I graduated! 

   The last few weeks were eventful,chaotic,full of bittersweet memories,yet the one thing that was on my mind the whole time was the fact that I made it.

     I graduated from high school.

   Earnestly speaking,I cannot comprehend how or where the time had flew.It looks like yesterday I was a junior,with an enthusiastic and overly excited face,bad hair and funny clothes,waiting to embark on this new adventure.I was just a happy child,with no clue about what I was going to experience,learn or discover.I have to admit that the thought of growing up scared me at times.I just didn’t want to.Who would like to give up childhood? Who wants to be a grown up?

  Nevertheless,high school came with so much more that I could have predicted at the beggining.Happy days,proud achievements,long lasting friends,precious life lessons,a whirlwind of emotions are just a few of the moments that truly shaped me into a better,wiser and happier human being.

    As far as I can tell,I had some amazing opportunities during high school to evolve and to exploit the abilities I didn’t believe I had.For instance,I was involved in a couple of national projects from whom I have learned a lot about team work,social skills and patience.My creativity,determination,inspiration and strive were on high demand,always pushing me to outreach myself.The emotional side was developed in ways I didn’t experience before during a particular project,where I discovered that I am blessed in more ways than I can count and that happiness always hides in the littlest of things.You just have to acknowledge this unique feeling and treasure it deeply each day.The results of my work were proudly shown through recognition from my teachers and some diplomas,yet the most important outcome was the feeling of accomplishment and utter excitement while discovering my own self,my own passions and my own desires.These memories would certaintly not leave me anytime soon.

  Regarding the lessons that I have come to learn through great and sometimes,rough ways,I believe they are the essence of my high school years.They weren’t always easy or pleasant enough to bear at the time,yet the fact that I lived them at that certain stage of my life helped me to understand myself better and to prioritize my needs.I realized what path I want to follow.What carreer would make me feel like everyday I’m on a vacation rather than at a boring work place,as well as what is going to bring out the best of me.Some dreams already became reality,some of them not yet.Sure thing is that I am on the right track. Ambition,perseverance,patience and faith never fail to do their magic.

   Finally,four years went by faster than the wind.Four years filled with memories,beautiful events,complicated feelings,sleepless nights,the messed up me was able to get through it all.At the end of this chapter,it is supposed that I am going to be mature and to pave my way towards the future that I am wishing and looking for.This is exactly what I am doing.The funny thing? I am still a child.I always will be.At least this thought eases the guilt whenever I mess something up.

     To mark my words,take a look at some of the pictures I have and that shows me even more excited than when I eat ice-cream.One in a million sight,that’s for sure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things I love

  1. The sound of rain 
  2. Falling stars
  3. People smilling 
  4. Everything related to chocolate
  5. The pure soul and undying love of animals
  6. The raw side of humans
  7. Getting my passport stamped 
  8. Changes
  9. Staying up late reading books
  10. Dancing 
  11. Making someone laugh 
  12. Seeing rainbows
  13. The feeling of satisfaction and joy while achieving my goals
  14. My loving bed
  15. My fridge
  16. Enthralling photos that speak to me in some way
  17. Wandering through old museums
  18. Music festivals 
  19. My flaws
  20. Living the moment 
  21. Taking naps
  22. Fulfilling my wanderlust addiction
  23. Honesty
  24. Spreading kindness,love and hope
  25. Writing in my diary 
  26. Being a source of inspiration
  27.  Unravelling the beauty beneath the simplest things
  28. Endless nights in good company 
  29. Going on spontaneous trip
  30. Cozy places

Why I write?

  Since I stumbled upon “The Everyday Inspiration” course by random these past few days,I decided that it is an ideal opportunity for myself to increase my writing skills and build up my confidence by sharing my stories and seeing where my imagination is going to take me throughout this quite interesting challenge.So,what better way to discover more of myself than to join and give the best that I’ve got?

  Day 1 comes with a pretty classic,yet still unconventional question that I find quite essential in our inner development as bloggers,because it is the kind of question that have endless answers,countless stories to relate to,thus different perspectives for each and every one of us.Seems easy to say it out loud,yet difficult to actually think about it in its complicated entirety.The way we perceive the act itself of writing and we set our goals for what is to come next in the future say a lot about our capacities,as well as the abilities to organize our blogs and to evolve,because I see writing as a way to connect spiritually and emotionally with yourself,as well as with other fellow bloggers.

  Hitherto,I’ve been dancing with the words and ideas wrapped up in my head throughout my several posts,which managed to give me so much pride,joy and satisfaction to my own self since the very first one I’ve published,in such a short time.But do you want to know why? Because of you.My readers.The ones who,through such a mere appreciation,good wish or kind thought brought me so many wonderful feelings,a too enthusiastic heart and an incredible trust in my gift.That is still mind-blowing to me and I am forever grateful for doing what I love and constantly evolving into a better and happier person.

  Thefore,to be able to answer thruthfully to the main question “Why do I write?” ,I would say it is because I strive to make a difference.I strive to be that positive thought that could make someone’s day a little better and smile larger,merely because we ought to help,encourage and spread our lessons,bright ideas,kindness and guilty pleasures to those around us every single day.

  Fact is,my greatest purpose by expressing and opening up my soul here is and will always remain the one which tells me that I could make somebody happy.I could make someone cry.Hell,I could be someone’s source of inspiration.I could make a difference in someone’s daily thoughts,feelings or brighten up their days.I could have the power to evoke some pure,authentic feelings through my words.My own pieces could have a positive impact over someone’s mind and soul.These thoughts literally make my heart warm,steady,excited and keep me going on the right track,because I am a believer in the good of everything.I believe in people,especially,and the raw way of healing one another by sticking together,loving and empowering each other through it all.

   I reach after to inspire,to learn,to discover,to grow and to believe in what it is mine,while being inspired and touched by the ones around me.

The Black Cat,Blue Sea Award

    Recently,I’ve came across one of the most beautiful blogs I’ve seen and read,with so many inspirational and moving posts,which involves so much  talent,passion and dedication that surely left a mark upon many bloggers, myself included.Therefore,to receive a nomination from the lovely Ademola was an absolute pleasure and honor for this award,which is actually the first one for me of this kind.Thank you,girl!I appreciate you!

     As a little insight of what this award basically consists of,it is all from and dedicated to bloggers,who strive to write for everybody,regardless of the viewers,stats or followers.This award means an expression of gratitude to the nominee,as well as for your own self,who have managed to open up your soul,discover,inspire,love,learn and encourage further through your own stories and lessons.Everyone matters here,because I truly believe we become richer and happier by sharing,giving and inspiring,even without our knowledge,our fellow bloggers.I feel like every day I could learn something new and enciting from my readers.This is the main purpose why blogging will always remain my happy place.

   The rules are the following:

  • Anybody nominated can nominate up to seven other bloggers.
  • Anybody nominated answers the three questions imposed by the nominee.
  • The questions you ask while nominating can be any three questions,as long as their purpose is to get to know each other better,without offending anyone.

The questions I am about to answer are:

1.When writing or drafting a blog post,what message do you try to convey to your readers?

   You know,I never thought about this for as long or as deep as probably I should have by now.Fact is,my greatest purpose by expressing and opening up my soul here is and will always remain the one which tells me that I could make somebody happy.I could make someone cry.Hell,I could be someone’s source of inspiration.I could make a difference in someone’s daily thoughts,feelings or brighten up their day.I could have the power to evoke some pure,authentic feelings through my words.My own pieces could have a positive impact over someone’s mind and soul.These thoughts literally make my heart warm and keep me going,because I am a believer in the good of everything.I believe in people,especially,and the raw way of healing one another by sticking together,loving and empowering each other through it all.

    So,I guess that through each post I create,I try to stand by what I put my faith in and desire and that is to be able to lighten up someone’s day,even if that means putting up a large smile on their faces.

2.What is your main source of inspiration when writing a blog post?

     I think that when writing something soulful on my blog,I want that the emotions I pour into each post to be recognized and identified with,as long as it is about something my readers could relate with.So,I must admit I am inspired by countless things,from stars,flowers,books,a loving couple waking down the street to the sun that’s smiling at me from the outside,as well as kindness and love between people,I truly find something quite fascinating and rather intriguing in everything that surrounds me.Anything that can spark some type of emotion within me is worth the story and could change someone’s day or mood for the better.

3.What is your greatest strength and your gravest weakness?

   Well,that took me some time to think about,but I believe my greatest strength always comes from the unconditional love I am receiving from the ones around me,especially my loving and dear family.I guess that this kind of undeniable love that makes me wanna be a better human,do better than yesterday and treasure much more all the blessings in my life is something anyone,I hope,would feel at some stage in their lives.It is unique,indeed.

    Regarding my weakness,I must shamefully admit in front of you that me and chocolate in the same room is not good at all.Or pizza.Or anything edible.Who feels me here?

My nominees are:

Cezanne&Michelle

Burresor

Close to you

Joana Salazar

Madison

Thank you for sharing your journey ,as well as being an inspiration to me and to so many others you may don’t have a clue about.Wish you all the best!

My questions for you are:

1.If you could return to your 15 years self,what do you think you would tell them about you,the one from now?

2.What is that one book which gave you the most revelations about your own self?

3.What is your most treasured childhood’s memory?


Can’t wait for your answers!

The Liebster Award

Recently (okay,not so recently,sorry for the delay,life’s been hectic),I had the absolute surprise to receive a nomination for this award,which made me,besides overly excited,very happy and grateful that someone really considered my thoughts and work worth the recognition.

Shamilah,thank you so much!I really appreciate you! You are amazing!

However,I couldn’t entirely accept this award without doing a little bit of research,in order to put myself in theme and figure out what it is truly about.So,for those who aren’t so familiar with what this award consists of(myself included),I got some relevant info regarding it.

1.It is just an “on-line” award,which means it exists on the internet only.What about my chocolate prize? But I thought..Never mind.

2.Its main purpose is to encourage bloggers and give them a boost of confidence,while getting to interact and know each other a little better.I like that.

3.The word “Liebster” has German origins and it means “sweetest”,”dearest”,”valued”,”beloved” and a lot of other similar words.Pretty great,right?

4.It consists of a set of rules,which I’ve learned are actually several versions.I believe they may vary,depending on the person who nominated you.Given the circumstances,I’m going to follow the ones imposed by my fellow nominator,which are:

  • Thank your nominator.
  • Share the award on your blog.
  • Answer the 10 question asked to you.
  • Notify them.

That being said,I’m going to respond the questions with all honesty and that way,you’ll get to know me a little better.Shall we begin,then?

But first,let me take my candies.

1.Who is your favourite author?

Despite the fact that I’m very indecisive regarding my tastes and since I’m still exploring what kind of books I’m more into,I guess I can’t name a favorite.But,I find Emily Bronte quite fascinating,her iconic book”Wuthering Heights” really got to me and made me appreciate her art and authenticity in writing.It’s one of the classics,so I’m going to say it has an endless fascination to me.

2.Who is your biggest blog fan?

I’m going to stick with Shamilah’s answer and say that definitely,my mother is my biggest supporter.And I honestly love that.She’s the first to know when I publish a new post or when a new crazy idea popped into my mind and I wouldn’t have it any other way.She’s the best friend anyone could ever asked for.

3.Why did you decide to blog?

To be honest,this idea of blogging had been bugging me for a while,especially because I fall in love with this art of expressing myself through words each day.It’s such a magical thing to be able to experiment my life by sharing and giving others a glimpse of happiness,hope or some well needed kindness into our world.I think that the inner me have always enjoyed the idea of sharing the experiences,lessons,thoughts,values that captures my mind and soul,that make me who I am,in order to help,inspire and motivate further the ones around me,including myself.I used to write in my diary since I was a little girl all kind of stuff and so I thought I could make a step further into my self development process and self happiness  and start this thrilling journey with you.It’s very exciting and I must admit I am finding unknown pieces of myself through every post I am creating.

Also,I love that being flawed has never felt so good.I am aware that exposing my thoughts and inner feelings to the world may seem like a vulnerable,risky thing,which indeed it is,but I also have came to realize that expressing my inviduality and own differences are a massive part of my human self.Therefore,we all are unique in our looks,characters,opinions and ways of expression.
4.What is your best piece of advice to anyone,as well for those considering blogging?

Listen to your inner voice.Do whatever make your heart bursting out of joy,whether it’s writing,painting,photography,travelling,dancing,screaming from the top of your lungs to your favs songs.Regardless everything that may come in your way,remember that you are the most important and therefore,your passions come first.Express them through blogging or any other form you want,but always feel them wholeheartedly.Find yourself through your own art.That is what truly matters.
5.What is your goal for you blog in 2016?

I think that one of my main goals for my blog,which actually became an important part of me,is to keep connecting to beautiful people from all over the world,in order to be inspired and motivated,and in return,to bring them joy,positiveness and hopefully,some kind of inspiration,too.

This would make me the happiest girl.

6.If you could travel anywhere,where would you travel?

I guess one thing about myself that I haven’t mentioned previously is that I’m a wanderlust type of person.I just love the idea of travelling,getting to know cultures,traditions and unique things about a certain place.I’m mesmerized by what this world has to offer and I want to experience as much as I can,because that’s what makes me spiritually richer.Being a travelling freak (hah,I guess that’s the simpler form for my addiction),I would love to discover the world one step at a time and to fulfill one of my biggest dreams.

But if I could pick one place,Narnia would certaintly be at the top of the list.Who’s coming?

7.What is your favorite movie?

Well,here’s another problem.I have so many movies that I fell in love with that this blog couldn’t fit nearly half of them.What can I say is that every movie holds something special and unique in its own twisted way and into my heart so I find very hard to decide on one favorite.Though,if it’s one damn movie that always gets to me,regardless how many times I had seen him,is Titanic.Shamilah,I have to meet you one day and see it together! It’s a must!

Oh,and “A walk to remember” is very dear to my heart,as well as “Room”,which is the most recent one to me.
8.What is your favorite blog to read(besides your own)?

I’m still discovering people and incredible stories through this world of blogging and I must say I’m touched by most of them.Anyway,the ones that I am following at the moment are so beautiful,powerful and with a lot of inspiration for my complicated and everchanging self.

9.If you listen to music while blogging,what genre is your muse?

I usually don’t listen to music while blogging cause then,I would lose track of my ideas,so I need to be able to concentrate on my thoughts.However,when I’m in a lighter mood or depending on what the topic of my post is about,I will put some music in the background,mostly remixes of my favorite hits.

10.How did you decide on your blog name?

I’m still in the process of finding the right name to fit my personality and concept of my blog.I’m weighting between some options at the moment,but I want to surprise you when I will finally make up my mind.However,any suggestions and thoughts on this subject are more than welcomed and they would be a real help in choosing the best one.

 

My nominations are:

1.Michelle

2.Samantha

3.AlaynaFayth

4.Ramona Crisstea

5.Hana

6.Ameena

7.Burresor

8.Riechel

9.Jo

Thank you for following and being with me on my own crazy road of discovery and growth!I choose you because I would love to know some things about you and get to know each other better!

Can’t wait to see your answers! All the love!