SuperGirls Do Cry…


Supergirls do Cry but it is completely Okay. It took me a while to accept it and still I don’t cry so easily in front of people but I think is important to cry and let it all out, I prefer to specially do it when I am alone or standing in your shower- this is probably the best time to cry. Just letting all the problems, small issues, insecurities, uncertainties, and everything in between run down your face is LIBERATING.

Yes we are all Strong individuals but we are only Humans and sometimes we just need to let it out. You will feel better the next day and more ready to take on the world but there is no need to take on the world so just remember to BREATHE and CRY a little from time to whenever needed.

**Back from India! In Bratislava and soon heading home to Boston in just 3 days… But all that is for another post… Lots of crying lately hence why this song has been so touching to me since I first heard it. Hope you like it too and that you are having a good day without tears! ;)

Let It All Out, Let Yourself be Free

Let It All Out, Let Yourself be Free

Take the Road…

Uffffff I have been beyond MIA on the blog, not sure if anyone is actually visiting haha

But Anywho tomorrow I should be on my away to INDIA!!!!! Goodness I can not even BELIEVE it! Once I set a foot there maybe I will believe!

The EaThe Easy Road, will Never Lead You anywhere Worth Your Time. -dgdisla(me) #DominicanRepublic

The Easy Road, will Never Lead You anywhere Worth      Your Time. -dgdisla(me) #DominicanRepublic

This Song, is Ummm ummm!!! – Coma Cat – Tensnake ( Round Table Knights Remix )

My Heart Aches…

My Heart Aches but no is not for a boy or a bad break up, my heart aches for traveling… Traveling brings me such happiness… I have been bitten by a “travel bug” and ever since that bite all I wish for is for more and more traveling. I find myself always trying to plan my next trip, I can’t help it and lately I feel that ache more and more. But I am happy that next week I should be on a plane to NORWAY!!!! Is been my dream to go there for over 3 years now so to finally be so close to reaching such a dream is pretty epic!

But any trip it doesn’t matter how small/long it is or how insignificant it may seem is a great and completely matters. I have this theory that simply by being somewhere else our minds spend so much and maybe we won’t be able to realize right in that moment what the trip is doing for us but later on it comes to you and is just like “Wow” almost like a flashbulb just sparked inside your head and all of the sudden you know how important and special that small little trip truly was.
So when you get the chance to travel take it, do it, own it! Bills come and go Life doesn’t. Don’t neglect your responsibilities but just try to always save a bit to take the time to travel, you will be amazing all you will grow with every place and every amazing person you meet! Also is good to not just travel for the five star resort and the 100% catered experience while those trips are nice they won’t get you to really feel the vibe of a country and to really experience the “Wow” factor I mention above.

A proper song for this post: Years Around the SunMiles Away

Getting my inspiration back…

Don't Let GoHave you ever felt like life, inspiration, and so much more has literally being sucked out of you? Well that’s how I felt at one point in my life, I felt as if all that I had always love had being sucked out of me little by little. I decided to take some action into my own hands which as not as easy as is songs aloud. But I braced myself with some good old courage and signed myself up for an Art Class. It was by far one of the best decisions I have ever made. Even though I felt tired at times having to get from work and right after heading to my 3 hour art class but usually I completely forgot about my exhausted day once I was there, I LOVE this class.

I also felt completely intimidated to meet all my classmates and just to get out of my very comfortable and lazy zone but after it I learn how extremely important it is to go out of our comfort zones. My classmates turned out to be super nice, helpful, and truly taught me a thing or two about life and myself. I have this theory that meeting someone new always helps me learn a little more about myself, this was the case with my classmates – the more I learned about them the more I learned about myself. This class gave me back my inspiration, I felt myself getting back the life and light that had being sucked out of me and it was a glorious feeling. If you ever find yourself in such situation try to do something that you love even if you don’t feel like it will workout and assure you that at the very least you will learn a thing or two. My advise is to just try, try to find what it is that you can do to get back what’s yours, don’t let go of your inspiration and dreams even if you or others think these are silly dreams!

Some of the pieces I created in class or during the time I was taking the class:

IMG_4803IMG_4129 IMG_4219 IMG_4098 IMG_4139 IMG_4136 IMG_4534 IMG_4094 IMG_4121We were even having lovely snacks and wine in some of the classes as it was a class for adults and usually we had some lovely music in the background, and one time Ron, our Professor brought his friend to play Spanish guitar for us!

IMG_5408Thank you Universe for putting this class in my path right when I needed it most! :)

Sam Garret – Don’t Let Go

My Amazing Valentina!

A Beautiful Mug I had my eyes one for a while now and delicious Strawberry and Aloe Tea!

A Beautiful Mug I had my eyes on for a while now and delicious Strawberry and Aloe Tea!

Just look at this beautiful gift my dear friend Valentina sent me today! I have severe bronchitis and have to stay home this week but Valentina made sure my roommate brought me back this thoughtful gift. The gift itself is beautiful of course but for me is all about the thought behind the gift and knowing how thoughtful Valentina is I know all the amazing thoughts she put into it! Thank you so much for making my day EXTRA EXTRA BRIGHT! I am still smiling from ear to ear as I write this. My heart melts completely to know that I have such caring and amazing friends in my life.

Valentina!

Valentina!

The day I took this picture I started to think of a post I needed to write about Valentina because of all we have shared in such a short period of time of knowing each other, I just knew I have to dedicate a whole post to her. Because she inspires me in so many ways that she may never even know. Valentina is my partner of coffee-shops and dream crimes!

The Universe is funny, clever and knows exactly what to do with your life because interestingly enough Valentina and I happen to have the same shift at work which is the reason why our friendship has grown to a friendship I know will last a lifetime! This is how we started to go enjoy some fun and dreamy chats after work over an awesome cup of tea, coffee, and of course our favorite Chia Latte from Urban House!

We do not solve world problems over our cups of tea and coffee but having a loyal friend when you live far away from home who is there to listened to you unconditionally is very special and creates a bond very hard to break.

Meeting Valentina and all the incredible friends I have made since moving to Slovakia is one of the main reasons I would NEVER regret my decision of coming here. Today I also received other lovely texts from my friends from work to check up on my health status, so sweet! :)

But anyway I am just beyond Thankful with the Universe for putting such amazing people in my path. Thank you Valentina for your constant inspiration on everything from life to travel, to being courageous, daring me to dream bigger, our love for Art and Creativity, and all you do for those around you! You are a truly Amazing and Inspirational friend! :)

*Valentina has started a blog and you can click here to check it out!

Lastly a song of course!

Lean on Me by Bill Whiters (*Fun Fact – this was 1 of the first songs I learned in English and is a perfect friendship song!

Feel free to share lovely friendship stories or thoughtful gifts with me in the comments below! Have a Lovely Thursday, Friday is almost here! :) <3

2014! Definitely A Great Year!

2014 Best Moments2014 – A very exciting year for me as I opened myself to so many opportunities, the power of saying “Yes” is incredible.

But of course not all was rainbows, unicorns, and butterflies in 2014 but for the most part it turnout to be a GREAT year.

I started to plan more how I could quit my job and go on a “Self-Searching Adventure”. This adventure didn’t happened quite as I planned or expected it but still I am happy how it turned out!

May 9th was my last day at my job, it was a great feeling leaving this job, the job wasn’t even bad but I was just not thriving in it and was feeling like my life had little purpose with this job. I urge you to plan ways on how to change your current job if you feel like I felt, it is not a good feeling and I don’t wish it on anyone.

May 16th – One of my best friends Katinka came to visit me in Boston for 2 weeks! We had a very nice and relaxing time hanging out in Boston, Connecticut, and NYC! And it felt amazing to really feel Free and Alive in a very long time also to spend some quality time with my bestie!

May 30th – I headed to Dominican Republic! Right after Katinka left I started to feel a extreme urge to visit my roots and to see my grandparents so I went very crazy and booked a flight right on the spot! My God I can not express how thankful and grateful I feel to have gone back to DR. I didn’t know how much I needed to go back to my country but I was overwhelm with happiness just been back and seeing my people, seriously there were times I felt like crying of pure happiness, it was that magical.

June 8th – I return to Boston, it was a very short trip and wish I planned to stay longer in DR but I was waiting on news of another opportunity and didn’t know if I could stay too long.

After coming back I realized how fast money was running out and even though I still had some left I still was not working and when you are not working managing your money for traveling and fun is not the easiest so I had to take a reality check and decided to babysit for a few weeks while I waited for my next opportunity.  This 3 weeks taught me a lot and I think in a way they even prepared for what came later on.

July 18th – I went to NYC once again but this time it was not about a vacation, it was to take the time to spend sometime with my Aunt Ramo who is like a second Mother to me. I realize how crazy it is that we don’t take time to spend with our love ones on a regular bases that it takes feeling free of everything to finally take the time to look around and say “Wow, why had I not contacted that someone I love so dearly sooner?”, I think it has to do with being stressed, overworked, and not filling fulfill in life. I had days were all I wanted to do was return home eat something fast and just sleep or watch a tv show until I did the same thing allover the next day, definitely not the best way to live your life as life is meant to be lived!

July 23rd I returned back home and this time I booked my ticket for my opportunity to move and work in Europe, Slovakia to be exact! You can read about that here

July 31st – I got on a plane to my new life. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity I’m living right now to work and live in a different country. To finally feel more alive and with more purpose at work but most of all to finally feel like I am really learning to work to live and not live to work

But I do have to say the even though I am working more to live I still quite like my job, now I work as a teacher in a Kindergarten and I really have come to love my children, to thrive in making new activities for my classes, and just overall been surrounded by nice and like minded people. Of course though that work will always be work and I too have my days were I wake up and simply wish I could spend my time another way but working is part of life. Not sure if there is a job where I will feel 110 percent happy all the time but if there is such job I’m looking forward to it! For now, I’m right where I need to be.

In 2014 I also got to see other magical places such as:

  • Liptov and Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia
  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • The Hague & Amsterdam, Holland
  • Bled, Slovenia

And lastly celebrated the end of 2014 – New Years Eve watching the Fireworks by the Danube in Bratislava.

This year I also met someone, someone who maybe one day I will write about here on the blog but for now is just someone who in Frida Kahlo’s words looks at me like I may be magic! ;)

This is also the year the I have traveled the most, I was in 8 countries this year! And I am more than grateful for all the travel opportunities and can’t not wait to see where I will go in 2015!

Somehow it felt like most the things that happened to me in 2014 were already planned out for me… as Paulo Coelho would say “It’s written.”

Now of course some of my favorite pictures of 2014!

My Walks with M & Dee to get coffee, something so simple that made me very happy!

My Walks with M & Dee to get coffee, something so simple that made me very happy!

My Norsk friend Jim, definitely one of the most inspirational person in 2014!

My Norsk friend Jim, definitely one of the most inspirational person in 2014!

Katinka & Me in Boston :) <3

Katinka & Me in Boston :) <3

My Country - Dominican Republic <3

My Country – Dominican Republic <3

Grandparent's house in DR. Pure Bliss!

Grandparent’s house in DR. Pure Bliss!

Carito! Absolutely felt in Love with this picture I capture of her! The Graduate!

Carito! Absolutely felt in Love with this picture I capture of her! The Graduate!

Selfie! First attempt at Pennyboarding! DARE YOURSELF TO TRY NEW THINGS EVEN IF THEY SCARE YOU!

Selfie! First attempt at Pennyboarding! DARE YOURSELF TO TRY NEW THINGS EVEN IF THEY SCARE YOU!

Amazing New Friends <3

Amazing New Friends <3

A Colorful Work Adventure!

A Colorful Work Adventure!

Last Roadtrip with DeeDee-Os, I miss her terribly even though she resents me a little for moving away. But Always know that I Love you from here to beyond the Moon and back!

Last Roadtrip with DeeDee-Os, I miss her terribly even though she resents me a little for moving away. But Always know that I Love you from here to beyond the Moon and back!

My 4 Art pieces from my little show with my class! The best class I have ever taken and right when I needed it most! Class Art Show, this are 4 of my pieces!

My 4 Art pieces from my little show with my class! The best class I have ever taken and right when I needed it most!

2014 was about Loving Photography & Video making adventures!

2014 was about Loving Photography & Video making adventures!

Short Trip to Vienna, Austria with Angie & Yanju!

Short Trip to Vienna, Austria with Angie & Yanju!

Enjoy the last days of Summer with amazing people in Budapest, Hungary!

Enjoy the last days of Summer with amazing people in Budapest, Hungary!

Belgium Waffles! My goodness I think I would go to Brussels again only for the Waffles & Cafe Belga!

Belgium Waffles! My goodness I think I would go to Brussels again only for the Waffles & Cafe Belga!

Falling in Love with Amsterdam once again! I just love that city!

Falling in Love with Amsterdam once again! I just love that city!

Work Team first trip together! Liptov Slovakia

Work Team first trip together! Liptov Slovakia

Grandparents <3 <3 <3

Grandparents

Lee!!!!  My awesome friend Lee, we clicked from day 1!!!!

Lee!!!! My awesome friend Lee, we clicked from day 1!!!!

Lee & Marce!!! Love them!!! They made my first days in Slovakia truly magical!

Lee & Marce!!! Love them!!! They made my first days in Slovakia truly magical!

Roomie Reunion!!! <3

Roomie Reunion!!! <3

DeeDee! We took many walks in 2014 and it was awesome, little walks are the best things for the mind and the soul!

DeeDee! We took many walks in 2014 and it was awesome, little walks are the best things for the mind and the soul!

The Nitra Dance Team!!!! hahaha such good memories!

The Nitra Dance Team!!!! hahaha such good memories!

Lastly a Super SERIOUS picture of Me!  Never take yourself so seriously, be kind, do good, be a goofball, and enjoy your life as much as you can!

Lastly a Super SERIOUS picture of Me!
Never take yourself so seriously, be kind, do good, be a goofball, and enjoy your life as much as you can!

I shared this song before but if I had to put 2014 into a song it would be this one! I Lived by OneRepublic

***Better Late than Never! If you would like to share something awesome from 2014 please go ahead and comment down below, I always love to hear about other people’s life and adventures! :)

*Enjoy Your Wednesday Everyone :)

My True Blood … ABC Drink

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Screen Shot 2015-03-22 at 9.35.20 PMMy TrueBlood… ABC smoothie a Great Little Detoxifier!

1 Apple
1 Beet
1 Carrot
If you Wish add Lemon, Blend… At last Drink Up & Enjoy!

Let’s get a bit personal… about 1 year ago I was having very bad problems in regards to my period. I simply was not getting my period, around the same time I was also having a lot of back pain and funny enough due to the back pain is how I stumbled upon this little magical juice!

A holistic/masseuse and simply amazing woman who I visit for a massage told me to try “ABC juice” because she was not only giving me a massage but she was also genuinely interested in learning about my health and she suggest this juice.

I kid you not, after FOUR straight months of NOT getting my period and before that getting my period very irregularly I got my period that same week of making this juice. After that miracle I wholeheartedly believe in the magic of this juice and still make it every now and then.

These are some of the benefits she told me about the ABC Juice:

  • Helps with Period
  • Helps to better Skin quality and Acne Problems
  • Helps your digestive system
  • Cleanses you liver, pancreas, and kidney
  • Cleanses your body of toxins
  • Can seriously help you after a Hangover* ;)

*If you are wondering about the taste I seriously don’t mind it, specially if you put extra pieces of apple but is not necessary and is my period regular now, YES! :)

Polévka z červené řepy = Beetroot Soup!

The first soup I tried in Slovakia was Beetroot soup! It was super delicious and quite interesting as it was my first time trying it and I had never even heard of Beetroot Soup. Beetroot is said to have tons of benefits therefore this soup plus the juice will probably do magic to the human body!

If you try these please let me know in the comments! I hope it helps you as much as it has helped me.

Lastly, songs of the moment, the videos are pretty cool, interesting and Wow the “Take Me to Church” Video is just WOW incredible and sad, and mesmerizing all at once. After such video I can help to Wish that one day we will be able to accept everyone for what they are just simply human beings without all the stupid labels that are so unnecessary and only bring hatred to this world.

Kwabs – Walk

Hozier – Take Me To Church

Enjoy! :)

Spice Up Your Black Skinny Jeans or Plain Tops!

tumblr_mlzv0gGGuA1sp26bho1_1280A little while ago my cousin asked me what she could wear to look thinner… There are some tricks to looking trimmer but at the end of the day I think is how you wear it not what you wear… I say this because I can see the prettiest girl with the best outfit yet if her persona or aura seems condescending it completely ruins her look for me. But if you are dress nice and have a beautiful smile that really charms me or wearing rags as long as your aura is radiant you will shine! There is something about a genuine smile that is just priceless no matter what you are wearing, if you have a smile on your face I guarantee that you are bound to charm others.

But a trick or two that I think will help is wearing black or more neutral colors and very little patterns, and less funky clothing. Though don’t forget to have fun, it is your life after all so be happy and comfortable with what you choose to wear. Adding more extravagant accessory is always best and will still give you the super cool edge on your outfit. For example I prefer to wear a shoe or bag or even scarf the will be more out there and just keep my clothes on the simple side.

Here is an example of how I would spice up a simple black or white T-shirt:

FullSizeRenderThese are just some simple ideas to have fun with and get inspiration from, hope you enjoy them! :)

*My Lovely Students Spiced Up my blazer this week by bedazzling it with sparkly stickers!

Screen Shot 2015-03-22 at 9.29.40 PM As always a song to end my post! Loving Geronimo right now! Sheppard – Geronimo

Hope you are having a lovely Sunday!

-Dani :)

Sometimes Life Feels Just Like a Song…

Home-Im-a-phoenix-in-theI always find myself relating my life to the music I listen to, it is so easy for me to see a part of my life in the lines of a song or even in the mood of the melody. This song is definitely a certain mood I’m in at the moment so I thought it would be nice to save it as a memory because after all a blog is sort of a digital diary of someone’s life and what they felt in that exact moment. ‘Home’ for me has change so many times in my life  that it makes me relate to this song even more, specially now as I live once again in another place that I get to call home though this one is different as it was my decision and not my parents or the circumstances around my life in the moment. ‘Home’ is always going to be for me how my heart feels, the level of happiness I feel inside. The location doesn’t really seem to matter but what always seems to matter most is the people we surround ourselves with in each new place.

Processed with VSCOcam with t1 preset*I took this picture last year & decided to write this on it as it fits with the mood of the songs I listed below.

Songs of the moment:

Gabrielle Aplin – Home

Gabrielle Aplin – Please Don’t Say You Love Me

Tom Odell – Another Love

Matt Corby Brother – Brother

For me is also intriguing to see or read what the artist had to say about the lyrics. Gabrielle explained the lyrics to each of her songs on her English Rain album on a blog post. This is the explanation of Home:

I’ve definitely written about Home before. I had the chorus for about a year before I finished the song. I wrote it when I moved to London two years ago. It’s about realising where home is for you. For me it wasn’t the house I was in but the people I was with.

Inspo Quotes1*Some Images are mine others I collected from Google.

Enjoy Your Sunday,

Dani :)