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.
CHOOSE CAREFULLY. 
Everything.


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!!!

Jun 28, 2015

Bratislava Design Week

2015 is the year of many new things. I bought new apartment, I got new job, I have new city to live in. But before I continue, I would like to share my additional first time, I went to have a look at Bratislava Design week during the last days I was actually staying in Bratislava. Good reason to come back anytime, especially because I am leaving here 10 years of memories and dozens of great friends, but still, I was reminded.

Have your eyes open. Beauty is everywhere, even if you think you know your city well enough, it can always surprise you!







It feels so great, to be inspired by beauty, isn´t it? It is evoking all the changes we would like to do ourselves but we needed some "push" button, some "Go ahead" sign. This is it!

See you later everyone! Next time from Prague..
 Maybe also from some other places :)


May 24, 2015

#Sundays are for bed..

It doesn't have to be the rule nor the tradition but to be in the place where you can feel perfectly safe is a good thing to do for your soul, for your heart.. Some people do the running, some play games, some write diaries and some are enjoying the moment with others.



Whatever helps, DO IT. 
Surround yourself with BEAUTY.
Take care of you.

May 21, 2015

#Heights

This is me these days.. 
Chaos.. Trying new things..  Finishing the old ones..
Writing down new goals..   


Slowly starting to understand my vision for Prague..

But. In case you want to grab something so pretty as this favourite skirt of mine, Kapsula Pop-up is just opening its second round of  Fashion charity project for dakujeme.sme.sk in Aupark,
go and support ones in need!

Stay tuned for more news!  

May 11, 2015

#Doers are the ones

I have to say.. I was playing with this idea for a while.. Or maybe not an idea but an attitude to life as such.. You know, these days.. Everyone on Instagram, Twitter and other Social Networks (me including) states that he/she is a Dreamer/Blogger/Adventurous Life Lover. It´s like a new social label saying that you are open minded, courageous, cool. I am not going to say it is bad or anything like that however what I realised is that for the last five or ten years I used to describe myself like that, a Dreamer has been my second name. I liked it and I kind of believed in it in my head, too. 


What is changing however is that I find myself no longer ok with this description. I am somehow switching to a different identity of myself, though a little scary one. I want to be a Doer instead of a Dreamer. I waited so long for some things to happen and I always had excuses why this is not possible and why that is not going to happen. You know what? As I am getting older and my 30th birthday is happening this year (milestone? or no stone? :), anyway there is still quite some time before that happens) I feel there are many things that we actually can influence. And we do not need only to wait for our Dreams to come true. We can contribute to their realisation significantly.

Doing instead of Dreaming is my goal for the upcoming life season. 
    
I am no longer scared to open some doors. There might be different things behind it but it also means you are not stagnating, you are moving forward.. With gratitude.

Special thanks to the ones who reminded me that fear does not help anyone nor anything.


Apr 22, 2015

#Life changes are inevitable..

Maybe they are inevitable only when you really want them, or maybe they are part of your destiny, your way, your life. We might learn that all once. I have realised I have been in Bratislava for amazing 10 years by now. Came here crushed after my moms death, trying to get life together by myself and keep going despite I might have been just mourning and trying to hide. I didn´t. I could never hide that I have always WANTED MORE. More from myself, more from life, more from this unbelievable world we are calling our home, our planet.. And I don´t think it is just because I am insatiable (confession here but we all knew that, right?), IT IS JUST THE WAY WE ARE, THE WAY LIFE IS LIFE ITSELF.


We are all creating our cosmosses in here and no one knows for sure when his or hers is going to end. 
So what I have learnt along the way? 
APPRECIATE THE MOMENT. 
BE THANKFUL FOR LIFE.
IT INDEED COMES ONLY ONCE. 

And so I decided I might try a different cosmoss for a while, in a different city (or cities?) and with a different set-up I have been so used to by now. Yes, it is going to be a challenge and stepping out of a comfort zone is term coming handy right now. Who knows how it is all going to end up? I don´t.
          
            BUT I WILL NEVER STOP BELIEVING IN LIFE´S MIRACULOUS BEAUTY.
AND THAT THINGS HAPPEN FOR A REASON.