreekList. It also made me change my priorities, remove negative people from life and activities that were taking the energy from me not giving me anything in return.
When I was making my Greek list, I did it trying to be realistic so that’s the reason why I gave myself 24 months to make it. In the mean time, I started to plan other trips and to follow my resolution list for 2017. Planning Easter trip, for which I was kind of late, I couldn’t find any of my wish to visit destinations available. For example, all islands were booked or Chios War was canceled for this year. I didn’t give up. I wanted to spend Easter somewhere different so I chose to visit Athens one more time. Trying to plan a trip, a friend of mine suggested visiting Nafplio on Easter Sunday. You know that I cannot say “no” to the trips! And on the way to Nafplio, we were passing through my Bucket GreekList Wish – the Corinth Canal!
The Corinth Canal is a canal that connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea and separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland. Even though it looks a lot higher, it is only 21.3 meters wide at its base and 6.4 kilometers long. Construction started in 1881 but was hampered by geological and financial problems that bankrupted the original builders. Finally, it was done in 1883.
Probably many of Greeks wouldn’t see anything sparkly in Corinth Canal, the same as my friend was asking me what is so magical there, but I love it! I remember when I was discovering Greece through various websites, I would see many times the Corinth Canal as a must visit destination. It made me dream that one day I’ll be standing on the bridge! And I did it – when I didn’t expect at all! It’s a Greek life!
Do not stop to believe in your dreams.