October Looks 2018

You return like autumn, and I fall every time.

– faraway

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Blazer x Overknees // IG: @josefinehj

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Leo print x shiny pants // IG: @sonyaesman

And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.

– Oscar Wilde

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Expelliarmus! // IG: @vmarievv

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Long sleeves x plaid skirt // IG: @lenamaria.s

What are your favourites this fall? // Was sind eure Lieblingslooks diesen Herbst?

Stay cozy,

XC

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Taking Chances: Handlungen & Konsequenzen

Alles, was du tust führt zu etwas. Alles, das bedeutet jede Handlung, jedes Gespräch, jeder Job, et cetera. Wirklich alles, was du in die Welt setzt, führt zu etwas anderem. Jede Handlung hat eben Folgehandlungen.

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Wenn du beispielsweise jeden Tag zu Fuß gehst anstatt mit dem Bus zu fahren, wird sich das irgendwann in einer besseren Ausdauer oder einem schlankeren Körper zeigen. Oder wenn du deinen Sitznachbarn im Flugzeug ansprichst, kann derjenige dir vielleicht ein nützlicher Kontakt in der Zukunft sein, der dir in 10 Jahren einen Job verschafft. Vielleicht bist du jetzt noch Volunteer bei einer Organisation und denkst dir Warum mache ich das eigentlich? Ich werde ja nicht mal bezahlt… Vielleicht ist es aber genau diese Organisation, in der du in 2 Jahren die Liebe deines Lebens kennenlernst?

Was ich damit sagen will? Wirklich alles führt zu etwas anderem – meist etwas komplett unerwartetem!  Alles, was du tust, jeder Input, den du gibst, gibt dir irgendwann einen Output und wird dir in irgendeiner Weise weiterhelfen. Jeder Kontakt. Jedes Praktikum. Jede Lehrveranstaltung. Jede Beziehung.

Ich wäre zum Beispiel nie hier in Hamburg gelandet, wenn ich nicht vor 1,5 Jahren spontan zu einer Freundin gefahren wäre, obwohl ich zwei Tage danach eine große mündliche Prüfung hatte. Ich dachte mir damals aber „YOLO – ich lebe nur einmal, Prüfung hin oder her“. Dort habe ich schließlich ein Mädchen kennengelernt, die ich dann 6 Monate später in Berlin besuchen konnte, wodurch ich überhaupt erst die Idee hatte, nach Hamburg zu fahren und dort an der Agentur vorbeizulaufen, in der ich jetzt mein Praktikum mache und schon so viel gelernt und erlebt habe. Damals habe ich auch ein unbezahltes Fernpraktikum im Bereich Online Marketing gemacht, was sicherlich auch ausschlaggebend für meine Arbeit jetzt ist. Ich habe all diese Chancen ergriffen: Ich bin spontan zu meiner Freundin gefahren, habe dann auch noch Hamburg besucht und ein unbezahltes Vollzeit-Praktikum gemacht! Und dadurch kann ich nun in Hamburg in einer der größten Werbeagenturen mein Social Media Praktikum machen.

Am Anfang denkt man sich oft nichts bei Sachen, aber im Endeffekt hat alles Konsequenzen. Am Ende ergibt dann alles einen Sinn und erst dann versteht man, warum gewisse Dinge gewesen sind, wie sie sind. Am Ende ergibt sich ein großes ganzes Bild.

 

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Wodurch jedoch sicherlich nichts passieren wird: Wenn man nach der Arbeit jeden Tag  nichts tut. Vielleicht bin ich deshalb so motiviert und will ständig neue Dinge anpacken. Vielleicht bin ich deshalb gefühlt immer am Arbeiten – wenn nicht in der Agentur, dann zuhause an mir selbst oder in einem Café an einem neuen Post. Weil ich weiß, dass alles, was ich mache, im Endeffekt zu etwas Größerem führen wird.

Eines meiner liebsten Mottos ist: Sei ein GOAL-digger. Also jemand, der ein Ziel nach dem nächsten verfolgt. Genau so lebe ich und will ich leben. Kein Stillstand, immer weiter.

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Ich brauche dieses Immer-Weiter. Ohne wird mir langweilig. Ich versuche jede Chance zu nutzen und so produktiv wie möglich zu sein.

Wie seht ihr das? Seid ihr auch ein Immer-Weiter Typ? Oder eher entspannt bei den meisten Dingen?

Viel 💖, Chris


Everything you do leads up to something. Everything, every action, every conversation, every job, et cetera. Literally everything you put out in this world will lead to something else. Every action has a consequence.

Let’s say you walk by foot instead of taking the bus everyday. Someday you will have better stamina and maybe even a fitter body. Or if you would start a conversation with your seat neighbour on the next flight you will take. Maybe they are the CEO of a company and will give you their card and a job in 10 years? Or maybe you are volunteering in an organisation at the moment and you want to quit because all the work you do is unpaid. But what if you run into the love of your life in two years because of your volunteer work at that organisation?

What I mean is that everything leads up to something else – something unexpected mostly! Everything you put in, you will have an output to. Everything will help you in some way in the future. Every contact. Every internship. Every class you take. Every relationship.

For instance, I wouldn’t even live in Hamburg right now, if I wouldn’t have spontaneously visited a friend 1,5 years ago even though I had an important oral exam two days after. But I thought „YOLO – I really only live once, even though I have this exam soon“. However, at my friends‘ place I met a girl who I was able to visit in Berlin six months after that which is why I even had the idea to visit Hamburg as well and only that’s why I came across the agency I work at now because I spontaneously took a chance to visit my friend and then took the chance to visit Hamburg! Back then I also did a volunteer internship which is what helped me big time to even get my internship. All because I took chances. And that’s what life is about – taking chances!

In the beginning it may not be clear why things could be important, but in the end everything leads somewhere. Every tiny action. In the end, it will all make sense in a bigger picture – why things happened or why they didn’t.

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Something that won’t lead to anything though is doing nothing all the time. Maybe that’s why I am so motivated and always want to start new projects. I always do something – be it doing my intership, volunteering, writing blog posts or working on myself through exercise and personal growth books. I know that everything that I do now, will lead to something bigger in the future. 

One of my favourite quotes is Be a goal digger. Someone, who is always going after a goal. That’s how I build up my life: No break, always moving on.

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I need that kind of moving on. Without it, I get bored quite easily. I try to take every opportunity and to be my most productive self.

What do you think about this mindseit? Are you a goal digger? Or are you more of a layed-back person? Or maybe both?

Much 💖, Chris

Sunday Coffee talk #1 – Who are you… really?

„Remember who you are. Without the number on the scale, your report card or your bank account. Without the amount of friends you have, or the expensive things you own. Know who you are; your raw true self.“ – Source

People always define themselves by numbers and names. If you were to ask me „Who are you?“, I would probably say „My name is Christine, I’m 20 years old, I live in Vienna and I study corporate communication“. But we are so much more. We can’t merely be defined by all those exterior things and labels. And honestly, none of this even really matters in the long run.

In years from now, people won’t remember you because of the weight the scale shows you, the things you own, the clothes you wear or the money you have. They will remember how you made them feel. How you carry yourself even though you are skinnier or weigh more than the „standard“ size, how modest you are even though you own a fancy car, how you express your true self with the clothes you wear and how you treat others even though you possess a lot of money. In the end, that’s what matters most.

Moreover, you can take all those things away. You can take away the money, the clothes and cars, but nobody can ever take away your personality, your true self. The person you are, when you are genuinely happy and nobody’s watching.

People often say that the key to a happy life is within yourself. I my opinion that is true. If you are able to make yourself happy, without the help of anything or anyone else – you have found real happiness. Then, nobody will ever be able to take it away from you. It is inside of you and you can carry it with you no matter where you go. You free yourself from all the strings that attach you from the outside – from all the things you thought would make you happy.

So get in touch with who you really, truly are. What makes you laugh out loud? What fascinates you so much that you just don’t want to stop talking about it? What awakes that fire inside your soul? That urging feeling to go and do and live? Find that. Find out who your soul is and what you want to do.

Write it down. Take pictures and stick them on walls. Post them on Instagram. So you will remember it forever. Even if you have those little moments of doubt. Everyone doubts themselves and their personality sometimes, but that just life – it comes and goes in seasons.

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I stumbled upon the quote above and realised that I am so much more than all the things people usually define themselves by. I am Christine and twenty and from Austria, but I am so much more than that. I am how I can make my friends feel, how I make them laugh. I am the way I can motivate myself – and my ambition. I am the way I am instantly happier when there is that summer feeling in the air. How people give me so much energy and working out calms me down. How I have such an urge to get into nature and go some place with hills and the sea. How I always want to dance and sing and entertain others.

What is your true self? How would you define yourself if somebody would ask you who you were? Spend time creating your identity and never stop doing so.

I wish you all a great sunday,

Christine