Falling behind?

Falling behind?

My dear readers,   This is my first post of 2019 and it comes right after Blue Monday so well into January! But that’s because this year I wanted to really gather some thoughts before getting back to posting. A slow start doesn’t always mean one is falling behind now, does it? I hear this phrase a lot lately – “make sure you’re not falling behind” – and it’s being used to talk about many things really – career, personal life, buying a house or a car, travelling, having kids and the list can REALLY go on. It’s like everyone’s rushing to fit into this timeline. And now don’t get me wrong, I am a very organised person that goes by to-do lists, has a (quite old school, paper version) diary and ticks things off as she goes, so it’s not the ticking off that triggers me, it’s the pressure to do it in time. In time for what? And to a timeline set by who? For a person that has finished her masters a few months ago and has been on a job hunt since, this hit close to home. Because if you’ve ever been on a job hunt you’d know that some days it gets really demotivating, frustrating and all that waiting for a call or an email makes your life plain boring sometimes. Add the fact that I am used to being very busy and useful and I am…ahem…slightly impatient (okay, cut the slightly, but I’m working on it, okay?) and you’ll get why hearing that I’m falling behind is not my favourite catch phrase. I...
Hometown Spell

Hometown Spell

Hi there, Hope you’ve managed to get back into the rhythm with work, school or any other cool stuff you’re doing and that your January is all smooth sailing! Because let me tell you… I thought mine would be, but clearly it isn’t. Not sure if I need to learn a lesson this month or if I have just purely forgotten how to adult, but maaaan it has not been easy to be back. I haven’t been home for such a long period of time for a couple of years now so of course I jumped at the opportunity to be home once I had it. But if you’re like me, you know that being home is nothing like your usual life. First of all, I always announce my family that when I am back I am the child of the family and I should be treated as such. I hang up my independent lifestyle as soon as I step into the house and from then on I am doing as told or being as playful and childish as I wish, because it’s the place where I can be that and nothing bad will happen aka I’ll miss uni or won’t pay attention at work or do the – oh so boring – household maintenance such as laundry and shopping for cleaning stuff and so on. Okay, I’m joking, I’m still acting as an adult, but I’m just taking it easy, you know? But this time, when I got back I just forgot how to switch ‘home mode’ off and I stayed it that easy mood as if someone...
Back to Business

Back to Business

Hey you, How’s 2018 so far? Did you get back into your rhytm after holidays, lots of food, sleep, parties and family time? Don’t worry, it takes a bit, take your time, you’ll get there. That’s what I’m telling myself as well, I had a slow start to the year, but it allowed me to really think things through and figure out what I want to focus on this year. It also allowed me to spend more time with my family, my close friends who recharged me and gave me plenty of energy to last me a while, hopefully until I see them again. I did less work that I had set myself to do because I thought spending time with them and all this recharging is more beneficial and it will also allow me, when I get back to things, to start again strong and go full speed ahead! So now that slow motion start is going on fast forward and I’m ready to get back to business and go make 2018 my year. I’m currently at the airport, ready to board, and I must say, this is my favourite place to write articles. I’m in ‘no man’s land’ with a destination ahead and hopes and dreams that need some work done for them to come true. Also, this is the airport where I’ve had the saddest departures and happiest arrivals, so it kinda became my place where I think about my life, make plans, set goals. Hope you’re ready to work your way through this year and make it your best yet! Don’t forget to also enjoy...
A White Christmas

A White Christmas

  Hello my darlings, It’s Christmas Eve and after I’ve finished decorating the house and cooking all the Christmas food, I’ve decided to share a little blog post to wish you a Merry Christmas and show you how a white Christmas looks, in case you aren’t having one where you live! Summer has always been my favourite season, but despite that, December has a very special place in my heart and over the years, it has slowly become my favourite time of the year. And can you blame me? It gives me so much joy because it brings together all my family, spoils me with all the traditional food I’m missing all year and everything around me looks sparkling and full of lights. Regardless if you’re celebrating Christmas or not, I’m sure you all love to see the cities coming to life and having allĀ  kind of events that bring people together for laughter and hot drinks, because at the end of the day, it’s a holiday season for everyone, we all travel home to see family and friends and end the year in a festive way! As I am typing, it doesn’t look like I will be getting the white Christmas I have been hoping for, but luckily, I got to see some snow a few days ago, because (if you grew up with snowy Decembers, you know this) it just doesn’t feel the same if I come home for Christmas and there is no snow around. In a minimalistic manner, I dressed in all black and a touch of colour. The accesories were a bit of faux...
Slow Motion

Slow Motion

Hello from home, I have finally got a bit of time to sit down and write some thoughts. Being home is always great, and I often don’t realise how fast time flies – I can’t believe I have been home for a week now. Being home for a limited time, especially for the holidays, always adds a pressure, like you want to do/see/eat everything that you have missed while being away, while also spending 100% time with family, friends and let’s not forget you brought yourself a list of to-dos from school. work etc. And all of a sudden what was set to be a holiday, is a scheduled time frame, but oh wait – you are actually here to relax. A paradox, right? When you have been doing this for a few years, like me, you become a pro at handling these things, and by that I mean prioritise, because let’s be honest, you can’t possibly do them all if you have the least amount of sleep in mind as well. So slowly, time spent at home or with my family has become the most important thing, even if that means missing out on social gatherings, events etc. I guess it’s the best way to feel that you are actually at home. So I’ve been slowing it down, spent time baking for Christmas instead of wandering around the city and I became more realistic with the amount of work I’ll get done before heading back. Also, I have been dressing much more casual, wanting to feel comfortable and cozy, and even if there hasn’t been any snow here,...