100 Truths Blogger Tag Part 2

Yesterday, I posted the first part of my 100 Truths Blogger Tag, which I was tagged in by the lovely Kelly from This, Tatt and the Other, and this is part two. If you want to know more about me, have a read. And just you know, I answered these yesterday.

London Kisses

Do you…?

045. Do you believe in God?
Nope.

046. Do you believe in yourself?
Absolutely.

047. Do you believe in Santa Claus?
Of course I do. The thought of him with the reindeers, north pole and all is just too beautiful not to.

048. Do you believe in ghosts?
A little.

049. Do you believe in aliens?
I do think there is more out there.

050. Do you believe in miracles?
I’ve heard of them but sometimes it’s hard to believe in them. But I’ll say yes.

051. Do you believe in the power of positive thinking?
Yes. Unfortunately, it’s not something I’m good at.

052. Do you believe in love at first sight?
Haha, next question. And yes.

053. Can money make you happy?
It can help. But money alone doesn’t do it.

054. Would you describe yourself as a feminist?
Absolutely!!!

055. Are you pro-life or pro-choice?
Pro-Choice. My body, my rules.

056. Do you have strong political beliefs?
Medium.

057. Do you have strong religious beliefs?
Nope. I especially have a problem with people doing bad things in the name of religion. And that goes for all religions. I think religion is one of the biggest problems in this world. And I definitely believe more in science.

Staten Island

058. What do you think the most important thing you can give a child is?
Love, attention and rules.

059. Are you eating anything right now?
Surprisingly not.

060. Are you drinking anything right now?
Coke Zero.

061. What are you listening to right now?
I’m watching kid’s shows on Netflix. So I’m listening to Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn.

062. What are you thinking about right now?
How frustrating this wonderful weather is, cause I don’t know what to do with it.

063. What are you waiting for right now?
Nothing in particular.

064. What are you most excited about right now?
Going back to journalism school in a week.

065. What’s your pet hate right now?
People slamming doors, talking too loud and stomping around like elephants.

066. What’s your favourite thing right now?
My hot water bottle,but it’s getting too warm for it.

067. If you weren’t answering these questions, what would you be doing right now?
Lying in bed like I always do.

My firsts…

068. Your first best friend?
I think my first best friends were mostly boys.

069. Your first kiss?
My first little peck on the lips? I was ten.

070. Your first celebrity crush?
Nick Carter. I still sleep with his pillow.

Disneyland California

071. Your first holiday?
How the hell am I supposed to remember?!

072. Your first pet?
A dog named Ginger.

073. Your first regret?
Boys. My first and probably my last.

074. Your first job?
Waitress in an Italian restaurant.

075. Your first childhood memory?
When I was in kindergarten, I had a friend that lived on a farm and I kind of remember playing in the hay stable.

Either … or …?

076. Love or money?
Love.

077. Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter DUH!

078. Hook up or relationship?
If only I knew the answer to that.

079. Dogs or cats?
Dogs.

080. Coffee or tea?
Tea. I’ve never had a coffee in my life.

081. Beer or wine?
Not a big fan of both, but I’d go with beer.

082. Sweet or savoury?
I have a sweet tooth.

083. Introvert or extrovert?
Extrovert. Probably a little too in your face, sometimes.

084. Vampires or werewolves?
Vampires.

085. Seaside or countryside?
I’d love cityside. But ok, sea.

086. Summer or winter?
Fall.

087. Books or movies?
Books are always better.

088. Horror or comedy?
I don’t do horror movies.

Santa Monica Pier

And more questions…

089. Do you wish you could change your past?
No, not really.

090. What’s your dream job?
I’m already a journalist, so I already reached my goal. I’d also love to be a wedding planner or a Disney Princess.

091. What’s your guilty pleasure?
Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

092. What are you afraid of?
Spiders.

093. What was the first thing you wanted to be when you grew up?
I’m sure, I said something like vet.

094. If you could have any super power, what would it be?
Being invisible. It would help me so much with stalking and stuff. I’d also love to read minds or be able to fly.

095. If you could change anything about your life what would it be?
Right now, I’m not a huge fan of being single and I could use my own place. But everything will happen when the time is right.

096. Would you want immortality?
Depends on who else is immortal with me. I’m saying yes.

097. If you could interview anyone alive or dead who would you choose?
Martin Luther King Jr. and the Obama’s.

098. Would you say you are happy?
Not really. Still working on it.

099. What one piece of advice would you give to yourself at age eighteen?
Dump the douchebag!

100. Where would you like to be in five years’ time?
On top of the world.

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100 Truths Blogger Tag Part 1

I can’t say it enough: I love being tagged in posts. Sometimes, it’s nice to just answer some questions and to share some more details about me and my life, with everyone who cares. The lovely Kelly from This, Tatt and the Other tagged me it the 100 Truths Blogger Tag and I really loved the questions. However, I thought 100 were a bit much for one blog post, so I will split them. And I hereby tag the lovely Kristina from Royal Lifestyle because she is always nice enough to think of me, when doing a tag post and I always love getting to know her better.

Seattle gum wall

The basics…

01. What’s your name?
That’s a secret I’ll never tell.

02. Any nicknames or aliases?
Yes, and most people never say my real name.

03. Your gender?
Female.

04. Your star sign?
Aquarius.

05. How old are you?
I just turned 30 and I don’t want it to be a big deal, but it kind of is.

06. Your relationship status?
So single it hurts.

07. Any children?
Hell to the no.

08. Any pets?
Our family still has a cat. I don’t want my own pets.

09. Any tattoos or piercings?
I have three tattoos.

010. What do you like about yourself?
My sense of humor and my freckles.

011. What do you dislike about yourself?
Isn’t it important to focus on the good things?! Well, I could lose a few more pounds. And I hate my sweaty hands.

012. Righty or lefty?
Righty.

Seattle Chihuly gardens

The last…

013. The last thing you drank:
Water – my fav.

014. The last thing you ate:
Mozzarella sticks

015. Your last phone call:
My mom.

016. Your last text message:
Do people still send those?

017. Your last email:
I complained to a make-up store for bad customer service.

018. The last song you listened to:
Drake – God’s Plan

019. The last book you read:
Arden Rose – Almost Adulting

020. The last time you cried:
A few tears today, cause I was feeling sorry for myself.

021. The last blog you read:
It was someone’s post about Amsterdam. I can’t remember who it was from.

022. The last person you spoke to:
Myself.

023. The last place you visited:
A café to eat some cake with my besties.

024. Your last holiday abroad:
Barcelona for my birthday.

Barcelona

Have you ever…?

025. Have you ever gotten back with an ex?
NO FU**ING WAY!

026. Have you ever been cheated on?
I’m not sure.

027. Have you ever cheated on someone?
Yes. I was very young and stupid.

028. Have you ever lost someone special to you?
Yes, family members.

029. Have you ever been so drunk you threw up?
Ummm, of course. When I was younger, it used to happen almost every time.

030. Have you ever fallen out of love with someone?
Yeah. That happens when guys treat you like shit.

031. Have you ever met someone who changed you?
I think every person you meet in life has some kind of impact on you.

032. Have you ever been in a situation where you found out who your real friends are?
Many times and I’m still grateful for everyone in my life, who never gave a crap about what anybody had to say about me and just loves me for me.

033. Have you ever kissed someone you probably shouldn’t have?
Hell to the yes!

034. Have you ever found out people were talking about you behind your back?
I’d be disappointed if they didn’t.

035. Have you ever broken someone’s heart?
Maybe.

036. Have you ever kissed a stranger?
Absolutely.

Superwoman

037. Have you ever had your own heart broken?
A few times too many.

038. Have you ever had sex on the first date?
I actually think, I never had a real date. I guess it depends on how you define it. So I’m going with no.

039. Have you ever been arrested?
Surprisingly not.

040. Have you ever been attracted to someone that isn’t the gender you usually find attractive?
Yeah. Women are absolutely fabulous. But I do prefer guys.

041. Have you ever done something you regret?
Don’t we all have stupid moments?!

042. Have you ever had a threesome?
Nope.

043. Have you ever embarrassed yourself in public?
Many times, although I’m rarely embarrassed, since I don’t really care about what others think of me.

044. Have you ever misjudged someone?
Yeah. But I’d say, I do give people a chance to prove me wrong.

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Goodbye March 2018

Goodbye March,

and hello April. Also, hello spring. The temperatures have finally gone up and I don’t have to walk around in heavy boots, anymore. I guess, I have to start shaving my legs again. And get tan and do my toe nails. Wow, I’m already exhausted. But yay for flowers and blue skies. Now, I just have to figure out what to do on weekends, instead of hiding in bed while binging on TV shows.

March started off great because instead of going to work, I was in journalism school for two weeks and I really loved it. I tend to be all negative at first and already hate everything before experiencing it, but it was all a pleasant surprise. Although it’s exhausting to basically be back in school, I learned so much and met wonderful people. The group of girls there is amazing and I can’t wait to see them all again in April for another two weeks. I also liked the food, the rooms were absolutely fine and I don’t know what is wrong with me, but I have nothing negative to say. Which is probably a first. Ok, the wi-fi could be better, but that’s about it. Shocker!

Another fun thing in March was our 10-year reunion with most of the people I graduated with. I’m still glad that some of my besties finished school with me, so none of us has to be alone at these events. Because let’s be real: It can be pretty awkward seeing people you haven’t been in contact with for ten years. Especially those, with whom you haven’t really been good with, at any given point. We had dinner at a restaurant and went to a bar, afterward. And yeah, we got super wasted. My best friend an I started drinking at like 3.30 in the afternoon, because you can’t come sober to these kind of things. It was hilarious. I had really fun chats, laughed a lot and if it was up to me, we could do this more often than every five to ten years. Shocker number two! And no, I’m not drunk anymore.

Unfortunately, the rest of the month wasn’t as much fun. My grandpa surprisingly passed away and it’s always so very hard to lose a family member. But to honor him, I spoke at his funeral and it personally helped me a lot with the situation. Two weeks later, my mom’s life partner had a heart attack and sent our family spiraling, again. She’s doing better now, but it was all a lot to handle, at once. I will just never understand why bad things are always followed by more bad things. It’s still hard and of course Easter felt very weird, but we’re getting there. I’m trying to pick up the slack at home, as good as I can, but I really can’t wait for everything to kind of go back to normal. But family always comes first, so I’m doing whatever I can to help.

So I really hope that April won’t bring any more bad news – we’ve truly had enough of it. It doesn’t go well with spring, anyway. I’m very much looking forward to being back in journalism school and just in general to a good time. I don’t have anything planned in particular, but I’m open for new adventures.

Enjoy spring. Make plans, Take pictures of blue skies. Sleep all day if your body needs it. Tell your loved ones how much they mean to you. Look up from your phone, once in a while. Pick up your favorite take-out and eat it in bed. Never give up. Take a shower, change your sheets and enjoy the feeling of lying in them. And of course, have a great month.

Tons of love,
Hailey

Lovely life
♥ time off  making new friends spending time with grandma  being home alone  journalism school  constructive criticism  Let’s Dance is back  my TV show schedule  a good night out  catching up with old friends  packing cubes  spring  grocery shopping  peace and quiet  quinoa+green beans+tofu hair bobbles extra money  rays of sunshine cuddles with my hot water bottle getting wasted once in a while fresh sheets late birthday presents unicorns when old TV shows get a remake 

Movies I loved watching
Silver Linings Playbook
He Named Me Malala
The Great Gatsby

(I decided to change this, because I definitely watch more movies than listen to new music. Neflix is just one of best things ever invented.)

Interesting articles and videos
29 Memes You Should Send To Your Coworker Right Now // 20 Cheat Sheets For When You’re Trying To Eat A Little Healthier // 21 Jokes Only People Who Hate People Will Truly Appreciate // 25+ Epic Tweets By Women That Made The Whole Internet Laugh Out Loud

My March posts
Goodbye February 2018 // Photography: Barcelona // When I Match On Tinder #2

My March Instagrams

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When I Match On Tinder #2

I honestly don’t know why I still have Tinder installed on my phone, since nothing good ever came out of it. However, I do think it’s a great source of entertainment, so I’m keeping it, although I expect nothing of it. I especially love seeing guys on there, whom I know in real life. You can bet that I take screenshots and send them to my friends. I mean, who wouldn’t?! I also absolutely love judging pictures – how dare you have pictures of you and your girlfriend on Tinder, you scumbags? – and I’m still a superficial brat.

My friends give me a hard time for it, but when I give them my phone to see for themselves who is out on the market, they always realize that they’re not better than me. And don’t even try to tell me that you would just hit on somebody in real life that you’re zero attracted to. Nice try, it doesn’t work like that. And I don’t care about guys swiping left on me either, because I can’t expect to be everyone’s type. Even though I’m freaking fabulous, but still.

So like three times a year, I match with someone – yeah, that’s how superficial I am – and honestly, what is wrong with these guys? Boys, if you’re on Tinder not just for a hookup, and even if you are, at least try to be someone a girl doesn’t lose interest in within two seconds. I mean, what ever happened to a simple hello?! You don’t need a stupid pick-up line, just be normal cause it will go a much longer way. We’re not teenagers anymore so don’t act like one and make an effort. In general, male or female, make an effort, be polite and stop putting up a show – it’s boring af.

Currently, I have four matches on Tinder. One of them is the guy that I wrote about a while ago, with whom I texted for quite a bit and then I don’t know what happened. Living in two different countries at the time wasn’t ideal and I don’t have his new number, but the match is still there, but doesn’t really count. There is another guy I’m chatting with but that doesn’t seem to go anywhere. I mean, he opened with hello but then made fun of my name like a 10-year old. (You must know that my real name tends to be made fun of in Germany but it’s so 2001.) So, I let him know and surprisingly, he didn’t unmatch me for not laughing at his pathetic joke. Whatever. The other two matches are just sitting there with nothing happening.

So, that’s the update on that. I do want to tell you about a match I had last week though, just to show you what singles have to deal with. Seriously, people are not allowed to tell me that it can’t be that hard to find a man or that I’m just too complicated cause that’s just wrong and I’m having none of it.

Blah blah

*swipes left so many times that there is actually no point*

Oh, super cute guy.

Damnit, he only has one picture.

I don’t trust that.

But it looks like one he could’ve actually taken.

Ok, stop being paranoid.

His profile basically says he’s looking for the love of his life.

Does one really look for that on Tinder?

Maybe he’s not serious.

I’m never getting married.

Stop overthinking.

*swipes right*

And we matched.

I used to get so excited.

Now, I barely care.

Ohhh, a message.

Nice, started with a simple hello and complimented my pictures and my travels.

Every guy who doesn’t use a cheesy line get’s a chance.

Ok, normal chatter.

Blah blah, blah blah…

He’s looking for a girl that’s open, nice, sometimes girly, sometimes boring.

Ummm, ok.

Should accept him as he is.

*Asks: “And how are you?”*

“Just a normal guy. Nothing special.”

WOW.

If that doesn’t make a girl want you then what does?!

I’m already over it.

I’m bored.

But I’m trying not to be a bitch.

So more blah blah…

“Well, let me be direct. Ideally, I’m looking for an open-minded girl who is interested in BDSM.”

ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME????

Boy, bye.

Is this a prank?

Maybe it’s someone I know and they’re pranking me.

Stop being paranoid.

Why does he suddenly live only 3 kilometers away from me?

Stop being paranoid.

Chill.

Sorry, I’m not into that.

He’s weird.

Not for being into BDSM, but for the way he sells himself.

There were NO signs.

Well, goodbye handsome.

I won’t let you tie me up and stuff.

I’m still not convinced that this is real.

I need to tell someone.

Oh Tinder….

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Photography: Barcelona

Park Güell Barcelona

Whenever I travel, I make sure to take a lot of pictures because I want to remember every moment. My latest trip was to Barcelona, where my best friend and I went for my birthday. We had an amazing time and I’m still so grateful that we did this together. To make it even better, her sister lives in the city, so we had someone who speaks perfect Spanish, knows the city and definitely the best restaurants. For some reason, I’m not as prepared for trips like I used to be. I usually have lists and know exactly what I want to see, but for some time now, I hardly have a clue. There just isn’t always enough time to prepare and being a bit more relaxed on vacation isn’t the worst thing, anyway. And I guess when you have someone who knows the way around, it’s so easy to just rely on them.

We stayed in a cute Airbnb very close to the beach and also not far from the city center. The location was perfect and we enjoyed having a place to ourselves. The weather was mixed but that’s just something you have to expect in February. We had amazing sunshine and also lots of rain, but vacation is still vacation and that’s all that matters.

Demasié Barcelona

We walked around a lot and ate tons of great food. Make sure to go to a good tapas bar and eat everything on the menu. We went to a place called Jai Ka and it was crazy delicious. For Japanese, I recommend Yoshinoya but in case you decide to dine inside a booth, don’t fall while stepping in, cause it hurts like hell. For entertainment during your meal, check out the NBA Cafe and enjoy burgers and the full American feeling. And don’t forget to eat some churros or crazy amazing cinnamon, raspberry cheesecake or Oreo rolls from Demasié. I definitely gained some of the weight back that I lost before this vacation, but it was totally worth it. Barcelona is also great for shopping, so make sure to bring some money and space in your suitcase. I especially loved the Disneystore and there is a huge H&M with a café, dressing rooms that look like a royal palace and all. You’ll definitely find lots of cute places that will force you to throw your money out the window.

There is the beach, great architecture and beautiful views and I’m definitely planning on going back to see all the things I didn’t see, like Sagrada Família. I’m a little bummed that we didn’t make it there, but there just isn’t time for everything when it’s a short trip. You can see a lot of beauty by just walking around. Of course Park Güell is a must see and I also really loved Parc de la Ciutadella. On a rainy day, we went to the aquarium because according to my travel guide, it’s supposed to be the biggest one in Europe and I just have a thing for life under the sea. But I’ve definitely seen better ones and it definitely was not that big.

So overall, it was great and I can highly recommend visiting Barcelona. Out of all the cities I’ve been to, it may not be my absolute favorite, but it’s still great and I’m sure it’s even better when the weather is warmer and attractions are not under construction. I definitely know what I want to look at, when I go back, someday. For now, I just hope you like my pictures and maybe they will inspire your next vacation.

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Goodbye February 2018

Goodbye February,

and hello March. Just like that, my birthday month is over and I didn’t even have enough time to process everything. I love my birthday and this year was a very special one. I turned 30 – something I still find weird, everytime I see it on my Tinder profile – and that’s a big deal. But I spent it in the best way I could. My best friend and I were in Barcelona and had a blast. Conveniently, her sister lives there, so we basically had a personal tour guide. And I just really love exploring new places. The weather wasn’t the best and it seemed like everyday, I had some other physical problem, but that did not keep us from having a great time. I ate so much delicious food that I just want to go back for that. Can someone please send me some patatas bravas please?!

Barcelona

There was also more shopping done than expected, but what else is there to do when it’s raining, all day, right?! Barcelona has a Disney Store, so naturally, I went a little nuts and I loved it. (You know, I actually do think about how much I spend on things, but 100€ or more in that store? I don’t even bat an eyelash.) We didn’t do extreme sightseeing because this was just not one of these trips. We also wanted to relax, not get up every morning at 7 and just have a good time. I definitely have to go back though and look at the rest because there is so much more to see. I enjoyed the architecture, the air, just seeing the beach, which was just right down our street, and just every single second with the best pair of sisters in the world.

On my birthday, we didn’t do anything over the top special. My bestie and I had stayed up most of the night talking, laughing our butts off, sharing our favorite memories and it was just perfect. I had cake for breakfast, took some photos on the beach and then headed into the city. For dinner, we went to a Japanese restaurant and had the brilliant idea to eat in a special booth. Now this is why I will never in my life forget this birthday: First, you had to take off your shoes and then two steps lead into the booth. Now in my stupid head, I thought you would sit on the same level as the table. You know, on the floor with a pillow. What I didn’t see was that the table was a huge step down from the bench and I basically just stepped into nothing and fell really badly. The good news: I didn’t push anything over or destroy the whole booth – walls and all. The bad news: It hurt like hell and continued doing so for quite a while. I had the biggest bruise on my upper thigh I have ever managed to achieve and sitting, sleeping, even walking did not feel all too good. But that’s just who I am, so naturally, I cried of laughter. Maybe a bit of shock, but mostly laughter. It was definitely a night to remember. And for the record, I was completely sober.

laughter

Back home, I also threw myself a birthday party. I put so much time and work into this that it almost drove me nuts. I just wanted everything to be perfect and it definitely looked the part. Unfortunately, it left me a bit disappointed. Sure, I had fun and I think my guest did too, but it just wasn’t what I had expected. I was so disappointed in a lot of people for all kinds of reasons and all of them combined did not put me into the best mood. Nobody really drank with me, nobody danced, people cancelled last minute, people showed up super late, people didn’t show up, at all. So after weeks of planning, lots of money spent and being really excited, it just totally killed my vibe. Note to myself: I’m not throwing big parties, anymore.

But all of this doesn’t mean that I’m not very grateful for the people who were there. My lovely girls really made an effort and got me amazing gifts. I got a cake with my face on it, which of course I totally loved, a super cute unicorn piñata that fortunately survived my beating and something I wanted for a really long time: a gift certificate to go skydiving. Now that there is no way back, I’m scared as hell, but I’ve wanted to do this forever and this year, I will. Thirty has got to be special, right?! I was also super happy that one of my au pair friends made it and it was just so amazing to see her. The best friendships are the ones where you can’t see each other for years and the minute you do, it’s just like always. She is one of these people and I hope to see her again, soon.

So yeah, February was mainly all about my birthday and I’m pretty sad that it’s already over. You wait for something for so long and then it’s just done. But it was fun and I made a bunch of new memories that will stick with me, forever. At the end of the day, the only thing that matters is to have some great people in your life that you can count on, and the rest just isn’t important. I’m definitely looking forward to a year full of great things and I will continue working toward finding true happiness. It must be waiting somewhere.

Live in the moment, be grateful for the amazing people in your life, travel more, try to be the best version of yourself, do things that scare you, know your limits, don’t let anyone pressure you into something, start a new book, beg to the universe for spring to get here and don’t act your age cause it’s totally overrated.

Tons of love,
Hailey

Lovely life
going nuts at the Disney Store helium balloons travelling Barcelona exploring new places helping friends P!nk at Super Bowl presents delicious food aquariums beautiful architecture crying of laughter  tapas freshly pressed orange juice blue skies gift certificates Instagram progress special memories with my bff fun party pics throwing parties vacation pizza for breakfast when people compliment your work buying cute souvenirs making other people laugh seeing friends after a really long time cake crossword puzzles  lights  a good McDonalds binge  nice doctors  wearing bridal gowns  being tagged in memes  when you start feeling better after being sick  airports  skydiving plans ♥ my new hot water bottle  Victoria’s Secret sents 

Songs I love
James Arthur – Naked
Ed Sheeran – Happier
♪ Eminem feat. Ed Sheeran – River

Interesting articles and videos
21 Jokes That’ll Make Target Lovers Feel Attacked But Understood // 52 Places to Go in 2018 // Which Moomin character are you? // 24 Things Anyone Who Prefers Rainy Weather Will Just Get

My February posts
Goodbye January 2018 // OMG, I’m 30!

My February Instagrams

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OMG, I’m 30!

Barcelona BeachI absolutely cannot believe that this day is really here. Today is my 30th birthday and I have no clue how to feel about this. I know that it’s nothing bad and there is nothing that you can do about getting older anyway, but I think that 30 is a big thing. Birthdays in general have always been important to me and this one is of course no exception. I think my main problem is the fact that I’m not where I thought I would be. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not in a bad place. I just had plans that haven’t fully worked out yet and it just feels a bit weird. But I do know that I’m lucky and that I have to be grateful for everything I have: A family that loves and supports me unconditionally, even when I may be a bit old for all the support I’m getting, I have amazing friends in my life with whom I share the greatest memories, I’m working hard toward my career goals and my life truly isn’t terrible. It’s not perfect but if I learned one thing, it’s that it never is and never will be but that it is ok.

I’m currently in Barcelona with my best friend because I didn’t feel like sitting at home. And just the fact that she took time off from work and spent the money to come here with me is something I am unbelievably grateful for and we’re having an awesome time. I also have a big party planned for Saturday and I really hope that it will be a great one because I put a lot of planning into it. I will never not love birthdays, no matter how old I get and the only thing that really matters is to spend special days like this with the people you love. So I’m doing everything right and it’s definitely not the end of the world, I just have to constantly tell myself.

I sure have high hopes for my 30s because my 20s were great but also in many ways not so great and I feel like now is the time where I will hopefully really find myself and live my life to the fullest, as good as possible. However, I did want to look back on my life and remind myself of all the great things that have happened to me and which ultimately made me the person that I am today. And I like that person a lot.

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01. I became god mother and I love the kid so much.
02. I visited the top travel destination on my bucket list: Hawaii.
03. I was Maid of Honor in one of my besties wedding.
04. I worked as an au pair for a year in San Francisco.
05. I swam with dolphins.
06. I finished my A-levels.
07. I partied really, really hard and definitely had amazing teenage years.
08. I built friendships that will last a lifetime.
09. I became a journalist, which has been my dream job for a very long time.
10. I spent part of my childhood living in the US and I loved growing up there.
11. I learned to stand up for myself and not let anyone rain on my parade.
12. I got my Master’s degree in American Studies.
13. I went on the craziest roller coaster rides and survived.
14. I was always 100% true to myself.
15. I started blogging years ago and I’m still doing it.
16. I travelled to beautiful places.
17. I was in the newspaper many times for different reasons.
18. I managed to build a collection of 700+ books.
19. I went to Disneyland and it was magical.
20. I achieved things that most people thought I wouldn’t.
21. I love to sing and I touched people with my voice.
22. I moved around a lot and learned to appreciate different cultures and became a very open minded person.
23. I enjoyed wonderful concerts by amazing artists like Adele, Beyoncé, Rihanna or the Backstreet Boys.
24. I visited the birth home and grave of Martin Luther King Jr., one of my ultimate heroes.
25. I saw amazing sights like the Golden Gate Bridge, Niagara Falls, Empire State Building and many more.
26. I gave speeches and wrote letters that moved other people to tears.
27. I always laughed the loudest about myself.
28. I danced barefoot in the sand.
29. I changed into a completely different person, but never my personality.
30. I lost my braces in the Pacific Ocean.

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