Nov 18, 2015

Time that boosts creativity..

Is usually the underrated TIME OFF. I have kind of an unusual working period right now. When you are witnessing and contributing to a new company's (or companies? :) establishment with all that is included, you often find out suddenly you have a different perspective on many things. The most surprisingly, you start dealing with the issues you never had to deal with before. I am not going to tell you anything scandalous (sorry, no gossip here) but I am more and more convinced it is good to step aside and wait when dealing with important matters, take some TIME OFF, especially if your decisions will influence you and others later in the future.

Therefore to the general potential disbelief, I am supposed to take some time off, do my research, generate ideas without push, take a break and use it for good purpose. So I did. 

When you are trying to find a work-life balance sometimes you have to learn it the hard way. And sometimes not. One way or another, it is always good to remind ourselves life is not only about work.  Because only after that you naturally come back to it, bringing refreshment and new ideas with you.

The more free you feel as a person, 
the more freely you will give 
when it comes to all aspects of life. 
And you will suddenly know that this is your life's purpose at a specific time. 

Nov 7, 2015

New hair brings new air..

With a lot of travelling lately I am not meeting with all of you very often. Because of that everyone seeing me after some time is quite surprised how much my hair has changed. What used to be an indeed shiny orange messy colour is now something between orange and blond and kind of a hay something on my head. It wasn't planned very much but I somehow felt I want to keep this light summer feeling for a bit longer and I stayed with the colour from then on..  Not only I like it and my boyfriend does, too, I was also told last week by one man that I looked really scary as a redhead before and he was afraid to approach me!!! I did not know that I was a walking redhead monster!!! I laughed a lot after wondering why on earth didn't you all tell me I am putting off everyone with it? :)

So as I was given this great news that now men are no longer afraid to approach me, the burden is over and I can start to live my life more freely :) I actually also found out where was the problem with me and my preference for the favourite black colour. I simply didn't feel I can afford to wear anything else with such a striking hair besides black and white. I was always sticking to the same style and colours over and over while loosing all kinds of colour combinations only to find out that with a less striking hair I can actually afford wearing almost anything! So the season of combining is starting again. I do not know where I will end up but I will make sure to keep you posted! :)

So after you have read this little contribution about nothing from me and you have just realised it has no real value whatsoever, maybe it is time to realise that instead of being online so much you should GO OUT IMMEDIATELY, THE WEATHER IS ASKING FOR IT :) 

Oct 27, 2015

Red and green..

During the last weeks I felt the contrast of two different world views. "I can't and everything is unfair in this world" and "I can do whatever I want and I am the creator of things".

I just want to say. DO NOT EVER WAIT FOR MIRACLES. They do exist and they come when we do not expect them at all but life is about CHOICES. I have seen how some of us are uncomfortable when life is not going as it should be. I myself had to do some unpleasant things this year, move three times to different places, I even changed jobs twice. But the result is worth it, I created home in two cities and I am creating home even at work. And it was all so worth it!!! 

SO accept anything that is unpleasant and move forward. ("Na zastrelu" sign is simply a very innocent coincidence of our street from different angle but actually shows the point:). KILL THE USELESS STUFF. AND WHATEVER YOU WANT TO DO, START DOING IT NOW. 

I am going to LEARN GERMAN and enjoy the autumn atmosphere in both Bratislava and Prague.
I am going to buy home some HOT CHOCOLATE AND WARM COLORFUL SOCKS.
I am going to buy myself some CRAZY HAT, too!!! (I will not be the only one out there :)

Last, but not least, I am going to plan some ridiculous TROPICAL HOLIDAY after Christmas. 


Start fulfilling your dreams and RISK!
Without risking you can never gain something new!

Sep 30, 2015

The Fall with and without falls..

It seems I have witnessed many falls this fall. 

First of them were my own.. Though with a Happy Ending.. 

Second ones were falls of others I interviewed at my job (and those were of course less painful) but the wisdom of this month stayed: "Be humble and have an overview of things". TAKE IT EASY.

Happy Autumn!!! 

Sep 12, 2015

Lifestyles might change you but you change them first!

I tried to behave last weeks and give myself some proper rest. Thank God I am in the new city, otherwise I would not know what to do with all the freedom I suddenly had! Are you also finding yourselves in situations when you suddenly have free time and you do not know what to do? As I did not want to be only connected to the internet and read and watch whatever came to my mind, I decided to go for daily walks across Prague. I needed to relax, I needed to breathe, I needed to think. 

 Turns out there is something about all those famous people who went for daily walks to think over their work, life or just totally unimportant details that were bothering them at the time. So I did the same and effect was quite pleasant. Found a lots of beautiful spots, corners, coffee places.

I also had time to get back to some things I was considering to retry again.. Drawing, cooking, reading, visiting museums and exhibitions, enjoying good wine and lots of love.. Ok, some of them I do on a regular basis, I will not argue against that, we all know the real truth about me!

But the fact is that everything goes so quickly, that we rarely have time to stop, look around, think if we go the right direction and which direction is the right one actually.

If we only found time for analyzing that! And who would actually like to do it? Of course noone.. But what if we end up wondering around and in the circles before it is too late to start changing things and doing all kind of crazy and foolish activities we always wanted to try??? What then???


Funny to read this from a girl who isn´t even 30, right? Never mind, I just wanted to write it somewhere and as anybody can have a blog these days, it is a legitimate excuse where to put these kind of things in your head. You know, women have "the midlife crisis" (as my boyfriend calls it) way sooner than men, so here you go Life, I found out some things for myself, too!!! Show must go on but I prefer to be the Director from now on, it is of course better to control at least something.. 

Aug 19, 2015

I am ok, you are ok.. and all other lies

I had spent two months of my life trying to convince myself everything is fine, my new life is perfect and I am the happiest person ever. It took me only one illness, fatal burn-out and a good friend to find out it is not entirely true. I know there might be something good about all these visualist talks about motivation and seeing yourself as a successful future you and how you just have to work really hard on it but what I learned during the last two months, do not trust only these sayings. Despite what I have just wrote now I am still happy about my Prague choice (Love is the thing, you know?:). I just had to realize that the job I decided to pursue was not the right one for me, better said, its settings were not what I thought they would be. So I was given an opportunity to have things as I would like them to be and I am finding out it might be the best option for me to the future. So besides dealing with health matters right now I decided to relax (any tips for good books?) and go for some cultural expeditions..

I tried several options. Exploring Jewish Prague history, seeing Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali and brothers Saudek´s exhibition while splurging on good food, too. So far I am convinced that Ambiente group with its restaurants in Prague is one of the best. Also I had a chance to see the Antipearle pieces in Prague Debut Gallery. It is hard to guess what I like to look at from now on, right? 

The problem with living in Prague is that you start to crave for different things. Freedom at work, special pieces to cherish, you start to choose from the mass production of all kinds. The AIR is different and you start thinking differently. Do I want healthy body or fashion pieces? Do I want to work 12 hours a day or 6 and do it my best? 

It might sound childish but after spending so many years living a certain lifestyle, despite you thought things were different, it is still a challenge to admit you might have been far more consumer-oriented than you thought you have been not. So I am trying to deal with this kind of fact right now and I will let you know how it goes..

BUT, to not to be pretending that I am too serious from now on and how put up all-together I am, I have to share the address of the best margaritas in the city.. Here you are!!!

The conclusion of the last two months for me.

Jul 25, 2015

Newcomer to Prague..

It has been several weeks already since I am a newcomer to Prague. So close to Slovakia but feeling so far from where I was before so short time ago brings moments of freedom, realization of things I was hiding in front of myself.. New life is in the process..

I have to say, after few explorations of the city and plenty of first- hand experiences, people and the way of life in Prague are so much different!!! :)

1. Nobody cares if you are wearing your label clothes, dirty jeans, pink hear or tattooed body, though my latest obsession for a piece of style was caused by being sunburn in Gibraltar (will write more later about it) so I had to start properly looking for a hat, because I haven´t bought one there.

2. There is no "showing off" (as we know very well from Eurovea, Primi etc. in Bratislava) whatsoever, even the bars when you can go and pretend you are someone else are in minority, on the other hand you can find here cute shops, small cafes and niche restaurants..

3. Girls everywhere wear converses and trainers with dresses, skirts, jeans.. The center makes it impossible to wear heels, fortunately I have never worn them, so now I have the good excuse :)

4. Food here is incredible! You pay less and you get better meals by looks and by tastes, surprise for me is the start with american brunches and fresh cider everywhere.. 

5. You can see people are paying attention to different values.. Art, creativity, family, quality time.. They are visiting concerts, galleries, zoo, going to the theatres, trying different courses.. 

I do not know how it will continue, but so far (even if I haven´t met with all my friends here yet!) I have a feeling it was a good decision. Not an easy one, but a good one. Peace is important. Also time for resting and turning back to creativity and learning is one of worth. Fingers crossed for me everyone! New job and new city bring new challenges but hopefully we will get used to each other more and more and things will be fine..

 Sending regards from colorful Prague for now!!!