Here and now

I have reached another milestone today, as my job contract got prolonged with another year. Knowing what’s ahead feels good. Now I get to focus more on the here and now. I like the hamster run I have designed for myself.

Ray LaMontagne – Be Here Now

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Escape

When I was dead asleep
Behind
Towering walls

They built a world outside
And I
Missed the wake-up call

Moderat – Last Time

Sunday smile

I finally met one of my best friends after a long time. We had a girly night with good music, the dogs playing and some wine. But mostly we were laughing a lot.

I love evenings when we forget about time. Thanks, Teona for the fun again!

TENDER – Vow

Slow down

I wanted to attend on a dear neighbours 1st-year-in-Berlin anniversary party and a friend’s concert tonight. Instead, I was staying home with a headache.

My body is telling me to slow down. I am listening. After falling asleep soon, I’ll dedicate tomorrow to get the apartment clean and organized and to let my Soul catch up. A lot has happened in the past few weeks. I’ll keep all the good stuff.

Ludovico Einaudi – Oltremare

Rare birds

Everyone admires wild animals. They are beautiful, strong, independent, unique. When a rare bird lands on your porch, you try not to scare it away. You wish it stays, so you get to study it.

That’s exactly how I feel for people I find interesting and beautiful human beings.

I am a rare bird. One day, someone won’t be afraid to study me.

Pearl Jam – Wishlist

Similar angle partners in crime

Friends are mirrors. Real friends are sometimes brutally honest ones. Friends who are capable of sharing a viewpoint, an angle are the ones to keep. We don’t have to agree. We can be different. It’s OK to not set a norm. An open mind is what’s key.

Thankfully, I have a few very good friends. They make me happy and proud. Thank you.

First Aid Kit – Emmylou

Lessons learned

History repeats itself. This can be annoying sometimes, but it can also be an opportunity to learn and practice. As I keep getting to know myself, I recognize patterns and I set some goals for improvement. But even when we know what we want to change it is tricky to actually react differently the next time. Habits are not easy to change.

On one hand, we get to choose every moment whether we want to see a challenge or to give up. I prefer to be proactive and dedicate time for lessons that are not always easy to learn.

Fortunately, life presents all the opportunities to practice. Even if with tiny steps, I am changing.

Jack Johnson – Sitting, Waiting, Wishing

November

It’s incredible how fast time flies. Just a few moments ago it was summer, and I was planning my journey to Scotland, now winter is coming and soon I will visit home for Christmas.

Exhaustion took me over this evening, as all the memories of the past weekend are slowly settling in their place. I truly live.
Now I’ll give some time for my Soul to catch up again. Now comes the everydays. Now the work continues.

I will sleep well tonight, and tomorrow, I’ll live again. Life is beautiful and exhausting.

Max Richter – November