Thursday, September 1, 2016

Editor's Letter: September


As I'm writing this text, I can hear the warm wind howling, tossing and turning the curtains in all directions and throwing pieces of the paper on the floor. Frida isn't amused. Even though it's still really hot outside, some kind of silent nostalgia can be felt in the air.

Sea is still warm enough to swim in but the beaches are less crowded. Days are sunny and bright but a lot shorter, while the night asks for a light blanket.
I'm enjoying my favourite summer outfit combinations, bare feet and drying my hair naturally because I know that these things are the ones I'm gonna miss the most once Autumn steps on the scene.

August was all about introspection and search for the answers on some big and small questions while enjoying the complete freedom of living. I've dedicated a huge amount of time to me, myself and I, making everything else less important. And it felt so good.


I'm trying to learn how to focus on a moment, on present day and give it the significance it deserves. Very soon I'm gonna leave the student life behind me once and for all which will open a brand new door to the unknown for me.
Yes, I've already been there, after getting my BA degree but back then the safety of a great job waited for me, in a place I loved tremendously.

When that wonderful spark unfortunately went dark, I had to reorganize my entire life that was filled with burning questions and it made me aware that I will probably never be able to find a similar place once again and that it's time I start making baby steps towards creating my own. Of course I had absolutely no idea where or how but I knew I had to return to the University to finish what I've started.

Today, two years later, I'm writing this text while thinking about my MA degree that should be completed next Wednesday and that's gonna mark the definite end of my education. I feel immersed in that well known sense and smell of adventure, the road to the unknown, fear and excitement, love. But isn't autumn always like that?


Days become a little colder, but at a right amount so that lazyness can be replaced by motivation. Nature around us says goodbye to all shades of vibrant green and gets covered in so many beautiful, melancholic versions of our favourite colours. That beauty is impossible to ignore.

So tell me, isn't now the best moment for the start of new, big adventures?

We go on bravely and with confidence, filled with words of encouragement and support for one another. Use that bright summery energy as a dose of inspiration when short and darker days arrive, but don't forget that rain is also wonderful, you only need to know to see it with a proper perspective.

Change things around you if you're not pleased with them, turn fear into an ally and don't be scared to change, no matter if the path to a dream might seem complicated and unreachable.

At the end of the story, all of us in here are like a strong little lighthouses for one another. We sail different seas and towards various destionations but when you find yourself alone in the middle of the black night, all of a sudden there's dozens of different, bright lights who with their warm words of encouragement, motivation and inspiration help you keep on sailing.


It's time to lift that anchor and sails up, so the new chapter can begin. I hope you'll have an absolutely beautiful September.


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12 comments

  1. This was very introspective post. I have to say that I also have to stop and reorganise my life and everything around. It is very refreshing and allows to see things from new perspective. Best Wishes, Iga x http://www.igaberry.com

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    1. Good luck with it, dear and have a great month ahead! xx

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  2. predivno napisano....ali zar nije jesen uvijek takva? Da, jest, ali ponekad to zaboravimo i dobro se prisjetiti, osvijetliti mogućnosti koje nudi, radovati se iznova i ponovo novim počecima, a u isto vrijeme uživati u tom slatkom kraju ljeta.

    Prekrasne, prekrasne fotografije, savršena pratnja uz ovaj tekst.

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    1. Hvala ti puno, drago mi je da ti se svidio tekst! :)

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  3. I think it's so important that you've taken some time for you and I'm sure whatever they future does have in store with you will be very exciting! Good luck with whatever next step you decide to take!
    Amy xx
    www.callmeamy.co.uk

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    1. Thanks a lot, Amy! Have a great September! xx

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  4. Your writing is every bit as beautiful as your photography - serene, restful, and enchanting.

    xx

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    1. Thank you so much for this wonderful comment, dear! xx

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  5. Da... Zivot je pun prekretnica, velikih krajeva i jos vecih i boljih pocetaka... Ja sam isto cijeli 8.mj. provela "mozgajuci" o buducnosti i sto, kako, gdje, s kim, itd. da bi na kraju zakljucila da se nekad samo moram prepustiti, ne misliti previse i vjerovati da cu izabrati najbolje sto znam u danom trenutku i da ce se put kojim moram/ zelim ici iskristalizirati i da ga se ne moram bojati.
    Od orca ti zelim sve najbolje draga moja, kako sa zavrsetkom skolovanja tako i sa svime sto dolazi nakon toga. Neka ti svaki projekt bude izazov koji ce ti pomoci da jos vise naucis o sebi i drugima i da ti razvije neke nove, mozda jos nepronadjene "levele" tvojih talenata.
    Ljubim te!

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    1. Puno ti hvala, draga moja! Želim ti divnu jesen i šaljem puno pusa! xx

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  6. Divno si ovo napisala Mateice! Da, možda ja toliko i volim jesen... meni je baš jesen uvijek bila ono što je većini ljudi nova godina. Novi početak... gdje i kako, kojim putem dalje? Ne znam ni sama, ali se nekako ne bojim koliko sam znala prethodnih godina. Ne onaj strah u klasičnom smislu već onaj od nepoznatoga, strah od vlastitih snova. Nekada me bude strah baš toga, a čega bi me tu trebalo biti strah, realno? Ali obuzme te i teško ti bude othrvati se.
    Veselim se novim počecima i želim ti puno sreće na svim poljima. Sretna sam što imamo mogućnost dijeliti sve to s tobom! :*

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    1. Joj hvala ti, draga moja! <3
      Divno si i ti ovo rekla, baš sam se malo zamislila oko nekih stvari koje mi se trenutačno vrte po glavi, a na koje se tvoj komentar savršeno nadovezao...

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