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Memories Of A Life Without Social Media

Or without a smartphone really. This morning I woke up at 4.30 thinking about my life before I had a smartphone, before I had any social media account – which I find myself thinking about a lot lately. Now this is not gonna be a post about how toxic social media is, how social media ruined my life and so on. However, I definitely do think that social media can have a big impact on your mental health and that we need to be aware of why and how we use social media. With this post I want to remember… Read More »Memories Of A Life Without Social Media

Create a life you love.

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.

Travelling doesn’t fulfill me…

…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…

Why I’m not changing my name.

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.

30 and… lost?

When I was younger I always thought that by the age of 30 I’d have my life “figured out”. Well, let me tell you.. I turned 30 last year and I feel more lost in life than I ever have before. I’m not gonna lie, often I feel like I’m a failure, I honestly do. Deep inside I know it’s not true but seeing what others my age or younger are doing I’m like “look at them, look what they’ve achieved, how they make their dreams come true, make money, start a business, travel to amazing places.. and what are… Read More »30 and… lost?

Instagram Q&A – Your questions, my answers. Pt. 2

This week I asked you to leave me some questions for a Q&A here on my blog. So here are my answers to your questions: 1. What are you most excited about now that you quit your job? You would probably think of something like “travelling, finding my dream job,..” but no. Actually for me the most exciting thing is to have the whole day for myself, to wake up thinking “Ok, so what am I gonna do today?”, to be able to go for a run when the weather is good, to say yes to events and meeting people just… Read More »Instagram Q&A – Your questions, my answers. Pt. 2

Get to know me: 10 very personal facts

On Instagram I got tagged to share some facts about myself but as these facts got way too long, I decided to share them in a blogpost instead. This time I decided to share some quite personal facts but let’s start with a rather weird/funny one.. 1) I have a problem with wooden things touching my mouth and tongue. I cannot stand ice cream sticks for example, already gives me shivers all over to think about that thing touching my tongue. You might wonder why I use a wooden spoon for eating then. Well.. I don’t. I just use it… Read More »Get to know me: 10 very personal facts

Identity Crisis.. at the end of my 20s?

When you are in your teens, you are confused. You don’t really know who you are or who you wanna be. You know that it is normal and you believe that you’ll have it all figured out once you’re and adult and “grown up”. And here I sit, more confused than ever.. For all my life I’ve felt this weird inner “identity conflict”. I feel too versatile to feel steady. I like so many different things that don’t really fit together and I get thrilled by different things, different ideas and different lifestyles so easily. One day I’m obsessed with this… Read More »Identity Crisis.. at the end of my 20s?