Jan 30, 2016

#Prague Girl.. and #fashion..

You know, I was honestly wondering when it would come.. This feeling that you are at home somewhere for real and also your other dreams and aspirations have come true along with that. And today, when I woke up in the morning, I unpacked my suitcase, looked around the mess that is waiting for our cleaning lady to help us with, I realised THIS IS IT!!! New year has come, things will be good no matter what might happen in the future. 

But to the most important and probably the least valuable point, I realised I am a Prague girl finally!!!
I managed it!!! I was continually trying to invite more colours into my closet for quite some time and I did it without ruining my budget, only thanks to the lots of walks around Prague vintage stores and second hands.. No shame about that, if you cannot get the cuts and colours you want in normal shops, this was the best invested time and exercise, too!!! :) 


Yes, I also discovered COS, that made my life a bit more colourful, but I was saved up by the fact the actual real store is opening here only next month, so I limited myself to few shoppings online and using sales. :) Otherwise, lots of sorting, dreaming, reading up, listing magazines, trying not to buy things that do not suit me happened.. Also, I switched to dresses instead of jeans. What a change!!! 


I found out they are perfectly versatile. You can wear then during summer, spring and autumn with some nice ballet flats, trainers or boots, in winter you add warmer boots and jeans beneath it and you are done!!! The only problem I have now is to find out what kind of jacket is going with all those dresses and I guess I will have no more excuses for shopping so soon otherwise.. 


 Well. I guess I am done for now. The last thing I changed was something that look a longer time and I still am not sure where it would end. My hair. I am no longer a redhead because I felt it this way. So hopefully you will all survive it with me and I will have more chances to wear colours again!!! 


So what do you say? Will you survive to look at me still??? 


Dec 29, 2015

2015. The Year of Ashes and Phoenixes..

Dear 2015. 

Goodbye.
You indeed managed to surprise me in EVERY way possible. 

It all started on the last day of 2014 by accepting a last-minute invitation to come to Prague to the theatre with a new friend that wanted to say thanks. Having in mind what I wrote here on the blog only two days before that "how we should all do something unexpected", I simply went. I took this totally un-selfie :) picture when travelling there ready to leave the old year behind and welcome the new one with hope and smile. I still remember how on a way to the theatre I was listening to "how great Prague is" and that I should leave Bratislava, too. I laughed at the friend that night a lot..


And then THE LIFE itself LAUGHED AT ME BACK.

Just by one turning-around I bumped into someone very special. And sooner than expected, with some risk taken and curiosity, too, the HEART started to beat differently and nobody could stop it. It just went on with the invisible flow, beating stronger and stronger. LOVE. What else. And as it is usually in Life, when you are dealing with the most crucial issues, they happen to come all at once. Maybe it is a version of someone's mercy, you have the despair served to its fullest and if you do not get crazy out of it, you might actually end up either stronger or not realising you got crazy :)


So with all of this floating happiness combined with craziness, things were messing up elsewhere. The urgency to fix the living for me and my sister Veronika in Bratislava arose suddenly as we could no longer stay at the place we liked. 4 months of my life and some grey hair were the bonus and the cost of the new place. This time it is OURS at least. :) With Veronika we moved out and we moved in. And I knew it was time for me to move even further on. So I did. I turned into Alice in Wonderland, constantly visiting new places, questioning everything, trying everything and I haven't indeed stopped wondering from that time on.. 


I quit my safe job and risked. Thanks to someone's infinite patience and understanding that good timing is sometimes better than human plans, the right job waited for me despite I firstly chose something else. Now, it is Love again. I am helping to build a company and the pride and meaning coming with it cannot be described in words. It is easy to build a start-up with lots of investors but it is more rewarding when you choose freedom instead. You invest more, your losses hurt deeply, but it gives you the purpose and motivation to work hard. And when you combine it with the right people that trust each other you suddenly catch yourself feeling at work like somewhere where you belong. Place, where you can play and learn, work and grow, where even the fighting is allowed when you take it with ease and respect. :)


But in between my long battle of choosing the right job, the most radical thing was happening. I was moving out again. This time to Prague. More packing and unpacking but this time spiced up with lots and lots of love and support in various forms and shapes, sparkle and fun, meeting new people, being in new places, exploring new tastes and smells, correcting my beliefs and values, watching the sun and moon moving constantly while weather started to change slowly. I let myself go wild and childish, boldly facing the fear of the unknown. Did I loose something? Of course. But I hope I gained much more. Experience for sure and some wisdom hopefully. Maybe it is my destiny to be moving out and moving in and moving on, adapting to changes, testing new waters and changing colours accordingly.. It is funny that at the end of this madness I realised I actually fulfilled unconsciously what I had written down on paper for myself a year ago.

HOME IS WHERE YOUR HEART IS.  KEEP THE HEARTBEAT LOUD AND SOUND, LISTEN TO IT, AND YOU WILL BE IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME ALWAYS. 


I am glad and relieved that the year 2015 is coming to its end. I faced a thunderstorm (caused by myself partially, too :) and for sure I did things I would never say I would do a year ago. But for a glimpse of a second I actually feel similarly as the last year. Peaceful in mind and thankful for every day of this year. No matter what the taste of it was. I am in the right place at the right time and the rest will come along the way. 


I have new hopes, dreams and wishes for the new year but I also respect the unknown. Because this year confirmed it itself again. You can have lots of plans to work on but it is essential to be flexible and attentive to what really matters. Because THAT FORCE is changing it all.

                                         MAKE LOVE HAPPEN, 
                   DREAM WILD AND BE BRAVE IN ACTIONS. 
This is my wish for all of you for THE NEW YEAR of 2016. 

FOR WE NEVER KNOW WHAT IS COMING NEXT.


Dec 17, 2015

When I am 30.. I am 30..

Oh dear. :)

Entering this charming number came with sort of mixed feelings. I heard that the days of my twenties are actually behind me and approaching is the age of new .. everything! I have to hereby confess that from the age of 7 I started to read COSMOPOLITANS (my dad used to buy them for my mom and I still know some issues by heart) with the real and firing urge to be ALREADY 30 if not 40. You know, "carrying"!!! designer business suits, buying luxurious handbags and so on.. (all the things I tried to experience a bit with the exception of high heels, maybe I will start growing up a bit later in this area  - loo lazy or too picky if you want to wear only Jimmy Choo's or Manolo's :)

BUT, did I have poor childhood because of that? Or hard life? I do not think so! :) It was kind of dreamy, full of books and people and hobbies. I had luxury of time. I knew I have to work hard if I want to go up and be successful. Compared with all the challenges kids have nowadays I have never hunted my dreams as radically and without boundaries as some of the younger girls do nowadays, so I guess I managed everything pretty fine and without a shame.. :)

As you might think I should say something sophisticated once I am 30, I just want to share this now.
Funny facts are coming with the age. While my family is expecting me to settle down, I more and more feel like this little girl that I know for ages talking to herself (BUT AN EXPERIENCED ONE NOW OF COURSE!) is going WILDER AND WILDER WITH TIME. In her dreams, ideas, plans. I FEEL THAT NOW IS THE TIME TO DO CRAZY THINGS AND CRAZY INVESTMENTS, NOW IS ALSO TIME NOT TO REGRET ANYTHING BECAUSE YOU ALWAYS GAIN SOMETHING OUT OF IT. (hopefully, not weight :)


SO at my AGE OF 30.
I want some things for MYSELF. 
I want a MAN for me.
I want my TIME for me to manage (Doesn't matter if I dream, write, work, walk or sleep)
I want my HOME to feel at home. (If you travel for 15 years, you understand)
I want my CAREER to be MINE. 
I want to be treated NICELY. 
BY ALL. 

BUT.

I also want to SHARE ME MORE.
I want to LEARN MORE, 
I want to BUILD something non-material and ESTABLISH something great.
I want to CONTRIBUTE to society with MORE SIGNIFICANCE. 
I want to HELP MORE. 
AND CARE MORE.
(YES I SAID IT, I KNOW. :)
(Accepting any kind of invitations to help, but I have to remind you, I have a cleaning lady myself! :)

I will describe at the end of the year what has changed during these crazy 12 months but the outcome of it is that I haven't seen my friends - AND IT MEANS YOU - FOR AGES!!! I was being tossed in constant flow of change, trying to adapt to all the challenges that were coming my way so intensely. And if there weren't by any luck none, I just needed to be myself, rest, read, think, dream, plan, wonder, explore Prague - my new hometown. I do not want to apologise but to explain..  I needed some time to settle down, to settle my whole life elsewhere and build a new home, too. 

BUT. 
THIS TIME IS OVER. 

I WANT TO MEET YOU!!!
I WANT TO LISTEN TO YOUR STORIES. 
MAYBE SHARE MINE. :)

LET'S GET TOGETHER!

YOU'LL FIND ME BETWEEN BRATISLAVA AND PRAGUE.
JUST LET ME KNOW WHAT SUITS YOU MORE AND I AM ALL YOURS!!!

K.  



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. 


ANY TIPS? :)

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!!!