"I am on a journey... With my work, my explorations, and a few sad stories. I travel with a suitcase full of outrageous blessings. I am on a quest for truth, beauty, and quiet joy. I am an artist, a writer, an explorer."

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Holding On

This place has become awfully silent lately... Most of us have already left while the few of us who still remain are (idly) preparing for their last exams. Who are we kidding, after all...

The brisk sound of rolling suitcases on the path beneath my window late at night, early in the morning; people leaving. That will be me in three days, finally going home. 

Hold on, keep strong.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Special Date

And just a little something I forgot to mention in my earlier post.
I'm sure you've all noticed today's date! 

*~ 11/12/13 ~*

It's the 11th day of the 12th month of the 13th year of the millennium. 
And it's a once in a life-time date... 

Also, the sum of 11, 12, and 13 is 9. 
The number 9 is considered to be ‘lucky’ 
in the Chinese culture as it means 'long lasting'.

I hope that today brings good luck to all of you!
Keep positive, awesome things are always on their way :)

One Down

And yes! My first exam is over with; only one to go. The paper was decent. A lot better than I'd expected. Surprisingly enough, I hadn't even stressed over it. I was surprised at myself, that was pretty unlike me. Those who know me can definitely confirm that!!

I was scared a while back, yes; but then, nothing! Absolutely nothing. You know those times when you start getting worried just because you're not worried and you're wondering what's wrong with yourself? Well, not even that! I was completely chill. And I'm very proud of myself for that. No sleepless nights whatsoever this time round. 

I think that's what happens when you know you've done everything you could've done; you know that it's not up to you anymore because you've tried so hard. You know that if there's some form of justice then you're bound to get something out of it. Although I don't know if that's the only case because it's not as if I don't do this every time before an exam. I always try my best.

Maybe it's just the realisation that you never gain anything from stressing. It's just an exam; it's important but it's not a matter of life and death. You've tried and you'll definitely be trying your best. The day will come, you'll take the exam and yes, you'll have gained your freedom once again!

I don't know why we stress so much. I mean, it's not as if I'm completely over stressing, I was worried about how to fit things into my suitcase last night. Such an irony! But I really need to get this word out of my dictionary. Well, I definitely feel closer to doing that :)

Oh, and I woke up to this today:
Photo by Alice Karayiannis

Life is good!

Friday, 6 December 2013

Funkadelic Night

It's late and I'm in a psychedelic mood tonight :) I've been listening to this instrumental song on repeat all night, loving the atmosphere it's creating. It's deep and soulful. Low volume, low lighting; feels pretty good. I'm all for these kinds of nights; if only I could also open the window, but I figured that wouldn't be too wise of me in December(?). But it does kind of remind me of the long, carefree, summer nights in Cyprus...

Well, here it is; enjoy!

Maggot Brain by Funkadelic


Sunday, 1 December 2013

Hello December

December already!

Time passes quite slowly when having to study for exams while you'd rather be at home; but, I must admit that the first semester of my second year at uni has flown by! I remember feeling a little overwhelmed at the beginning; another year, having to re-adapt after a long, long summer... I remember September as if it was yesterday, but at the same time some things seem so far away... Oh, how time flies!

So, happy December everyone! May it be a wonderful month for all of us, with the cosiest of memories :)

(and make my wishes come true!)

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Thank You

The Universe is everything; everything surrounding us in our little world. The things we see, the people we meet, our loved ones, our home, our thoughts, our ideas, our dreams... It is all that exists and all that could exist! I like to believe that everything happens for a reason and that all things happen when they're meant to happen. Things always fall into place eventually, the Universe keeps proving it over and over again; we must never lose hope. 

"Do not lose hope, miracles dwell in the invisible" ~ Rumi

There's magic everywhere, you just have to believe in it. You never know what the next moment will be bring... The Universe works in mysterious ways but it's always for our own good, we just need to trust it. And never forget the Law of Attraction; think positive and positive things will come your way; life is meant to be abundant!

"When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it." ~ Paulo Coelho

Since it is Thanksgiving today, I just wanted to take some time off revision (...) to thank the Universe for always having my back :)

 (and thank you for all the good things coming my way which I've yet to find out!)

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Say It

It's so sad how we sometimes leave important things unsaid. What is it that holds us back? Why can't we just express ourselves freely? We always regret it in the end but it might be too late to go back, or the time might not be right. The time might not ever be 'right' though, if we just sit and wait for the right moment life will pass us by, and then what... Life is too short and unpredictable to leave important things unsaid. It is easy for us to say the things that need to be said when we know we have no time, why not now?

When you're given the chance to say something, say it, don't delay it.

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Christmas Countdown

Dear Universe, 

There'd better be a good reason for me having to wait 9 whole extra days in order to take my second exam which is on the same syllabus as the first one. I mean, come on, I have the chance to go home so early for Christmas (first exam is on the 10th of December) and you're holding me here for this! So not cool. 

I guess I'll be returning home on the 20th of December. Listening to Christmas carols isn't helping the situation when having to study for exams, but hey, I get 5 weeks of carefree holidays after this...perhaps I should be less greedy. Just 4 more Fridays left, yeah, that makes it sound better. Just a couple of deadlines and a couple of exams. Am I being too impatient?

I won't forget, Universe, I'll be waiting for that reason!

Yours sincerely,
Disappointed Student

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Feeling Thankful

 Photo: Alice Karayiannis

There's always something to be thankful for. 

Today I'm feeling thankful for all the people in my life; those who matter to me. Those who love me and support me in their own way. Those who believe in me. Those who are always there for me for the good times and the bad times (coping with the mood swings, haha). Those who know how to put a smile on my face when I need it most :)

And, last but not least, those who have had an impact on my life in one way or another, making me who I am today. 

Thank you, and, I love you :)

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”
~ Albert Scweitzer

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Full Moon

Photo: Alice Karayiannis

Full moon tonight... 
Don't forget to make your wish!

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Outer Space

Meet me in outer space
We could spend the night
Watch the earth come up
Won't you come with me?
We could start again 


Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Sentimental Mood

Σταμάτης Σπανουδάκης - Απουσίες

«Κοιτούσε ο ένας τον άλλον και γελούσαμε…
Πόσο ήταν όμορφο να ζει κανείς!»

I'm in a sentimental mood tonight;
I'll leave you with this... 

Good night :)

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Keep Calm

... it will never lead you astray :)

slow down . calm down
don't worry . don't hurry
~ trust the process ~

The universe has your back!

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Parallel Universe

Photo: Alice Karayiannis

(full poem here)

There is a sense that it’s endless — that
night, that space, that feeling of being
fast and free and warm and cold and
protected and near, that
it exists in some parallel universe, that
I could somehow reach out to it
again, the quiet intimacy of being
known for the first time while
being held against
a frigid night…
of knowing where I end, where
you begin.

                                                      Maiga Melbourne

Friday, 8 November 2013

The Moon

When missing my loved ones, I always look at the moon and remind myself that I'm looking at the very same moon as them.

If you think about it,
No one's ever too far away.

Good night :)

Thursday, 7 November 2013