Hello, there !
It's been a while. A lot of things happened in the meantime. Not 'big' things. Not 'important' things. Just things that were important to me. Things that changed my perspective a little bit.
As the New Year is approaching, all I want to do is write my plans on paper. I know, I know. I did this many times before and it didn't make any difference at all, but this time I want it to be different. I want my plans to become reality. I want my words to have power. I want to know how to use my words properly, so that I can achieve what I really want.
In other words, my mom takes part in a handmade fair. She worked really hard for it and I even painted some wooden ornaments for Christmas. As I'm typing this post, she's still there, making magic happen :) To support her (and also because I've been meaning to do this for a long time now), this year I am making all the cookies, cakes, biscuits - you got the idea. I am SO excited about this! I love baking, cooking, although I had a bit of a love-hate relationship with food in the past (but I am glad to say that I moved on and now I am fine). So, I guess this makes me look forword to the days ahead! Christmas is just around the corner! :)
I used to be very excited about Christmas. This year feels different, though. Of course I love the holidays, the joy and kindness that they bring to people! I just think I grew up. You know, when you think about a year - 12 months, 48 weeks, you think it doesn't make a big difference in one's life. Or at least that's what I used to think. I know I am wrong now - a year can change so much. I can only be happy that I came to realize some things. I know I have a lot more stuff to understand, realize, feel . I just want to enjoy the whole process. I am 17. I want to be happy with myself and achieve as many things as I can.
Thanks for reading some of my thoughts :) I want to wish all of you a merry Christmas! I wish you warmth, peace, happiness, health ! I know you'll have a wonderful time, wherever you are! :)
miercuri, 31 octombrie 2012
Oh, hello ! :)
It's been over a month since I've last posted here, but I am ok with that. I check my blog and my e-mail several times a day, I visit my favourite blogs everytime a new post goes up and I feel like this is pretty good.
I am still working on having a balanced life style (or maybe that's what we all do?). School keeps me busy (and tired) all the time, so it feels really nice to be able to do something else too - like reading, watching Grey's Anatomy, painting, dreaming and sleeping. Yes, these days I'm really enjoying sleeping. Sometimes it's great to just unplug yourself from the real world and recharge, don't you think?
On the other hand, I think that Fall has finally settled in! The air is very crisp, leaves are changing their color and we even had a couple of rainy days over here. This season I am loving apples, cinnamon and pumpkin. This summer I've started to cook and bake all by myself and I'm very delighted to say that I keep doing this. Three week ago I've made pumpkin bread for the first time (because it's not an usual recipe here, in Romania) and it was delicious ! I've never thought pumpkin would make such a neat ingredient! Also, I have to say that cooking/baking gives me peace and makes me feel calm. It's like a therapy. Besides, I like to surprise my mom every now and then with a new dish.
The photo above was taken this past weekend, when my city, Craiova, was celebrating it's days (every year, at the end of October, the city is getting festive - there are lots of events, theatre plays, handmade fairs, concerts). At the airport was taking place some kind of air performance - there were lots of planes which were doing all those loops in the air. It was a pleasure for the eye! Since the school started I've managed to go out in the weekends and even during the week. It's been fantastic to recharge myself and just breath the fresh air. Also, I want to make more time for drawing/painting. I've been inspired by the idea of taking 30 minutes every day for doing something you love - draw, paint, write, read. It's very important to make time for what you love, in my opinion!
In case you've read everything I've written above, you have to know that I really appreciate! I know I'm not posting very often, but I have big plans and mighty goals, so I'm always thinking about the amazing blogosphere. I hope to see you soon. Have an excellent week and, in case you're in doubt, go write down that idea that's been wandering in your head or make that thing that you've been meaning to do for so long!
P.S. Did I tell you? I've decided: Fall is my favourite season! Happy Halloween ( in case you are celebrating)! :)
joi, 13 septembrie 2012
How are you, guys? It feels so weird to pop up here ( I know, it's my blog) after such a long period of time. Honestly, I am really bad at long term goals . I mean, it all started with the New Year's wishes and goals. I wanted really bad to blog at least five days a week and for a short period of time (like a month or so) it worked for me - sometimes better while other times with more struggle, but I managed to blog pretty often. Anyway, what I haven't thought about was the fact that I may not be able to write everyday something interesting (other than the fact that I had school, I did some homework etc) for a long period of time, so, after some time, I thought it would be wiser to take a break and breathe some fresh air. BUT I am still trying to educate myself to have more patience and find more time for the things I love :)
Here are some things that I'll start doing more often, in order to keep a balanced lifestyle :
- Write my goals/plans/wishes on paper. I am a visual person and I think this will help me a lot. Oh, two days ago I made a visual board (using a Feng Shui method). My gosh, does it make a difference!
- Stress less. I know, pretty common, but really. P!nk's song (which is really popular right now) really spoke to me. You should listen it, if you haven't already!
- Go to bed earlier. Do you know why kids are so happy? If not, then let me tell you: they get all the sleep they need. I've found out (genius) that going to bed earlier really changes my mood - I'm more positive, more enthusiastic, I have more energy and, obviously, makes me get up earlier (and this way, I have more time to do what needs to be done). Try it! :)
- Eat at least one fruit a day. I've started doing this at the beginning of July and I've been amazed by the results! I'm not making up this - I feel the difference. Not only my skin and my hair feel healthier, but I am also feeling good on the inside.
Ok, I've finally did this! I am so happy to have posted on the blog today - I am visiting it every single day and today I've finally had the time and the courage to say something important (to me). Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and I'll see you guys soon! Have a good night (or morning/noon/evening, if you live somewhere else)! :)