Feels so strange to be writing here again. Seems as if it's been ages since my last post although it's been only two weeks. But so much can happen in just two weeks! I visited Thailand twice, Hong Kong once and going to Copenhagen in a few days. Talk about busy lifestyle and non-stop adventures. And although as exciting and as tiring it sounds - I wouldn't trade it for anything. These opportunities to be in different parts of the world every few days, go to places far away and have them at your fingertips is indescribable. Sometimes it just feels too good to be true. A lot of people ask me how can you discover a place in just 24 hours? Well you learn to manage your time to try and make the most of it. It's not possible to see everything but it is definitely possible to experience some of the main things about a certain destination - like local food, some sightseeing and so on.
New year is here! Happy 2017 guys! I am so happy for this new chapter, it always gives me a boost of energy, a somewhat more positive attitude and courage to climb any mountain. I was never the bravest person in the room and more so when getting older but I have learned to live with uncomfortable situations that I mostly create for myself. It truly is the power of your mind that leads you to certain actions and results. That's why I try to act braver than I really am just to prove myself that I can and that there is nothing to fear. I am insecure about certain things just like anyone else but I don't let that stop me from whatever it is I desire. You might wonder why am I sharing this as my first new year's article. But that is precisely the reason - to inspire you for the year ahead to be the very best version of yourself, to give you positive thoughts about YOU. To make you feel braver and more positive about yourself because if you don't - no one else will. That's something I've learned the hard way. You need to be brave for yourself.
What a year. 2016, you've been one hell of a ride. It felt like such a long year maybe because I changed jobs, saw more places in 4 months than I saw in my whole life and met so many new people. Maybe also because so much happened in the world - both good and bad but I won't talk about it. What I will say is that it was for sure a year full of different experiences and a year of challenges and personal growth for me but I feel grateful for everything that happened. I have to admit though, I am happy to say farewell to 2016, as I just want to open a new chapter in my mind to whatever the future has in store. And like one of my favorite songs from One Republic says - the future looks good. So may 2017 be a year to filled with many incredible moments.
Home is my oasis. Home is where I recharge my mental and physical batteries and where I like to spend a lot of time. It's my comfort place and I am sure you feel the same about your home. I shared this article back in summer because I got asked a lot of questions about living and working in Dubai. And as you can see from the pictures the apartment was very minimalistic so I wanted to keep it clutter-free, yet felt like it needed some decorating. It still is quite empty but I rarely buy things impulsively and rather take my time and think before purchasing something. Especially when it comes to decorating home. Now on my list is a speaker as I love listening to music more than anything and my brother is helping me on my mission to find the perfect one. When I say a perfect one, I mean something that is relatively stylish and reasonably priced. I don't like like splurging too much on things, at the end of the day they are just things and the only girly things I like are bags, shoes and perfumes. That's the only splurging I do haha. Anyway the reason I started speaking about money is because I want to introduce you to my latest discovery that is Desenio, a brand that is affordable for everyone. I teamed up with them for this post because I truly and passionately loved their products.
Hey peeps! How are you all doing? Getting excited for the celebrations ahead? I don't really feel any holiday mood at all besides the Christmas music in the shopping malls or all the decorations in the stores. I actually somehow feel busier than ever this month. My family is in town, I have a busy flight schedule at the end of the month and all the little things in between. So yeah, no holiday mood in my mind but that's ok. I've learned to live and celebrate life every day. December has not been the best month for me, just some little annoying things happened and this cold that I thought was over has been bothering me for a week. In fact, it got worse when I came to London a few days ago. It got so bad to a point where I actually lost my voice completely and was using a notebook to communicate. So yeah, not a very nice thing especially that now I still have a somewhat blocked ear from the cold and need to fly the day after tomorrow. I never thought a simple cold could have such an impact on one's health until I became a flight attendant. I really underestimated the power of having a cold before. Now it's 10 times worse than for 'normal' people. But I hope my body gets used to it one day and I won't be as sensitive.
I find it so weird that I am contradicting myself. When I said I was probably gonna stop blogging that's the moment when I feel the most inspired to write and share my thoughts. I guess I never followed my plans nor anyone else's. I am just spontaneous and do things in the moment, which not always leads to the best results but at least I'm true to myself. I have been switching up my hairstyle a lot as a teenager, experimenting with different styles yet now more than ever I find myself slipping into dresses - clothing that I once used to hate. In fact, probably 40% of my closet is filled with dresses. How ironic that no matter how much you fight against something, it will still find its way back to you. Like bad habits, or things you want to forget. Not always but a lot of times, or maybe I'm just being a dreamer and overthinking like always. Some things just never change.