Thursday 18 September 2014

the melancholic adventurous thinker


I've been happy and sad at the same time a lot lately. On the one hand I'm looking forward to exploring a new city, meeting new people and doing new things soon. On the other hand I'll miss my apartment, my friends and the places I've been frequenting for two years or longer now.
I'm not the happy-go-lucky kind of girl, I'm a melancholic thinker. I associate places with the good and bad memories I made there.
Eight years ago I moved here without knowing this city or any people at all. And look what I made of it: I have found some of my best friends in life here, shared beautiful and sad moments with them, have lived in lovely apartments,...
This is my homebase now. I have a network of friends and acquaintances, a variety of places I like to go and I have these little daily rituals that make you feel like you're in the right place everyday. In the course of the last two years I've started frequenting the bakery around the corner every morning to grab a coffee and now I chat with the lady who works there everyday and we have our little insiders. I know where my favourite products are in the supermarket shelves. I know the baristas at my favourite cafés, the shortcuts when I walk home from the old town at night.
All this is what makes me feel at home here. I love this place and will always feel at home when I return from wherever life takes me.

However there is another part of me. It's not such a big part of me, but it exists: I'm also an explorer. That's why I'm looking forward to going to Australia. I love to explore new places, find the cute little cafés, the street art pieces, the quirky little shops, meet interesting new people and accept new challenges.
I can't wait to roam new streets and get lost because that'll be such a nice change. I know all the streets and shops in my neighbourhood but I won't know any of this there. I want to go to the national parks of Western Australia and see the beautiful landscape. I want to go sightseeing. I want to go shopping in shops I've never seen before. Have coffees in new places. I want to send postcards home to let everyone know I'm having the time of my life.
I really hope it's all going to be like this. Life can come up with nasty surprises sometimes and I really hope it'll spare me and just let me be happy for once.

As for the outfit: it was really cold that day! You guys must think I'm crazy because I keep posting summer outfits and autumn outfits in turns but that really is the current weather here.
I wore this last week and it was cold and rainy, I even had to turn on the heating at night. This week it's the complete opposite again, warm, sunny and without a cloud in the sky.
I've put my scarf and boots back in the closet or now, but only God knows if I'll have to take them back out next week or not.

Happy Wednesday!
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  1. I can relate with what you're saying! I'm definitely a melancholic thinker and sometimes this type of thinking doesn't do me well! But I'm sure you will be just fine and indeed have the time of your life!

    The look is great! I love the pops of red and the dress is just lovely!

  2. We have been having temperamental weather here in Toronto too. Fall weather for the past week, and today it's back to the heat. Strange!

    I think you're going to have a great time in Australia. Of course you will always have your home in Germany, but a new chapter of your life awaits! I'm so excited for you :D

  3. That's normal fall weather to be all over the place. I understand! I really love this outfit you're wearing here. The mix of polka dots and the plaid scarf is wonderful. So cute!

    I hope you're super happy when you move. I'm sure you'll make plenty of fun memories and explore new places. Change can be crappy but it can also be really really great.

    Jamie |

  4. I was having the same thoughts before moving! I terribly miss my friends, but they'll always be there :) It's perfectly normal to feel like that, moving can be scary!

    And I love the polka dot dress with the red plaid scarf, they look great together!

  5. Your polka-dot dress and bright plaid scarf look pretty together. The reassurance and comfort that comes with familiarity routines are nice, but it's also nice that you will be making new memories and having interesting new experiences. I've never been to Australia. I know its a huge and suspect that the weather might be quite different depending where in Australia you are. I hope you have a lot of good experiences there.

  6. I can relate to so much of what you write but I also wish I could be as positive as you. As for your outfit, polka dots and tartan are my favourite.

  7. Aw, it's always a little bittersweet right before a big move but you have lots of fun adventures ahead of you and, as you said, you can always come back and visit! Lots of fun new shops to look forward to, too!

  8. What a perfect look! Would you like to follow each other on GFC?! Let me know and follow me on my blog, I will follow you right back on both GFC and Bloglovin!

  9. i hope you have a wonderful timw in Australia. i love exploring little shops and cafes too. :)

  10. I love this color combination. Best of luck in your travels!


  11. Wonderful style as always, and i`m sure you`ll be fine in Australia, new life new friends etc. and yes, it`s always sad to leave the place you`ve got your memories with


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