To be free.

So far in my life there had never been a point where I loved everything I do – except for when I was a child, I guess (although even back then there had been days I didn’t wanna go to kindergarten). In school I had to do stuff I couldn’t stand all the time. After school there was a phase when I had nothing to do except for a part-time job at Subway (actually my favourite job so far) but on the side had the pressure to write applications and go to job interviews. I didn’t enjoy the job I…

Instagram Q&A – Your questions, my answers.

I asked you to ask me some questions on Instagram a while ago and actually got quite a few.. I’m going to answer them in German and English as I got questions in both languages. Oh and by the way, before I start: I also have a Tumblr account (plantifulalexandra) so there is always the option to ask me something there, even anonymously. So, let’s start answering.. Why and why did you start with Instagram? I actually scrolled down to the start of my account for this: I started in May 2015. And why? Well, I’ve been looking through Instagram already for…

What we think we become.

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” – Buddha I’d like to share with you some of my thoughts on the law of attraction and my experience with it. You’ve never heard of this law? Well, basically, this quote of Buddha above says it all but here is good definition that I’ve found: “The belief that positive thoughts are magnets for positive life experiences and negative thoughts are magnets for negative life experiences. Based on the law of attraction, if you have a specific desire and…

Dream Destination: Scotland & Ireland

These countries both are on my list of countries I want to see in my life. The reason for putting them in an article together is that I think they are quite similar. I guess many people will say now “no, they’re totally different, you can’t compare them” and yes, this is probably true looking at them entirely. What I mean is that they both are an European island respectively belong to one and are located in the same area. They also both have beautiful nature like their highlands and divine coasts. I would be okay with visiting only one of the two…

Dream Destination: Hawaii

Time for another country from my future travel wishlist! All my life I’ve never really been interested in visiting the US. I mean, I wouldn’t say no to visitng New York for a day for example, just because I thing a city like that with all those huge buildings has to be fascinating but apart from that – no real interest for my part. And it’s still not a dream of mine to go there – except for Hawaii! By now.. Why by now? Well, actually my interest in Hawaii has only just risen within the last few months.. after I got into Instagram. 😀…

Dream Destination: The land of the thousand lakes aka Finland

Another country from my wishlist and yet another one up in the North! I already visited the two other “long” countries (aka Sweden & Norway, always call those 3 the long countries..) but I always had a soft spot for Finland. Sounds strange but it all started with music. Better said with metal music, better said with Nightwish. Okay, I know, this sounds ridiculous like “You like a country because of a band”? No, of course it’s not like this. But before I got into their music I didn’t really think about Finland, why would I? 😉 So they inspired…

Life will happen anyway.

“What are you going to do with your life? It’s a surprise!” I see quotes like this all over social media these days, especially from people that are about 16-19 years old. There are also lots of young people writing about how they worry about not knowing what to do with their life like if they should go to college, what profession they should get etc. Why am I writing this? Because I think it’s funny in a way.. When I was that age I was the same. I had absolutely no idea. After school I was unsure if I should…

Dream Destination: Costa Rica

I wanted to visit Costa Rica from the moment I saw lots of photos some time ago of a guy I follow on facebook so that’s why it is on my travel wishlist. I think he did some volunteer work there. I’d absolutely love to do volunteer working, I’ve never done anything like this before. Sure, you get no money for working but you do something useful and I think this has to be such a good feeling. And you still get an accommodation and food. Plus you’re surrounded by people from many different countries all day and also by locals as you live…

Dream Destination: Morocco

Another country which I have on my wishlist, already for a long time actually. I was thinking about visiting Morocco with my boyfriend some years ago because we were looking for a country not too far away where I could make my surf course. In the end we decided to go to France though.. Morocco is a country about which I actually don’t know a lot. So why do I want to go there? Good question. I’ve always felt some strange attachment to the Arabian countries. I guess it’s because it’s so different from our Western society. The culture, the religion, the…

To feel like a child again.

Today I went to the swimming pool as I didn’t want to go running outside because of the grey and rainy weather. Watching the children there and how excited they are made me think back to my childhood. I remembered how I was the same as a child. Always excited when being somewhere like a swimming pool, shopping center, cinema,.. Every day was so special somehow, like little adventures. I always was so curious and discovered new things. The days felt so much longer back then than they do now. Today I’m not excited when going to the swimming pool, it’s just nothing…