DAY 365 | 2018, thank you. For the love, the laughs, the memories. But also the hurt, the tears & the tough love. Because of the last 365 days, I am wiser, stronger & a little braver. I’m rooting for us all. 😜 Here’s to 365 new beginnings. 365 days & nights. 365 tried to make it right. 😄♥️ l wish all of you muchos love & all the happiness you can only cope with for 2019.
Oh, how much I miss this 10 minutes drive to this spot. 😐🥰 It’s a funny feeling to miss a place, yet to be so certain that it was the right decision to leave. I guess some day it will all make sense. For now I’m laughing off the confusion, smiling through the tears & keep reminding myself that #everythinghappensforareason 🍀 • • • • #moodnation #neverstopexploring #folkgood #wanderlust #earthpix #coronetpeak #visualsofearth #homesick #earthfocus #earthoutdoors #stayandwander #bucketlist #weroamabroad #uniladadventure #mountaingirls #adventuregirl #tentree #braveheart #beautifuldestinations #queenstown #feelthealps #allaboutadventures #sheadventures #newbeginnings #nz #neuseeland #WHPscale
I am blond. I am privileged. I got paid to travel. I am an Influencer. ✋🏼 The past view days have been all about ‘that scam scandal’ 🤦🏼♀️ I’m pretty sure everyone has an opinion about it & of course so do I, but to make this very short: for me, personally, the last view months on Instagram haven’t been fun. My feed got flooded with bikini babes in fancy resorts with 100k followers & more. Unconsciously I was wondering who this girls are & what they do to get there, what is the cause of their over edited photos, & agin, who are these girls, I never heard of them. They just seemed to pop out of a sun bed & straight catapulted to the Maldives, or Thailand posing with their açaí bowls. Very questionable, but I just sort of ignored them & continued with my less fortunate life lol. Until this weekend, where it all just came to an end & people felt awaken by reality. Well hopefully. I don’t wanna go into this too deep, & actually it had something really good about it: I one more time realized, what I want to ‘influence’ people with & that is definitely standing up for those who’s voices can’t be hurt, for organizations that need more awareness, our Mother Nature, a meaningful cause. I wanna learn new skills, explore the ocean which I am more than mesmerized with lately, especially free diving. Oh, there is so much more to do, so much more to be. 🌼 #bemore 🥰 #fightforthebight
As there are no real mountains to climb here, the stairs will do for now. 💁🏼♀️ I’m still adapting to this new thang in Aussie, & to be honest, today was the very first time that I’m looking quite confident & optimistic into the future. Unknowingly I’ve learned quite a few life skills in New Zealand that are coming in handy now, for example I’m not a complete panty pooper anymore when it comes to being social & meeting new people. Many can’t imagine it but I always felt super awkward & uncomfortable meeting new people, even if I seem outgoing & extroverted. Sometimes, before events or even interviews, I couldn’t sleep the night before, as I was so worried people will think I’m weird & that I’m not fitting in. Nowadays I’m just giving it a go, in the end there’s nothing to loose, a lot to gain & even more to learn. 🙃🙂
From mountains to the sea. 🐚
#memories 🎈 they can either make you smile or literally break you down in tears. Usually I’m more your kinda smile gurl, but today I was very close to loose my mind & just wanted to cry. Applying for a visa in Australia is probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever done & I mean it. Any help or tips are highly appreciated my friends. 😉
#NewZealand 🥰 Like any great love, it is easy to fall in love & difficult to get over. In the past 3 years this country gave me more than I ever thought that is even possible. I find myself thinking of all the great adventures I was lucky enough to be a part of, all the food I’ve ate for the very first time & all the times I was cracking up laughing because I’ve made the best & funniest friends one could ask for. In this beautiful country I’ve found my true passion, fell in love even more with my better half & somehow along the track, got published in magazines & got paid to travel. If someone would have told me that when I lived in Austria that this would ever happen, I would have doubted if they are sane. I’ve learned that change is hard. Transforming your life requires courage, commitment & effort. It’s tempting to stay camped in the zone of That’s-Just-How-It-Is. But to get to the really good stuff in life, you have to be willing to become an explorer of yourself. 😊✌🏼💛
Time to reveal the big secret: it’s been now over 1 week since I’ve got on the plane to leave #Queenstown & New Zealand - for good. 🥺💔 I am at a stage in my life where I feel the need to go away (again). I got caught up in my small world & my comfort zone too much. There is a storm of emotions raging in my mind, the past 3 years have been just unreal & made walking away & chasing my dreams in #Australia really, really hard. My heart is broken to leave my friends behind, especially @katecraigbrown & @sophiepiearcey - you 2 have been the bestest friends I’ve ever had & my main reason to drag this whole thing out. I am still unable to express my myriad emotions in words. For now all I can tell you is that @nugget_creeps & I are happily are trying to settle down in #Adelaide , which is his home town. We are trying to start to do some of this adulting (🤨), try to figure out my visa, buy a house & hopefully take the next few steps in our relationship. Of course I’ll try to put everything into words in my next posts, I hope everyone can understand now why this was so hard for me to reveal & to be brave one more time. 💖 #goodbyequeenstown #herestonewbeginnings
When was the last time you’ve been speechless? I definitely was on this flight with with @helitoursqueenstown - all I was doing is just geeking away of how breathtaking beautiful #MilfordSound from the sky is! 🥰 P.S. the secret I’ve kept away from you will probably leave you speechless. Stay tuned! 💙
How something can be both grounding yet elevating, intoxicating yet soothing, wild yet serene, intensely primal yet patient, and cycling yet predictable within the shifts, and rhythms. Mountains keep us on edge yet wrap us in the sensation of safety all at once. I don’t know of anything sweeter, or more magic inducing than that.
Here's a list of things to remember: Time heals. Mountain winds sound exactly like ocean waves. You are worth everything now. Walls can be destroyed. The sun always rises (& is always beautiful). Children know the answers. Trees can grow through rock. There is music in everything – like rain on city streets or a lover's heartbeat. Logic doesn’t produce magic. Your heart expands when it’s broken. You don’t need to choose mediocrity when fire exists. The strength lies in the exhale. Love is essentially a seed – it begins as delicate and vulnerable, and requires daily nourishment to build strength. You should do it now. Really, you should do it #now .
Far too long I’ve been seduced into walking a path that did not lead me to myself. Far too long I’ve said yes when I actually wanted to say no. Far too long I’ve been holding a secret that was abandoning my soul. Far too dramatic really, but changes are about to come & like J.K. Rowling once wrote: “It does not do to dwell on dreams & forget to live.” 💁🏼♀️
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Sometimes I just need to escape everyday life & seek some peace of mind & make time to be with the people I love the most. Who would have thought that exactly that waited just across the lake? I’ve had the pleasure to stay at Hilton Queenstown for a little spring break, take some time off & just enjoy our beautiful surroundings here in Queenstown. Magical, what a day away can do for your soul. No matter what it is that you’re seeking, whether you need to escape to somewhere far & watch the Northern Lights in an igloo, go off-grid in the dessert or try something out of the ordinary like staying in a tree house in Bali, just do it. With an extra $40 cash back on your next booking with @bookingcom - you’re good to go. Follow the link in my bio & enjoy your next getaway to the fullest. #bookingyeah #bookingloves #ad
‚I’m so happy I could cry‘ is exactly what I was thinking when my besties @katecraigbrown & @sophiepiearcey surprised me with #glamping for my birthday, which was packed with lots of cheese, laughters & lots of girly chit chat. 🧡 Making memories with these 2 is definitely one of my favorite things in life. ✨ #beyondgrateful