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30 September 2013

A Quick Reminder (from Mark Twain)






Don't we all sometimes feel way too lazy to get up an do something even though you're longing for something to happen - something to change. It's so easy to play it safe, but that's not really what life is about. BUT don't we all sometimes fall in and waste away time on stupid stuff - I know I do, and that's when this quote hits spot on.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones that you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the wind in your sails. 
Explore. Dream. Discover. 
I'm sure you've already heard at least bits from this very well-known Mark Twain quote, and it just speaks to me. I often put off doing the things that I have to do and actually want to do - and for a short time that's fine, but I excel at wasting my time - it's just about remembering that twenty years will probably pass by faster than we'd expect. And when those twenty years have passed by wouldn't it be much more satisfying to know that you tried to achieve those dreams and hopes, that you took risks, that you enjoyed your time.
I know time passes by fast, so imagine you're a ship and throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. 

24 September 2013

Earrings on Display!








Who'd have ever though I'd write a DIY post? Well nonetheless I spent Monday making my very own earring holder as I've used to just have my earrings pretty much all over the place!
What I did was I asked my dad whether he has some kind of plastic board I could drill some holes in, and luckily he did. About an hour later I had made 110 holes and rounded the edges, and my dad helped me (again) find some kind of wood we could attach it to. That wasn't a problem and I could start putting in my earrings.
Sure it might not be extremely cute or decorative as some of the others out there, but I can tell you it's functional and a whole lot less messy than before!

20 September 2013

GO DO SOMETHING

I've been following this good looking fellow on Youtube for quite some time and not too long ago he uploaded this video called GO DO SOMETHING, where he and a friend crams as much adventure into one day as absolutely possible. If you often find yourself bored because you haven't done anything too exciting the last couple of days I advice you to give his video a watch. It's just a fun little short film that reminds you that it is possible to make a memorable day out of one you thought would be spent staring into your computer. So stop wasting your time and go do something.

15 September 2013

HONEY Mistake





My mum just returned from France yesterday night and like always she'd bought at little something for my brother and I. While he got a deodorant from Chanel, she wanted me to have the new fragrance from Marc Jacobs; Honey (mostly because she was intrigued by the cute little bee decoration, I think). But as you can probably guess from the photos, she made a little mistake by picking up the body lotion instead. She was a little bummed but I've actually thought about investing in a scented body lotion for days when you don't want to wear anything too strong, so it's all good.
I haven't smelled the actual fragrance yet so I'm excited to try out the body lotion which I like so far. 

Have you tried any of the HONEY products?

12 September 2013

Before I Die

Ever thought about what you want to do before you take your last breath? I'm sure there's a lot of things, but anything in particular? Quite some time ago I stumbled upon this project called Before I die I want to... which (surprisingly) focuses on this question. A bunch of people have had their photos taken and then tried to answer this question. Essentially the same as the before I die-wall we found in Prague this summer.
You can read a whole lot more about the project right here where you can also find so many more terrific answers. Here's a small collection of some really good answers:





I guess there's only one thing left to ask now:

What do you want to do before you die?

7 September 2013

Post Travel Blues

I'm not sure I can justify calling it post travel blues any more as it's now almost 2 months since I returned from my last trip, but one thing is sure: I want to go on another trip soon!
As you may or may not know I recently graduated and I'm now having a gap year. Right now I'm still working, but when I'm not I'm constantly walking around at home not knowing what to do about myself. I always find it a bit hard to return from travelling, and I just can't help myself but to compare everything to my travels - and of course what happens abroad is much more exciting than what is happening right here at home! Everyday life just seems to be a bit grey compared to the wonderful and colourful places I've visited in eastern Europe.

Well the thing is just; how do you overcome this blue feeling? It beats me..
I have to admit I haven't found the perfect cure but it's always nice looking forward to your future trips.  Whether that is to a weekend trip with your parents or your next big journey to undiscovered places around the globe, I find that it helps to know something good will happen. Luckily I do have a big trip ahead of me, and when I went to talk with a travel consultant about it I definitely felt my mood brighten! And knowing that I have this trip will definitely help me through the next 4 months of work. Also, by putting money aside you know will only be spent on travelling you're well on the way.




Tell me; do you ever feel lost when returning from somewhere and what's your cure?