June 15, 2015

May 25, 2015

cherry blossoms


A few more photos with cherry blossoms in them, this time with me behind the camera. My friends are stunning.

back at it


The days are slowly getting warmer and that means that my camera is finally coming out of hibernation and my inspiration is slowly but surely growing when it comes to photography and video making. I already have a lot of footage in both areas and I can't wait to share them with you all. And I've already started working on a few projects that I will hopefully finish this summer. These few months have gone by extremely fast but it also feels like that winter lasted forever. I have 2 weeks off work now and I am beyond excited to use my free time to do exciting things. Tomorrow I have an entrance exam to one school I spontaneously applied to, but since I had already accepted that I will have another gap year ahead due to my lack of clear future plans, my motivation isn't that high. But I got the opportunity to go take the exam so tomorrow morning I will show up and see how that goes. But in a few days I'll be heading to America for my sister's graduation in Indiana, and to visit my friends and host family in Kentucky. That trip is so close and I am beyond excited to go back to my second home in a few short days. And no worries, my camera is tagging along too ;)
Even though my last post was almost 4 months ago, it is incredible that so many of you have still checked up on this page and stayed connected by commenting on older blog posts, instagram photos or old videos. Speaking of videos, I apparently never posted the video I made for my Youtube channel as a "trailer" on my blog, so why not do it now? Haha if you haven't seen it here it is:

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 :)