Hello you beautiful human beings. I'm currently packing my bags for my summer vacation which I am so freaking excited for. I am leaving for the Philippines today, a place I've never been to before but always wanted to visit. It has been on my bucket list for such a long time and I'm super grateful to finally get the chance to visit this country. I will be traveling with a friend of mine for almost one month - aaaah! Lots of hiking, surfing and snorkeling ahead! June and July have both been pretty hectic months for me. There's so much going on in my life right now that I find it very hard to take a step back, calm down and truly live in the moment. That is one of the reasons why I started with meditation and so far, I'm really enjoying it. I'm practicing at least twice a week for about 30 to 60 minutes and it has already affected and improved my mental stability a lot. You learn how to refocus, and that is basically one of the most important things to do for your own sake.
Hello there! Today I want to tell you more about a rising stationery label from Sweden. The brand is called Another Next and they just came out with their very first collection called "The pioneers". The collection includes a planner, a sketchbook and a notebook (check out the gallery below). The only difference which can be seen from the outside is the different color of the rubber band. Apart from that the books all look the same from the outside. The design in general is very simple and minimalistic and it's all about clear and defined lines, a delicate typeface and a lot of blank space for your personal ideas and thoughts. I am totally into this plain and typical Scandinavian design and I can't wait for university to finally start so that I can use my planner everyday. I already wrote all of the birthdays and upcoming events into it; even my next travel destinations. And that's another great thing about the planner: It's designed for the next 18 month. So you can definitely make a lot of plans and really get things done. I am a total freak when it comes to making plans and schedules and I truly feel like this company has completely understood what people like me are looking for. And if this appeals to you, don't forget to participate in my giveaway, which is international, so literally everyone can join it. If you are interested, take a look at my Instagram to find some more information about it. xx
Hey hey alle zusammen! Der heutige Post dreht sich um ein Thema, das ich bis jetzt eher selten auf meinem Blog angesprochen habe. Es geht um Inneneinrichtung, bzw. viel mehr um Dekorationsartikel, Bilderrahmen und Prints, die das Zuhause noch wohnlicher gestalten sollen. Ich bin ein Riesen-Fan von Interior-Shops und liebe es, mir auf anderen Blogs oder Website diesbezüglich neue Inspirationen zu holen. Deswegen kann ich es auch kaum erwarten, wenn ich selbst einmal meine eigene Wohnung habe und diese neu einrichten kann. Viel Weiß, gelegentlich Schwarz und ab und zu ein paar Farbkleckse, ansonsten wird alles sehr schlicht gehalten werden. Einen Mix zwischen skandinavischem Minimalismus und mediterranen Vibes. Einen kleinen Einblick in meine "Traum-Wohnung" habe ich euch schon durch meine vergangenen Interior-Artikel gegeben, doch heute möchte ich das alles etwas konkretisieren.
Lately, I'm totally into everything that has to do with interior and home decor. I always had a thing for stylish hotel lobbies, chic restaurants or even clothing stores with fancy and extravagant furniture. Ever since I was little, I was dreaming about creating my own perfectly furnished home and I honestly can't wait to move to my own apartment one day. Of course, the first own flat is probably miles away from my "dream home", but I still like the fact to be the chief designer of your own little space. To think about the different materials and patterns you want to use, which style of furniture to get, which frames and wallpapers to hang up, and even the scented candles you will choose to buy to create this special "home" scent... Can you guess my level of excitement?
"We are all just a car crash, a diagnosis, an unexpected phone call, a newfound love or a broken heart away from becoming a completely different person. How beautifully fragile are we that so many things can take but a moment to alter who we are forever?"
Samuel. D Thompson
This quote has been spinning through my mind for so long, because it's such a simple statement with such a deep and powerful meaning. I stumbled upon it on a friend's Instagram and I probably already spent hours thinking about transience and simply the beauty of life. So I'm not going to tell you the details, but I still think anybody can relate to what I am taking about. After me and my boyfriend broke up I felt like crab and my world kinda broke into pieces. At least that's what I thought at that very moment. That I'm never going to be able to be happy and to smile again and that my life would never be the same again without him. And so on. Just the typical thoughts right after a breakup I guess. But of course, that's not what happened. The only thing I was right with was that I was never going to be the same person again as I used to be. And I'm glad about that. I have become an even more openminded, adventurous, introspective and creative person ever since then and I am so pleased with how it all turned out to be. I like myself a lot more today than I did a few months ago. I am more content and I appreciate the little things in life a lot more. I try to live in the present and be thankful for what I have right now instead of holding on to things and worrying about letting go. So I figure my mum was right when she told me that great things are about to come when everything seems to be falling apart and that old energy is clearing out for new energy to enter. Sometimes we need to let things pass, plunge into the change and just move it. And be patient.
Another phrase I stumbled upon was the following one: If a flower is already dead, you don't water it anymore. It's that simple. So why is it that humans do everything to save love when it's about to break but not to protect it while it's still "whole"? We always tend to hold on to things because we fear something great like that won't happen twice. But that is so not true! This way of thinking is so illogical because while we are holding on to things that have already passed new and even greater chances pass by. And that's probably why we think great things won't happen twice. They are happening but we are just not realizing them. But still, everyone of us holds so tightly on to what they have, even if it's already broken and unfixable.
Today was a pretty hectic day. My alarm rang way too early for a Sunday morning 'cause there was a lot of work to do and since the upcoming week won't be less stressful I'm trying to enjoy my evenings at home to the fullest. Snuggling up in my PJs, wearing my monkey socks and doing a face face mask while listening to music and having a cup of hot tea is what really helps me to relax and calm down. I totally need this time for me to think about almost everything that has been on my mind the whole day long more deeply. I figured that if I make up my mind and take some time to think about my feelings and emotions consciously I feel more balanced and pleased. I started to ask myself why I am feeling the way I am feeling in certain situations and if being angry or feeling sad is reasonable or just an excuse for something else I might messed up or feel unsatisfied with. Sometimes it's easier to be angry and pissed instead of overthinking why you feel this way and maybe just admit that you're simply hurt. I strive to live a more honest life which starts by being honest to yourself and I figured that if I question my feelings and face my emotions I feel more calm and settled. So in that moment it doesn't matter if I feel pain or love or desperation or anger or pure happiness, I enjoy it and I take my time to overthink every single one of it. Because it makes me more aware of myself as the person I truly am and not the person society tells me to be. Overthinking my feelings and being such an introspective person makes me a more creative person which inspires me to new ways of thinking. We always get taught to act rationally instead of making decisions more intuitively as it would be our human nature. I wanna make decisions out of love and happiness and not because I am told to do so by other people. As you look back on your life you will see that the decisions you made out of love are never the ones to regret. But that's another story. So for today (or shall I say tonight?) let's just end this little train of thought, go to bed and get some sleep. And for the ones out there who still need a little bit of inspiration, here are some of my favorite writings which I stumbled upon during the last couple of days. Good Night! xx