My Favorite Halloween Movies

Yeah, I know that a million people are writing this kind of post this month, but whatever. I really want to share my favorite Halloween movies, cause they’re great. Since I can be so basic sometimes, they probably won’t be a surprise to anyone. But here goes nothing. Make sure to leave your favorite in the comments. I’m still hoping to find new ones.

1. Hocus Pocus
If this isn’t your number one for the spooky season, something is truly wrong with you. It’s an amazing piece of art, with the greatest witch characters ever. The Sanderson sisters have been on my radar since I was a child. I’m not sure if my German friends really know it, but since I grew up in the US, I had the privilege of entering the world of Salem. And also getting to know Halloween in general. What a great holiday it is. And it’s just the best movie.

2. Casper
That little ghost is just absolutely adorable. And the mansion they live in gorgeous. I could probably never live there, cause I’m super paranoid and a fraidy cat, but I’d attend a Halloween party. I want a little ghost friend like that. Still not sure if I believe in them, but I’d like to. Not the disgusting ones, though.

3. The Nightmare Before Christmas
Well, there is still the debate about what type of movie it actually is: Christmas or Halloween, but I could never really watch it during the holiday season. And it just screams Halloween. Jack Skellington is one of my childhood heroes and he was on top of my list of characters I wanted to meet at Disneyland. I still have a Sally costume somewhere and someday, I will wear it. Nobody around here does Halloween parties though. And nobody I know would actually recognize her, anyway.

4. The Addams Family
I wouldn’t mind having a hand around the house, doing everything. It doesn’t even talk, which is amazing. I also wouldn’t mind looking like Morticia, she’s stunning. Although, Wednesday is just the best character ever. Her mean spirit is so incredibly comical. And I feel like all movie versions from over the years are great. Did you know there will be an animated version coming out in 2019? How exciting.

5. Halloweentown
What makes me love this movie is just the thought of there being a place like Halloweentown. Imagine entire worlds for each holiday; it would be absolutely amazing. It’s just a super cute movie and well. everything made in the 90s is usually high on my list.

So these are only a few suggestions, but there are so much more. I can’t really watch actual horror movies, so cute Halloween movies are my jam. I should also re-watch Corpse Bride, Haunted Mansion, maybe the whole Munsters series or Beetlejuice. Sure, they can all be watched anytime of the year, but October just feels most perfect for it.

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One New Message

Quick question: Do all women have this thing, where they freak out, when they finally get this ONE text message? I mean, it’s always the same little game. Often, us women, us super independent women, feel like the guy should make the first move. This childish approach is often supported by our female friends saying things like “Don’t text him first!” or “If he’s really into you, you’ll hear from him.” Technically speaking, that’s total bullshit. Because the reverse conclusion of that is that we’re just not that into the guy, if we can’t manage to send the first text. This truly sounds ridiculous and that’s just what it is.

text message

The problem is, that we like to get all emotional and super invested, pretty quickly, so even though all this should be obvious, everyone can lose their head, once in a while. We often tend to overthink everything. It’s my personal specialty. I am strong, independent and have a whole lot of self-confidence, but within seconds, I can transform into a giddy teenager, who analyzes every emoji, word, the time period of how long it takes a guy to send you a message. It’s insanity. I’m highly complicated when I like someone, even though it could be so easy. It’s my head.

We are scared of just putting ourselves out there, so we start playing games, thinking that in some way, it can protect us. And as soon as we like someone, an idea gets manifested into out heads that every word we send, makes it seem obvious that we’re into them. Which, of course, is not a bad thing, if that’s the case. I mean, how else should it work, if people don’t tell each other that they like each other, right? But why should we make it easy, if complicated is an option. What’s the fun in that?

Who else is guilty of plotting with their girlfriends in a situation like this? Discussions over every word and coming up with all kinds of scenarios is just part of the whole experience. No harm in feeling fifteen again. Sure, a waste of time, but also fun. Simply finding out where you’re at with someone would be too easy, after all.

But you know what the worst situation is? When the person you like is someone you’ve known for quite a while and feelings just suddenly changed. You could’ve been communicating with someone for years, but as soon as you had a change of heart, you start thinking about every single word. It always leaves me feeling like an idiot, when that happens.

But when that message you’ve been waiting for finally reaches your phone, it’s like your birthday and Christmas all at once. You can sit in front of your phone and wait forever, but it usually comes through, in that one moment you don’t think about it. But then it only takes one second to turn your whole world upside down. It can only be “Hi”, but when you’re really into someone, it’s all it takes. Giggling, shrieking and a little happy dance included. And not to forget immediately sharing it with your besties. Oh, I love that feeling. The excitement. If it’s too overwhelming, someone else may even have to read before I do. Man, I realize how stupid this sounds. But I’m sure a lot of you definitely know what I mean.

And what happens then? In my case: the logic of girls. Or no logic at all, for that matter. “Don’t text back immediately.” It’s the most stupid reaction, but also the most common one. Honestly, I hardly ever meet guys that I can start texting with, but if that ever happens again, I will try not to play these stupid games. I can’t promise anything, though, cause I feel like it’s also just part of the whole experience. What is life without a little teenage fun in it.

And you wanna know the truth? I was often told that guys don’t even get half of the things we think could be interpreted. They don’t think about all these things that us women tend to do, so ladies, just go for it and enjoy – especially that wonderful feeling, when your phone makes a sound and that message you’ve been waiting for finally enters your screen.

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Fiction: Emily And The Secret Garden

A couple of years ago, I took a creative writing class and even though it wasn’t everything I hoped for, the tutor actually gave us some good ideas for coming up with topics. He had this box full of photographs that he just bought somewhere. He didn’t know where they came from or who took them – the pictures were just completely random. We got to take some and then we tried to create a story, inspired by one of them. So this was the one I chose, and I wrote a short story called “Emily and the Secret Garden”.

All winter long, Emily had waited for this day. Finally it was here – spring. Everywhere around, nature started blooming in different colors and occasionally, the sun kissed the skin of everyone who was outside. Emily was six years old and for her, spring was the magical season. She loved to be outside and explore the world around her. Of course she wasn’t allowed far away from the house, but she didn’t mind. She had her own magical place right in her backyard.

Emily was sitting in her classroom, staring outside the window. She didn’t pay attention to what the teacher was saying. All she could think about was going home. When the bell rang, she rushed out the door, ran home and ate her lunch as fast as she could. Gladly, her class didn’t get any homework that day, which gave her a whole afternoon to play outside. One would assume that she would hurry to get into the backyard, but very carefully she stepped outside and looked at the garden.

The grass was very green and high and there were pink flowers everywhere. Pink was her favorite color and when she ducked, she was able to hide in the grass. She didn’t know that her mother could still see her from their kitchen window and she just let her daughter think that nobody could find her between the grass. She inhaled the smell of spring. The grass, the flowers, the trees, everything smelled wonderful. She heard the crickets in the meadows and she felt the sun on her skin. Everything about spring made her smile

After climbing through the fence, Emily carefully made her way toward the hedge. She was looking everywhere, as if she was searching for something she had lost. When you listened closely, you could hear her calling for someone. “Lilly, Lilly where are you? It’s me Emily. Lilly…” The little girl with the blonde pig tails and the lavender dress was looking for her friend. “Oh there you are. It’s so wonderful to see you. Happy spring,” Lilly said. But who was she talking to? There was nobody there. The only thing that you could see was something sparkling and shining next to her head. It was a little fairy that Emily was looking for. She had brown hair, a light blue dress and pink glitter wings and she was her friend.

They hadn’t seen each other all winter and both of them couldn’t wait to experience new adventures together. In the middle of the hedge was a gateway that lead to another world. It was full of magic and not everyone could see it. Emily could. She will never forget that day she snuck away to see what’s behind her garden. Back then, she was only three years old and didn’t even know what a fairy was, but when she met Lilly, they instantly became friends. Once, she steps through the passage, everything changes. The mountains reflect every color possible and everything is bright and shiny. There are singing flowers everywhere and little fairies who love little girls like Emily.

In order to see and enter the magical world, you have to have a good heart and soul and you have to believe in whatever you see. You don’t question the existence, even though nobody else seems to know about it. Emily didn’t even think about the magical world and why only she seemed to know about it. She just enjoyed being there and she loved her friends and all the adventures they all experienced together. This was her safe place, her sanctuary, her fantasy, her world.

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Everything I Love About Blair Waldorf

I am currently re-watching Gossip Girl and Blair Waldorf is still my absolute favorite character. Sure, she is highly flawed, but I still adore her and I do catch myself thinking “What would Blair Waldorf do?” when I’m faced with a problem. So I put together a list with everything I love about her. She’s the Queen Bee of the Upper East Side and I could watch her march through life forever. A true icon. She often seems really unrelatable (Is this even a real word?!), but personally, I find it easy to relate to her.

She never pretends to be someone she is not.
She simply owns being a bitch.
She always has a plan for everything.
She always looks classy beautiful.
She throws the best parties.
She is super passionate about things and people she loves.
No matter what, when someone has a problem, she’ll find a solution.
 Nobody comes up with better schemes.
Those moments, when she’s actually vulnerable.
She puts jewelry on hold before her birthday, so others can buy her the perfect gift.
She is not just pretty and popular, she’s also smart and committed.
She is the queen of playing games.
Everyone is afraid of her.
Her witty clapbacks are amazing.
She always gets back up from a knockout.
She is a true fighter.
She is the one and only Queen Bee.
She is always determined, no matter what.
Everybody knows her.
She is the master of acting all innocent.
She can handle someone like Chuck Bass.
She can’t fully deal with the whole college life and I really get that.
Her relationship with Dorota.
Traditions are really important to her.
She never runs out of plans.
She has minions.
She always educates herself on powerful women.
She knows that a good preparation is everything.
She is able to let her guard down, when necessary.
Letting go is not her strong suit.
She forgives, but doesn’t forget.
 She is one of the best role models when it comes to stalking.

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Golden Days and Clear Sky Nights

Yesterday was one of these days, where I realized how happy the little things in life make me and how much I adore my friends. It was just one, where a few years from now, we’ll talk about like “Remember when…”. It was one, where the weather brought so much happiness to everyone, that I really just feel like writing about it. This post isn’t planned, I didn’t make any notes and I’m just going to write a little bit about my feelings.

I organized a baby shower for the mother of my future godson. She absolutely loves the outdoors, so I chose a location in the middle of nature. Most villages around here have some sort of hut somewhere in the woods and the one closest to where I live is just perfect. It’s far off from civilization, super idyllic and everyone pretty much instantly fell in love.

Golden October

The sun was on our faces all day, we were able to sit outside and just chat away. We had kids and dogs running around and it was just all pure bliss. I felt a bit like being a child again, where you’re just outside all day, exploring places with your friends and only coming home when the sun is going down. Only now, I’m allowed to stay out, as long as I want.

Some of us sat underneath the stars until late into the night, watched the sun set and enjoyed every second of it. We even thought about booking the place for next summer and bring tents, gather around the fireplace, roast marshmallows or make something we call bread on a stick. Just the thought of it makes me smile and it would be so amazing, if we actually managed to do that. Who knows with everyone popping kids left and right, but for now, I’ll just hold on to the idea.

October Nights

It was just one of these golden October days that couldn’t have been more perfect. Light shining through the trees. A beautiful clear sky night with all the stars twinkling. I wish, I could’ve just put it all in a jar and take it with me, but the pictures in my head will just have to do and I know they’ll stay forever.

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