1/30/16

What I do for a good night sleep and a smile first thing in the morning:


After the last post- about my struggles with sleep and finding motivation toward school (at the moment)- I think it necessary that I should also write about the things that ( at the moment ) work for me so that I have a good night sleep, keep my heart smiling and having a good morning. If everyone reading this has also a problem with that. No one in our daily lives actually talks about this but as I am and I was struggling with this than surely there are other people in the same shoes. So read on!



What I do for a good night sleep and a smile first thing in the morning:

--I send proposals through the day or if I'm busy during the day I make sure I send some at night. Having in mind that I made a progress from the day before ( i put myself out there, I took action etc ) - I know I'll now sleep with a smile upon my face and will likely wake up the same way having in mind that I'll get my answer when I'll check for it. And even if the answer does not come- I made it with a good intention and started out with positivism so no harm can come this way- only good vibes.

--I have in mind an outfit I love (or a garment I love and can't wait to wear the next day). Well I admit this is a tricky one sometimes as it can leave you eyes wide open, grin to your ears and contemplating life. But those moments are also good for your spirit. Just invest in them. Make them as big as can be, then find ways to make them accessible to your current situation. Then think what's the next best thing you can do towards achieving them. Warning number two: this too can make you say good bye to sleep for a while haha. But maybe tomorrow's sleep will include those lost hours. Just don't give up- dream- dream some more- take action- smile- take some more action-sleep- and do it over again as life never stops improving and I'm assuming that's what you want for yourself too. Taking time off from everything can also mean improvement. Business wise- as long as learn to take time off productively. Take time off from the things that hurt you or some parts of you. Put an effort into your old passions and/ or interests. It doesn't matter if you make anything out of it or if you finish that same old book, or just pick out a new agenda to write but you end up staring at it and touching it's soft covers or pages. It all ads up. You just need to see that there are things, options, and mood swings haha.
Also, taking time off doesn't need to mean taking time off from everything and everyone.I enjoy my long baths. Now I have my own props for this haha.
-I have alone time
-prior to bath time by a few minutes I use argan oil for my skin and hair.
-i have music playing while I sit in the bathtub and I have very hot drops of water running on my body. For some reason this is a thing now in my life. I constantly move the head shower over and away from my body as the water is very hot.
-I put coconut oil all over my skin and by doing this: a) my body is so so moisturized and b) by the movement of the head shower I am able to see the drops on my skin. And I find this so beautiful because after all the technological interactions trough the day, I am able to see myself and in that moment I feel alive.


I think I might be adding to the list soon as there are so many good reasons to wake up with a smile and go to sleep the same one.
I did not enumerate the ones that I find everywhere on every site and in every article.

These just came to mind as I wrote it because I did not plan to write this and also because I don't enumerate in my mind the things that are taking part of my time and make me good. I live them. And by reading this you should find a good read directing you towards having the idea that you must find and wear out your smile day and night. To find your ways. And to make sure you have some time off and also productive time. And to master the in-between into a great balance and art.


1/29/16

sleepless lunatic



Ok! I need to know if there are is another lunatic out there.
I sleep for 2-3 hours before taking a school assignment and study all night to morning. Or sometimes I skip that. Then today specifically-here I am at 6am having 2000980977945300345304 multiplied ten times windows open on my laptop. Ok so something so so wrong. I do this for a period of 3 years now I guess.


I stumbled upon World of Wanderlust's article about the book Paris Letters, then I checked her YouTube account about different issues. Open a few blogger windows with their latest posts that came in my blogger feed.
Then stumbled upon this motivational video Les Brown - You Gotta be Hungry  that Madison Dube posted on Facebook. So here I am trying to figure out my next steps into photography and lay down my future plans. Both personally and business wise.
I also forgot to mention the bath I took after I woke up at midnight. And then I continued with ab series that I do on Reggaetton music. That's my thing, let it go. It sets me in the best possible mood. Question: Can you feel sad on a Reggaeton song? NO! That can never happen. ( I know I'm exaggerating; but maybe not!?? What's your opinion on this?)

And now I'm left with the feeling of what should I do next now. I'm having a strong case of not being able to do the things I need/must do. I can't find the motivation. The explanation: I want to travel the world, read, write, photograph my way of feeling and seeing things and then know if that heavy feeling of hopelessness that all artistic people fell will then disappear. It's been two weeks now but if I put something pretty on, put on lipstick even if I'm in my pj's or put on a song, it all vanishes. But it then comes around again. It's an ongoing process.

1/26/16

quotes II


I'm kind of having a hard time concentrating on the things I must do. But I like when I stumble across some quotes from the internet and I smile and gain power thinking about the things I dream on doing. I'm now not even sure when it's the right time to quit the things you no longer/ or at the moment enjoy. I'm struggling with school for some months now and I keep on thinking if I should pursue some of the other things I currently have on my mind. Just wandering. But this wandering thing messes up with the things I must do and it messes up my mood sometimes haha.

1/21/16

faux fur coat, boxy black dress and vintage boots


What I wore yesterday. The pictures above were taken during an office break. I went to Prospero for some pastries and an orange and grapefruit juice.

1/20/16

quotes



I don't live my live by quotes. I hate having them written around on every surface the eye meets.
But I so love it when a certain quote comes my way and it's about the struggle or the happiness I'm experiencing. Enjoy!

1/19/16

out on a hill


Last summer I went to my best friend's house and because we enjoy taking pictures we drove to a hill and I started to take pictures of her so that I can use for my portfolio.
All of a sudden I felt like posing too and be in front of the camera. I borrowed her hat and let her do take control. You can see some of the photos I took of her: here

train station: herculane



My favourite place to shoot some trash the dress or engagement sessions. We'll see!
Anyway, these are from last summer as I'm trying to go through everything on my laptop and I might post some other summery things as well.

1/17/16

Last summer

#ootd on instagram and thoughts of PFW


Mobile update of what I wore one day this week. I think it was Tuesday.
Anyway, now I'm browsing the internet feeling inspired, deleting some stuff from my archives on my laptop, and deciding on future trips with friends. Brussels, Amsterdam. Well Paris too....
Is it weird that I was just browsing for their schedule this February? I could try my hand at capturing street style or even trying my hand at volunteering events? Or Milan Fashion Week? As I understand Italian.
But PFW..... I was dreaming about it as I was in Spain last September. Now it feels like I need to be taking the following step after dreaming about it. Actually taking action!

PS: Pictured me wearing a full Zara outfit beside the shoes.
Take care!

1/9/16

1/8/16

mix of things



Make-up, new found passion, taking my photography to the next level, cappuccino, friendship, shoots everywhere.
Stay tuned in this journey with me :)

1/5/16

Preview of today's shoot


Today, as I wrote below in this morning's post, I had my second make-up assignment and also model job let's put it this was. I guess I'm attracted by this because I'm trying to learn more and master this skill as much as possible. Also, sometimes it would be good for my shoots to to be able to do this too and do the make-up of the model myself.

1/4/16

Yesterday's photo assignment


I love this Zara headband. But it's just the second time wearing it. I think it's because I believe it works best with curls and lately (as in last year) I'm into straight hair. And since I had this make up photo assignment yesterday I wanted to try that out. This is kind of like an backstage shot haha.
Also, on Sunday I used this headband on one of my models and I took care of her make up and made her some pretty curls. Check it out here and here.

New in: MAC



MAC eye shadow and lip balm straight from London's airport haha. I love them. It's what I use every day and I wish there were some MAC shops where I live. But because of that I'm in the mood for travelling again. Especially now that I've taken photography out of the box and trying my best at it. Which will work for the best. I'm focusing on school this month but as soon as the exams end- I plan on taking my travelling plans into actions.
 Check my Facebook pace: here.

1/1/16

Things I've learned this year are not palpable






















THINGS I'VE LEARNED THIS YEAR:


*How to get over a breakup.

Gaseste raspunsuri in altceva.

Find answer in other aspects of your life.
-Take a trip
-Maintain a routine filled with things that you absolutely love. I would love to have all my books scattered around the bad, floor, couch (every single one of them with only the first 20 pages read because this time of my life I'm eager for more and more at the same time). I keeps my mind busy with ideas and inspiration.
-Once while on the plane flying back home from Bari, Italy, I looked outside the window with a constant smile and wandered what if I'd try out parachute flight. The thought empowers me to this day (there's been only a few months, I know! I flew to Italy in May)

* I cleaned my room for my birthday this year not thinking about a thing and enjoyed it and I think I now broke the spell haha
* I've traveled to 3 countries this year
* I've bought more clothes that I love without thinking about the price tag and enjoyed wearing them and the way beautiful clothes can boost your spirit. Marvelous feeling.
* I've seriously started photography. Ahh and I bought my beautiful camera.
* Started enjoying myself. Using this as a hobby, a must and a treat.
* I've started taking risks for the things I want and love and this is only the beginning. But the smile I had when I've figure that out, oh man! < 3


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