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Authenticity – what does it really mean?

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?

Why I decided to work online…

… and would choose to do so again every single day. Independence: No one tells me what to do and how to do it, I don’t depend on other people to give me a job and pay me. Time Freedom: I can work whenever I want – Monday at 5am or Sunday at 8pm – and for however many hours I feel like working that day. Location Freedom: I can work from literally anywhere in the world as long as there’s internet. Connection: Through our community I’m able to work together with motivated, inspiring and supportive individuals which brings me… Read More »Why I decided to work online…

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

Memories of 2017

The end of the year has almost come.. time to take a look back. 2017 has been so different from what I thought it would be. At the end of 2016 I thought this new year is going to be MY year. That I would quit my job, spend the winter outside of Germany and so much more. But well, not really.. in fact, 2017 hasn’t been much different from 2016 and quite uneventful. No big changes happened – no travels, no new job, no new relationship,.. Anyway, I think every year shapes you and your life in a certain way.… Read More »Memories of 2017

feastr – Ernährungsplan App

Heute möchte ich euch gerne die App “feastr” vorstellen. Es ist eine App, die als persönlicher Ernährungsberater dient und dabei hilft, die gesetzten Ziele, die man mit seiner Ernährung verfolgt, zu erreichen. Vorab: Es handelt sich bei diesem Beitrag um keine bezahlte Werbung, ich möchte lediglich dabei helfen, diese wundervolle und hilfreiche App bekannter zu machen, denn das hat sie definitiv verdient. Ein Freund, der zu den Entwicklern der App gehört, hat mir von der feastr erzählt und ich habe die App daraufhin kostenlos getestet. Eine kostenlose Testversion ist für jeden, der Interesse hat, auf iTunes verfügbar. feastr ist im… Read More »feastr – Ernährungsplan App

Pictures or it didn’t happen? Let’s talk smartphones & social media.

“The best moments of my life don’t make it to social media.” I’ve seen this quote a lot and it’s so true. The best laughs and most memorable situations I’ve experienced don’t make it to my Instagram account. I’ve just finished this book called “Digital Depression” and although it’s already clear to me how obsessed we as a society are about with smartphones and social media, I really enjoyed reading it. It’s so well written, so up-to-date, so on point. You see people starring on their screens all day long – while shopping, partying, having conversations, being at work, going for… Read More »Pictures or it didn’t happen? Let’s talk smartphones & social media.

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… Read More »Instagram Q&A – Your questions, my answers.

Create more, consume less.

In our today’s society, instead of being creative, we tend to consume a lot because there are lots of possibilities for consumption: TV, radio, internet,.. The last couple of months, I myself have been consuming way too much to be honest. Videos, articles, podcasts,.. Okay, to be fair – I guess I needed this during that time, to get inspiration and new ideas. To learn about other ways of living and what others do to grow and fulfill their dreams. Now it’s enough though. I realized that the main reason for consuming wasn’t anymore to learn or get inspired but just… Read More »Create more, consume less.

Is social media unhealthy?

At the moment there is a lot going on on social media about social media itself because of a girl named Essena O’Neill. In case you have never heard of her: She is a really famous girl on Instagram, Tumblr, Youtube etc. and.. she quit. She quit social media because she says it is all fake and it was not good for her because she only lived through screens, didn’t know who she really was, was constantly comparing herself to others and needed social appreciation. But I don’t want to go deeper into what she says and into judging her decision… Read More »Is social media unhealthy?

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… Read More »Life will happen anyway.