We’re back! And stronger than ever. We apologise for the long silence. After we took a couple of years time for soul-searching (loads has happened here behind the scenes and changes came and were reined in long before Corona) we have now redefined our purpose and the purpose of this site.
I guess, many of us had a difficult time lately. Hopefully, this has also lead to some positive changes for you, dear readers. In the eye of a disaster, you usually realise what’s real and most important for you. Sometimes, you need to hit rock bottom in order to awake and free yourself from all the nonsense that has weighed you down before. We’ve probably all learned some valid lessons here. If not, now is the time to do so. At least, we took this opportunity, which is as good as any other, to start fresh!
Fresh starts is something I’m personally very familiar with. I’ve always been an advocate for change, because you can only grow through new experiences. However, I’ve had a hard time to figure out what really counts in life, and what I really want, let alone how to get there and who to take with me on this journey. I’ve learned that you cannot force anybody to stand by your side. You rather allow some people to be with you and let them go if you need to. Also, your preferences, what’s important to you, your aims and dreams may change over time. Even the end goal might be different from what you’ve expected. In the end, it doesn’t matter, as long as you follow your heart. I believe that life shapes us and depending on which opportunities we take, which doors we open, which ones are opened for us and which we choose to go through, our experiences change and so do we. That doesn’t mean that we don’t have an inert feeling of ourselves and what’s most important to us. But our choices and their outcome may take different shapes depending on what’s happening to us and for us. The truth is fluid and always open to interpretation. For someone that has spent three decades searching for the ultimate truth, the meaning of life, this observation was difficult to take in. Likewise, I’ve learned that the question of who I am can be answered in many different ways. Even right now, there is not one answer to that and they may differ in the future. I still believe that the core of my personality will always be the same. However, there are so many different layers to it that define me as much as my core traits. This is true for every other person and that is what makes us interesting and different. Thus, no-one may ever completely understand you. As long as you have a feeling of who you are and base your decisions on that feeling, that’s totally ok, though. It’s not easy to obtain that inert knowledge of yourself. Sometimes, we’re so influenced by social norms that we forget who we really are. That’s when we may feel unhappy and depressed, out or sorts, out of touch with ourselves and the world around us, disoriented, confused. However, every cloud has its silver lining: There’s always a lesson to be learned and always a solution to be found, even if it’s hard.
To accept life’s changes, to see your experiences as valid and important lessons, your personality and aspirations as fluid is one way to get there. Where? Well, to happiness. :)
As before, this blog is about enjoying your life at every given moment. More than before, however, it is about living the luxury of being yourself and celebrating yourself. It is about enabling others to be themselves, to see them, try to really see them as you should strive to see yourself.
We will cover a lot of topics and personal interests here. We’ll pamper ourselves, shop together, drink together, discover new places to go, new ways to live. We’ll try to make sense of life and sometimes laugh and maybe even cry together. Most of all, we want you, lovely readers, to be heard. Whoever you are, we want to shape this lifestyle blog around you.
Never forget, more than anything these days, time is luxury. Quality time with your friends, family and yourself. It’s never about money. Money allows you to buy a lot of things but it will never make you happy. Only you do can do that for you.
So, tell us about yourself! Who are you? What’s most important to you? What have you learned recently? What are your struggles and hopes? What do you want us to write about?
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Jen is a life artist, writer and biochemistry engineer on a cabin crew adventure. She loves mixing cocktails and being an advocate for timeless, personal style, striving for a simpler, more intentional life without compromising quality and glamour.
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Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann,