All posts tagged: happiness

Living and working in Iceland – week 2/3

Iceland is still one of the most fascinating country’s I have visited so far and yes that’s mostly because of the all-day changing nature. One minute it is snowing, then rain and a few minutes later it is perfect sunshine. This weather changes makes also my work pretty cool because the landscape is changing constantly. I know now already that the horse jobs are not a job what you can do your life long (was never my intention but who knows!). I already have realized that we should respect these people way more, doesn’t matter if they are just working in a normal stable and cleaning every day your horses box or if they are taking you from a to b. These people working 8-10 hours hard body work, still a lot of stress and getting mostly a bad pay. The one thing why they are doing it is – because they love their job! This is the most important reason! I am working here already 3 weeks long and not one day has felt …

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 …

One week in Iceland

So this is now my first article over my living and working in Iceland. What can I tell you so far? My start was pretty good because at the moment it is off-season and here are just a decent number of tourists. We don’t have had a full day with like 80 people and that is really nice for the tourists, for us and the horses. At the farm we are at the moment 2 girls as well as our boss. He is jumping around between 2 stables but mostly he is every second day here or every day when there are a lot of tours going on. How does my day look like? My working day start at 7.30o clock with feeding the horses. After the horses are fed it is time for our breakfast and we make us ready to start the day. Now we can decide how many layers of clothes we take on but mostly under 2 layers no chance. For me that’s pretty cool because normally I would sit at …

A New Chapter

It is sooo weird how a life can change in just 1 year. When I look back I have a picture of a hard working woman sacrificing her youth for someone else dreams. So what has happen in 1 year? (from March 2018 till March 2019 I was traveling 5 months around the globe I have learned to train horses I have got my first horse I have got my strong will back I have survived a 10-day silent meditation camp I have started soap making I have meet incredible people and have seen amazing countries I have quite my safe job as an architect I have made finally a desiccation Yes it was a fun and curious year and I know that still soo many articles are missing. Life goes on and it’s never getting boring with me so what’s next? I will work from March on a view month in Iceland. I will work as a tour guide for horseback adventures. I will not see that much from the country but I will …

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 …

Pokhara

After all my hiking at the Annapurna I have had just 1,5 days left to see another city. Ok I must say I just don’t want to spend another few days in Kathmandu and just wait around to fly to the next destination. A lot of hikers have sad that I would love Pokhara. A city full of art, self-made stuff and a beautiful lake. It sounds awesome and believe me the first arrival was again not that nice. Our bus has had a lot of delay (It was dark and we have had no clue where we are) we don’t have had any hostel booked and a group of 3 just running around and searching something. Yes we have got a bed. But I would never recommend this hostel. On the internet it says with breakfast and Wi-Fi. Yeah, we just let it stay like that. The next day was awesome! I was meeting the guy from yesterday’s bus drive and we are starting to explore the city. More like the street around the …

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 …