Hope you are all enjoying your weekend. I woke up today dreaming of the ocean, wild salt air and sun-kissed skin. You would understand if you are obsessed as much as I am with summer and all the good things that come with it. What do you dream about today? Love, Adriana Advertisements
Happy weekend all! Do whatever makes you smile ♡ xoxo, Adriana
I recently turned 27 and for me it was a time to stop for a minute, take a look at myself, see where I am today, and ask some questions. I am just one of many twenty-something year olds trying to make sense of their lives. It’s when you hit the late twenties (or maybe earlier) that it all starts. Your social media feed fills with beautiful engagement rings, wedding photos and cute smiling babies. This can bring a whole lot of emotions. Not all of us will be affected but it doesn’t mean that we can ignore those real anxieties women face as they approach their 30s and their biological clocks tick louder than ever. Even if you don’t want to have children, you can still hear the ticking. We must have found a stable job, made enough money, found someone to have a baby with or figured out that we actually don’t want to have a baby, gone travelling, bought a house…Of course not for everyone the list would look like this, but …
Although summer is my favourite season and I always feel a little sad when it is over, fall has so many nice things to offer too! Here is my list of things that get me excited about the changing seasons. My birthday is on the 25th of September! And very often I am on holiday at that time 🙂 Nice cosy sweaters to keep me warm. The colors! There is nothing more beautiful than watching the leaves change from green to yellow, to orange or deep red. And when they fall off the trees while the wind carries them away… Listening to my favourite song with a hot chocolate in my hand while it is raining outside. Making my morning coffee while still in my pyjamas and drinking it under my favourite blanket. Buying clothes. You need something for the new season right? Nice smelling candles and baths that last hours. Darker evenings mean there’s more time to cosy up! Cancel all my appointments; turn up the heat while watching a good movie or reading …
With our busy schedules, it is difficult to get home every day, pour a glass of nice wine, lie on the couch under a warm blanked and unwind. For me at least, this is rarely ever the case. There are always tons of other things to do just before that and those things usually take up pretty much my whole evening. I would really love to be able to cuddle up and just relax more often. So what makes you feel cozy at home and wanting to return to it every day? Comfy couch, nice bed, candles? What makes your home feel pleasant? Please tell me : )
A recent conversation that I had got me thinking – it is so easy to get caught up in routine, work, and deadlines that our lives become boring and monotonous. Whenever I try to see someone just for coffee, it usually happens at least a week or two after we’ve talked. But can we escape habit for a little and be more spontaneous? I need adventure and sparkle in my life – be it taking a last minute trip somewhere warm or exploring a new part of the city. My curiosity and hunger for adventure never leaves me. I think we all need to take the time to try new things, things that excite us and make us feel alive. Are you spontaneous? When was the last time you did something adventurous and unexpected?
We all have those moments when we need just a little something to lift us up. Very often it seems like an unnecessary purchase but it feels so good! Although such spontaneous purchases should not be too hard on our budget, big or small, they can make a huge difference! For myself, going to the market and buying fresh flowers works like magic. I am all about decorating my space and the flowers bring the place to life. How do you treat yourself? Spa? Fancy places? New book?
While my personal philosophy is that you should aim to make everyday wonderful, with my increasingly busy schedule revolving around work and personal development, it’s not too difficult to get caught up in the routine. It is harder than ever before to find time for the things I enjoy, be it a nice walk, girl talk, reading a new book, morning run, or drinking coffee. Imagine that you had one day without stressing over work, thinking about school, or other responsibilities. What would your perfect day look like? Would you stay in bed for as long as you can? Maybe you would read a book? Or would you prefer to sit in the sun, sip your favourite drink and watch the people walk by? Tell me all about it.