Saying Yes

 

 

Sonnenuntergang. Das erste Mal Segeln. Gute Laune, tolle Menschen. Und das hätte ich um ein Haar verpasst.

Die ganze Woche hatte ich schon viel unternommen, und an diesem Abend war wieder etwas geplant. Ich wollte nicht hingehen, weil ich zu müde war und einfach keine Lust hatte. Früher wäre ich ohne große Überlegungen hingegangen. Ich möchte ja nichts verpassen. Ich bin nur einmal jung und will jeden Tag nutzen so gut es geht.

In den letzten Monaten war das anders. Ich habe Dinge oft abgesagt, weil ich mich nicht gut fühlte. Und das war auch keine Ausrede – ich fühlte mich ja wirklich nicht danach. Aber wisst ihr was? Mein früheres Ich hatte recht. Ich will in meinem Leben so viel wie möglich erleben, neue Menschen kennenlernen und jede Sekunde nutzen. Denn auch wenn es dramatisch klingt: Unser Leben ist kurz, und es vergeht schneller als gedacht.

Und klar, Ruhepausen braucht jeder, aber ich weiß, ich hatte jetzt genug davon.

Also ging ich mit zum Segeln (nach langem Überreden einer Freundin)… und es war einer der besten Abende dieses Jahr. Ich habe auf einem Boot einen wunderschönen Sonnenuntergang gesehen, habe viele tolle Menschen kennengelernt, lange tiefgründige Gespräche geführt, neue Orte entdeckt, alte Musik wiederentdeckt und mit all dem Erinnerungen für’s Leben gemacht.

Was ist passiert?

Zwei Monate bin ich jetzt schon hier in Hamburg, und neben den schönen Momenten und Tagen wie ebendiesen, ist einiges passiert – auch in meinem Kopf. Meine „Say yes to Adventures“-Einstellung kommt zurück, und auch meine Liebe zum Leben und zu mir selbst.

Viel zu lange hat sich nichts extrem gut oder extrem schlecht angefühlt – alles war so normal. Und die Zeit hier vergeht einfach viel zu schnell. Zwei Monate um, zwei Monate noch vor mir.

Zuhause ist da wo deine Freunde sind

So sehr ich diese Stadt auch liebe, eines habe ich hier auf jeden Fall erkannt: Wie wichtig mir meine Freunde sind, und wie sehr ich sie vermisse. Mehr denn je. WhatsApp Chats und Skype Calls helfen zwar, aber es ist einfach nicht dasselbe.

Ich bin aber dankbar für diese Erkenntnis, denn so kann ich all die Menschen, die ich liebe umso mehr schätzen. Und ebenso alle neuen Menschen, die ich tagtäglich kennenlerne, und die mich inspirieren.

Wofür seid ihr diese Woche dankbar? Habt ihr bereits in einem anderen Land gewohnt? Wie war das für euch?

Ich wünsche jedem eine schöne Woche,

Chris


Watching the sunset. Sailing for the first time. Having a good time with great people. And I nearly missed out on it.

I have done so much this past week, and that night I had plan again. I didn’t want to go. Frankly, I was way too tired. Two years ago, I wouldn’t have thought twice about it, of course I would have gone!!  I didn’t want to miss out on anything. We only live once and we should live every day like it’s our last.

However, the past months, I felt differently. I would cancel plans often, because I simply didn’t feel good. But you know what? The Christine two years ago was right. I want to live, experience things. Make the most of my time and meet new people. And as cheesy as it sounds: Life is short, and it goes by faster than we think.

And yes, everyone needs breaks here and there, but I’ve had enough of them.

So I went sailing with the others and it was one of the best evenings this year. I have seen a beautiful sunset on a boat, met lots of interesting people, had long deep talks, saw new places in Hamburg, rediscovered good music and made memories for life.

What has happened?

I am living here in Hamburg for two months now, and lots of things have happened, especially in my mind. My „Saying yes to adventures“-mindset is back, as well as my love for life and myself.

Nothing has really felt extremely good or bad for such a long time, everything just seemed so normal. And the time here just flies by so fast. Two months over, another two to go.

Home is where your friends are

As much as I love this city, one thing I have learnt here for sure: How important my friends are to me, and how much I miss them. More than ever. WhatsApp chats and Skype calls help a lot, but it’s just not the same without them here.

I am very grateful for this insight though, because now I appreciate the people I love much more. As well as the amazing new people I get to meet every day, who inspire me.

What are you thankful for? Have you ever lived in a different country? What was your experience like?

I hope you have a wonderful week,

xx Chris

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Style: April Inspiration x Update

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Today I want to update you on some exciting things & I want to show you some of my favourite Pinterest style inspirations for spring! Let’s start with the life updates:

Moving to Hamburg

Yes, you read that correctly! I will move to Hamburg for a few months in the second half of this year. I will do an internship in an advertising agency and I am beyond excited to go there and explore the city. I fell in love with Hamburg when I was there the past summer, so I’ve applied to some agencies there, and luckily one of them wants me as an intern! 🙂 Let’s see what this experience will hold for me

Bella Roma, here we come!

Last week, my friend Anna and I spontaneously booked a flight to Rome this June. I love Italy so so much, and I already missed it a lot which is why I was really happy when she showed me the Urlaubsguru offer she found.. We just had to book straight away! I’ve been to Rome twice already, but I will take every chance I get to go back.

Every time I fall in love with a place, I leave part of my heart there. Maybe that’s why I tend to always come back there after some time.

Getting back on track

I have finally (!!) started to work out regularly again – and it has never been so much fun. Working out is the perfect „Me-Time“ for me, it gets my stress and frustrations out and has such a positive and meditating effect for my mind. Especially now that the weather gets warmer each day, I really enjoy being active.

My March favourites 

Movie: The Greatest Showman

Podcast: Girlboss Radio by Sophia Amoruso

Shop: Flying Tiger Copenhagen

IG account: @everyoutfitofsatc – you can thank me later for this one

April Outfit Inspirations

Here are some of my favourite styles for spring. Disclaimer: I found all of the images on Pinterest. Hopefully, the pictures will inspire you as well xx

 

Much love and happy Easter in advance,

Chris

 

3 lessons for February

 

Today, I want to share three lessons with you that I have learned in February. I don’t want to go too much into detail, I will just put my thoughts out there and maybe it will make you think a bit about yourself too.

You should wear how you feel, it’s a way to describe and express yourself. This also made me wonder a lot about myself and what kind of person I want to be.

When you start to not give a f*** and just focus on what you really want to do, life becomes so much easier.

Just give. Don’t think about what you will get back. Simply give. But don’t let others use you and your helpfulness.

By the way, I wish you all a happy women’s day! I have so many wonderful women and girls in my life who inspire and motivate me each and every day, and I am incredibly grateful for them! Show the people in your life how much you appreciate them – but not only on days like this, everytime you think about it!

Spread love, Christine

Came with nothing

 

 

Halifax has taught me a lot. The past four months here have shown me who I am as a person, what I want in life and what I want to be like. I finally found the missing puzzle piece that I needed to feel complete again – and it feels so good. I honestly haven’t felt that content with myself since summer 2016. I finally found myself again.

I will never forget this place, nor the people I have met in Halifax. I will always keep the memories in my heart. All the movie nights, the parties, the evenings downtown, the study sessions at library, the classes at gym.

It was a whole life lived in just four months. As sad as I am to leave everything here, I know that the end of this chapter has come and it’s time to move on. I am already excited for the next chapter and what’s about to happen the next few months.

Life is so crazy. And full of surprises.

Let’s see what happens next..

Love, Christine

 

Life’s a lesson

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7 things I have learned this year

…when you lay down in the grass & look up to the sky, you feel so unbelievably weightless and free, the world seems infinite and nothing can bother you or disturb this moment

…it doesn’t matter how long I lay in bed and watch movies – I can solely release myself from my anxieties when I face them

…that you should always say „yes“ to a spontaneous adventure

…whenever you have to make a difficult decision, deep down you know how you will decide right away – even if you can’t admit it

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…you should always stay true to yourself and pursue your dreams, even if everyone else says that you are too naïve and unrealistic

…it’s better to take a walk in the rain and risk to get wet instead of sitting at home all day

…& that you should spend all your savings for a trip you’ve always wanted to take but never had the guts to do it

I feel as if I have learned how to truly live in the last couple of months. 2017 is the first year I actually did what I wanted to do, without caring what other people expect of me. And it’s the first time I feel 100% happy and worriless.

I hope that everyone who reads this feels the same way! 🙂

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PS: Don’t know why we are posing like this hahaha

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