Define home


  noun | \ 'hōm \

Home in a sentence:
Home is where your heart is.
As long as we are together, we are home.
Home is a box with memories.
Home is not about four walls, but about happiness and sadness in a dance that you can not forget.
A house with a soul is named home.
Home is made of dreams  and years and hopes.
There's no place like home.

My definition of home: 
For me, home is somewhere up on a hill, in a small village with a road out of pebbles and a blue sky. Home is where forests are caressing my eyes, where my lungs enjoy the fresh air and my heart enjoys every single night to meet the moon. Home is where I dance barefoot through snowflakes that are falling. Home is where everyday I hear a dog barking, a cat asking for my attention, where my parrot is singing and my roosters too. Home for me is a place and not just a person. Is where I drew for my first time in the sand, where I watched the lizards all with my grandpa by my side. Home is where the Sun is shining brighter in Summer, is where the deer are coming to feed themselves. Oh, yeah, home is where I can go in a cart with a horse named Snowdrop. Home is where is so peacefully at night, that you can hear the air planes through the sky. Home is where every day I come from school, my mother is always waiting for me, with the lunch ready. And I tell you, that she doesn't only cook, she makes art and every bite from her home made food, is like a taste of heaven, making your senses to explode. Home is where I laugh and cry and laugh again. Is the place that transformed me, made me stronger and mature. Home is the place that made me the happiest. I always wanted to come here and now I am and I love every second I spend here... Home is where I am myself, is where I can write the most, create poems, make art in every single form. Home inspires me. Home is where love is. The place where my parents will always wait for me... Home is where I can make my dreams come true. Where the most beautiful flowers are growing, where the wind blows slowly, where I can stay in a hammock and read any book that I want. Is where I run and dance and sing and do the silly things that any human being is doing when it's not seen or thinks so. Home is where sleeping is sweeter. Where weekends are brought to life by my father's arriving from his whole week job. Home is this house, build by my grandma especially, a grandma that I never had the pleasure to meet, but I still love her and I think her soul is still between these walls. Home is where I felt a million times and still hoped for the best. Is where I listened to that special boy band that became my dream, whose members became my boys... my sweet boys... Is where time flies and still remains the same. I know every corner of my home, every moment spent, every breath... My home is where I stay and write this post, is where at this very moment I cry like a stupid little girl who is thinking about her future. Home.

How I rebuilt my self confidence in my teenage years

My experience

  I am back, again... Today I want to write about a time in my life that was quite hard, but also beautiful and that's the adolescence. Now that I am older, I can clearly see how things were. I wasn't the ultra popular type of girl or sociable one, I was more like a shy person between introvert and extroverted. I am a talkative person,  but only with close friends and not acquaintances. 
  My teenage years were full of self confidence issues. I thought that I was the problem in all the equation, but the truth is that I wasn't. I am different than the people I am surrounded. I am an open minded, I like to see things in a different light, to give people more chances than they deserve. I faced school bullying. 
   My colleagues used to laugh of me from no reason, to attack me verbally. I am not a violent person and I will never be one, no matter the situation I'll be put in. I like to resolve a problem with calm. They tried to change me from a hard working pupil to someone of their level. They failed. And that's because every time I was attacked (sometimes everyday), I ignored their hate. I embraced the positive aspects, I was optimistic. I am a stronger person than I know and you are too. 
  You just need to find the strength. Don't let yourself to be their prey. You don't need to respond with violence, you only need to be brave. There are cases, that are worse than I lived. It's truth. If you live an experience with bullies you need to tell your parents or to someone who is listening. You don't need to ignore the problem. I just ignored their words. But I've always knew who I was fighting with. Even so, they never ceded. They continued the illogical fight for years. 
  Every time I was going to school it was like "What they planned for today?". There were times when I couldn't respond to their hate. I was too weak. But that experience made me evolve and now I know more about people and their personalities. 
How I rebuilt my self confidence? 
  Day by day when I was coming home, I was wondering what I did wrong? In short time, with my mother's help, I've seen the truth. The problem was not in me. I tried to be the nicest person, but they didn't stop. The issues were shortly known by the school master itself. Nothing changed. They hated me, because they've seen in me the things they couldn't be. I am not complaining and I don't want to sound like a victim, I just want to help you and to explain my situation better. 
  This is what you should do to rebuilt your self confidence: 
Start by loving yourself: I once launched a challenge about self love ( The Self Love Challenge 13) 
Know yourself better: that helps a lot. If you know who you are, than you don't need to believe every word the bullies are saying. 
Don't compare yourself to others: you are an unique piece of art. 
❤ Talk to someone about your problems 
Embrace positive thoughts 
Embrace your insecurities 
Make peace with yourself 
Stop looking for flaws that don't exist 
Learn that you are enough 
Enjoy the time you spend alone: feel good into your skin. 
Don't let words to break your heart: be strong. 
Stop overthinking 
Be optimistic 
Nobody is perfect: that's why life is so beautiful and full of surprises. The salt and pepper of life. 
Face your fears 
Trust your instinct 
Celebrate your little successes  
Remember life is not a competition or a catwalk

  Hope this post will be helpful and if you need help, to talk to someone or to ask a question I am here to listen. Write your comment in the comment section below. Thank you for reading this. Hope you'll find the strength you need!

Say no to overthinking

What it means to overthink? 
Overthinking means that you think too much. Simple definition. I recognise that in some situations I can't stop analysing and thinking about every single possibility over and over again. Overthinking is when you continuously think about something that happened or that could happen. Overthinking is when you take every single circumstance, situation and think about every scenery that could happen.   
Why is overthinking dangerous for your health? 
↬ it brings stress into your life
↬ it makes you to worry
↬ less sleep
↬ overthinking creates doubts about yourself
↬ lack of peace
↬ lack of confidence
↬ lack of efficiency in everyday activities
↬ unhappiness 
↬ you can't concentrate
So these are what overthinking causes. In time, overthinking destroys you piece by piece. Remember that you don't need to control everything, because life is beautiful only if it's unpredictable. 
When you surely know that you overthink? 
↬ you can't stop thinking about something that happened to you or that will happen
↬ you create scenarios for an event based on what you think could happen
↬ instead of being concentrated on the activity you are doing, you tend to analyse past activities
↬ you worry too much about the future
↬ you analyse every social interaction and it's consequences
↬ being unfocused
Say no to overthinking
It's hard, I know. But here are some activities you can do to keep your mind occupied. Overthinking it eats us alive, from inside to outside.  
 walk for a few minutes, take a deep breath and let it go
  run or do some workout
 listen to music and calm down
  focus on something else
 talk to someone, go somewhere with your friends
 ❤ spend time with your pet, go to the park, play with your dog
  art can help too
  like I've said don't stay alone
  cook something
  do some math to keep your brain occupied
  resolve another kind of problem
  make a puzzle
  don't be scared, embrace who you are
  start loving yourself
 ❤ be confident despite everything else
 A piece of advice from someone who sometimes overthink 
I have my moments when I stay in bed at night and every single thought I've ignored during the day, comes back to life. It haunts me and implores me to analyse it. I am a perfectionist and I always have a backup plan. 
When I don't have one, I feel less confident, a little bit scared about what can happen. I don't see it as a problem, because I don't worry too much, I accept the failure if it exists, I embrace who I am and see things in a positive light. 
I am aware that some people are not like me. They worry and they do it a lot, they hate making decisions, they imagine the future in all its possibilities... 
Sweethearts, don't forget that all that matters is the present. The past we carry with us for the rest of our lives, the future is unpredictable no matter what we do, but the present and how we react to it is our chance to evolve.  Don't think too much when you want something, just go for it. Don't complicate your life when you don't have to. Stop transforming little problems in bigger ones. 
You've got this moment, right now, when you can do anything else than overthinking and it will get you closer to what you want from life. Happiness starts when you refuse to take with you today the problems of yesterday. Life starts at the end of your comfort zone. We all make mistakes, but they don't define us. Our mind tends to be a scary place, but you are not forced to travel through the woods alone. Make friends, spend time with them, talk and let it go. 
 Every time you need me, I am here to listen.

100 ideas to be happier

Well, I start to like the number 100. My previous post was about 100 Blog Posts ideas and now I want to talk again about happiness. If you ask me, happiness can have any form. It can be in a simple smile from someone we admire, in the perfume of a flower or in a place like home. Happiness doesn't have a well defined shape. It depends from person to person, from personality to personality.

  1. Search in yourself
  2. Visit a person you love
  3. Smell a flower
  4. Remember the old times
  5. Remember your childhood
  6. Sit and think for a moment; reflect on your life.
  7. Your goals
  8. Your job
  9. Go to a cafe
  10. Read a book
  11. See a movie
  12. Learn something new
  13. Visit an old friend
  14. Tell a story to a child.
  15. Spend some time with kids.
  16. Play with your pet
  17. If you don't have a pet, go and adopt one.
  18. Listen to the deepest sounds  of nature.
  19. I always find my happiness in the forest.
  20. Go for a walk.
  21. Run
  22. Start a new activity; nothing else is more exciting, than a new project.
  23. Take time for your hobby
  24. Remember who you truly are
  25. Go home
  26. Spend time with your family
  27. Eat ice cream
  28. Go to the cinema, theatre or opera
  29. Listen to music
  30. Watch around and see how many things you realised.
  31. Set new goals
  32. Day dream
  33. Enjoy your tea in a Sunday afternoon.
  34. Watch the sunset 
  35. Watch the sunrise
  36. Look at the stars and make a wish
  37. Travel
  38. Discover, explore... into your neighbourhood
  39. Make new friends
  40. Simply live
  41. Breath 
  42. Realise how lucky you are.
  43. Plant a tree
  44. Go with a boat 
  45. Give something
  46. Be less pessimist and more optimist 
  47. Buy something new
  48. Volunteer
  49. Be nice 
  50. Go swimming
  51. Do something you always dreamed 
  52. Sing
  53. Dance like nobody's watching
  54. Workout
  55. Write a poem
  56. Read a poem
  57. Snowball fight
  58. Make a snowman
  59. Catch snowflakes with your tongue
  60. Kiss someone
  61. Be thankful
  62. Declare your admiration to someone
  63. Say I love you
  64. Don't waste time
  65. Take less responsibilities onto your shoulders
  66. Love yourself
  67. Find who you are 
  68. Recreate a scene from your childhood
  69. Motivate someone to follow their dream
  70. Follow your dreams also
  71. Get enough sleep
  72. Meditate
  73. Appreciate the time you spend alone as well as the time you spend with others
  74. Hug the next person you see
  75. I feel happier when I see the Moon
  76. A good meal can make you feel better
  77. Chocolate
  78. Surround yourself with colourful objects
  79. Go camping
  80. Make art
  81. Talk to someone open minded
  82. Swim with dolphins if you can; I would love to...
  83. Help someone
  84. Explore your spirituality
  85. Read an inspirational speech
  86. Paint
  87. Draw
  88. Take every day as a challenge
  89. Don't forget that a new day is a new start
  90. All it matters is the present
  91. Don't worry
  92. Stop overthinking
  93. Good thoughts
  94. Treat yourself better
  95. Get wild
  96. Face your fears
  97. Start a new adventure
  98. End every single thing that makes you sad, angry, unhappy.
  99. Believe in yourself
  100. Just GO and DO whatever you want. Be Happy!

100 Blog posts ideas

  1. How to be more confident
  2. A letter to my idol
  3. A letter to your heart
  4. 5 tips on being more creative
  5. Why you should start to love yourself
  6. Hate vs. Love
  7. Boho Favourites
  8. 10 Things I love about Blogging
  9. Words to keep from saying
  10. Why I choose to go Full - Width with my Blog
  11. Where to find great fonts for your blog
  12. Me and vegetarianism 
  13. Gift Guide
  14. A playlist of  Christmas songs
  15. You are a giver or a receiver?
  16. 5 Pieces of advice
  17. Is orange the new black? 
  18. Testing new products // Beauty
  19. Quotes that you appreciate
  20. Review a book / a movie / a product
  21. Share a day in your life
  22. Favourite apps
  23. How you edit your photos?
  24. Tutorials
  25. DIYs
  26. Talk about your fears
  27. Countries you want to visit
  28. Crazy things you want to try
  29. Share some of your grandma or mother recipes
  30. Photography tips and tricks
  31. A list of Twitter/Instagram/Facebook faves
  32. Makeup tutorial
  33. Your favourite song. Explain why is it your favourite.
  34. A day you can't forget
  35. A person you will always love
  36. Lies. Have you been hurt?
  37. Mistakes. How do you deal with them?
  38. Is different good?
  39. How it's the world as a woman?
  40. Share your talents
  41. Tell us a story
  42. Vlogging VS Blogging
  43. Do you have a pet? If the answer is yes, describe your relationship with it. If the answer is no, than why you don't have one?
  44. Favourite Hot Chocolate Recipe
  45. Dream job
  46. Share some traditions from your country
  47. Instagram Recap
  48. Favourite Memory
  49. Do you have regrets? 
  50. Christmas wish list
  51. Before I die list
  52. Favourite TV Show
  53. Describe in detail a person you admire
  54. Write a letter to someone
  55. Do you believe or not in God?
  56. Your favourite social media 
  57. Outfit of the Day (OOTD)
  58. Nail Design Tutorial
  59. Life hacks you've tried
  60. What's in your bag?
  61. Have you confronted with discrimination? What is your advice?
  62. Favourite book/ movie character
  63. Blog design tutorial step by step
  64. Personal stories
  65. Forever alone?
  66. Favourite pair of shoes... Who can choose?
  67. Celebrity inspired
  68. Favourite shop
  69. Which music festival do you like? 
  70. Love story: how I've met my soulmate...
  71. Is it love what you have imagined?
  72. Goals list
  73. Fitness Routine
  74. Morning Routine
  75. If I could have another name...?
  76. Back in time: choose a period in which you wished you were born.
  77. Habits.
  78. What means happiness to you?
  79. Do you like what you see in the mirror?
  80. Confidence
  81. Self-love
  82. Would you choose a path in life (career) for the money or for your own happiness?
  83. Have you ever thought about running away from home?
  84. Would you travel in time to fix a mistake?
  85. Do you want to change something in your life?
  86. Bloggers you admire
  87. Places you would like to go on a date
  88. What inspires you?
  89. Family traditions
  90. Christmas decorations
  91. A list of things your readers don't know about you
  92. Blog images and where do you find them
  93. What do you like about your current version of yourself?
  94. The perfect weekend
  95. Tell us about your insecurities
  96. Secrets
  97. Moodboards
  98. Do challenges
  99. Write about anything and everything you want
  100. Make a list of blog post ideas