Last week I celebrated my birthday. And I want to thank my Mama and the universe that I can experience life with all its ups and downs. And this brought me to the idea to talk about my past passions.
Age 27 was a time that thought me many lessons because I’ve experienced a lot of failures. And, I am glad that I experienced those obstacles to become stronger mentally and emotionally and cope with the future. Furthermore, I am happy for the woman that I’ve become/can still become because I am constantly learning. But I am still the hopeless romantic girl and the daydreamer that I’ve been since I can remember. This means that I accept myself and I don’t want to ever give up these characteristics.
Lately, I want to be more in touch with my roots. My roots are what you can consider your ‘old self’. Which stands for something I enjoyed doing in my very early childhood. I think that time defines you and shows you your real passion because as a child you did what made you fun and you weren’t so influenced by your parents, friend and others. Also, you didn’t do what was cool or trendy at that time.
As a little child and a teenager, I loved drawing portraits of my family and people in magazines. Sometimes, I drew anime cartoons too. Furthermore, I like to sing to good vocalists and write my own sort of poems and song texts.
In conclusion, I just want to spend more time drawing, singing and writing. You know connecting to your true self and practicing your passion is a life goal.
Do you have things that you enjoyed in your childhood?
Whenever you feel stuck, especially mentally. I think it’s time to travel and explore new places. You don’t have to visit a foreign country to escape from everyday life. You can literally drive by car to the nearest city that you have/haven’t been to. I am very sure you would see its beauty! Also, in every city, you can explore the nature, the exotic plants. In addition, different cafés, good restaurants, and places to just hang out. Don’t forget that every place you plan to visit always has its own personality and attitude.
We didn’t drive far away and visited a few locations in Germany that are not so far away from Frankfurt.I hope you enjoy the pictures of our little trips.
Gratitude means being thankful. Also, it helps you see your situation in a different way.
In times of Social Media, we tend to compare our lives to others and forget that we already have everything that we need. We are so caught up wanting what others have that this could possibly lead to dissatisfaction and even to unhappiness. Sometimes, I am guilty of comparing myself too.
And to be honest, anybody can practice gratefulness. The fact that you wake up every day and experience life is a reason to be thankful! Also, I am very sure that you have people who love you which is the most important thing in life.
Being healthy is another reason to be grateful because once we fall sick, we then wish to recover as soon as possible and tend to forget how good life was before the sickness.
Now, I want to show you the way I practice and stop comparing myself.
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Why you should be grateful
Healthy habit – a positive mind is a healthy mind
It grounds you – even successful people need it
Can prevent you from depression
You focus on the things you have
Because the most of us have a roof over our head
You let go of things that you currently don’t have in life because in the future you could have it if you really want and work for it.
Reconnects you with family
You have a positive outlook on life
Keeps you motivated because you have something to ‘fight‘ for
How I practice gratitude / How you can practice gratitude
Whenever I feel down, I just write all the things down that I have. Like for example my family, friends, being healthy and much more.
I help and give people compliments. Because it makes me feel content and people feel valued.
Try to write things down in a journal that you have in life like family, friends, people who helped you or even compliments from a stranger
Try to eat healthily and do sports so that your body can stay in a good condition
How to stop comparing yourself to others
Detach yourself from anything that could make you unhappy like: Social Media, friends, Family who always put you down or give you the impression that you aren’t good enough.
Instead of looking at what others do and feeling bad. Try to change that energy into building the dream life you’ve always wanted.
Finally, remember people only share the highlights of their life.
To put it in a nutshell, we’re unfortunately capable of comparing our lives to ‘dream lives‘ BUT we are also capable of enjoying the things we have if we practice gratitude daily and change the view of a situation.
I can’t believe that two months of 2018 went by so fast.
For the upcoming months, I’m trying to post weekly on the blog. So that I can be much more consistent with my content. I will share more photographies, lookbooks and perhaps a bit of my skincare because I think it might be interesting for some of you.
I currently wish it was much warmer than in the pictures. Thankfully, the sun managed to show itself on the freezy weekend. I really don’t know that it could be that cold in Germany. We went for a quick walk and took a few pictures in Seligenstadt. I was covered up in my jacket, jeans and boots. Also, I wore my new brown sunglasses which elevate this boring winter attire a little.
Today I wanted to share with you my outfit and what I have been up to.
The past week I’ve been just “living life”. We went to the cinemas and ate at good restaurants. In addition, we visited two concerts. Kendrick’s concert in Frankfurt and Russ‘ in Düsseldorf. I love going to concerts because it is always great to see your favorite artists on stage. Especially when the audience and the overall vibe is magical. Furthermore, we stayed for one night in a hotel in Düsseldorf.
Now back to my outfit…
It was a quite sunny day and I didn’t know what to put on. So, I threw on some black pieces for this shot. Since I haven’t posted an all black look here on the blog, I thought it would be a good idea. Before you ask, no – I am not attending a funeral.
My black blouse is from Mango, when I saw it I immediately fell in love with it due to the overall details and the puffy arms. Also, I don’t have something like this in my wardrobe. This statement-blouse makes every outfit pop. My pants are from ASOS and I have them for quite some time and they are really comfortable. The leather combat bootsare also from ASOS. They do make the look edgy. I kept the look in one tone/monochromatic but you know an outfit is never finished without the right accessories. That’s why, I put my favorite dainty golden necklace on and carried my Longchamp bag which is also in the color black.