Things I am thankful for!

My family’s health

I’m really glad, that after everything we’ve been through are all relatively healthy.  That is pretty amazing!

My friends

Of course, all of my wonderful friends.  They are there to chat, hang out, ask questions, help me destress, and just all around awesome.  They know who they are 😉

Awesome people to work with

Right now I mostly do freelance. And I the amount of creative and awesome humans I meet is massive.  I’m grateful for all of them!

Healthy food

It’s such a simple thing, but not everyone has access to healthy food, and not everyone can afford it.  I’m so grateful that we can get it and are able to afford it.

Internet access

Without internet, I would not be able to  run my blog or interact with my friends and family who live far from me. I won’t be able to get overdose with a caffeine and watch my favorite vlogers all night and let’s be real, none of us would be able to pass  the paper works if not Google! It’s definitely something to be thankful for!

Online friends

I have several friends that I’ve really never met in “real life,” but whom I appreciate anyway.  We’re activists together and we help each other and support each other from afar.

My parents

My parents have always done so much for me.  I am so thankful to them for  their patience and love. They are a great support for all of us.

My cell phone

Thanks for always being there for me and helping me in awkward situations. I had many of them 😉

Tea and coffee

I just love you. Thanks for being there for me to keep me awake and warm 😉 It’s such a simple pleasure.

Blankets

You were there for me for cuddling and snuggling when no one else was 😀

Diversity

I am so lucky to be able to connect and interact with people of different races and religions and educate myself.

Inclusion

I am thankful for being surrounded with people who accept and respect diversity of all kinds.

Yoga mat

I am so thankful for  finding my soulmat. Thank you for being there for me when I fall!

Libraries

Thank you for being a a store of knowledge,  the resource for growth and self-education,  imagination , creativity and information. And thanks for all the staff members of our library for being so patient and helpful.

Mistakes

Every mistake I make, makes me smarter and more capable. And every mistake I made taught me something about myself or life. Therefore, I am thankful for every single mistake that I made even though I wasn’t very much thinking same in that moments.

Negative people

A smart man once said that everyone is just a different version of us. So, thank you for being an example of a person I choose /try not to be.

The snooze button

Should I add more?

Boy Bye

Thanks for people  who tell me that they never noticed me before because I was heavier but now that I’m thinner they notice me and think I am attractive. You made me understand that I don’t need you to notice me at all! I don’t need you in my life 😉

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And of course — all of you!  Whether it’s twenty  of you all millions of you, thank you so much for stopping by I appreciate every time you read and share my posts!

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October 31

Rain starting to come in the open window

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It’s something about October that makes me mellow, reminding me of my loss..

Exclusive silence.

The month goes on.

To my 735 friends

Dear 735 friends,

Most of you I like, some of you I admire, a few of you I find suspicious and/or maybe met just once. I might even fancy three of you, have a crush on 5, and be hopelessly in love with… But I will not give any names.

I am friends with most of you because I really love your good sense and posts.  I follow some of you because I like who you seem to be. Some I follow for good music, books and humor. I also follow a few for no reason. I am just curious what is happening in your lives. That’s right, you can call me stalcker.

Whether you are friends with me for the same reasons or no,

Whether you really love my posts or no,

Whether you comment on my posts, or not all

Whether you remember that I am in  your friends or no

(even thought it’s a bit hard, according to the number of post I daily make)

Whether I ever mentioned you in a status or no,

Whether I ever write you in private or never at all

I just wanted to say that…

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We might not know each other well enough to call ourselves friends,  but we have stopped being strangers when we began to read each other’s posts. We like colors in the same rainbow!!!

There’s something going on between us. Can you feel it too?

Coffee, sunrise and thoughts

Alarm sang my favorite song. 6AM. I  am awake, I’m here! It’s still dark outside. the city is deep in sleep. I rushed to the kitchen, made my self a nice coffee and went closer to my old window. A bright gray, an unsettled wind moved my hair. Like a mouth cool breath. No,cold. I took the first sip of my coffee and looked at the view. Sunrise. Taste that remains forever. It’s there, available to use, take in and enjoy without needing to own it. And then you think, how many more beautiful things are available to us to enjoy for free?! Libraries, parks, a good joke, sunsets, the smell of freshly cut grass, a lazy afternoon, or sharing a cup of coffee with someone you love, or an early morning, watching the world wake up? And have we ever thought about the fact that memories, all our memories, are built on these things— things we don’t need to own. They are like the universe’s gift to us all, to enjoy. Like a present to celebrate us  being here. How beautiful is that?

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What does she believe in…

I believe in long naps and late night conversations. I’m a fan of breezy days with  the coffee  and a good read in my hand. I believe in nature, morning walks and good music. Sometimes I feel confused when I think too much about my future. I can easily eat a whole box [or 2 or 8] of Oreo by myself if I’m not careful. I do yoga and  run to stop running and workout to stop working out, there’s just something about being sore. I believe in the little ordinary moments in each day that make life extraordinary. I am a lover. I have a tendency to fall in love with things and people and books and food quickly. I am still  trying to figure out what it means to be an adult. I hope and pray and know that this is exactly what it should be – twists and turns and valleys and mountain peaks. It’s all one epic site to see.

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When we meet…

I am a woman who can hug you for hours and sit in silence just to enjoy the moment. I am a woman who looks you in the eye not because I want you to feel uncomfortable, but because I want you to know that I see you. I feel you. I am a woman who smiles as you quickly pass because I want you to know that you’re worth this moment. I am a woman who will laugh very loudly while watching a good comedy tumblr_ngpo2siihk1qic9qpo1_1280and will definitely fall asleep in the middle of the movie. I am a woman with dreams as big as the sky. I am a woman who inspires you to notice the  little things, believing that it is in the little details that makes our lives beautiful.  I am a woman of hope. I am a woman with an old soul. I am woman that pours too many cups of coffee for herself, one that daydreams a lot.  I am a woman who will take you on the long road trips. I am a woman you will watch sunsets with. I am a woman who isn’t always put together and she is okay with that. I am a woman who’ll love the heck out of you and all of the faculties that make you, you. Haven’t met you yet, but love you already.

 

Going through changes

For the past three years, since moving from Greece, I’ve had the opportunity to spend more time with my family and friends, get some stability (even though I am not a big fan of it) , find a job and reflect on my life. I turned 24 recently and that got me thinking about the direction I want to go in and the changes I want to make.

There are many reasons for my decision, but the reasons aren’t as important as the way that I feel now that I’ve made the choice. I feel empowered. I feel excited about what’s next!

It’s time for a change. It’s time for something new. Right?!

And I am not talking only about  major life decisions. I am going to start with little steps because I believe that they matter the most.

What will I do with my life?

I plan to watch more sunrises and sunsets. The mountains are calling me. I want to hike and travel again.

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I want to paint, learn French and take dance classes. I want to meditate more and read books!

I want to follow my passion and do photography even though my pictures might never be on NY Times or Vogue’s first page.

I want to continue writing this blog even if  my posts are not perfect and sometimes they might not even make sense for you.

I want to do these things for pure pleasure.

I want more offline friends. I want more face-to-face connections. I want to be more mindful.

I want to really listen to family when they give an advice but recently  I’ve been thinking a lot about heart strings, invisible threads, and the ways in which my family or friends   enter my story and try to change the entire ending both positively and negatively, well more positively I guess, but you know what I mean. I  like the idea of an invisible thread that links me to all of the people that shape me and who I become in this life.  I do believe  that they all  impact  my  existence and  help me write out my story but I also believe that some stories should be written by me only. What I am trying to say is that I’ve been thinking about how some parts of my life are not mine alone. Looking back I  see how many decisions and choices  that I have made are not actually mine. They made for not hurting my family or friends but they do not belong to me because in the end they  all just don’t feel right.  Today I came to the point where I understand that my life and its circumstances are 100% my responsibility, so I’m choosing to start doing what feels right to  me, not my family or friends but only to me.  I feel empowered!

Is it scary?  Hell yeh!!!

But the thoughts about  infinite possibilities, opportunities and blessings that are waiting for me, make the fear to disappear. I am worthy and deserving. I will continue to flourish!

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