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Life Update #2: my crazy start to 2019

Okay, okay. can we please talk about how fast time flies? Because I cannot believe we’re already halfway through March. Congratulations to all of us: we have officially survived the darkest months of the year: January and February. Looking back on the previous three months I feel like nothing has changed but at the same…

I’m 21, single and “will die on my own”

I’m pretty sure we’ve all been there: You meet somebody you didn’t see for ages and after 10 minutes of small talk the question pops: Sooo .. how’s your love life going? Are you still single?” oooh how I love these conversations. You too? Just wait until you respond with “Yes, yes I am.” it…

Things nobody talks about aupairing

Being an Au Pair has been a huge part of my life for the previous 1 1/2 years. It’s been filled with lots of travelling, getting to know people from all over the world and being part of foreign cultures. Oh, and looking after children who don’t speak your language. Obviously.I’ve shared a fair amount…

The new addition to my wardrobe: the coat of dreams

When it comes to coats I am very picky. That’s why I rarely buy a new one because once I found the one I just don’t want to let go anymore. However this year – wait we’re already in 2019 – however last year I decided it was time to say goodbye to my trusty…

Dear Diary: the flight that might has changed my life forever

It’s 9:00 a.m. on a Sunday and I am currently patiently waiting on my gate for my flight to finally depart back to Paris. I’ve given up on reading a french book I’ve been trying to read for days because let’s be honest, I don’t even understand half of it. I keep listening to the…

Instagram captions to get you through January

With the new year a lot of people (including myself) set themselves the goal to be more active on Instagram in 2019. However, isn’t it so frustrating after spending so much time thinking of a picture, take it, edit it and as soon as you’re about to hit publish, you can’t think of any caption…

My 2018 in a nutshell aka the best year of my life

2018. I still can’t quite believe it’s nearly over and to be fair, I am utterly sad about it. 2018 was everything I ever wanted it to be. Whether it was travelling, self love or acceptance. I have kind of found peace within myself and I am the happiest I have ever been. Which doesn’t…

4 Ways to Find Fulfillment and Inner Peace #GuestPost

by Teri at Millennial Adulting As an older millennial, I saw first hand the shift before and after smartphones and social media.  Knowing how things used to be, helps me find a balance between what I know about being happy and the messages the world constantly throws at me about how I should live.  It…

50 Things That Make Me Happy

Gratefulness. I hate to admit it but it’s definitely something I have to work on. Sometimes we forget to just stop for a second, breathe and acknowledge the things we’re lucky enough to experience and own. It’s all about spreading positivity, isn’t it?  “Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive…