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Oh, spring – What I am looking for

„What is this weird thing that all the bloggers have with holding flowers in their hands?“ I asked myself before taking these pictures. This morning I was out with my mum for breakfast, we came across this cute shop and I treated myself to some beautiful spring-ish flowers. No second thoughts behind this. I did not plan to use them for pictures. Well, we see how that worked out.
In a weird way I am always super inspired by other bloggers posts about their goals, like for example Alena. After reading about what she gets excited for in spring, I got inspired to share my goals too. What about your goals? Don’t be shy and share them below this post.  So what is it about the season that comes after winter? I do love winter and I can’t get enough of it when everything is covered in snow. Still, there is something so magical about spring. It is accompanied by the same magic that comes with new beginnings in general.

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It couldn’t be more of a coincidence that my university time is coming to an end at the beginning of spring. This screams for a blogpost about thoughts I have on the upcoming months.

My spiritual goals

More positive vibes

With every day that passes by, I am getting more and more a “positive vibes” kind of a person. I can’t stand it when I am surrounded by negative energy. This spring I want to nix the negative energy out of my aura even more.  I will distance myself from people who are no longer on the same page as I am and I will be spreading more and more positive vibes myself. Living in and spreading an aura of positivity is going to help me with my stress levels. Long story short: I will be giving it my all to spread positive vibes everywhere I go.

Be at peace

Wow, is it getting a little bit too spiritual over here? Naaaah, I don’t think so. Being at peace can have a different meaning for everybody. For me it stands for: being at peace with myself and the path that is my life. As cheesy as it sound, (almost) everything is going to happen as it should be. Sometimes, in the hectic periods of life, I tend to forget that. Then I get anxious. I get stressed and I might even freak out. Being at peace with my path is making life so much more peaceful… even when everything around me is going crazy. Being at peace with my path goes hand in hand with being at peace with me and myself. My goal for spring is to calm down and start trusting the journey again. It will all work out.

My goals for my future path

Find out what my first steps after university will be

This undertaking has had its place on my agenda for a quite some time now. Last year already, I started to think about my life after uni, the thought of it excites me. However, I didn’t want to rush things and make huge plans before knowing for sure that I pass my last exam and my bachelor thesis. I am still waiting for my bachelor thesis but I have a good feeling. My goal for this spring is to come up with concrete plans – actions plans – for my future path. This will be though because my thoughts and wishes for the future are all over the place. If I don’t want to end up where I don’t want to be I have to take this seriously and start making concrete choices. At the same time, I have to focus on not only finding a path that makes me – the human being with feelings and emotions – happy but find the path that makes the GirlBoss in me happy.
What is the human being with feelings and emotions looking for? What is my inner GirlBoss looking for? I’ll make another special blogpost about that.

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My goals for my health & fitness

Listen to my body – just like Sarah

Currently I am in this mood again, where I don’t feel like working out …. like at all. I feel tired and like I need a break from heavy HIIT workouts (which I normally adore!). The thing is, I cannot allow myself to only workout out when “I feel like it” because then my inner lazy girl would always win in the end. So my goal for this spring is to let go of the idea that my workouts always have to be super intense and sweaty. Yoga can be intense too but in a way more gentle way. And I would still beat my inner lazy girl. Listening to my body and doing what feels good has to be one of my priorities this spring. Working out but only what my body actually feels like doing.

Re-focus on nutrition again

Through watching every single one of Sarah’s videos (she is my own personal fitness and life inspo) I have learned that it is so important to eat the foods that your body needs to thrive. Of course, that also means listening to your body and allowing yourself some treats. In my case it goes way beyond this. My goal for this spring is to invest more time in cooking fresh meals and putting more thought into my nutrition again. I want my body to have all the nutrients that it needs. The past weeks I have let my good eating patterns slip a little too much.

My goals for my blog

Not beating myself up

Actually, I thought it would be easier to post regularly. Well, it isn’t … especially if you are having a full time job with different shifts. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to complain. Not at all.  My goal for this spring is to accept the fact that my daily routine is not a routine at all and that I struggle with creating good content on a regular basis. It is ok and I am not going to beat myself up about it. As always I will do my best and create content whenever I have to opportunity to. Like today.

Okay people, this is it. I have written another blogpost and I hope your enjoy and treasure it as they don’t come regularly.

 

 

Contributing writer for LifeByHer

Secret project REVEALED !!!!

Long story short. The LifeByHer team was looking for contributing writers in different categories for their new media site … and I gave it a shot and applied for it. As you already know, I rather try something and fail, instead of having to regret not trying for the rest of my life. And now here we are. Can you believe it? I was chosen to be one of their new contributing writers! You will find my posts in the category ‘recipes’. Yeah, I know. Who would have ever thought that I’d become a part of such an amazing project ?! And more importantly of such an amazing community. LifeByHer girls, if you are reading this, leave me a comment down below.

What is LifeByHer.co?

LifebyHer is two things:

  • a digital magazine sent to you every month. There you’ll find inspiration for everything a GirlBoss needs inspiration for … including fashion, fitness & health, hair care & styles, interior … and a little bit of everything. Just have a look here.
  • a brand new media site that you will be obsessed of! It is a source of inspiration that you have been dreaming off. That is where you’ll find my posts as well once it is up and running.

… and even more. It is a community, a friendship and a lifestyle.

Ashley Brooke LifeByHer Boss

The main mastermind behind all of this is Ashley. Just have a look at her YouTube Channel and her Instagram and you’ll fall in love with her immediately. With more than 83 000 followers on Instagram and more than 287 000 followers on YouTube she inspires a lot of people around the world. Together with the LifeByHer Team,  she creates all the content for LifeByHer and her YouTube Videos. The real BossBabe she is, Ashley also runs the blog stylelogix.com. What an inspiration!

I have the honour to call myself a member of the LifeByHer team since December 2017, when I got the confirmation that I was chosen out of many other applicants (still feels sooooo unreal to say this!).

Now that the secret is finally out, did you see it coming? What did you think my secret was? Let me know in the comments below.

That is exactly what I have been talking about in past blogposts (here, here and here), when I was talking about going after your dreams and rather trying things out, instead of always holding back and wondering ‘what if’. What if you fail? Yep, that is a possibility. But what if you succeed, darling? What if all of your plans and dreams become your reality? The possibility to have all of this come true is so damn worth the try!Dream big who said you can't have it all quote GirlBossHeaven

I am so proud of myself to give all of this a shot and I still can’t believe that it actually worked out. YAY! I’d love to see you check out LifeByHer.co once the site is up and running! I’ll keep you updated and let your know when it goes live!

Lots of Love,
from a really happy Franziska

 

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2018 – Let’s do this

Recently I uploaded my monthly recap of December. Two days later, I am already working on a new blogpost. Who am I?
Let’s talk about goals for 2018. There are different types of goals. All of them can be roughly characterized as tangible or intangible. Which ones to go for is of course totally up to you. Personally, I always try to go with the intangible ones. Things that make my soul happy in the long term and not only for a few days. I don’t want to lie to you by saying that I do not have tangible things I look forward to (hello new phone) but those are not things I put on my ‘Goals for 2018’ list. They are not something I strive and breathe for. They do not make me a better person. Even more important is that they do not define me as a person. But those intangible ones do.

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What are those intangible ones I am talking about? Here are a few of my goals for 2018. By goals I actually mean plans … a goal without a plan is getting you nowhere.

  • Listen to my body. Treating and feeding it the way it needs to be treated and fed. I used to believe that I just have to live with the way my body looks or reacts to certain things. Yes, most of the time, I have to accept that. Yes, I’m fine with that. Yes, I learned to love and accept my body … But there are still a few things that I can influence to make me feel more confident with my body. Currently I am still researching a lot about this topic. What are your health hacks for 2018?
  • Less overthinking and stressing. I could literally write a whole book about that topic. Every day I tell myself to relax and not let everything get to me. I fail. Pretty much 90% of the time. Often I let small, unimportant situations make me upset. I don’t like me that way. So I’ll work on this issue. Step by step. This going to be a challenge. I remember that someone wrote about me in our high school yearbook that one day I’ll die of my ‘self-made’ stress. Hahah. Do see the challenge behind this now?
  • Be even more confident. Last year, there were encounters with people, who totally got the wrong impression of me because somehow I still was not confident enough to be myself. Which is somehow also funny at the same time because I am actually really confident. Just not around certain people.
  • Just let it be and stop chasing people. Another one of my specialities I talked about in this blogpost once. I used to believe that it is normal to run after people to make them see how much they actually like me. Yep. That’s what I used to believe. Embarrassing right?

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My list of plans for 2018 should not get to long, especially because those plans mentioned above are big ones. They cannot be realised within a few days. I am curious now: tell me about your plans for 2018! Do you have similar ones? Are you going more for the intangible or tangible ones?

 

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Secret project? + Why dreams don’t work unless you do!

Mal wieder bin ich etwas am ausprobieren und überlege meine Posts wieder in Englisch zu schreiben. Das hängt auch etwas mit dem neuen Projekt zusammen, von dem ich hier (hoffentlich) bald berichten kann. Fingers crossed

A few days ago, I made an Insta Story (in German) about how excited I am to be a part of this (still so) secret project. (click here to get to my account). Once I am allowed to reveal the big project, you will totally be able to draw the connection to the blogpost I am about to write. I am so excited to share this with you and I hope you find it as exciting as I do!
Even though you don’t know much about this project right now, I believe that this post will be helpful for everybody who wants to rock 2018! … (and not get stuck in 2017. Lest hier, warum ich noch manchmal im Jahr 2016 feststecke)

In today’s blogpost I will be talking about how you always have to keep working for your dreams so you can make them a reality rather sooner than later.


I know, I know, I know. Dreams don’t work unless you do is one of these quotes that you read basically everywhere. Everyone is using it. Maybe you have read it so often that you have already gotten sick of it. Personally, I have found myself in the situation of not being able to make at least one of my dreams become a reality for the longest time. I worked really hard for those dreams. But nah. My life, faith or wathever was just working against it. I felt defeated, discouraged and actually really sad. Everyone seemed to be making one dream after another become a reality. And then there was me. You know that feeling, when you start feeling like a failure? That is how I felt. Those quotes are lies! They are not true! …. that is what I thought.

Now look at me. I am one of those people telling you about how those quotes are actually true asf. The moment I became the confirmation for this secret project everything started to make sense. All the dreams that didn’t come true before, now I know why!

Attention: quotes.

Quotes about dreams

I totally get it. Understanding why certain dreams don’t happen in reality is hard – especially if you have put your heart and soul into it. We don’t understand it, because in that moment we tend to only see what didn’t happen. We only see one small puzzle piece of the big puzzle that is called our life. If we were able to widen our gaze and see the bigger picture, we wouldn’t dwell on that one puzzle piece not fitting into our puzzle. We wouldn’t mind that one dream not coming true. That doesn’t mean that your dreams weren’t big enough, that you didn’t work hard enough or that it just was a really unrealistic dream. No! It simple means that this wouldn’t have led you to where you are supposed to be going in life. This dream was just leading you nowhere.
I have to admit: I hate when people tell me that. Especially when I am still kind of licking my wounds and being sad about saying goodbye to a heartfelt dream. But damn, it is so f* true

Long story short: No matter how often you fail. No matter how discourage you feel. Keep on working for your dreams. If one dream fails, take on the next dream of yours. Develop new dreams. Just because one dream didn’t become a reality doesn’t mean the others won’t as well. But if you stop working for your dreams because of one failure, you will totally regret it later on in your life.

Look at me: if I would’ve given up after my failed dreams, I wouldn’t be talking to you about this secret project.

Always keep in mind:

Dreams actually don’t work unless you do.
Maybe it is the wrong dream you’re working on right now. You just don’t know it yet.  That is ok. Life will tell you at some point and redirect you.
You probably won’t understand it right away and hate the fact that your dream will never become a reality.
Try to see it as a way of life giving you a better direction and a new perspective.
And most importantly: don’t give up working for your other dreams or new dreams. Because: dreams don’t work unless you do! At some point they will become a reality.