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an open door (day ii)

Day 2, an open door I doubt we encounter many open doors in life. Sometimes a door we wanted to enter closes right under our nose, forcing us to look for other options. That might lead us to finding open doors at unexpected places. But normally, we have to open the doors ourselves. There’s no butler doing that for us (if we want to get somewhere worthwhile). When I think of open doors and creating opportunities, my crazy decision from last year crosses my mind. Back...

Happiness, Anxiety and Late Night Talks

It’s a warm Saturday afternoon. I meet up with the lovely Swiss-Portuguese blogger Ines in Berne. We sit by the river; the autumn sun warms our faces while we chat about all the world and his brother. Unfortunately, I have to leave pretty early – I have a client shoot with a really cute middle-aged couple in a wonderful garden in my town later in the afternoon. The evening before, I went to a photography exhibition with my flatmate. I was so happy when he...

This Is Your Life

When I was younger, I only realised that I was happy when the happiness was gone. That has changed. These days, I feel so happy my heart aches when I think of it. Realising that hurts because I know it won’t last forever, it can’t. And time passes so quickly, I’m so afraid of waking up one day, realising that my youth has gone. I wish I could stop time. I love this phase of my life. My future path is...

road to nowhere Roes

A wake-up call to myself

I am an idealist and a dreamer. Luckily, I’m also a doer. Wonderful things have happened since I’ve actively started to follow my dreams but it’s hard to always keep them in mind. I came across this post from The Heart’s Quest – a welcomed reminder to stick to who I really am and what I want. Do yourself a favor – read it and watch the TED Talk! I want to be me, “all of who I am”. But what is...