Cozy Chat July

Hello my Lovelies 🙂

Come, sit down and let’s have a cup of coffee together. Also, let‘s talk about the last month.
How are you? Is everything ok or is there anything you would like to talk about? (Please feel free to comment if there is anything you‘d like to have a chat about.)

July, wow! We are in the second half of the year and the time passes by really fast. So, just one more month for me at my present company and then I will start a new job in September.

New Job – New Adventure

As I told you many times before, everything is a journey full of adventures and we just have to decide whether we want to take a risk and do something different even it will be difficult.

I decided to take the risk: I will start this new adventure and I will learn new things too. I am so excited and happy about this opportunity which I get.
What I can tell you is that I will continue to be with German Railway („Deutsche Bahn“) but in a totally different company. After 10 years I will end my work with carsharing partners and I will start working at the train station – thought not any train station.

Well, to be honest I love train station. As a sociologist I am interested in micro cosmoses (also called „cosmoi“) and institutions. A train station is really awesome because it is such an important place in the lives of human beings. It is like a gateway for travellers, workers, and everybody else. It is so freakingly cool that I will have the opportunity to work at one. The second coolest part of it is, that it is BERLIN CENTRAL STATION!
Really, I am totally overwhelmed by my positive feelings for this new position. There isn’t even one day I don’t think about it. I can’t find any better and more positive word to describe this feeling. 🙂

Gardening

Oh boi! What have I done?! In January I had a simple plan for the back garden and the front garden as well.

The front garden should be simple, just a few plants like bushes and groundcovers. Well, I would say that I did it in a different way. 😀 I have two bushes, one mallow, some houseleeks, and planty of groundcovers. But there are three tiny problems.

First, there is a lot of weed and it takes a really long time to clean the front garden. Second, there isn’t any little fence to the street side, just a curb. Because the patch is like a little slope I think of building a little fence. At the moment, I‘m not so sure which type of fence it will be because I don’t want a huge fence because it wouldn’t work with this small patch. Third and last, I will have to recreate the patch a little bit because I have to find a places for each of my two new hydrangeas.

The back garden… well, I love hydrangeas. They are beautiful flowers and the blossoms are so amazing. At the moment, there are 10 of them in a row. They are all growing and the colours are fantastic.
I also have a second flower patch with a lot of different flowers like snapdragons, coneflowers, carnations and more groundcovers. Even some houseleeks have found their place in there. 🙂

Gardening is a huge part in my life and I love being outside and dig in the soil, do some planting or potting.
We potted some chilis and tomatoes, and they are growing really great. I can’t wait to harvest the first fruits. 🙂

Social Media – Do I Miss it?

Actually no. I like this freedom away from Instagram and Facebook. I don‘t miss the stress to think about the perfect pic with the perfect text and then hope that I would get new followers and enough likes.

I like using the time for more real things like my journaling, gardening, a long walk with my pug girl, or just enjoying a good book. The pressure of creating something new and inspiring, and doing it all the time is just a bubble which isn’t the most important part in one‘s life – at least in my opinion. What’s important is to be healthy, living and enjoying life with real friends and family, being outside and exploring the world, and even sometimes it is just listening to the sound of rain. 🙂

A few years ago I would have loved to have a bigger present on Instagram. I thought about my posts every day and was looking for likes and new followers. But it seems with age I step one mile further away from Instagram and concentrate on the real life. I love blogging but even there I won’t set me under any pressure. So, my blogging is rare at the moment, nevertheless I would like to give you content and share my life with you when it happens and not because I have to write some silly content just because you expect to some. When I enjoy my writing, you can enjoy the reading. 🙂 That is really important to me.

Harry Potter Junk Journal

My husband bought a Harry Potter Junk Journal for my birthday. It is awesome. I will write about it in more detail but just for you. For you as a sneak: It was handmade and the woman who made it put so much into it. That it is amazing.

Convenience Store Woman

My husband and I had a long discussion about my taste of books. I love a great thriller or murder mystery. So we discussed if my reading is too picky and I could broaden my mind. Therefore, he ordered some books for me.

The first one is „Convenience Store Woman“ written by Sayaka Murata. It is all about Keiko and her life. She is a really special woman in her 30s because she never had a boyfriend and she has been working in a convenience store for over 18 years. Her family and friends wonder why she didn’t get married and why she didn’t look for a better job. Keiko knows quite well what makes her happy.

The novel is contemporary Japanese literature. The fun fact is that normally I wouldn’t read it but this book was great. It was funny, lovely and I had these pictures in my head because I often visited such a Kombini (convenience store) in Japan.
If you would like to read something different, this book is great. 🙂

So my Lovelies this was my quick and easy post 😉 I wish you all a lovely Sunday and a fresh start in the new week.

Wisdom of the day: Don’t be afraid of adventures because you can always grow and learn from them.

Love to you all,
Chrissi
The Evil Journalista

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