It’s Thanksgiving in the USA. While we do not celebrate it here in Austria, I still think this is a good time to be thankful for what we have..so today I decided to share with you some of the things that I am thankful for in my life.
I am thankful for not only having a job, but having found one where the people are not only colleague where we are a small family. We might get on each others nerves sometimes, but we end up always supporting each other!
I am thankful for being able to live in a warm and dry apartment, with my two tigers.
I am thankful for having clothes, even though I am constantly saying I have nothing to wear.
I am thankful for my friends and family.
But most of all…
I am thankful for Markus. He’s the most loyal person I know and loves and accepts me unconditionally. He never once judged me, is always ready to hold me when I let something fall and start crying like a kid. He still sees me like me and not like a sick unable person. He is always willing to help me and is the most patient man I know. I am thankful for having him in my life and thankful for being able to call him my boyfriend, sharing not only an apartment, but my life with him. And even when he drives me crazy sometimes, I could never imagine my life without him anymore. And that’s what love is.
What are you thankful for?
Today I though I’d share you a bit of what’s going on in my life lately. I am working full time and that takes a lot of energy from me. And honestly, I’ve been trying to rest whenever I am not working and it has been working out for me. That is, until last week.
I had to go to Vienna last Friday. Although it might seem easy to do, trust me, two 1h30 train rides, having to use the underground from one edge of the city to the other, walking part of the way and then the underground not working on the way back, took at huge toll on me. It was so bad that when I got home I was in so much pain, I literally couldn’t move my legs for about 1h. It was scary and very painful.
For the first time I couldn’t handle the pain and actually started crying. On Saturday I couldn’t keep my balance or walk unless I was holding on to something. This has gotten better now, but the pain hasn’t. My doctor gave me something for the pain, but it doesn’t actually help. I’ve been putting warm water bottles on my legs, where it hurts the most, and I can only fall asleep this way. The good thing is that this little fella has started cuddling with me:
I’m not writing this to get sympathy from you, I’m writing this so you know I am not neglecting the blog. I just have a lot on my plate right now and I am trying my best. I have a few posts I want to write and hope to be able to do it this week.
Until then, feel free to check some of my older posts, maybe you’ll find something you like!
I just love this woman! Her songs, her voice, her sultry eyes and pout and most of all her confidence!
Everyone has insecurities, it’s part of being human. But sometimes we surround ourselves with people who keep pointing it out to us or even sort of make an effort to make us feel bad about ourselves, so they can feel better about themselves. While you can’t choose your family and have to accept that sometimes they’ll just be plain mean (trust me, I’ve dealt with a lot from my aunts in my life!), you can choose your friends!
Don’t accept the closest people in your life to put you down and point out your insecurities. If they’re doing so, they’re not real friends and don’t deserve your friendship! You’re amazing just the way you are, you remember that!
Back in October we went on a ship cruise through a part of the Danube, with some of Markus’ family. It was a nice little trip, even though I was totally exhausted from the previous week. I call it: Cruisin’ down the Danube, hehe!
We started at 9am and had breakfast on the ship. Even though it took a while until we could make our order, the service people were really nice!
We even had live music and two ladies opened the dance floor. Actually, I think they were the only ones who danced…I really liked it, even though in my opinion it was a bit too loud.
We soon went up to the deck, where it was very windy. In the picture below you can see me talking to the guy who catered our table. He was a very nice man, who was personally annoyed by my accent, because he couldn’t check if I was from Germany or from Austria haha! I have a mixed accent, so a lot of people have this issue with me!
I gotta say the view from the deck was really gorgeous!! Just check it out:
I really love being in ships! I think it has to do with the fact that my Dad used to be a Captain and I used to come visit when I was a toddler. I don’t remember much, but I guess it stayed subconsciously in my mind!
Have you guys ever done something like this? I cannot wait for Spring to come, so we’ll do a trip like this again! Maybe next time we go until Passau, I think that would be amazing!
Staying on the same theme of loving yourself:
I just find this picture and the quote so truthful and funny!
Next time you feel bad about being curvy, remember this quote! And if you’re one of those women built without any curves, be happy as well because hey all of the fashion is targeted to you so you can basically wear anything you want 😉
Have a great day everyone!