What’s new? My January in Review

What’s new? My January in Review

Guess who’s back. Back again. Kerstin’s back, tell a friend! And I’m back with a BANG. Namely, a January life update to fill you in on everything that has been happening around here last month. January went by in a blink of an eye and yet it feels like the month has been dragging on for ages. I received so many messages on why I’ve been so distanced and unattached lately and the answer is…

I’ve moved house (again)

As you might recall, I moved into my first own apartment at the beginning of 2017. However, I already moved out of that home and into a new one this month. To be precise: at the 31st of January I closed the doors and said goodbye to the thing that has been dragging me down for months. Truth is, I’ve never felt at home, nor happy in my old flat. It has been an emergency pick as I separated from my boyfriend back then and needed someplace to stay as soon as possible. I never intended to stay. I never wanted to be there in the first place. I tried to sass it up and tell myself all is well because moving is so very exhausting/expensive and I’d rather not have moved again not even a year later.

NO SUFFERING. A phrase I’ve been trying to incorporate into my day-to-day life ever since I’ve heard it a couple of months back. It means that either you embrace what you have, or you change it. No suffering accepted. So I changed something. I found me a new place and moved out into my dream flat. A beautiful new flat with a view over the entire city and a ginormous balcony. Cannot wait for summer! (More on that in an upcoming interior post, yay!)

What has been going on in January?

* I’ve gotten three new tattoos (read all about them here)

* Travelled to: Vienna with J. Hornig to visit the Vienna Coffee Festival and learn more about that favourite beverage of mine

* Gotten back into a gym routine. I’m now training at the John Harris* in Graz and absolutely adore it. The sauna after my workout has turned sports into not only something I have to do to get in shape but also made me look forward to it every other day.

» WATCHED: Season 2 of “The Crown“, Season 1 of “La Casa del Papel“, Season 2 of “Riverdale

» LISTENED TO: Mostly my own “new year” playlist, which you can find HERE

» READ:How to stop time” by Matt Haig

» BOUGHT: Mostly furniture and stuff for the new flat. Additionally, I finally got my hands on a Bialetti coffee maker and have been adoring it ever since. Nothing compares to the smell of freshly brewed coffee in the morning.

Anyways, as you can probably tell, my January hasn’t been that exciting and thus never got much attention on either my social media channels nor my blog. But that’s life, isn’t it? Some months simply are more exciting than others. And January always drags along a bit, doesn’t it? Cannot wait for the evenings to get brighter again and spring to finally come around.



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  1. 3rd February 2018 / 10:42 pm

    Beautiful photos! And omg, I love the whole “no suffering” part you mentioned. Reading that felt liberating, I think that’s what I’m gonna live by from now on! It’s so true and applicable; embrace what you have or change it. Great post, have a good February!

    Joanne | With Risa: A Lifestyle Blog

    • 4th February 2018 / 8:06 pm

      Thank you so so much. I think it’s what kept me safe during those long past weeks. You should definitely incorporate that into your life. x

  2. 4th February 2018 / 10:20 am

    Hallo Kerstin,
    da hat sich viel getan, freut mich für dich!
    Wohnung mit Palmengarten? Bist an die Côte d’Azur übersiedelt? :)
    Diese klassischen Bialetti Kaffee”maschinen” sind grandios, gell. Wir haben noch originale, die schon Jahrzehnte alt sind und noch immer funktionieren. So Kaffee zu machen finde ich ein schönes Erlebnis.
    Ciao Markus

    • 4th February 2018 / 8:05 pm

      Ui ja das wäre natürlich noch besser. Aber nein, “leider” normale Wohnung in Graz ;)

  3. 5th February 2018 / 10:00 am

    Balconies sure are the best once the weather gets better! My apartment in Vienna was horrible, it was old, falling apart and the heating wasn’t working. BUT it was on the upper floor of a building and had a HUGE balcony that went around the whole apartment – it made the bad things good once Spring came around! Luckily we had a very mild Winter that year xD

    I hope you have a ton of fun in your new apartment and make good memories there <3

    LG, Rosie //Curvy Life stories

    • 12th February 2018 / 9:23 pm

      Balconies are so underappreciated I think. Cannot wait to spend my summer out there x

    • 12th February 2018 / 9:23 pm

      thanks sarah xx

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