My moto is: “You only have one life. Don’t waste it by doing things you don’t like.”
Actually this is one of my mottos, but for my upside down chapter this one will do just fine. And this is what I am trying to show with my hand stand photos in the end of each chapter.
“You are crazy.”
I hear this almost every day, either from my friends, my boyfriend, my parents or sometimes even at work. (I don’t even count those who talk behind my back.) I wouldn’t put it exactly this way, but I know I am a little bit unconventional. Unlike most of the people I know, I am usually very straightforward and say whatever is on my mind. Which I know can hurt sometimes. Or I can shock people with crazy ideas from time to time.
But hey, that’s me!
I don’t want to waste my time with people who don’t share at least 2 interests with me. Life is short! I don’t like people who are always late, so I stopped hanging around with those who don’t respect and appreciate my time. Again, life is too short! I don’t have children and this can be quite a test for a lot of friendships. If you don’t share the experience of changing diapers and sleepless nights and if the other person can’t stop talking about it then again, what is the point?
For that reason I have so much more “me time” when I can do whatever I want.
And admit it or not, this can be frustrating for a lot of people who come from work (if they are lucky enough to have a job) to continue the struggle with a child who doesn’t want to do his homework, a husband who left his socks on the couch again and parents who are coming over for weekend to check how lousy housewife you turned out to be.
At last but not the least, I have a job I enjoy very much.
And I have always managed to take care of myself financially. I was never supported by my parents after I finished high school and everything I have earned has been done with my own brains and diligence. I can say that I am financially independent and I am lucky enough to be able to enjoy my life as much as I can. Which, again, can be disturbing for a lot of people. For example, I lost a “good friend” just because she saw a very stylish Versace coffee cup in my house. (Which was by the way a gift, but she didn’t know that).
Now most of you probably think I am some spoiled rich bitch with an ego in the size of Mount Everest.
Well, if that was true, this blog would be about 5+ star hotels, business class or private jets, Michelin stars and selfies with the newest collections from Luis Vuitton or Chanel. And you definitely wouldn’t read about how to collect coupons when shopping for clothes or flight tickets.
All I am trying to say is I live and let live.
Which is why I make a handstand and an upside down photo in every fantastic place I visit. To release an inner child from time to time.
And to tell all the gossipers: