All posts filed under: Mindfulness

Working for You or Someone else

I love it !! I love to wake up in the morning. I always jump out of my bed and can’t wait to go to work. Sometimes I just think already on Friday of Monday again. Ok that’s maybe a little overdone here but have you ever thought something like that while working for someone else? I don’t. I hear more like yeah I have studied and now I work in my field because everyone expected that I am doing that. No I don’t love my job but it gives me money to pay my rent and I can go in holidays. That’s more the regular thing I here. Lately I also here the next sentence:I try to get something else started that I can reduce or quit my job. I have the feeling there is a change coming in the working life. A change in the whole system. People don’t want to just work because it is necessary they want to work because they believe in the dream for what they are working. I …

OK – It is OK!

Do you know these days? Everything is just OK? Nothing is super exciting. Nothing is super bad. Everything is just looking OK. You’re sort of happy and it is quieten a bit down. You have wished for some relaxing days but now everything is OK, yeah just OK. It’s nothing special, it’s just nothing. It’s a word and feeling and you can’t get really hold on it. It’s just there. You start with asking yourself why there is nothing amazing happening because OK is just the average thing. We all want something. Something special, some action. In these action times, if it is too much we would love to have some off days but then while we have these days we don’t know what’s happen. These are days, who are floating away. These are days, you can’t get a grip on them. They are like water. Flowing around you and you don’t know if you can swim or if you are drowning but you can breathe anyway. It’s like a fluffy bubbly who surrounds you. …

The dream life

I am sitting in my chair, starring out of a window. I see a perfect green grass area with perfect trimmed trees and perfect looking benches. That is what I see. I walk around everything is clean and tidy. It looks surreal! I go home. I have a really nice big flat, a car before my door, a garden and a perfect view over the area. I have a good salary. I can safe something. I sit in this perfect flat and ask myself how would I feel if I would have more money? Would I feel the same? Would I be more happy? Everyone wants to have more! More Money, bigger cars, better jobs. I am happy where I am and no one understand it. I don’t have the need anymore to have more. For me is less, more. I throw clothes away because I don’t need them. I throw stuff away I don’t have used since years. Off course, I have hobby’s and a lot of them. I meet friends and I have …

Feeling behind in life

I know I write a lot of “don’t compare yourself to others” but sometimes here and there it is still popping up. I take now my situation I am “already” (How society says) 28 years don’t have a stable partner at the moment or a house what I need to pay off. In a few weeks hopefully I don’t have a car anymore. I literally only have my stuff in a room at my dad’s house and a horse at home, that’s what I have. And man I am happy! I am happy to travel the world. I am happy to be surrounded with people who have the same love for travel. I am happy to be all day outside. I am happy to be in different country’s to see different cultures and meet every day different people. I am happy to be free. On some days when my friends are writing and telling me from their lives I get a punch in my face, feeling bad and stuck. I know that some of my …

Working for a dream or working for money

Have you ever asked yourself why am I going to work? Are you going to work because you love your job or are you going to work because you want the money at the end of the month? In my life I have experienced both so far. I need to say that 90% in my last job I have not worked for the projects or the dreams who are staying behind creating houses. I was just doing it because it was my job to do it. My colleges have been really nice and the money was ok. I was feeling ok with what I am doing but I was looking that my over hours getting paid or that I get them free. In total, I can say I was happy and I was mostly happy when the right amount of money was in my bank account. In Iceland this is a different story. I am working here because I love my work. I love to show the people the landscape and I love the horse …

The truth over the job: architect

Since I have studied architecture and have some years of work experience I find it more and more annoying how wrong the picture in society from architects is. For this I want to end with some of these typical standard questions. I also hope that this is helping some students who want to start with the study. The most common questions or ideas are: You are earning a ton of money! This is the biggest lie I have ever heard. Take this situation: you are working in a normal architecture office drawing construction plans and making maybe some “design” (you are not a construction manager) than holly shit no. Architects are the worst paid job in the whole engineer group. You want to have a ton of money? Do something else. You will be happy to pay your rent maybe 2 holidays per year and maybe safe 100 euros per month for the pension. That’s it. These architects who earning a shit load of money working ridicicolous days, they have their own office and a …

Daily life!

What has changed after my travel? Do I have changed? After a long term travel I think there are more questions than before.Yes I have solved some but not the most important ones. These have been since years for me: what do I want in my life, with what do I want to earn my money or what makes me happy. I have got some answers, that’s what I know but I also don’t search anymore after a fixed one. Life is a flow and this question can change every day or minute. A good friend of me has told me once, that she doesn’t make any plans anymore, she knows what she want but how it will come she doesn’t need to figure out, it just comes. Yes normal life is different! It has a lot to do with routine. The normal day starts with jumping out of the bed (OK rolling out of this perfect cosy planked and still hold on to it), jumping into the bathroom to look sort of normal after …

The Quaterlife-Crisis

The last few weeks or better month, when I look back, I was searching something but i was not knowing what. I was trying to come further in my carrier starting with applying for some training on the side, getting some projects starting and also getting out in the evening and trying to meet some new people. The results were the same. I was still having this feeling that I miss something. So the searching was going on. Finally, when I was sitting in work having the last 5 min of my break and again trying to find some new stuff what I could do, I found an interesting article. I was soo fascinated about it because it described directly what I was feeling all the time. These nagging feeling what I have. And there it was. A Name. The Quarterlife-Crisis. Yes, you can laugh about it. But it was really what I feel, I can imagine and I know also from a lot of friends that they have the same. But for your better …

The Women Part

The women has fought to vote, The women has fought to work, The women has fought to be independence.   And still we have these responsibilities. I have realized it in my travel and as older I get more and more people are asking different questions. Questions who shouldn’t get asked when you could decide over your own life freely. Some of these questions are: When do you get your next boyfriend or better husband? Do you want children / when are you getting children? Do you not want to start a stable job and get a family and house? Get serious! But why is society expecting from us women in the age of 25-30 to get serous? I know a lot of guys who are 30 and still playing their online shooting games, changing jobs every few months and just enjoying life. Why can’t we do this? Why should we get how you call it serious? Society says we should have the same rights as man. Yes we are working like man but only …

Do i want a normal life?

Have you ever thought about what you really want ? I want to travel, to see amazing places and have crazy stories to tell. But than an inner spine is coming who says no, society says you should be married, have children and a house. How are you handling it ? I was talking yesterday to a friend and he just was saying: you don’t want a so called normal life. You want to experience everything and you don’t let yourself stop from something. I was really surprised because I was thinking I am way more quite in what I am doing. I don’t go bungee jumping or skydiving. OK I am afraid of heights, but still. I am traveling slow and also enjoy more time at one place. My last travel was fast every week 1 or 2 city’s, every tour I could find and I was nearly scared to miss one piece of it. You can say I get older because I don’t need (what for a crazy word, you never need or …