Love without boundaries: Couple shooting On Lanzarote
Yadi and Romen share a truly inspiring love story. It is that story where you leave everything behind and bet everything on the one card you are holding in your hands: Love. In my opinion, it requires an extraordinary portion of courage and dedication. Unfortunately nowadays, it doesn’t happen that often anymore. Mainly because we are scared; afraid of risking our careers, leaving our comfort zone and putting our “ego” on the line of being smashed and shattered. Afraid of the possibility that you might have to return with empty hands and a broken heart. The more I admire Romen’s decision to leave behind his family, friends, and career as a professional football player, just to do everything to make his relationship with Yadi work out.
The wild story of Yadi & Romen on Lanzarote
Despite never having met each other, Romen quickly fell in love with the girl he had only seen on Instagram. Our parents generation probably thinks that the modern “dating world” has turned mad, however, more and more couples meet online. If you would translate Romen’s and Yadi’s story to past terms, it would probably have been more like a long distance “Brieffreundschaft”, writing each other letters (Instagram messages) back and forth. Not having met yet, they fell in love, however Yadi was sceptical that their long distant relationship could work out. She was studying tourism on Lanzarote at the time, while Romen was playing as a professional football player for Las Plamas de Gran Canaria. Looking back Yadi said:
Thinking with your heart vs. calculating how your future might play out
We live in a hyper performance driven and economic value optimised world in which technology is pushing us towards an ever increasing efficiency hyperloop that doesn’t seem to have a “STOP” button built in. As a result our generation is experiencing tremendous amounts of pressure towards building a “successful career”, which after all just helps us to “barely” make a living or work in jobs that don’t fulfil us anyhow. In regards to our love life it leads to a fear of committing to a relationship, let alone, put at risk our careers. Not so for Yadi and Romen.
In between work and studying Romen and Yadi started traveling across the islands to see each other. Romen finally decided to take the leap and move to Lanzarote for the love of Yadi. He left his family, friends and career to follow his heart. Only the future knows if it will “pay off”, but what does that mean all along. In a world where we only seem to care about what is happening next, what about just enjoying what we have now. In that sense: