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It’s not goodbye, it’s a see you later.

June 17, 2017

It’s so hard for me to say goodbye, seriously. I just cry like a baby every-single-time. I mean I can cry like a baby for various reasons but well (very rarely happens). It’s just really hard for me. Sometimes I even think, if I’d just stop for a while and not expose myself to these environments of constant change, hellos and goodbyes, it would be so much easier. But I wouldn’t do that, because it is all so much worth it.

Last week I was part of the Vienna Innovation Program, which was an elective course in my masters program. I’ve heard before from my friends that it is a great course (thanksy Oks!) but I nevertheless went there without any expectations. Furthermore, the evening before the first day of our program I was kind of upset (we all have these days once in a while I guess), which made me not the most social person on the first day of the program. Anyways, the program started and it just so happened that during those two weeks, apart from the academic program I had the busiest afternoons and weekend in a while, which made everything even more exhausting. Everything escalated so quickly, from “Who are these people I am now supposed to work with?” until the realisation that I am here now with these beautiful people, and if I even ever see them again it will not be the same time, the same place, circumstances and we are not gonna be the same. Made me experience I think the strongest FOMO in my life so far. I just gotta say I loved it. I loved this experience and I am thankful for each little interaction, for the friends, the good memories, the laughs, the learnings, I loved it!

Here is the place to share a quote by Miriam Adeney that I couldn’t relate to more: “You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place.” And that is pretty much my life. And you often feel nostalgia for the people and places you leave behind. But the truth is, I only and solely see this as richness, and I would never exchange this richness of knowing and loving people throughout the whole world for anything. Period. 

xx

your child of the world D.

Why September is the best month to start over

September 25, 2016

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There is something so charming about September. On the one hand, summer is not yet over and you can still enjoy the one or the other day/week at the beach, without the crowds and burning summer sun. On the other hand, the weather is cooling off, which, after the couple of months of living in shorts, makes me enjoy layering clothes and crave cosy sweaters and pumpkin spice lattes. But despite the charm and colourful fairytale-like tree leaves and all, there is something that for me really makes September the best month to start things over, whether it is a new work project, a new job, a business, a workout plan or diet or even.

It’s back to school time! OK, I know you’re probably not going to school anymore. Anyways, whether you’re going back to school, university or work after a nice summer vacation, don’t we all keep that back to school feeling pretty much for the rest of our lives when September hits? Temperatures drop and the mornings start smelling like wet fall leaves. Some kind of melancholy for earlier days wakes up in me at that time every year, but also the inner motivation to be better, to work harder, to tirelessly pursue my passion. That’s why I like setting new goals at this time of the year. Because let’s face it, those new year’s resolutions are so overrated and the whole year ahead is such a long time period, that we never actually get them done and they are super hard to track. That’s why 90-day-goals have proven to be much more effective and trackable. So what better time to set goals that you want to accomplish until the rest of the year than now 😀

So, if you are reading this, and there is something you think about every day, go and start working towards that dream, start working on the new project, find the job you love or create it yourself, and get rid of the negative in your life. And even though I am in no way some sort of a guru, I do have a recipe for achieving that goal, which I borrowed from Jordan Belfort 😀 I sincerely hope this is not plagiarism in some way but the recipe is as follows: Write down your goal on a piece of paper, write exactly what you want to achieve and describe it. Then write down how you are going to feel when you do achieve your goal, to really be able to visualise your success. Next step is pick a person that is more important to you than yourself, and write down what you would do for them when you achieve your goal. Only thing that you have left is putting your goal in a bag/pocket to carry it around everywhere with you and take a picture of it to put it on your phone’s screensaver. Et voila! – bulletproof. This way it’s gonna be in front of your eyes at all times. Now you are unstoppable towards achieving your 90-day goal 🙂