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!

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Sam Garret – Don’t Let Go

I Lived…

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I just finished balling my eyes out to this amazing video and song… This has been the song of the year for me, I am completely in love with this song actually I have been in love with this song for a long long time now but tonight I watched the video for the first time and just before I watched it I said to myself “Video, please don’t disappoint me.” I said this because I absolutely LOVE when videos actually happen to match or go with the lyrics of the song. Call me OCD but seriously is such a shame to hear a wonderful song and then go watch the video and think WTF did I just watch. A song is already such an emotional thing therefore for me the visual part is significantly as important as the song. But I have to say this video did not disappoint me at all, in fact I love it! Loved it so much I even cried, I cried because seriously me and so many others complain daily for such little ridiculous things but here is someone who really has suffer and is still embracing every minute of his life, that’s inspirational.

I won’t stop complaining just from simply watching this video, complaining is a part of being human but watching something like this just reminds me of how blessed I am, and how much I often take for granted. This year has been super interesting and full of emotions for me maybe this is why this song touches me so much but I just wanted to share with anyone who may be having a bad day or simply just because is a magnificent song and everyone ought to hear it at least once. Thank you Universe for all that I have, all that I have lived, I wouldn’t change anything in my life. Life is beautiful even with is obstacles, as I like to say “Life is not about a Perfect Ending but Perfect Moments that make life worth it.”

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A comment I liked from a Youtuber under this video:

Screen Shot 2014-12-01 at 8.24.13 PMThank you One Republic for creating an spectacular song that really touched me even before watching the video which is just as amazing!

Hope you enjoy it as much as me and that at the end of your life you can say “I LIVED!”

Na Zdravie to New Beginnings!

Drum Roll please!!!! ta ta ta taddadat t ta ta a da tt taaa… I have left the States and I am currently living in Europe, Slovakia to be exact!!!

It has been 31 days since my best friend Loh and I arrived in what is to be our new home for 1 year or perhaps 2! This is the BIG Change I hinted on a previous post, since April of this year Loh told me about the opportunity to work in Slovakia teaching in a private Kindergarten and I figured why not let’s apply! But I have to say the Life is quite funny because I was planning to quit my job and travel to Norway to “find myself” very cliche of me but I felt lost/numb/and lifeless ever since graduating college and Norway seem so breathtakingly beautiful plus I felt in love with the images of this magic new land and even with the language, I was so seriously set on going there that I was learning Norwegian on my own and funny enough I found a man who offer to teach me, such a strange sign that Norway was where I was meant to go. But instead of Norway I ended up in Slovakia, a country that I knew was in Europe but seriously that’s all I knew about it and a country I had never dreamed of visiting. It is quite interesting and peculiar the way life works, I really do believe the some things or maybe everything is already written for us but sometimes we alter what is written if we don’t follow the signs. I really thought all signs were leading me to Norway but I have no idea why end up in Nitra, Slovakia though I do feel very strong about the fact that I am exactly were I am meant to be right now in my life and perhaps one day I will reach Norway but for now I am exactly where I need to be. I am living “my own personal legend” as Paulo Coelho would say in “The Alchemist.”

BTW I recently read “The Alchemist for the first time and I am angry I did not read it earlier on in life but again maybe now is when I needed it most so perhaps it is the perfect timing for me to have read it, and I strongly recommend you to read it if you haven’t already because it is magnificent!

Back to Slovakia and our work… Well so far the program hasn’t been fully organized but I figured this would happen as Europeans just seem more relax about everything and even though I don’t love uncertainty it is refreshing to be in a country where people work to live rather than live to work, that is my favorite thing about all the European countries I have visited that I have noticed.

As for me so far I am beyond happy with my decision to come here even though I have had my little struggles here and there, and I miss my family like crazy I just feel way way happier about my life right at this moment. In USA after graduating college I was feeling quite numbed and now I feel alive again, I feel like blood actually runs through my veins and that is what life is about for me. To feel alive at all times because it is not enough to breathe everyday you got to feel it in your veins.

But enough with the lecture, I will talk through pictures now as I have tons LITERALLY tons!

Bratislava!

Bratislava!

Our cute Hostel in Bratislava!

Our cute Hostel in Bratislava!

The Golden Gates! Haha just kidding this are the gates of The Bratislavský hrad... Hrad means Castle!

The Golden Gates! Haha just kidding this are the gates of The Bratislavský hrad… Hrad means Castle!

 

Walking in Bratis (Bratislava)

Walking in Bratis (Bratislava)

This Cup is just sooo flipping cute!! And Coffee in Europe is just stronger, I LOVE IT!

This Cup is just sooo flipping cute!! And Coffee in Europe is just stronger, I LOVE IT!

Normal Picture of our backyard!

GoPro View of a Foggy Day in our backyard!

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My Bestie Loh, Lee another teacher who lives with us, and Me!

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Pictures don’t do justice to this amazing view.

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A little Beer with Lee and a Shameless Bathroom Selfie before a Night Out!

Food!  1.Bryndzové halušky 2.Tomato Soup 3.My Favorite Grilled Veggies & Mash Potatoes 4. Yummy Salad with Lox on a bread Bowl. 5.Ham, Cheese, Corn & Mushroom Pizza! 6.My Favorite/easiest Dinner... eggs, cucumber, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, & a pinch of salt!

Food!
1.Bryndzové halušky
2.Tomato Soup
3.My Favorite Grilled Veggies & Mash Potatoes
4. Yummy Salad with Lox on a bread Bowl.
5.Ham, Cheese, Corn & Mushroom Pizza!
6.My Favorite/easiest Dinner… eggs, cucumber, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, & a pinch of salt!

 

Nature is so mesmerizing!!!

Nature is so mesmerizing!!!

Lovie Longboarding in Zobor

Lovie Longboarding in Zobor

More amazing views & mega selfie with our little Slovak Family! :) <3

More amazing views & mega selfie with our little Slovak Family! 🙂 <3

Girls Night with new Slovensky Friends!

Girls Night with new Slovensky Friends!

Waiting for Romeo hahaha

Waiting for Romeo hahaha

Awwww Nature!

Awwww Nature!

Lovie & Me! So happy & blessed that we get to come in this adventure together!

Lovie & Me! So happy & blessed that we get to come in this adventure together!

Futbal Game, thanks to our Awesome Landlord Vlado who brought us to see the game! :)

Futbal Game, thanks to our Awesome Landlord Vlado who brought us to see the game! :)

Lovie aka my New Model! Waiting for her Romeo hehe

Lovie aka my New Model! Waiting for her Romeo hehe

Just love how stunning these Colors are!

Just love how stunning these Colors are!

Having some Pivo (Beer) alone!  Coffee, just love the coffee here!  Shots of Gold Tequila with Cinamon and Orange, a first for me and they were delish!  A Alcohol Breathalyzer at the Bar, interesting & smart!

Having some Pivo (Beer) alone!
Coffee, just love the coffee here!
Shots of Gold Tequila with Cinamon and Orange, a first for me and they were delish!
A Alcohol Breathalyzer at the Bar, interesting & smart!

I like the street signs in the places I have been in Europe!

I Love Funky Street Signs!

 

Having Lunch with a View

Having Lunch with a View

Na Zdravie!

Na Zdravie!

And lastly the songs of the moment!

ZUZANA SMATANOVÁ A ADAM ĎURICA – MIESTA

*Loving Slovak music, this one is my favorite!

Enrique Iglesias – Bailando (Español) ft. Descemer Bueno, Gente De Zona 

*Love this song & the video was recorded in my home country! 🙂

Peter Cmorik – Mam pocit I love Peter! Probably my favorite Slovak Singer!

OneRepublic – If I Lose Myself

*This songs, is one of those songs that are just so perfect, just LOVE IT LOVE IT!

Foreigner – ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’

*Hahaha this is song, what can I say, is just funny & perfect! An oldie but Goodie!

Carolina Wallace · Infinity / Wicked game (Mashup cover) 

*One of those songs that simply hypnotizes you!

Hope you are having a Lovely Monday! 🙂

Fun Facts – Random Things

I always love when bloggers post fun facts/random things about them because I always get that feeling that now I know them a bit better. So I thought to do that same!

Here it goes!

  1. I hate going to sleep or leaving the house without making sure my closet door is locked and makes “the locked sound”.
  2. I put ketchup in almost everything I eat, once even on macaroni & cheese, gross I know but Ketchup is LIFE! So I will excuse myself on that one.
  3. I have live 11 years in the Caribbean & 11 years in the USA – in 2014 it will break that even numbers if I stay in the USA.
  4. I am pretty creative in the kitchen! I am one of those people that can open an empty fridge and I will still come up with something- one talent I am very proud of, super modest here haha
  5. One drunken night on my college campus I lost my iPod making snow angels, a few months later when all the snow melted a guy found my iPod and return it to me! After that I wholeheartedly believe that good old people still exist! Thank you Matt!
  6. I was lucky enough to go to Vegas for my 21st & because I was flying on my birthday they gave my best friend and me first class seats! Thank you ATL ladies!
  7. When I truly like a show I often like to just watch it by myself as I really dislike interruptions, I get extremely focus to that point my house could burn down and I won’t notice until the fire is right on my face.
  8. I love searching for other people’s culture and traditions… sometimes I even like to bring those traditions into my life – for example when I went to Germany I learned how to make mulled wine or Glühwein now I like making it on my own!
  9. I am pretty sure one of my boobs is bigger than the other.
  10. Once I had to rap in church camp to “Candy Shop by 50 Cent” but with churchy-worthy lyrics- it was pretty hilarious.
  11. And to finish off with an odd number… When I chop tomatoes it makes my hands itch like crazy but I can eat tomatoes & nothing bad happens, weird…

I couldn’t end this post without posting my 3 favorite songs of the moment!

CLMD vs. KISH feat. Fröder – The Stockholm Syndrome – HERE

Truls – Out Of Yourself – HERE

HAIM – The Wire – HERE

*Finally, in the name of Random, here are a few little Random pics I have taken lately! – Even a #Shameless Bathroom Selfie but hey at least it was a beautiful bathroom, so that makes it a little better right? eh? 😉

In the name of Random, here is a little Random Collage!

Okay that’s it! 10 Fun Facts/Random things about be… Anyone else out there with fun little facts? Tell me!!!

Haunting Me… Sneak Pic!

“You may hate being an artist… but if you are, it will haunt you until you’re doing it.” – Catherine Westergaard

Took this quote from an Insta pics of Interview Magazine and just completely love that quote… The painting below I named it “Haunting Me” before I even read this quote as the shapes in the painting had been just haunting me, I could not forget them or get them out of my head. Therefore I simply just had to create the painting! Sometimes I think is important to create those art pieces that won’t leave our minds until we get them done because even though they may not mean much at the moment maybe to someone else they may mean everything and I think somehow there is a bigger reason even bigger than ourselves pushing us to get somethings that just simply need to be done.

I remember writing about putting some of my art piece up here on the blog… so here it is a sneak peek of my art work!

Straight from my Art class on the Springtime which I signed up for again this Fall!

IMG_4803The painting is almost done, today I was adding some finishing touches and soon after that I will take pictures with my nice camera and post them! This pic was taken on my iPhone with Instagram, you can find me on Insta under dgdisla or click HERE!

Best song for “Haunting Me” – Clint Mansell – Requiem for a Dream Orchestral Version

 

Exhausting Day = Music Video Inspo

This video couldn’t have come at a better time, I was so exhausted and tired at work today and have being feeling a lot like that lately. It was one of those days where you feel just like throwing the towel and saying Sayonara to work obligations… But this video brought me some good laughter during lunchtime, not sure I love the song with this video but separately I love them both! The video is HILARIOUS by far one of the best music videos I have seen in a long time… Today I felt exactly like this video… On the brighter side let’s remember that is simply a few bad hours not a bad life! Enjoy!

There is something about Music in Summertime…

Can’t believe I had not made a music post yet but here it is!!! I absolutely LOVE music… Here are a few songs I am loving at the moment!

Beneath Your Beautiful – Written by Labrinth, Mike Posner and Sande, I found the song on Mike Posner’s Instagram and right away wanted to listen to it, I LOVE LOVE LOVE Mike Posner, he is sooo cute and completely adorable, I do melt if I ever meet him. Ok enough babbling here is the video:

Hampenberg – Glorious – this song makes me feel alive, definitely a Glorious feeling to listen to it! Click here to see the video!

Miley – We Can’t Stop – Oh yeah, I’m totally into this song, is sooo damn catchy, I keep playing it over and over in my head. here

Passenger – Let Her Go – completely melts my heart such an amazing song! here

Avicii- Wake Me Up – OMG this song is AMAZEBALLS!!! Beyond Love it!!!! Here

Me encantan estas cancion!

Enjoy! Kiss Kiss*

 

 

Art at Paneche

As I said in the intro I LOVE LOVE art, art is pure inspiration and this is what this blog is about, I will try to photograph all the Art I see from now on and post it here for anyone to see! One piece of art may mean nothing to you but to someone else it could mean so much and that is what I love about art. Here are some art pieces from two OR three weeks ago when I went for coffee at Paneche Coffee with my cousins Martha & Dee. I completely forgot to write down the name of the artist but luckily I was there again today and I wrote down the names! Enjoy!

Artist - Gesa Lehnert

Artist – Gesa Lehnert

Artist- Gesa Lehnert

Artist- Gesa Lehnert

Artist - Peter DeSimone

Artist – Peter DeSimone

Artist - Peter DeSimone

Artist – Peter DeSimone

Artist - Peter DeSimone

Artist – Peter DeSimone

***Soon I will make a post with tons of other art pics I have taken over the years and I will post some of my own art!