beauty, culture, lifestyle, travel, Uncategorized

Twin Cities

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In winter Minneapolis is cold and windy but feels really nice, Minnesota ice is everywhere pure and white. The city is planned with such precision, you can’t believe it, downtown is glam and glitzy. European influence is obvious when you dive into architecture, fashion and taste. They say it’s multinational and I can tell it should be really appealing to many. Rivers and lakes make it even better especially in summer, I bet you can easily find the place to hike there. Otherwise, parks and gardens in the twin cities will come in handy to cool and shade a tired tourist.

Busy streets and skyways make it the city of the future, at least you hope to come back one day to love it even more. Maybe in warm season when not only it’s beautiful but also walkable. Can you imagine trying to wander every single street and enjoy being a part of the promising city life? Might be a bit scary at night but still fun. Music scene has a lot to offer, culture and art are there to suit any taste. Dine in every single café you liked and peek into majestic churches and cathedrals just for a second. You might discover a new world! 

My dream is to visit more American icons like Chicago and LA. Will they be all the same or not? Stunning architecture, fancy shops, beautiful people… You probably have to stay for a week or two to really feel the atmosphere. Seattle is another place I want to visit one day, I wish we had this kind of freedom… travel always brings the sense of adventure, it’s like a gust of wind in the face that brings you back to life. You look around with your eyes wide open and never stop wondering…

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inspiration, learning, motivation, self help, Uncategorized

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.

learning, meditation, Uncategorized

Looking back

Looking back at my life I try to learn from my mistakes because the moment you stop learning they will throw dirt in your face.

This morning I am listening to Sade and I can’t believe her music has been with me for the last 25 years or so. I think it does make me look old, kind of. My sweetest taboo is not music though, not books, not even Internet for crying out loud. It is definitely something else. Maybe it’s living in the past…

Maybe it’s living in the future… Can’t be quite sure but definitely not here and now. Escaping the reality is a conscious decision of mine, this is why I started doing all kind of arts and crafts. It’s like creating your own little world where you can always be yourself

It’s been a month since I quit my last job. Time flies when you have fun. The good thing about it all is that I have time and energy now to work on my art business: classes, social media and blogging. You should never regret choosing a change for the better especially if you already made a choice. I am positive you have to stick with what you’ve decided to do never looking back. Some days will be less optimistic than others but you can go through.