Small Haul

Τhis last week I allowed myself to satisfy its wants (haha) because when it comes to shopping I don’t like overdoing it. I mostly buy stuff I need but sometimes, when I really like something, I let myself loose. So, I got myself a few things and now that fall is here I’m ready to welcome it in a new fancy way (hehe).

Dame Rose $40

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Polo Sweaters $20 & $25 (Outlet)

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Asos Krystal Choker Necklace $12

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I-Lust Pallette In Diamonds In The Rough $13

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Last Christmas: Austria

Hello everyone! Since it’s Christmas and my blog is only four months old (yaya lol) I thought I would share with you my trip to Austria. So, 2016 was kind of harsh for me and as I’ve seen for most people. Nevertheless, last year I had some good & unforgettable moments as well. Lots of them took place at the end of that year in Austria. I have to admit that this trip which lasted for only 4 days gave me the chance to return home more open-minded, tolerant & accepting. I learned few awesome facts about Austria and its history, found out another facet of my traveling buddy’s personality; a friend of mine who I have known for more than 2 years and learned that sometimes friends might need you to be confident for them as stupid as it may sound. I found a piece of myself in Austria and I I feel the need to find the rest of them in other places. I guess that means more traveling for me. I want to visit places and meet new people with different idiosyncrasies, learn new languages, other cultures, religions and enrich my mind with experiences. Here is where I went:

 

Small Haul

Hey everyone! I hope your week is going well so far; mine thankfully is. Last week I actually got my BLS Certification and my driver’s license, which is pretty exciting. So because I was pretty busy last week, this week I am going to focus mainly on studying to catch up. Anyways let’s cut to the chase; my love for sales (hehe). I am the kind of person that regularly checks the sale section of their favorite stores, because well you gotta shop smart. Whenever I like something I always wait until it goes on sale, because it always does and it’s just silly to buy something that in 10 days is going to cost you less. So I indulged myself and bought me the following.

BRAVE SOUL
ASOS

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DOCA
AKA MY FAVORITE CLOTHING INSIDE MY CLOSET

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MASSIMO DUTTI
MASSIMO DUTTI

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Choices & Careers

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To choose a career path in your life is probably one of the biggest decisions you will ever have to make, and one that will unquestionably determine your future. From a very young age, friends and family in our close environment ask us “what we want to become when we grow up” and the most determined of us may answer with something like “I want to become a teacher, pilot, doctor, astronaut or maybe a psychiatrist” and some of us have absolutely no clue.

Two years ago (cannot believe how fast time flew by) I had to make the most crucial decision of my entire nineteen years of life; choose what I want to study, or in other words “what and mostly who I want to be”. When I was little I wanted to become so many things when I would grow up. At some point, I wanted to become a detective. At another point, an archeologist and much more. Yet one particular career would never leave my mind; that of a psychologist. I’ve always been concerned with the way people think, act and react and the science of it. So in my last year two years of High School, I had set my goal; become a psychologist. It was something new to me that held much mystery which as it turned out blinded me and so I could not see what was right in front of me; English.

I’ve always loved English and always had dreams of going to the US and having my own New York apartment, a job and be part of two cultures; Greek and American. That was and still is my priority goal in life and that is why the very last minute I had to choose the subject of my studies I changed my mind. I saw the rainbow. Sounds silly, I know- but when I closed my eyes and fantasized myself as a psychologist; everything was gray; yet when I fantasized myself studying English I saw the most vibrant rainbow I had ever seen in my life. That, of course, does not mean that my love for Psychology has faded; not at all – it just seemed that English could open more doors for me, through which I could finally find my way towards my goal.

So, here I am now, studying English and being offered subjects in Psychology as well, not having regretted a single second of the moment I changed my mind and chose what suits me better; English and its many opportunities to combine whatever I love doing.

I could never and still aren’t able to wrap my head around the idea that you have to choose a job and stick to it. To me occupying yourself with just one thing is not enough; it has to transform things I am passionate about into a perfectly put together collage.

Learning English in depth has helped me come to the realization of how much I appreciate the beauty of literature and the mystery and complexity of linguistics, which I want to pursue, and has also let me in the English and American culture which I so much devour. It has given me more than I had ever imagined and hope that one day I will give back to it.

 

Yours truly,
Magdalene

Break-Ups & Big Loves

I met my first love a few years ago and not a long time ago we broke up for the third time.Since then troubling thoughts have been whirling around my head. I don’t think that I can be attracted to anyone at the moment and it seems that until I find someone else I will still feel kind of attached, not really to him, but to his ideal self in our ideal relationship, which is something that has got me contemplating.

In the end, is it true what they say about break-ups?

That after getting back from the second break-up with someone more is going to follow.Could there possibly be a third or even fourth chance to get together with someone again?

And is it true what they say about lovers? Do we only meet two big loves in our lives? And do we eventually end up with our first love?

I certainly would not want that. I am anticipating that second love with whom I wish a second chance won’t be necessary.

The 250 Questions Challenge: Part 2

Greetings dreamers! So last week I posted Part 1 of the 250 questions challenge and promised that I’d post 10 questions each week. Hence, without further ado, here is Part 2 with more detailed questions.

 

11) Do you wear the hood on hoodies? 

Depends on my mood

 

12) What’s the farthest away place you’ve been to? 
I guess Dubai (Post of my week in Dubai coming soon)

 

13) Are you allergic to anything? 
I don’t really know, but when I eat a lot of sugar herpes instantly makes its appearance on my face

 

14) Do you wear glasses/contacts? 
Nope but I think I have a lazy eye

 

15) Where in the world would you like to travel? 
All around the world, yet my top are Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and definitely Indonesia

 

16) Do you like watching scary movies?
It depends on what you consider a scary movie. I do not like movies that have to do with ghosts and spiritual stuff, it gives me anxiety. In fact, when I used to do homeopathy the doctor advised me to stop watching scary movies because they affect my peace of mind.

 

17) What were you doing at midnight last night?
I think I was watching Sex & The City

 

18) What movies could you watch over and over again and still love?
There are sooo many, if you want I could make a list of my all-time favorite movies!

 

19) The last person, you kissed/kissed you?
My brother

 

20) Do you have any phobias?
Not being able to find motivation and procrastinating are now my worst nightmares.

 

 

If you have any questions you’d like to ask leave them in the comment section down below. Have a good night dreamers!

Spotify Playlist: Heartbreak

“…As for lovers, well, they’ll come and go too. And baby, I hate to say it, most of them – actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can’t give up because if you give up, you’ll never find your soulmate. You’ll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” ― Marilyn Monroe

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For the broken hearts out there. Enjoy and let yourself heal through the realization of your current state.

Summer 2017

Summer 2017 has been amazing. It was as full as it could be. I spent my weekend camping with my friends at Poseidi (my university’s camp) right after the exam period, went to Ios with a friend of mine for 6 days, then to Marmaras in Chalkidiki to visit my aunt & uncle and then to Dubai which was an impromptu trip that I will never ever forget and which I will be featured in another post. In those three months, I learned a lot and found out even more about myself and my comfort zone limits. I also figured out lots of things about human relationships; friendships, soulmates, and life in general.

 

First trip: Poseidi Camp

The first time I ever went camping was last summer in Poseidi with my sister and two of her friends. We had stayed there for three days and I loved it. Yet the only things I couldn’t stand was eating chicken nugget sandwiches for lunch every day and having to go to the public toilets because I don’t go there. So that was kinda hard to get used to. Also when we went there were approximately 30 camping tents inside the camp, which means that it was extremely quiet.

Yet, the following summer which was this summer and I went camping again at Poseidi with my friends right after the exam period, we had to wait 4 hours to get inside. There were so many people and the process was so slow that some would pass out because of the heat. It was insane. Then when we were finally in we set up our tent, got some rest and in the afternoon when everyone was finally in we realized what this camp is all about. Some had brought guitars and would sing, others had brought their PCs and would play music all day and all night. So, you could hear more than 4 different songs playing at the same time. The only hours when the camp was somewhat silent was between 7-9 am because at that time some would return from the beach party to their tents or the restaurant to eat breakfast. this time it was as if I was home. I found out about the camp’s restaurant which I had never heard of until I went there and finally had a normal lunch. I also found out about the camp’s silent world where usually professors and families camp and where toilets were way way way cleaner and where there was no queue in the shower, so you wouldn’t have to wait the whole afternoon to clean yourself up. The camp was full and by full I mean that with every step you would take you’d stumble upon a camping tent. Yet that’s what was fun about it; sweet chaos.

I am the kind of person who you would never think could survive camping, but I proved everyone wrong. I wanted to stay. I wanted to stay more. I could have stayed there for up to 10 days and even more, you never know. This time the camp felt like home.

This time the camp felt like home.

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Second Trip: Ios

Ios is a small island of the Cyclades that sleeps at daytime and wakes at night. It is known for its wild nightlife and historically speaking, for Homer, who is buried there. The island’s  beaches are heavenly-like, everyone is extremely friendly and there are lots of things that you can experience there. While I and my friend were there we went to Mylopotas, Magganari & Koumpara Beach where the beach bar Pathos is and which if you ever go to Ios you should definitely visit. We stayed at Francesco’s, which is in the heart of Chora, in a room with a beautiful view of the island. Everyone in the hotel was very friendly and helpful and also “fun” fact; we were the only greeks staying there.

Nevertheless, we had a blast in Ios and I would definitely recommend going there and I’d love it if I could go back and stay there again.

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Third Trip: Marmaras

Neos Marmaras is an area in Chalkidiki with beautiful beaches that make you feel as if you were on an island. Photographs are louder than words.

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Summer, you’ve been amazing but I cannot wait to see what autumn holds.