What Christmas is about

  
Merry Christmas everyone!!!(too positive)❤️❤️❤️

Sorry for the late post but sometimes life just don’t want you to post😅

You know this time of the year: happiness, love and fun but for some of us it isn’t that at all, but WHY?!

Well it has a simple explanation: We are The Grinch💚…but I totally understand you. Is not the fact that you hate holidays is who you spend with.

I know maybe this sounds totally, no?…No!!! 

The struggle is real, sometimes you have to spend Christmas with your family but sometimes(mostly all the time) families aren’t perfect, I’ve been in that situation. My family(don’t talking about my mom or dad) like cousins and little nephews are a total mess. Come 20 minutes before dinner and go 10 after. During that time I have to look that their children don’t start a fire camp inside my freaking house.

Basically you don’t hate Holidays…you hate the way you spend it.

So next time some tell you Holiday-Killer(that sounds like an amazing f*cking drink🍹…PROST everyone) don’t take it serious.

And please make me a favour: spend any Holiday with someone you really LOVE, maybe your family, friends or boy/girlfriend. I can sincerely tell you that spend time(specially holidays) with your bestie or soulmate is one of the best experiences. Not only because you enjoy more, also you learn to appreciate the little moments that life gives you. You just ignore the fact that maybe you are barely broke🚫🤑🙅🏽 or you didn’t receive a present📱🙅🏽. Trust me👯👯👯.

If you’re wondering how I know all this things… I have an answer for it. If you read my other post(you should), you may know that I spend this Christmas with my host family in Germany. A very family tipe one, I was so nervous to act like The Grinch but I ended laughing out loud, eating a lot and enjoying all the moments even if it was a very traditional one.

But what was the difference… I mean last years I also celebrate with my family(not including my mom and dad…they’re pretty cool) and all was so boring, stressful and…just awful.Family Problems from ages ago coming out, kids crying and I cleaning all the mess because my mother was too busy cooking. But this time was different. Everybody helped in my host home, everyone was into this magical activity. Everyone committed to spend a good time. I love them and I think they appreciate me too.💞💞💞

I want you to have a new goal: Spend special days with people you really love to be with. Because a bad attitude not only poisons you, also the others around you. Maybe is good for a relationship too keep distance that be forced to be together👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

Keep that in mind and enjoy every second with your loved ones. Smile and just enjoy. Even if you want to spend it alone…do it. Just make something that makes you incredibly happy.

All the love,
Miss Wanderlust (Sofía Prado…just in case😉)

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New Year Resolutions 

  
Hi everyone!!! (Wow…too positive)

A new year is coming, and you know what it means: Resolutions. Even if you’re not the tipe of person that make a list and plan all the year(ending do nothing), I know you have a dream, an expectation or something that you definitely want to do.

For me these time is a little more important, not only because is another year in my life I’m thankful for…also because is my Senior Year at school(😪). 

I know what you’re thinking; How you can be sad for the last year at these prison. Well even if you don’t believe it. I will. Maybe not all the homework and the exams but The Moments…happy moments that I have lived. Even if I in a New School, fortunately I have found such a good friends that have made all my days of boring learning. Amazing, funny and full-love days. Not always perfect but now that I make a recap of everything I realised that…yes…they are PERFECT.

Previously I saw an image about the Senior Year that basically say: Enjoy this year, make new thing, share more with your classmates. All the things you didn’t make because you was focuses in your notes.

So I started to think about it. And I can understand the struggle. Is the last year!!!. You don’t know if you need to be over-focus in your notes( because let’s face it: UNIVERSITY) or really enjoy all the the experiences you lost. 

That’s my New Year Resolution: Be next all this amazing people that have made my happy in someway. Because if you collect all that little seconds of happiness you will see that they have made you the person you’re today. 

Thanks to all the people that have made me smile, I love you all.
Miss Wanderlust 

How to travel: City Tour without Money 

  
Being in one place all the time can get really boring…like really boring

Don’t let that affect your mood, if you’re in a place that is not too big you can still  having fun🤗💃🏽. The only thing you need is: creativity, energy and a Wanderlust heart. Ready…go!!!

Go to the center of the city, there will be Information Points (blue with a white “I”) and if it doesn’t don’t worry I have a list for you:

– if you’re in a Hotel, ask them for activities in the city

– if you have access to Internet the only thing you need is: search the name of your city + activities + date

Then just grab all you need and visit all this places you wanna see, from museums to coffee places.

But…wait…what happen if you don’t have money(as I)?! Don’t worry, maybe you will not have a fancy latte or an expensive city tour. Let me tell you, outside all many things to do. 

First you have to find all the places that are free to see: Natural Wonders, your own city tour.

– Go direct to Google Maps and search for words of your preference: museums, cathedrals, parks, etc.

– If nothing comes out try with the Info Points or Internet.

– I’m going to suggest you, if you’re in a Hotel or in the house(of somebody else) in the breakfast time try to catch the more food you can, but please don’t try to finish all the food…only the necessary. Why? Because you don’t have money so if you are hungry you won’t be able to buy something.

– To make your journey more interesting or just to cut the the time, I suggest you to grab a camera or phone to make pictures, try to pull yourself off with these pics because if you just take it without thinking you will take a bunch of shitty photos(in less time) so try to catch the beauty than you can show it to your friends and they will be surprised.

– If you don’t have a camera or a phone the other think you can do is grab a book to read while listening music or take a notebook with you maybe you get inspired by the tour.

Things you (really really)need: 

-Good walking shoes(don’t even try Convers or Vans) like sport shoes or boots maybe hiking boots if you have a pair( within high heels)

-Water

-Food

Tips:

– If you need to go to the bathroom(like…now!) the best option are the fast food chain restaurants(Burger King, McDonald’s) because they let you go to WC without you order something. That happen mostly in small businesses because they need to pay more to the person that clean the WC than in McDonald’s. But if you don’t have these options you can go to museums or touristic places and if you have really bad luck…you need to begg 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽.

– If you don’t have money, please don’t see places with food instead of it focus in your adventure, speak with people, learn and live.

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I hope you can apply something to their travels. Always keep a positive mind, see all that surrounds you and think how lucky you are. If you don’t believe in your own happiness, who will?

With love,
Miss Wanderlust 

How to be a teenager

  
Ohh this time of your life where all seems to be good…for others.

Many people just don’t understand how difficult is this phase and not because they didn’t love it, that’s inevitable,no. Is because each person have problems.

The teenage phase. You’re not too young and you’re not too old. Childhood this phase where you can dream and be free of any that happens around you is over.

What I’m furious about is that everybody says: “ohh it’s the hormones“. Not really, if some teenage is having mood changes or something like that is not the hormones, because we’re like everyone else. If we are bad is because of somethings. All that movies where the teenage want to be an asshole or a rebel just because is what is “cool” are totally wrong.

Nowadays people thing we’re just a bunch of hipsters with Mom & Daddy Money. In short terms, the world see us as a joke. But what they don’t know is that we really have dreams, goals and aspirations

I personally hate when you come late to class or another reunion and the first sentence they say is: “your Alarm doesn’t work?“. That is pretty annoying because you don’t know the struggle for us when our alarm really didn’t work. Or maybe this person had studied the entire night for an exam, maybe had some School Project, maybe had to take care of their siblings because her mom or dad have to work extra hours. 

The fact that we live with our parents doesn’t mean all our life is easy. In this days everybody looks for the youngest employee, with a lot of talent and good grades. The problem is that more than 40%  of student doesn’t find a job according to their career. 

Now all is a big competition. We live in a constant “Maze Runner“World. You’re never the smartest, you’re never the prettiest. Between the pressure of being good at school, the pressure of fit in the “beauty” standards and the self-pressure you have to achieve your goals and be the person you want to be, all what you have is a little time of the day where you can relax.

I hope many people that is not a teenager can read this, because we’re more than external thing and hormones. We’re trying to figure our life out. 

Please be more comprehensive and remember that today we don’t have to much time to enjoy like you did. Now we must take care of our lifes.

With love,
Miss Wanderlust 

Lost in locations

  

   

Surprisingly I woke up with an awesome feeling of explore the city. Today is like this cloudy and cold days of fall, that’s why everybody thinks that I’m crazy (perfect exploration day😅) but I enjoy the art of losing myself everyday of the year. 

So I finish my class and start walking. 

If you know me well you might know I’m a feminist…but…Calm the f*ck down. I won’t tell you that women are best than men or start bitching about how guys are all cut by the same scissor, because is not TRUE. I think that we have to respect them if we want to be respected too. But today I won’t take that theme😌

What I admire from men is their adventure side, how they don’t be afraid of being lost. The problem of why many women don’t take this side out is because we want to feel secure, I don’t speak for all of us but even I was in that Bossy frame. Always know the address. But where is the fun!!!

So I decided to experiment The “I don’t know where I’m” Project. So I started to walk, first I wanted to go the Library, but here’s the thing: I didn’t know the direction. 

I ended walking in other way, seeing the river, old houses and fancy Middle Age churches. And a loooot of picture of course. 

And you know what, I enjoy it. My soul felt very happy because even if you lost yourself there always will be people to ask. But the feeling of accomplished a tour walk(free) give you some courage to making new things.

What I did today was an examples for life. You know why most men have bigger opportunities, mainly because they take risks. Sometimes we say: “Is just because he’s a man” but we don’t have to underestimate them. Take my advice, be more risk-taker. Not only to see the city, I mean in life. Don’t be afraid of new changes. Always they came with a bigger surprise.

And you always will find a way to came back home😊

Miss Wanderlust

 
Have you ever felt the enormous desire of travel, and I don’t speak just about the action. I speak about the adventure. That’s exactly what Wanderlust means and I personally think that we all have this in our hearts because it isn’t just go on a ride…is a feeling…is THE FEELING, what makes us humans. The necessity of discovering something, finding ourselves and take a risk of being the best we can.
That’s why I decided to be a Wanderlust. Because it is not an adjective. Is a lifestyle.
But how do we start this New Us (How?🤔).   

Well all this change come to me not many days ago. I had anything to do. I was alone and very thoughtful. Now I’m making my student exchange in a wonderful place called Lübeck where this winter (particularly) is not very cold, instead it has lovely sunsets with cold wind. 

With all this amazing aura I said to myself: don’t stay at home!!!

That’s why I decided to meditate, just grab my phone and my headphones. Take a sit in front of the lake while listening my favourite songs (Børns the most). And even if you don’t trust me I begin to see my life (not in a creepy way), remember the good moments, focus my goals, think about the future and enjoy the present.

Have you ever felt lost, like you don’t have a way…well that happen to me. I’m in my Sophomore year. I’m a person with many interests and till end October that the old Sophomores leave I had in my mind what I want to do with my life. But this breaking moment when you realise you’re near to the finish line. Suddenly I didn’t know what to do. I have to be sincere…that feeling sucks. 

But that day in that bench, seeing what amazing is my life right now, not because I have a yacht and a long bank account because in fact I only have 10€. I saw my life like that because all my sacrifices bring me to where I’m now: In Germany, seeing a beautiful lake with an incredible sunset.  

 
Making a perspective of my life and the life of other people that are suffering, make me see that I have to feel very blessed and don’t let my fears to break me.

So I started to walk around the city, admiring all that beautiful constructions and looking at peoples face. Right there. I discovered what I want to do and I don’t say that like an all-day thing. My passion was travelling, without luxury hotels, expensive food and car tours…No, No, No!!! I want to taste the culture, the people, the market food and long-discovering walks.

Know you’re thinking: This girl is insane! Or …with that money! Well…no, I want a job, I want to study, I want my goals come true, but every time I have the chance I’ll travel. 

Believe it or not the whole idea of life is:           WANDERLUST 

Life is take risks, life is discover, life is desire and Wanderlust is being passionate about life. I want to be that. Someone that wokes up everyday feeling happy and powerful.

Maybe I didn’t lost my way, I just found one. 

Now I’m sure of my destiny: Living to the extreme.

Waste no time, live like a Wanderlust.

How to change your life in 5 steps

  

  
Find your internal peace is not easy at all, for many: this take years, others months…but I have a way to make it fast and now. 

I’m pretty sure you want to start a new lifestyle, I don’t speak about “healthy lifestyle”, “fitness lifestyle” or “organised lifestyle”. Because lets be honest, maybe they don’t get with your routine or is just not what you entirely want. The only thing I can say is that everybody build a lifestyle and each one of it is unique

But what happen when you aren’t satisfied with it…well there you go: My Solution.

Make your old passion to wake the f*ck up

I even have a list for it.Here it is:

1. Realisation 

Well the first think you need to do is realise what is missing in your life? Do you really feel satisfied?. I don’t say this to make you feel miserable, instead of it I want you to find your way. To feel passionate about what you do. Don’t need to be a big think, may be change your attitude, have a good lifestyle or find happiness. All this beautiful things come with this phase.

2. Maximising 

Now that you have that point make a list of how it influenced in your life(friends, family, work) but don’t write to much just words or one sentence.

3. Whying (I know, sounds rare but have a meaning)

Say very loud(well not too much), why you want to change that.

4. Positivity 

Know you have this point. And pleaseeee just one point, I’m conscious that probably most humans (including me) have more than one but change your life is not a one night-change. Ok. Now make something that make you feel happy. Don’t need a big deal, just drink coffee, listen you favourite song or whatever you want. The happiness will increase your passion to do something.

5. Mixing 

At this moment you feel very happy(maybe just a little happy), what you have to do is start with your point: start your homework, save money to travel, chat with someone you love. All this new Adventures. Maybe you thing they are not big things but with time that will change your life.

The story behind this 5 steps began one month ago. I’m a very stressful person and I was getting the bill. My social life was at the bottom, I started to gain weight and my humour was affecting the others. I felt really bad at the moment because all the things that I enjoy wasn’t there anymore. 

So one day I said: NO MORE. I need to live my life in the best way I can. I settled my priorities and take time for myself, because you always run against The Clock but then you realise that there is no career, the problem is that is too late, you’re getting older, suddenly you can’t run back.

Enjoy every second because the life is short, I won’t tell you: make everything you want, because just face it. Maybe you have restrictions to do this(money, job, teenager) but change something that is ruining your life TODAY, because resignation is a snowball, it just grow with time.

I hope that you can practice this. No Procastination, start this now. You can freely apply this steps the times you want…but one at the time.

With love,

Miss Wanderlust