Bag stolen. Passport stolen. Wallet stolen. $60K in watches stolen @meesterstore.
All over me getting a damn coffee for the team in Starbucks Barcelona …. I literally look away for one second and my backpack is gone from the chair. Nobody saw anything. Still can’t believe it happened. But hey, it’s just possessions, right?
As sad as this is it really challenges my emotions while I feel anger and shock. Like at least I wish I saw the coward and could catch the thief. How could somebody do this and why did I not see this? I’m always on the look out for danger and I’ve never been robbed from my personal belongings like this before. I worked hard to afford this stuff and had them with me for the shoot today.
I remember life happens for me, not to me. When Bob Marley was asked ‘are you a rich man, do you have a lot of possessions?’ He replied:
“I don’t have that kind of richness in life, my richness is life.”
And it’s really so true…it hit me… the experience of traveling is ultimately what matters, not a damn Louis vuitton bag or Audemars Piguet and Breitling watch. I hope the thief enjoys his/her catch of the day.
After this day, I saw this event with an outside eye, from another perspective. I realized how things are so easy to lose. It’s crazy when you think that everything you own can disappear in a second. I thought more about it and I realized how it’s the same thing with people you love. Like my best friend who passed away.
You can lose anything anytime. Finally, it was so clear in my mind. Life’s all about enjoying and appreciating every single moment that comes your way. Just live in the now and enjoy everything while you can. That way, you will never be sad or mad if you lose it someday. I lost 60K and a passport this day, but I still have my coffee moment in Barcelona. Nobody takes that away from me.
Thank you all for your sweet messages. It means a lot as this was (and still is) a hard reality to swallow.
Love you guys,