Usually, March is all time my favorite month – because it’s my birthday month, of course. But this year it was all things amazing and yet overshadowed by a major change in my life. One of my highlights certainly was my birthday trip to Edinburgh, which you’ve all seemed to love as well. Currently, it’s finally warm and sunny out, I just signed the lease for my very first own flat and am planning an amazing trip for summer. So let’s chat all things life update – from moving, to travel plans, and my current spring favorites.
At the moment, I am in the midst of planning a super exciting trip for the summer months. Together with my lovely friend Vivi from Vanillaholica I decided to take a fun road trip through Austria in the summer. You guys know how much I love all things travel. But why go far when your own country can be stunning too? I’ll, of course, update you on this project once we’re further along in our planning but for now, I think, it’s enough to say that I’m absolutely looking forward to summer!
HUGE NEWS – I’M MOVING
On to the biggest and most interesting part of this life update: I’m moving. Yup, you heard it right. I’m currently moving into a new flat. At the moment it’s all super exhausting but I’m sure it will be worth it in the end. For the first time ever, I’ll be living completely on my own and I’d be lying if I wouldn’t admit to being a bit afraid of it all. However, there’s the prospect of designing my own flat and decorating all the way I want so that’s super cool.
On that note, it might be that the focus of Miss Getaway will be shifting more towards lifestyle and interior topics, rather than travel, for the next couple of weeks. Hope you’re okay with that. Because quite frankly, moving is expensive and I certainly won’t be able to afford jetting off to a tropical destination anytime soon. Haha. Not even kidding tho. I’m poor!
Have I already mentioned that spring and autumn are my favorite seasons when it comes to fashion? Just gotta love dressing in layers and finally bringing out some color again. Currently, I’m head over heels in love with my new Daniel Wellington Classic Petite*. It’s a utterly gorgeous little watch and I’ve been wearing it non-stop for the past few weeks. Also, I’m absolutely loving all things white and blue right now, just like this fun ruffled blouse from Mango or this super cool jeans jacket.
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READING CHALLENGE UPDATE: 16/50
“Men explain things to me” is a short collection of essays dealing with feminism. It starts off with the essay giving its name to the entire booklet, however, what follows is basically a crash-course why feminism is so important, even today. Some of the points she raised in her essays were so on point, I couldn’t help but nod all the way. Definitely an educational must-read for everyone – be it feminist or not.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (re-read)
I had already read Fahrenheit 451 a couple of years back but we discussed it in a course at university so I decided to give it a quick re-read. And I must say, I enjoyed it much more the second time round. Once you start looking at the relevancy of the topic regarding todays situation you’ll find passages that are almost frightening relatable and true. It’s a quick and fun read too. Definitely one of these books that you just HAVE to read.
I downloaded this poetry collection because I found it for free on Amazon (kindle edition) and decided to give it a go. While I really enjoyed browsing through it, and even marked a few poems, it wasn’t as good as Milk&Honey for example, to me. If you fancy poetry you might want to download it either way and have a browse through it. The poems mostly deal with sexuality, love and longing.
This was my second read by Roxane Gay and I must say, I enjoyed this much more than Bad Feminist. The essays were fun to read, relatable and twisted in their own ways. It made you think about your perception of relationships and how you’d cope in the described situations. If you’re interested in stories that explore sexuality, (toxic) relationships, race and the female psyche, this might be your thing.
I think ever since I finished this novel, I’ve been thinking about it at least once a day. I’ve rarely read a book that left such a huge impact on me. This story was devastating, twisted, heartbreaking and absolutely nerve wrecking in the most amazing way ever. I loved the writing style, I loved how intricate and poetic the story was. And above all, I love how it influenced me and how it managed to surprise and break my heart all over again.
What have you been up to in March? Anything you want to share or talk about in the comments below? Let’s chat!