beauty, dream, experience, friends, happiness, inspiration, learning, motivation, music, pets, self help, Uncategorized, wellness

Back to school

September 1 is the day I have always been looking forward to as a kid and now as an adult. How come I am always a minority? My peers used to hate school and now seems like nothing has changed. Art school, music school, sports school… If I had three more lives I would have spend each one of them in a different school, oh well.

If every person we ever meet is a teacher than the learning curve will always be there. Sometimes our teachers are strangers on a bus or canine/feline friends of ours. For me my students are usually doing this job the best. The lesson I learned today is pick your dreams carefully, they might come true faster than you think. Make a list of all the things you want to do, see how many months / years you need to make it happen and than divide them into long-term and short-term ones. Act! Make it happen, friend 🙂

I need to learn to play the piano, I want to do it so much that I started daydreaming about it. I am making a list of all the songs I want to play, majority of them is rock ballads. I feel like I have to think of something else, something more optimistic in a major key. What a great skill some of us have! Sharing the music with others is like sharing the food. If I could play a song every day during my lunch break I would be the happiest person in the world.

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Design your life

What makes up your day? Mine consists of so many little things that I can hardly keep all of them in mind. Sometimes it’s hard to tell which one is a game changer. Think about

  • Food and exercise
  • People you deal with
  • Music, books and movies
  • Social networks
  • Living conditions

To make your life better you need to grab the bull by the horns and be responsible for your own happiness. Give up your fears and start living the dream!

  1. Buy / make decent food, plan a week in advance
  2. Walk / run 30-40 minutes a day, do other fitness activities if you like
  3. Minimize time with irritating people, maximize positive exposure
  4. Be selective with the books / movies you enjoy, pick the inspirational ones
  5. Hide / unfollow negative posts / people online. Time yourself while in cyberspace
  6. Make your home comfy: clean, fix and declutter as much as you can
  7. Love what you get, get what you love

The process of designing your life can take longer than you think. I started 2-3 years ago, some changes are obvious and some are still in progress, I wish it could be done overnight but it’s a process.

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Love it

What do you do if inspiration doesn’t come when you need it most? Go to Google images looking for a nice pic or browse through the galleries of Santa Fe… all this sounds boring… really. You somehow have to feel it to be able to create. You know what I mean? Sometimes people show up to my classes looking for an unusual experience and motivation which is totally cool except that all these wonderful things are inside every one of us. The hardest thing though is to discover them.

If you can stop thinking of what others will think about you and just do what you feel is right, you will find happiness and inspiration. Even if your idea is the strangest thing you have ever considered, at least it might become a great learning experience for you. You never know unless you try. Love it, embrace it, live it…

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Better

If you want to change your life for the better you have to say no to the old crap or just take a break. This is why I love throwing things away. This ritual makes space for good stuff at least in my mind.

After working for a year I decided I needed a break. Fortunately my sister announced she was getting married to everyone including her fiancee. All of us were surprised as it was a pretty short notice. Anyway, I got the tickets and took it as an excuse to leave the country for a while, first time in my life traveling abroad alone. It was much better than working my pizza job, I was excited to do something else.

‘Coming home’ was weird, feeling foreign in my own country. The awesome thing was feeling ridiculously rich buying all kind of stuff and tipping everyone. Taste of freedom…

The wedding was nice and small, it rained heavily a week before and a week after as it was early October. The bride was stoked, everything else doesn’t count. I spent 2 weeks there and came back full of beans ready for something better.

We all need a break at some point taking time to think about things that matter and throw useless stuff away.

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Pizza Love

Working at the pizza joint was real fun. It was awesome mostly because of our clientele. Or maybe because I was a cute foreigner who always got special treatment.  Majority of our customers were working middle class men aged 30 to 45 approximately.  They loved me just because I am. We joked around and had fun especially when the POS wasn’t off. Working a physical job was quite unusual for an educated person like me. There was a lot to learn I have to say but I aced it pretty quick.

The worst part of my job was taking phone calls, for some reason it was mostly women giving me a hard time. Don’t ask me why. The best part was the tips I will admit. People here tip like I haven’t seen anywhere else before. I also loved the start of each day as I would come early to open the store and get ready for the day. I felt so important.

I loved my job and hated it at the same time. I was definitely irreplacable, this is what I believed anyway. I worked hard and got a raise twice. But still was sure that I deserve a better position.