February 3, 2015

inspiring videos

You all probably already know that I really enjoy making videos and sharing them with people, but I also really enjoy watching other people's videos and seeing what other people with this similar interest have created. So I thought that today since I have a few new videos ideas for myself, that I would share some videos that have recently inspired me. If you also have this passion for videos like I do, you might've already seen some of these but if not, these videos might inspire you as well. These videos are incredibly beautifully done and if you liked them I would recommend checking out other videos created by these people and subscribing to their youtube channels. Enjoy :)













January 23, 2015

changes

Stepping out of my comfort zone has always been a challenge for me. It is so easy to get stuck in the same routine, doing the same things that have become so comfortable for you to do and once you have been the same way for as long as you can remember, making changes is a very terrifying thing.
But since most of you reading this right now have been following me on this journey I call my life for quite a long time now, you probably know how scared I am about the speed of time. I constantly talk about how quickly time goes by and how I feel like I can't keep up with it, but something snapped in me this week and I decided that it was about time I started catching up with time. 
Living in the moment has always been hard for me to do because I'm one of those people who constantly think about past events and what will happen in the future and I excessively stress about those things and often I'm oblivious to what's actually happening right now. But that's what I wanted to write about today. It's pretty bizarre that I have just now realized that I can't really affect the future as much as I want to, what will happen will and I just have to wait. And what has happened in the past has happened, and I can't change that either. But what I can change is how I deal with things now, and what I do with my life right now. Over-thinking is also something I need to learn how to control and just learn to go with the flow.
My comfort zone has always seemed like the safest place for me to stay, but that's not really what life is about. The world changes all the time, my life changes all the time, and people, including myself, change all the time, and that is something I really need to learn to accept. Letting go of things that I care about a lot but no longer make me happy is also hard, but that is also something I have realized I need to learn to do. All my life I have always put everything and everyone ahead of myself and I can no longer do that if I want to make the most out of my life. Each time I've had to make decisions, I've always thought about how those decisions will affect others instead of how they would affect me. And I know myself so well that I will still always keep doing that, but I need to make some space in my mind to think about myself occasionally as well.
So now I'm taking baby steps to becoming the person I want to be one day, and trying my best to make the best out of every moment. And the first step I had to do was step out of my comfort zone, so I started with chopping half of my hair off. My super long hair had become very important to me, but the night I realized I needed to change things I handed my roommate a pair of scissors and told her to chop it off. It might not seem like a big thing or a big change for you all, but it was something I had dreaded doing for a long time and it was a big change for me and after that I was even more motivated to make other changes. And now I'm finally determined to make 2015 my year.

January 15, 2015

d u b a i

I think the pictures are pretty self-explanatory. Dubai is beautiful.

January 5, 2015

VIDEO: 2 Days in Dubai


So... If you follow me on Instagram you would already know that we made a quick trip to Dubai after Christmas. Here's a little video recap of those 2 days we spent there. Pictures coming soon too :)

December 9, 2014

the happiest day of my life


It only took about 5 months to get these pictures from my sister and about a month after that for me to publish these somewhere, but better late than never, right? I can't believe it's been over 6 months since I graduated. And today it's been exactly 6 months since I moved out. Time seriously scares me.

December 8, 2014

musical memories

Music means a lot more to me than just entertainment or a momentary escape from reality. Since I have a habit of listening to specific songs on repeat for a certain amount of time, I later on associate those songs with specific people, places, moments, and different stages of my life. Today on my way home from work I started thinking about songs that bring me flashbacks from various things from my past. These songs are the ones that popped into my head right away.


Peaches - In the Valley Below


Riptide - Vance Joy


Yellow - Coldplay


Something I Need - OneRepublic


Fast Car - Tracy Chapman


Bloodstream - Ed Sheeran


Springsteen - Eric Church


Home - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros


She Way Out - The 1975


I Won't Give Up - Jason Mraz


The Scientist - Coldplay


Kids - MGMT


Super Bass - Nicki Minaj


In My Bones - Ron Pope


Ho Hey - The Lumineers


I'm Yours - Jason Mraz

Dear friends, after reading this blogpost, some of you should know which song or songs make me think of you. Even if I didn't separately write down who I associate those songs with. Special shoutout to Nicole, Isa, Tua, Jodi, and Mary-Scott haha. There are a bunch of other songs on this list that remind me of different things or people, but I'm not gonna comment on that more closely. I share a lot of things about my life here but these songs (among many other songs I just couldn't think of right away) are very meaningful to me in many ways, even if you couldn't tell from the lyrics. And I think some memories should be kept to yourself, because that makes them feel more special.

Do you all associate music with memories too? Or am I just strange? Haha let me know :)