TO DO OR NOT TO DO || Travelling & Planning

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There is this blog… that inspired me to start thinking…

Usually I am the one who just ‘goes for it’ without much planning. And here I am – for the very first time I am in one place, doing one thing AND reaching for ONE main goal.

Not a big secret anymore that me and my boyfriend somehow got very attached to the idea to leave our country. First thoughts were rising around half year ago when we already were abroad. Later on this idea lived through many different stages, different purposes and goals, but after all we’ve finally decided on one destination and one goal. But more about that – some other time.

This time about… planning!

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LOOK, THAT’S HOW NOTHING LOOKS LIKE || Minimalism & Inspiration

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Some two weeks ago I started to seriously think about minimalism as an option to live the life. For me all the old stuff is important, since I just love to look at those things and have some great flashbacks. It’s always wonderful to keep in mind all the good things and I couldn’t just get rid of it … – I don’t want to! But minimalism is somehow interesting for me.

So – how I got to this point where I started to doubt necessity of most of my things?

Good old videos… TEDtalks, some blogs (for example, @TheMinimalists). People inspire me, their happiness about new habits, their willingness to change, to learn. It all amazes me, so it’s time to share some bit of it.

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OVERWHELMING NOTE THING || Minimalism & Organizing

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I have bad tendency to write down everything everywhere. Whatever pops into my mind – blog article, something I have to buy or some work thing, idea for design, idea for gift, for tomorrows clothing or literally ANYTHING else – I write it on whatever is in my way. It can be note on the screen, note in my phone, paper, old leaflet, e-mail schedule, task list, even new Chrome tab (and my boyfriend is always wondering – why I have so many of them open…). It’s just a matter of time (I have a short memory, you know…).

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WHAT THIS TRYOUT TAUGHT ME || Painting

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Around week ago I started to ‘paint’ (read as – imitate easiest painting videos), so here I’ll continue to share my first baby steps in this.

I am the worst at color mixing. I started to mix yellow and blue when realized that it wont make blue lighter, but will definitely make something green… That’s just to say how blindfolded I am in all of this. Secondly – I am rarely thinking before doing, so basically I always try and then start to draw conclusions about what happened.

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NEW HOBBY – COMING UP! || Painting

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I can proudly  call this the first time when I actually paint something.

Few weeks ago I made painted gift for my boyfriend, but it was more about trying to write with paint than actual painting, so this was a big deal for me.

Last time when I did such thing was back in secondary school. Or even primary? Could be. But since I’m working in art studio, I’ve been looking forward to ‘re-start’ this knowledge [although I never had one…]. I am the one who can definitely say that art is not really my thing, but I am wannabe good enough.

So I just went for it. Bought some canvas, color and brush, looked up for some video and let it happen :)

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AFTER ALL – TITLE ALWAYS IS THE HARDEST PART

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For 4 years I’ve been writing this blog all for my own entertainment, as diary about my adventures, as notebook about things I want to remember and share with my closest ones [aka the ones who are following my Facebook feed…].

Now it’s time for some changes and since today, 22nd of February, 2015, I have decided to move on and spread the world with more than my same old stories.

Very recently I decided to compete with me, myself and I, and start to learn new things. For now, the main one of them would be Graphic Design. I’ve started with Photoshop basics and it’s been going on pretty well and insanely interesting for myself. I am willing to share my ideas, impressions, struggles and goals! :) As well as look for new challanges, try new first steps in the world of unknown, which for me would be all the creative stuff that’s related to computer [part where 2011th Me is devastated about how deeply lost  in technology world I am…], but not only.

Once in a while my very interesting lifetime adventures will appear over here as well [note for the ones who already started to drown in sadness].

And maybe one day I’ll make onions cry with the very great things I have done.

With best wishes
Ieva.

lec, pat ja nezini kur

“There’s a wonderful old Italian joke about a poor man who goes to church every day and prays before the statue of a great saint, begging, “Dear saint-please, please, please…give me the grace to win the lottery.” This lament goes on for months. Finally the exasperated statue comes to life, looks down at the begging man and says in weary disgust, “My son-please, please, please…buy a lottery ticket.”

/Eat. Pray. Love./

šī filma man šobrīd vienreizēji atgādina pašai sevi un vienmēr taču ir jautri uz sevi no malas paskatīties… rīt sāksies, iespējams, viens no lieliskākajiem manas šīs vasaras piedzīvojumiem. galvenais un patīkamākais – tā vienreizējā sajūta, kad tev nav ne jausmas, kas tevi sagaida soli tālāk, tomēr to soli tik traki gribas spert! eh, lai arī kā beidzot izgulēties gribētos, laikam jau būs kārtējā bezmiega nakts. šoreiz tikai tā vietā, lai to pavadītu skaļas Vecrīgas vidū, pavadīšu to uz sava krēsla, trinoties par to, kaut nu laiks līdz rītdienai ātrāk paietu

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nelaimes putna rapsodija

tad nu tā. atkal esmu nonākusi tajā punktā, kad putni galvā, gribas skriet, lidot, darīt, lēkt, dejot, vienalga, īstenībā. ka tikai būt kustībā, lai arī tajā pašā laikā iekšējais gliemezis tur mani pie zemes un saka: “nu uz kurieni atkal…?”

bet ne par to stāsts. šoreiz tas būs par to, kāpēc vienmēr es ieskrienos, palecos, bet tā arī nekur neaizlidoju

redz, man, nezinu gan vai teikt ‘tipiski kā citiem’ vai gluži pretēji, ir tā, ka visu vajag uzreiz. nu tā, ka uzreiz – uzreiz. burtiski tagad. kad es izdomāju, ka gribu mācīties grafisko dizainu, es atradu pirmo programmu, kas trāpījās pa ceļam (jo nebija jau laika meklēt) un izskatījās (un izklausījās…) riktīgi kruti. tajā pašā laikā – level up, uzreiz 3D, kaut arī es īsti parastu cilvēciņu paintā uzzīmēt nekad neesmu mācējusi… vienalga. nākamais solis – tutorial. (piezīme: šajā brīdī es joprojām pat īsti nesaprotu, ko gribu mācīties). atrodu, pamēģinu, viss forši, bet tomēr nekas nesanāk. nekas, varbūt cita programma būs labāka. un jā, redz, jau trīs citas priekšā – nosaukumi vēl saistošāki, pamācības vēl sarežģītākas… nē, tomēr nebūs.

un īstenībā jau es pašā iesākumā zināju, ka nebūs, jo tajā pašā brīdī gribēju arī izdomāt, kā portfolio sačinīt augstskolai. pēkšņi kaut kā tā grafika ir aizmirsusies, toties prātā aptuveni miljons un vēl kādi divi varianti, ko un kā darīt. pirmais mēģinājums – piebeigt ideju prātā. pirmais šķērslis – pirmā apņēmība to pārvarēt. bet, redz, tepat aiz stūra jau vēl piecas idejas, un ko gan kavēties pie pirmajām, ja var aizskriet tālāk… tomēr, ja tā padomājam – ir desmit vakarā, kur es tagad ar to portfolio dēšos. uz plauktiņa stāv Dikenss. iešu labāk palasīt.

tā es, šķiet, varētu turpināt bezgalīgi. patiešām – bezgalīgi. jo tas kosmoss, kas ir manā galvā, kustas trīs gaismas ātrumos uzreiz. it kā skumji, jo reti gan man sanāk kam tiešām pieķerties, tajā pašā laikā – saistoši, jo tad, kad esmu izskrējusi cauri pārdesmit neveiksmīgiem mēģinājumiem un idejām, galu galā kaut kur jau apstājos un tad nu tas arī ir tas īstais… nu… vismaz uz brīdi…

kā šo karstgalvību atrisināt/pārvarēt/izārstēt – par to vēl zinātnieki strīdās

 

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februāris – marts – aprīlis – maijs

pēdējās dienās ir pārņēmusi tā sajūta, ka gribas skriet uz visām pusēm. dienas tik ātri nāk un iet, bet paspēt gribas tik daudz!

piemēram,

man gribētos kā Flērai pamācīties Nepālā (https://vimeo.com/41910402)

tāpat man neizsakāmi gribētos pabūt arī Taizemē (https://vimeo.com/57663076)

bet ne jau tikai ar mētāšanos pa pasauli aprakstāma mana vēlme ‘skriet’. tikpat ļoti es vēlos arī izlasīt visus Zentas Mauriņas rakstus, sadraudzēties ar tehnoloģijām, aiziet uz Latgalīti, uztaisīt šokolādes kūku, patripot ar riteņiem pa Latviju, biežāk rakstīt bloga ierakstus, nosauļoties zeltaini brūnai, tikt atpakaļ pie sarkaniem matiem, nopirkt jaunu kleitu un… ko tik man negribas! vispatīkamākā pāri visam tomēr ir apziņa, ka to visu laika gaitā noteikti arī izdarīšu :)

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