All posts tagged: Mindfulness

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 …

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 …

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 …

The End of the Worldtrip

What a weird feeling. Just a few days left and my WorldTravel is finished. Then I will have a few days more and I will sit again on my desk, smelling the morning coffee and starring on my screen. Today it was the first day that another traveler has sad “I am sorry” to me because my travel ends. But why? I must say yes it feels really weird to know that I will have a flat at home, a normal job and also some hobbys (my horse), but I am pleased to have had this amazing chance to see the world. I am more than happy what I have experienced and I know by myself it will be not the last big travel I am doing. (I already plan the next big, a bit different trip) On the other side I am glad not to plan day by day, not to search the next hostel, the next food store or the next washing saloon. Not to know if you can shower in the next …

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 …

Dreaming and creating the life of your dreams

Today I want to talk about another topic! Your dream life. Since we are all small we are dreaming of the life we wish we can create in our future. Some wants to get married and kids, a big travel, a big car or house, others are dreaming of that job to gain their millions in their bank account. What are your dream? The reality hit us most hard after school or sometimes a bit later after the study. Mostly than the dreams are staying dreams. The job is not that good what we are getting, the travel is too expensive or the man they are searching just don’t exist. Everyone from my friends know that I have plenty of dreams in my head, but they were just dreams. I was loving to talk over them but that’s it. How to start? I was reading one really nice book what was just called “mindfulness”. Jep that’s the title. Every day for 30 days you sit down and meditate for 10 min. It sounds like nothing …