Hi everyone! I got quite a few e-mails in the past from readers and I really, really wanted to thank you for that. I started this blog a while ago mostly for friends and family , to just let out some of that creativity, to have something that separates me from my job – to just write. What I did not expect is to have several hundred readers a week, growing by the months. So I wanted to take this quick moment to say Thank You – all of you, reading my posts, commenting them, writing me e-mails or just following. It’s fun to write, and even more fun knowing there are also readers out there haha! So this heart (sorry for the webcam-quality) is for all of you!
Happy October everyone! Time passes so unbelievably fast – can you believe it? Literally, I almost basically just moved to Zurich; and that was May. Now it’s already October and autumn has totally arrived. How can I tell? Well, Im sick. Haha, sucks so much. The good part about lying in bed all day, other than sleeping alot, is the time for new music. You all know I am an addict to the music, it’s the one drug I cannot live without.
Here are some of my new songs, that are to be found in my iTunes. Next to the other 60 I got. Like last time, the genre changes quite a bit, but I love having variations in the music I listen to. It’s all a matter of mood, of feelings, of surroundings, of the weather and season. Really, so many factors play a role in my choices regarding my music. What are your favorite songs currently? Also, I cannot believe there are so many “old” songs out there that I obviously have not heard of yet, how did that happen?
Sia – Chaneldier
Chris Brown – Time for Love
Enrique Iglesias feat. India Martínez – Loco
FKA twigs – Two Weeks
Luke James – I Want You
(*I really cannot get enough of his voice – is not beautiful?)
Rhye – Open
Bondax – Baby I Got That
(such a good-mood-song: How did I not know this one before?)
Hi everyone! I hope you all had a brilliant weekend and Sunday – I sure did. I actually just looked through my phone photos I have taken this month and deleted all the unnecessary ones. In general though, I actually keep quite a lot. It’s amazing how we are able to take pictures and with that visualize memories so easy these days with the technology we have been given. I truly cannot imagine my live without my iPhone, my iPad or being able to connect to the internet so quickly. Everything can be googled within seconds, on the go! So to get back to my main point of this: I reflected on the past month and am so grateful of it. Really, I have enjoyed every moment of it. I’ve had stressy moments, flew to Düsseldorf, saw my family, flew to Alicante, saw my grandparents, went to an Art show, met new people and saw some of my loved ones.
Being able to capture so many of these moments makes me so happy. It is so normal for some, yet others don’t even have access to this technology, have the chance to travel or have problems that are no where comparable to my own. I try to remind myself as often as possible, that these opportunities, these moments and the people around me are so special. Never should it be taken as granted, but instead every moment in life should be appreciated. One can learn from mistakes, love more from having felt loss and can stand up again only after one has fallen.
I just watched the speech Emma Watson gave about feminism and am rather speechless. For all those that have not watched this yet, I would really appreciate if you did. It is so simple, yet so inspirational. It is so true, yet most are not aware of it. #heforshe
I love the summer, more than anything else – and I cannot believe that it’s basically coming to an end this year, once again. Luckily, I still have one small mini-vacation infront of me. Yes, you heard it right: off I go to Alicante! I love Spain, and although I haven’t been there since a while I cannot wait to see my grandparents again. If only, for a very short time. I will very much try to soak in as much sun as possible. Seriously, summer is only coming to an end and I already have the feeling I am completely pale haha. How can that be?
So now the packing begins! I will be taking a very, very early flight tomorrow. I hate waking up early – I get so moody, it’s horrible. Luckily, I never take it out on the outside world haha. I’m not sure if any of you know this problem, but I’m sure to not be the onlyy one with this problem. I pack too much! Seriously: it does not matter if I travel 4 nights or a full 2 weeks, I always manage to fill a whole large suitcase. It’s killing. I would bet with you that I will manage this time, as well. I mean, you have to think of everything. Mostly I will be in the ocean, on the boat and wearing a bikini. I will need one outfit for the evenings – there are four. That should be it: but, what if a storm comes up, I don’t feel like wearing one of the pieces or I buy something small that totally needs a new outfit? Yes, those are my packing problems… (*think me rolling my eyes here!)
For the quick flight I don’t really need much. I am also hoping to not check e-mails much and fully relax. Unfortunately, technology is one of my biggest loves, not giving me the opportunity to fully, fully let go. But imagine, no blog-readings, no instagram, no texting my besties? I would die. So I will take my iPad mini, my fr(i)ends for music and super importantly: my small Canon (EOS M). Ahh.., I cannot wait! I actually just bought the iPad mini last week – is it not SO cute? My old one, Version 2, has kind of died upon me. It is slower than slow and now the microphone is broken, too. I’ve been hoping on a new iPad presentation by Apple but to my astonishment there is nothing new coming out so far. I had been planning to buy the “new” iPad since the beginning of the year and was totally fed-up with not having seen a new one coming. My only decision, till the very last second, was the size. iPad Air vs iPad mini. I chose the mini and am SO satisfied. It is absolutely enough for reading on the go and it fit’s perfectly into every bag – even this new clutch from Friis & Company. Okay, it’s really not that new, but as you can see on the tag, I did not have the chance to take it out yet. So this will be a first in Spain for the WORD – ahh, how I love first-ies! ;)
Now enough talking, I really should finish up the packing! The flight, like I said, is waay too early. On the good side, I can enjoy the whole day in Alicante and be out on the boat already by 11 am tomorrow – so fun! Wish you all a wonderful rest of the week!
**You know when suddenly your computer shut’s down and everything you had written is suddenly gone? Well, that is what happened with this post. I was so fed-up that I left it, took a drink to cool down and then to re-start typing. Obviously, it turned out totally different haha!**