суббота, 29 октября 2016 г.

good things list / october


if i had to choose a word of the month for october it would be busy. i did not notice how the month went by. there was a long to do-list every day and almost no time to slow down and have proper rest. while having a growing quantity of work tasks, i decided to get my shit together and take control over my schedule again. more acitivities, more things to do, less time, less energy. i have always thought that being busy was better than being bored, so i am not complaining. i asked myself a lot of questions and i did not find answers to all of them, but i am definitely satisified with the direction i am going in. november is going to be a little less stressful, but hopefully as productive as october has been. it was a great month and i am happy to share my new good things list with you! here is to a happy november <3

вторник, 25 октября 2016 г.

questionnaire / part three


here comes the final part of a questionnaire, taken from shakespeare and company cafe in paris last year. the process of thinking well and looking for answers has definitely been an exciting and an enjoyable one. activities like this one undoubtedly help us understand ourselves better, and even show us something we did not know was there. to have a full picture, you can read part one and part twoi am looking forward to answering these questions a few years later and comparing my answers. 

четверг, 20 октября 2016 г.

pictures on film / part six


this post with pictures on film is special, because it a travel edition. i keep on saying this again and again, but i am not going to stop, - i was extremely happy to go to warsaw and paris in september. both trips filled me with motivation and enthusiasm. also it was exciting to bring a film camera on the road with me, and i am very pleased with the results. i wish i had time to buy more film in order to take more pictures, but i learnt my lesson and i will make sure to be ready next time.

понедельник, 17 октября 2016 г.

a day in paris


i wake up and i know that this is going to be my last day in paris. i am filled with gratitude and joy (thanks, meditation app, for this vocabulary) and, naturally, i am sad. i do not want to leave; i want to stay more than anything else. unfortunately, this is not an option right now, so, at least, i plan to embrace an opportunity and enjoy this city as much as i can. i have not properly packed yet, and that is how i start my day, which is not that big of a deal, as everything i have is already either in my suitcase or in the bags next to it. therefore, i am good.

пятница, 14 октября 2016 г.

meet anna lebedeva


parisian topic goes on! today i would like you to meet anna lebedeva, whom i have met last year. i have written something for simple + beyond, and she has liked it, as well as noticed that i was in paris then, where she has been living for almost six years now (!), so she texted me. we met at a cosy cafe and stayed in touch. we went for coffees and longs walks around paris, we talked about life, education, career, our dreams and our goals. it seemed like we were using the same language and were looking in the same direction, which felt really-really good, because it does not happen often. anya was one of the very few people, whom i talked to, when i was considering starting this blog. she supported me right away. i was grateful for it then and i am grateful for it now. 

понедельник, 10 октября 2016 г.

my parisian to-do list


paris is a very special place for me. i do realize that it is not hard to love this city, because it is filled with beauty and magic, but i have an extreme attachment to it due to various reasons. i spent quite some time there and a lot of events took place there. this is the place where i experienced a range of emotions from the most positive to the most negative ones in very intense ways. this is the place, where i met people, who affected me and my life. this is the place, that i want to get back to all the time. this is the place where i truly want to be (can you hear me, universe?). this city is full of sights, but today i am excited to share with you a short to-do list of mine, which consists of very different and in a way unexpected parts. i have been daydreaming of doing all of them for months, and i have done them, which made me satisfied and happy! moreover, i know that i will do them again and again every time i come back. i post this post (that sounds stupid, but what can i do, right?) with hope that it might be useful for you one day!

четверг, 6 октября 2016 г.

hello from paris


i have been in paris for over a week now, and i cannot believe that i am leaving the day after tomorrow. even though most days have been extremely busy with work, i have finally had some time to just wander around and enjoy this very special place. a lot is going on, and there are so many emotions involved, but there is no way to express and share it all right now. please come back here on monday in order to read a proper post ;-) meanwhile i will go back to enjoying the tiny bit of time left in my favourite city in the world <3