Life Update: New Hair, New Layout, New Me?

Life Update: New Hair, New Layout, New Me?

Bye, bye February! I know, I know. I absolutely neglected the blog this month and you guys have been telling me that you miss me around here for the past couple of days. I’m terribly sorry but I just had to take some time off in order not to completely lose my sh*t. February has been lovely because duh, semester break – but also an utter pain in the ass for me. That’s why I was absent for quite some time on here. Oh, and the new layout (which took me forever to finish), of course.

GOING HOME

I spent most of my February back home at my parents’ to celebrate my semester break. And ah-okay, maybe I was a tad frustrated with all the adult responsibilities and desperately searched a way out. My mom’s place provided the perfect place to do so. No cooking, no laundry, no cleaning. Oh, can we please go back to when life was easy and all I had to worry about was whom to take me on a cinema date? Anyways… I’ve had a fab time at home and enjoyed meeting up with my family and old friends. But now I’m back in Graz, ready to finish this summer semester with full-blown motivation.

NEW HAIR

I’ve been meaning to change my hair for the past couple of weeks but simply never got around to it. While I was home in Carinthia, I spontaneously cut it really short and adore it. It’s so much shorter than I initially wanted it, but turns out that was exactly what I needed. It’s so much easier to handle and takes a lot less time to wash and dry. YAY! There’s still a bit of colour change coming up in the future but that’ll have to wait a bit.

CHANGE AND PERSONAL SPACE

I usually am quite the over-sharer when it comes to the blog. But currently, I’m struggling with problems that I’m just not ready to share on here yet. I know, we all have our good days and our bad days. But I’m not one to act all happy around here when in real life I am struggling. Maybe that’s also why I’ve been feeling so out of touch with blogging lately.

I’ve seen a decline in traffic on here and my social media accounts and couldn’t help but think that you guys aren’t interested in what I’m doing anymore. I don’t want to sound all whiny but when you’re blogging, you’re putting quite a big part of yourself out there and when the feedback dies down it ultimately also influences your sense of self-worth. I guess it’s been more a matter of my own problems and lack of motivation than anything else. If you do have any wishes, though, please let me know and I’ll try to incorporate these things into the blog as well :)

5 Things in February

1. NATURE: I grew up in a small town, surrounded by nothing but nature. During my teenage years I began craving something bigger, though, and totally fell out of love with the beauty of nature. Lately, I’ve realized how calming and lovely a slow walk along the river or mountains can be for the soul. Definitely one of my favourite things in February.

2. A LITTLE LIFE: Usually, I’m a very fast reader but this book, oh boy. I keep slowing myself down so it won’t end because it just is SO unbelievably good! Extremely sad, triggering and heart-breaking but also such a profound work of fiction, I honestly don’t ever want this to end.

3. CLOSET SALE: I’ve been re-organizing my closet and throwing out all the things I’m not wearing anymore. Now I desperately need to go shopping again. YAY! If you want to shop what I’m selling you can check out my Kleiderkreisel account or my Instagram Sale site and message me if you fancy anything.

4. FRIENDS: Catching up with old friends and talking to new ones made me realize how lucky I am to have such amazing people in my life. Thank y’all for being so lovely.

5. HUMMUS: All day, every day! Nothing beats a healthy serving of fresh veggies and hummus. YUMM

COMING IN MARCH

March actually is one of my favourite months of the year. This might relate to the fact that I’m turning 23 on the 9th. I don’t care about birthdays this much, it’s just another day really. But I’d be lying if I’d say I don’t love the cake and attention it brings with it. Then one day after my birthday we’re off for a cheeky ‘lil trip to Edinburgh. And after it will hopefully get all spring-y and sunny around here. Gotta love March!  Other than that I have some really cool projects for the blog in the pipeline so stay tuned for that, it certainly won’t get boring ;)

FEBRUARY CRUSHING

What have you been loving in February? Anything you want to share?

49 Comments

  1. 27th February 2017 / 6:10 pm

    einen Friseurbesuch habe ich auch mehr als nötig … leider ist es derzeit so teuer geworden sich mal eben die Haare schneiden zu lassen. finde deine neue Haarlänge ganz wunderbar liebe Kerstin :)
    so einen Closet Sale würde ich auch gerne mal veranstalten. ich sortiere regelmäßig aus, aber irgendwie schaffe ich es nie mich aufzuraffen die Teile irgendwo online zu stellen – daher eine super Motivation von dir!

    uch bin auf jeden Fall gespannt was du aus Edinburgh berichten wirst :)

    habe einen tollen Start in den März,
    ❤ Tina
    http://liebewasist.com

    • 28th February 2017 / 2:45 pm

      Oh danke liebe Tina. Das freut mich unheimlich :)

    • 28th February 2017 / 2:44 pm

      Thanks a lot Frankie x

  2. 27th February 2017 / 9:10 pm

    Also für mich zählst du zu meinen Lieblingsbloggern und ich freue mich über jeden deiner Posts, Tweets oder Instagrams. Nicht aufgeben. :)

    • 28th February 2017 / 2:44 pm

      Danke dir du süße x

  3. 27th February 2017 / 9:20 pm

    Sometimes taking a step back and having a relax is exactly what you need :)
    Loving the short hair!
    Sounds like you’ll be having an exciting March, I love Edinburgh!

    Starlight & Stitches

    • 28th February 2017 / 2:43 pm

      Thank you so much Rachel. Yes me too, so excited to go back!

    • 28th February 2017 / 2:43 pm

      Thanks a lot Katherine x

  4. 27th February 2017 / 10:04 pm

    Liebe Kerstin,

    was auch immer deine privaten Probleme im Moment sind, ich hoffe dir geht es bald wieder besser. :) Ich war in den Ferien auch daheim und habe Zeit mit Freunden, meiner Familie & meinem Freund verbracht. Es hat einfach so richtig der Seele gut getan (#dramatic) Ich persönlich fand übrigens die letzten Posts sehr schön & alle Beiträge aus der Nähe vom Faaker See haun mich eh immer um weil das einfach einer meiner liebsten Orte überhaupt ist!

    Alles Liebe, Feli http://viewbykandf.blogspot.de/

    • 28th February 2017 / 2:43 pm

      Oh das hört sich grandios an. Ich freu mich, ich mg den Faaker See auch unheimlich gerne. So schön <3

  5. 28th February 2017 / 12:38 am

    Take as much time as you need, you don’t owe anyone anything! I do love this layout though, and your hair looks gorgeous! I hope your aforementioned problems sort out soon. Rough patches are never fun, but they’re also never permanent.

    Amber – amberelb.com

    • 28th February 2017 / 2:42 pm

      Thank you so much babe! So true. Wish you all the best x

    • 28th February 2017 / 2:42 pm

      Yes that can be quite frustrating, can’t it? I’m sure it’ll get better soon tho. Just keep on working towards your goals <3

  6. 28th February 2017 / 10:04 am

    Huhu Kerstin!

    Aber geh, also mich interessiert es immer, was bei dir so los ist. :) Du hattest jetzt einfach sehr viel für die Uni zu tun und wie du ja selbst weißt, manchmal muss man einfach seine Prioritäten anders setzen. Für mich könntest du nie uninteressant sein und ich schaue immer gerne bei dir vorbei :) Und jetzt, wo der Unistress ein bisschen nachlässt, kann es nur besser werden :)

    Trotzdem freut es mich zu lesen, dass du dich daheim gut erholen konntest :) und deine neue Frisur steht dir super :)

    Liebste Grüße
    Lisa
    http://www.mycafeaulait.at

    • 28th February 2017 / 2:40 pm

      Danke für deine lieben Worte Lisa. Ich freu mich über jedes Kompliment zur neuen Frisur, hihi! Und ich denke auch das es viel mit dem Uni Stress zu tun hatte. Aber da gehts jetzt eh wieder aufwärts :)

  7. 28th February 2017 / 2:35 pm

    Das mit dem Bloggen kann ich total verstehen, schließlich investiert man doch eine beachtliche Menge Herzblut da hinein und wenn dann die Zahlen sinken, dann fragt man sich, ob man selbst etwas falsch macht. Ich glaube aber, dass momentan einfach eine Zeit ist, in der die Leute einfach lieber kurzweilige Bilder / Videos konsumieren und Blogs wie deiner, mit klugen Texten darunter leiden. Aber ich bin gleichzeitig auch überzeugt davon, dass es sich lohnt trotzdem weiter zu machen und dass sich schlussendlich guter, ausführlicher Content durchsetzen wird!

    Also Kopf hoch & alles Liebe,
    Linn

    PS.: Ich finde, dass dir dein neuer Haarschnitt großartig steht!

    https://www.linnmaira.com

    • 28th February 2017 / 2:39 pm

      Vielen lieben Dank für dein Feedback Linn. Das freut mich wirklich zu hören :) Ich denke auch, am Ende wird man ja eh reichlich dafür belohnt das zu machen was man liebt :)

  8. 28th February 2017 / 3:37 pm

    Love the new theme! I totally get that we all get into a blogging slump sometimes! It totally worth it to stick it out. Hope everythings okay and happy early birthday!!

    xx, Pia
    http://gymbagsandjetlags.com

  9. 28th February 2017 / 6:41 pm

    My dear its been such a ling time since I last checked in with you blog, because I simply didn’t read a single blog for the past couple of weeks, or months…I needed a break. Just like you there was so much going on, not all negative, that I just had to sort out myself and that kept all the motivation and inspiration away. I feel you with this. I am hoping you will figure things out. I am in this with you and sending you lots of love and positive vibes <3
    xx Ronja
    http://www.sothisiswhat.com

    • 28th February 2017 / 7:18 pm

      Thanks girl. I absolutely agree. Sometimes you just have to step back and re-evaluate your life. Hope everything is well with you x

    • 28th February 2017 / 7:18 pm

      Thank you so much xx

  10. 28th February 2017 / 6:54 pm

    I’ve been looking at this layout for myself, you’ve set it up really nicely! I also just finished A Little Life and omg its heavy but amazing! I’m also loving hummus at the minute, just got back from Lebanon and it was basically all I ate. Glad I discovered your blog!

    Dannielle
    whileimyoung.com
    xx

    • 28th February 2017 / 7:17 pm

      A Little Life is such a fantastic read. I’ve been crying my heart out for weeks on end. SO good! And oh Lebanon, amazing!

  11. 28th February 2017 / 9:05 pm

    Oh ich habe den letzten Monat auch zu Hause bei meiner Familie genossen :) Jetzt heisst es schon bald wieder zurück in die Uni-Realität..! Dein neuer Haarschnitt gefällt mir riiichtig gut – ein perfekter Neustart für den Frühling!
    Liebst, Carmen – http://www.carmitive.com

    • 2nd March 2017 / 5:16 pm

      Oh vielen lieben Dank Carmen, das freut mich zu hören xx

  12. 1st March 2017 / 12:53 pm

    Meine Liebe,
    ich liebe deine neue Frisur und manchmal ist eine äußerliche Veränderung auch nötig und wirft eine innerliche an… Ich habe Ende des Monats endlich einen Termin und ich glaube auch bei mir ist es Zeit für eine Veränderung…. Ich mag dich und deinen Blog und ich denke dass du bald wieder neue Motivation finden wirst <3
    Liebst Kathi
    http://www.meetthehappygirl.com

    • 2nd March 2017 / 5:14 pm

      Oh vielen lieben Dank für dein super liebes Kommentar Kathi x

    • 2nd March 2017 / 5:13 pm

      Thank you so much Layla x

    • 2nd March 2017 / 5:12 pm

      So relieving, isn’t it?

  13. 2nd March 2017 / 8:46 pm

    Your blog layout is absolutely gorgeous. And taking time for yourself away from your blog is always okay; it’s more important for you to look after your mental health :) Lovely post by the way x

    mia // https://okaaythen.com

    • 3rd March 2017 / 9:27 am

      Thank you so much Mia. I really appreciate your kind words. x

  14. 4th March 2017 / 6:03 pm

    Die kürzeren Haare stehen dir so gut – bin echt begeistert! Jetzt wo der Frühling beginnt, werde ich mich wohl auch wieder mal zu der Friseurin meines Vertrauens begeben und ihr ein wenig freie Hand lassen – danach fühlt man sich immer super :-D

    Liebe Grüße, Eva
    http://www.thesophisticatedsisters.com

    • 4th March 2017 / 9:39 pm

      Ja da hast du absolut Recht. Im Frühling/Sommer sind kurze Haare sowieso viel praktischer :)

    • 24th March 2017 / 11:48 am

      Oh vielen lieben Dank Alina. Das freut mich zu hören x

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