Wednesday, April 30, 2014

This month...

...I will:
  • celebrate my birthday and be grateful for everything I have in my life
  • listen to Romanian music... I miss it terribly sometimes!
  • read.... seriously, now! 
  • live healthy (good sleep, positive thinking, lots of movement, living food)
  • use my disposable cameras
  • go salsa dancing
  • add some finishing touches in our apartment
  • get more creative about my hair / makeup / style
  • learn something new
  • send postcards  ;)
  • watch old movies
  •  step out of my comfort zone
  • try new recipes at home
  • be more purposeful

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

B-day wishlist!

     My birthday is coming soon. Less than a week, actually. May 4th. 29 years old. That's 1 short of 30, ya know...?

     My mom  made sure it was a special day for me growing up and when my mom wasn't around after I first moved to Germany, I always had my husband and friends to make me feel equally special and loved. So if there was one thing I really wish for, is this... That I had my family and friends close by. There is nothing like being 6000km away from all of them, to really put things in perspective.

     Sure, we must always welcome a new year of life, as it is a blessing that we receive it, but I must  say, this one feels a little off.  29!  What is 29 supposed to feel like?

      22, I understand...27...sure! I think I even understand 30 and everything else that may come after that. But the place I am in right now feels strangely  unfamiliar.

     Figuring things out is something everyone must face, weather they do it alone or, in my case, were lucky enough to find someone to figure things out together. I feel like I am somewhere in between the youngster that I was and the adult that i am should be. Maybe that is why this age feels so awkward. There are too many undetermined parts.

     So many different feelings and thoughts, confidence and maturity, delight, anxiety, stress, joy, freedom, wishfullness, accomplishment, confusion, gratefulness...all sorts of mixed emotions. No wonder the entire world is crazy!

     I feel this post going down the rabbit hole, so I am going to wrap it up. I can tell you this much: I am beginning to see more and more of who I am as an adult, I learned to be proud of myself and finally knowing exactly what I want is such a relief.

    And I couldn't have just ended it in such a monotonous way...I did mention my birthday coming up, so here are a few things I've put together on a wish-list board!
    I am not even going to be modest about it. But that is just me!   :D

  1. A KitchenAid Mixer, cos baking...duuuh!
  2. This Vince Camuto bag that I eyed at the Dubai Mall, but didn't buy...
  3. Yes...that is right...We are getting ready for summer over here in Abu Dhabi and that means a lot of indoor time. Bring it on!
  4. After shortening my hair and getting rid of the 'bun', there is nothing else I need more than this!
  5. Now this here is just self-explanatory! I love me some film cameras! 
  6. I was set on making a little collection of differently designed globes, but so far only got 1.
  7. The best eye makeup remover. EVER!
  8. There must be something for that makeup remover to remove, right? This mascara is one of the best I've used!
  9. Never thought I would like these...but after making a trendy comeback in the fashion world, I am convinced that I have to have my own pair of Birks...especially if they are yellow!
  10. I actually tried these on when I was in Germany but my size wasn't available. Sooo comfy!
There you have it! :)

Quick trip: Barcelona / City life

     I know... I know...  It seems I have been drowning my blog with all the photos of our European trip (not done yet). What am I supposed to do  if I felt really inspired to take pictures and the cities I have visited are so great! How could I not share all of that?

     It doesn't mean I haven't been actually thinking about other things...I have a ton of topics in my head that are queuing to find a place on my blog, so I promise I'll get to them.

     This is probably my last post documenting our 2 days in Barcelona. It's the only explanation for  the photo dump that is about to happen.  I absolutely loved walking around. It is such a lively place to be in, there is something interesting to see at every corner and the people are super fun and friendly. Must. Go. Back. Soon.


 if this table and chair ensemble is not cool, I don't know what is...  :D

 the weather we had was unbelievable!

 music and dance everywhere

 loved our picnic in the park! it's a definite must-do for anyone visiting!

 this fellow was shamelessly I gave him a helping hand!
 in the window of a souvenir shop
 everyone was enjoying the weather
 I kid you not...this was the queue to the Picasso museum...maybe free entrance wasn't such a great idea after all...
 finding our way around
 walk.walk.walk.walk.walk.walk.walk all around the city!

 one way or another, we will always find our way to salsa dancing!

 La Rambla was ...interesting to say the least, but waaay too crowded for our liking.
 ahm.... mooooooooo!?!

 Barcelona Cathedral was such a beautiful, peaceful place!
 I do wish those neon Nike's weren't in this picture...
I have one last word for you: TAPAS!

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