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Do not stop at the wall looming before you. / Make a door - wide enough - not only for you but for others. / KEEP MOVING. - Maggie Smith

  • Über Grenzen, Rührung, Zitat Margot
  • Sexy times with D., day at the lake, spaghetti, music, insider jokes, driving car in thunderstorm, yoga on supcelebrating holiday
  • Soli Deo Gloria, so dramatic
  • nice evening with Peter Andrea Tom getting to know people, inviting them to my home, red wine
  • sparkle emoji necklace
  • swirly bathing suit
  • marlies and helga: home made bread, got rid of the ticket, walderdbeeren
  • kletterwald!! overcoming fear, no 5b
  • doner with doris, talking about her relationship status on a park bench, eating ice cream
jun 7 2022 ∞
jul 1 2022 +
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  • January: Don't Look Up (2021)
  • Cruella (2021)
  • One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)
  • Dexter: New Blood (2021)
  • February: After Life #3 (2022)
  • Queer Eye #6 (2021)
  • Kitz #1 (2020)
  • Superstore #1 (2015)
  • And Just Like That #1 (2021)
  • Superstore #2 (2016)
  • Superstore #3 (2017)
  • Inventing Anna #1 (2022)
  • March: Superstore #4 (2018)
  • Superstore #5 (2019)
  • Superstore #6 (2020)
  • Disjointed #1 (2017)
  • Licorice Pizza (2022)
  • April: Disjointed #1 (2017)
  • Encanto (2021)
  • Töchter (2021)
  • The High Note (2020)
jan 10 2022 ∞
jul 1 2022 +

BOOKS

  • Dark Academia (more!)
  • Naomi Alderman - The Lessons
  • new novels: Sally Ronney, Jennifer Egan, Naomi Novik
  • re-read: A. Morgenstern
  • library
  • James Clear, Peter Crone

TV

  • re-watch: SatC, HP, Fleabag
  • continue: The Handmaid's Tale, Fargo, What We Do in the Shadows
  • watch: The Girl on the Train, The Crown #5, Sleepy Hollow, The Great British Bake-Off #12, Ted Lasso

FASHION

  • headscarves (with headband for more structure)
  • channelling artist / art heiress / Peggy ...
sep 6 2021 ∞
nov 1 2021 +
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  • write it off
  • vagus nerve stimulation
  • nasal douching with salt water
  • manifestation, creation meditation
  • cold showers
  • (self-)massage
  • nasal breathing, resonance frequency breathing
  • self-compassion / a positive judgment of self-worth; not dependent on success or failure; accepts imperfection / self-compassion kicks in when self-esteem leaves us; it means accepting own imperfect nature / compassion is the desire to alleviate suffering.
  • delayed gratification: I can have it - in 10 minutes
  • start where you are because that is where you need to be
  • habit stacking (attach it to an anchor - an already established habit) / habit bun...
dec 13 2020 ∞
feb 6 2021 +
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“Every recipe, whether we cook it or not, offers a vision of the good life, and a way of tasting food in your brain. It doesn't need to actually have been eaten in its time to feel real to us now." - Bee Wilson

Favourites:

sep 5 2012 ∞
jul 5 2022 +
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  • Yellow turmeric stains. On kitchenware, the countertop, my skin. Everywhere. Nasty.
  • People. People are SO annoying. On public transport: talking loudly. Touching me. Talking on the phone! Talking to me. Someone with restless legs syndrome in my field of vision.
  • Flashlight-style phone alarms. Phone alarms/sounds in general. Just put it on silent for God's sake. I really don't need to hear you playing Candy Crush.
  • Not cleaning after your dog. Or actually doing it but throwing the poo bag on the ground instead of the garbage can. WHY?
  • Littering in general.
  • People not wearing their face masks (properly).
  • Loud breathers.
  • The smell of clementine peel.
  • Not being able to pluck an eyebrow hair b...
dec 5 2020 ∞
jan 15 2021 +
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  • The milk dancing around like sinister storm clouds when poured into a cup of fresh coffee.
jul 1 2022 ∞
jul 1 2022 +
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Get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Anything that scares me? I'm gonna actively pursue it.

an unfinished list

  • skydiving
  • write a book
  • make a website
  • paint on a huge canvas
  • chat up a stranger
  • public speaking (I mean, I'm a teacher so it's probably not a severe fear but when I spoke at a wedding I was so nervous... I guess it depends on the audience but giving a speech still makes me anxious)
  • address claustrophobia issues: being underground, tunnels, tight spaces
  • address agoraphobia/social anxiety: large crowds, being close to people
  • get a diving license
  • travel alone
apr 11 2022 ∞
may 29 2022 +
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I'm not even sure it's wise to set goals for the coming year because I don't know what will be possible. However, in this spirit I will phrase my first intention:

  • Find a new goal. A new direction. I feel awfully stuck and stagnant at the moment and while sitting with this feeling surely is a lesson I have to learn I am longing for movement and progress. What do I really want in life?
  • I'm going to try a habit forming technique. I chose three areas I want to improve and I'm going to dedicate 5 minutes to each of them every day. Meditation (mind), strength training (body) and drawing (creativity). Don't break the chain!
  • Find people I vibe with. I've been so disappointed by many of my friends. By their limited world-view, by their lack of drive, openness, understanding, sense of adventure. I really need a new tribe.
dec 28 2020 ∞
jan 5 2021 +
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  • Hays Code
  • Hilma af Klimt
  • Leonora Carrington
  • symbolism and surrealism
  • Magic realism
  • Ashtanga and Kundalini yoga
  • Reiki
  • Psychosomatic medicine
  • cancel culture
  • Michael Armitage
  • pencil bouquet (You've Got Mail)
  • Slawomir Elsner
  • Maurice Ravel - L'Enfant et les Sortilèges
  • Naomi Klein "Take back power" (New Statesman)
  • lunar astrology
  • Miss Christine / Frank Zappa's Hot Rats
  • schizophrenia, loss of motivation, dysregulation of dopamine system
  • Churchill's garden
oct 24 2020 ∞
dec 5 2020 +
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  • touch: get a massage, manicure or a haircut
  • written word: read motivating books, go to the library or browse through the shelves with free books around the city
  • water: go swimming, take a bath
  • movement: yoga class, foam roller, stretching
  • nature: go for a walk in the woods, look at a large body of water / buy new plants for the balcony, take care of them
  • creativity: draw, knit, work with wood or clay, write
  • order: sorting/tidying/cleaning, write to-do-lists to clear the mind and get rid of bad thoughts, make plans, act on them
  • support: talk to a good friend or, you know, mum
  • nourishment: cook a nice healthy meal, maybe try out a new recipe
  • sound: watch ASMR videos, listen to mantras or singing bowls
  • warmth: have tea or matcha latte, get a hot water bottle, take a bath, wear warm and comf...
jul 30 2018 ∞
sep 4 2020 +
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  • fashion
    • Wandler Maggie leather bag
    • bomber jacket
    • silk bathrobe
    • Martens Jadon black/cherry red
    • Olives Vera saddle bag
    • Mother Earth hoodie
    • denim dress
    • kimono
    • Wandler bag (mytheresa)
    • clothing in royal blue
    • a nice, sturdy leather bag
    • jewellery: crystal earrings (Etsy) / triangular hoops / a baguette ring / everything from this Etsy shop
    • sunglasses: turtoise shell sunglasses with dark green lenses / 'Holy crap, I look fabulous' sunglasses (Céline) / Ace&Tate glasses / Izipizi sunglasses / red sunglasses
    • a cashmere scarf in a greyish pink hue
aug 31 2012 ∞
may 17 2022 +
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  • Language and guesswork: Learning that august can be an adjective meaning sublime, elevated or exalted. Also, it's an anagram of the German word saugut . / Little syllable riddles. You have to come up with the solution in form of a geographical term. / Two crossword books as birthday presents. / Pub quiz with Raphael, Margit and Doris. Making anagrams for each other. An etymology round! //
  • Making pointy magicians hats with the kids. Black and blue velvet fabric and sparkly stars in gold and silver.
  • Nothing new here but: fresh laundry smell.
  • Euphoria. The styling of this series is next level.
  • Playing with an XXL version of bubble wrap.
  • Grading, specifically: being DONE with it.
  • Trying out my new make-up from Korea - lots of glitter, pink and purple hues.
may 28 2022 ∞
jun 29 2022 +
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  • Argentina
    • Parque Iguazú/waterfalls
    • Cafayate
    • Tilcara
  • Belize
  • Bolivia
  • Salar de Uyuni
  • Brazil
  • Caribbean Islands
  • Chile
    • Atacama (San Pedro)
    • Lagunas escondidas de Baltinac
    • Santiago/ Valparaíso
  • Colombia
    • Caño Cristales
    • Barichara (Santander)
    • Parque Tayrona
    • Valle de Cocora
jan 25 2022 ∞
apr 26 2022 +
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  • January: John Green - The Anthropocene Reviewed
  • Susanna Clarke - Piranesi
  • February: Dr Julie Smith - Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?
  • J.O.Morgan - Pupa
  • Michelle Zauner - Crying in H Mart
  • March: Andreas Altmann - Reise durch einen einsamen Kontinent
  • Christina Dalcher - Femlandia
  • April: Olivie Blake - The Atlas Six
  • Robin Sloan - Science Fiction
  • Olivie Blake - Alone With You in the Ether
  • May: Olivie Blake - One For My Enemy
  • Nick Martin - Die geilste Lücke im Lebenslauf
  • Bärbel Wardetzki - Weiblicher Narzissmus
  • June: Martin Klauka - Einmal mit der Katze um die halbe Welt
  • Philippa Perry - The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read
  • Nina LaCour - Yerba Buena
  • Guirec Soudée - Seefahrt mit Huhn
  • July:

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jan 10 2022 ∞
jul 1 2022 +
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June and July

  • pub quiz
  • karaoke
  • high rope course
  • swimming in a lake
  • swimming at the outdoor pool
  • draw in a museum (Glyptothek) with the kids

random

nov 17 2019 ∞
may 28 2022 +
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  • Shibori
  • learn Spanish (conversational level; trips to Barcelona and Mexico)
  • French (finish reading Harry Potter and work with the grammar books)
  • book a language course
  • screenprinting
  • metalsmithing
  • a better swimming technique
  • 100 ASL signs
  • Russian (brush up my grammar and vocabulary)
  • sailing license
  • paint on sage green cardboard in royal blue ink, glue it on muted rose-coloured paper
  • Bali hands project: paint or sculpt hands (wood, print, clay, limestone, papier maché, linocut)
  • join the sofa singers
  • glass blowing workshop
jan 2 2018 ∞
feb 6 2021 +
  • Andrea Pitzer - Icebound: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World
  • Peter Matthiessen - The Snow Leopard
  • Tom Hornbein - Everest: The West Ridge
  • Jamaica Kincaid - Among Flowers: A Walk in the Himalaya
mar 4 2021 ∞
mar 4 2021 +
  • the Hampstead Heath Ladies' Pond
  • Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own
  • motorcycles and chainsaws
  • the year of lush roses and nasty ants
  • greek mythology: Demeter and Persephone (Baubo/vulva presentations, the Croatian on the subway telling stories about his daughter and Greek wife, Carmen Rohrbach mentioning the myth in connection with Sicily, Demeter's home country)
  • the number 22
  • the urge to write a book and buy a house
  • Miss Havisham from Charles Dickens' Great Expectations
may 19 2019 ∞
feb 6 2021 +
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  • 2005: London (alone, staying with a host family for three weeks and meeting Ann-Katrin and Friedericke)
  • 2006: Paris (graduation trip)
  • 2007: Paris (Friedericke)
  • 2010: London (Tamara)
  • Stockholm (Lexi)
  • Paris (university)
  • Côte d'Azur (Lena, Lexi and Amélie)
  • Venice (Bert)
  • 2011: Barcelona (Lexi)
  • Prague (Lena, Michi and Christian)
  • Venice (university)
  • Hungary (university)
  • Vienna / Balaton (Lena)
  • Côte d'Azur (Lena, Lexi, Tobi, Michi, Yanic, Christian)
  • 2012: Budapest (Lexi, Yanic, Michi)
  • Amsterdam (Lexi)
  • 2013: Antibes / Côte d'Azur (Lexi, Yanic, Michi)
aug 26 2015 ∞
may 28 2022 +
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  • Australia: Brisbane, Beerwah, Beerburrum, Hervey Bay, Rainbow Beach, Ayr, Alva Beach, Airlie Beach, Caloundra, Cairns, Atherton Tablelands
  • Austria: Vienna, Riegersburg, St. Pölten, Linz, Salzburg, the area next to the German border (Schärding, Esternberg, Schardenberg / Bregenz), Attersee, Traunsee, Graz, Villach, Ossiacher See, Wörther See
  • Canada: Québec, Montréal
  • Croatia: Porec, Premantura, Vrsar
  • Czech Republic: the area next to the German border, Prague, Český Krumlov
  • Denmark: Copenhagen, Louisiana
  • Estonia: Tallinn
  • Finland: Helsinki
  • France: Strasbourg, Paris, Agde, Montpellier, Grasse, Cannes, Fréjus, Grenoble, Marseille, Castellane, Nice, Sainte Maxime, Saint Tropez, Les Issambres / San Peire...
may 21 2011 ∞
may 28 2022 +