“Nature never rushes, yet everything gets accomplished.” And we are a part of nature, too. In this day and age we’re so used to instant gratification because we can just get anything we want at anytime really – social interaction, likes, entertainment,… We aren’t used to waiting and being patient anymore, we want to have everything right now in this very moment. And if it doesn’t happen right away, we might think it’s not worth it, we‘re a failure or it wasn’t meant to happen. But hey – good things often take a bit of time, right? The funny thing… Read More »Trust the timing of your life.
Authenticity – a word we see so often on social media but what does it actually mean? Does it mean sharing each and every part of your private life?Posting unedited photos that you may not even like?Sharing your honest opinion on every single topic out there? I guess we all have our very own definition and idea of authenticity but for me it doesn’t have anything to do with any of the above.You don’t have to share everything or post unedited photos if you actually enjoy taking beautiful photos and expressing your creative side through editing.You don’t have to share… Read More »Authenticity – what does it really mean?
NEW MONTH NEW BEGINNING NEW INTENTIONS NEW OPPORTUNITIES Hello, June. A new month always gives me fresh energy to work on what I wanna achieve. For this month my focus lies on 2 main goals: 1. Stepping it up with my business and bringing it to the next level. 2. Seriously sit down and figure out what I’m gonna do with my life when leaving Australia in August. It’s a very emotional time for me right now but I have to leave Australia, there’s no way around it and the time of pushing it to the back of my mind… Read More »Hello, June.
Imagine you had a life you don’t need a vacation from… What would that look like? Where would you live?What would you do for work?What people would you be surrounded by? What would your daily routine look like?What would you do for fun? How would you feel? There are so many questions we should ask ourselves every now and then and check if we’re truly living the way we’d like to live but often we rarely do it. Why? Maybe because we could find out we’re actually not happy with our job or our relationship? Or because we fear change?… Read More »Create a life you love.
…anymore. To read this might be hard to believe as I know a lot of you reading this probably dream of leaving their home country and go travelling longterm or even fulltime. But hear me out: I’ve been there. Some years ago all I wanted was to leave Germany and travel the world, so I totally get it. And I still love travelling, it’s a beautiful thing to do. It broadens your horizon, sparks creativity, makes you understand different people and cultures better, might teach you how lucky and privileged you actually are and of course you get to see… Read More »Travelling doesn’t fulfill me…
1) Before anything else I’m beyond grateful for my partner and all the love and support he shows me and the love I feel within myself. It’s not always been easy with our situation and it probably won’t get any easier in the future but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love the little life I have with him.. with him and the dogs. <3 And not to forget about his wonderful family that welcomed me with open arms as if I’d always been part of to the family. 2) I’m also grateful for my own parents and… Read More »9 things I’m grateful for in 2019.
A little while ago I’ve seen a post on Instagram about The „Big Five for Life“ which made me think about what those Big Five are for me and thinking about this filled me with gratitude because it made me realize that I already ticked off so much of what could have made it to my top 5 bucket list: seeing the Northern Lightsvisiting Finlandsurfingliving abroad for at least several monthsstudying something that interests me… Just to name a few examples. So today I don’t really have a bucket list anymore, I feel I don’t need one. I’ve experienced so… Read More »Some call it a bucket list, I call it a bonus.
Do you struggle with an unhealthy relationship with food? Trust me, I understand. For me intuitive eating is something I had to learn again after struggling with an unhealthy relationship with food for the majority of my teenage years up until my mid-twenties. Undereating, overeating, not eating at all, weird eating rules,.. I already left all of that behind years ago with some small relapses inbetween, especially when I got sucked into that whole „high carb low fat“ lifestyle for a little while. I’m so grateful that today I’m able to listen to my body again, for me that’s all… Read More »Intuitive Eating
The other day I got a comment under one of my Instagram photos telling me “you’re disgusting, you’re a carnist, you were never vegan, you should change your account name”. First of all I felt that comment was pretty rude and second no, I’m not gonna change my name. Here’s why.. It’s true that I originally chose the name plantifulalexandra in reference of only eating plant foods. However, over the years I got quite attached to the name and people know me (or my account) under that name, it’s pretty much my “online identity”. I don’t see the point in… Read More »Why I’m not changing my name.
When being away from your home country for a long time you’ll always carry a bit of homesickness within your heart, no matter where in the world you are. Of course I can only speak for myself here, maybe others feel completely different. I truly do miss Germany (or just Europe in general) all the time after not having been there for almost 14 months now. This doesn’t mean I’m miserable all day long thinking about how much I miss Germany, I don’t even feel sad about not being in Germany. Yes, sometimes when I look through photos from Germany,… Read More »Homesick? What I miss about Germany.