Monday reflections

 

What are you wearing today?

I was in a good mood this morning and felt well rested (since I didn't spend the weekend partying) so I'm wearing a new dress that I haven't had the occasion to wear yet. It's simple and black with a very cute white blouse underneath. With this I wore tights, coat, scarf and gloves cause apparently winter is coming even to Paris this year. Oh and not to forget my "Gucci" loafers, best shoe buy in a while (except for the "Valentinos". 

What are you listening to today?

Normally I always listen to some Spotify playlist, usually "Throwback party" (since life's a party yeahhh) but at the moment I have my headphones at Emma's SO nothing but right now at home Taylor Swift. She's the best. 

What’s your mood today?

Mode has been surprisingly good regarding that it's Monday and it's much thank to that I didn't go out and instead worked out and did other GOOD things this weekend. I had a sociology test in school that went well (I think) and then I had a job interview where I apparenlty was over qualified so they sent me on to another place. How nice to hear? I am currently looking for a new part-time job since I chose to quit the nightclub scene. At least for a while. A clothing store or a restaurant would be the best. 

Plans for the week?

I basically don't have class this week since it's school holiday in France so today I saw Asta who's visiting from Denmark and then my dear Ellie who never stops to impress. My friends are the coolest, I'm just saying. Tomorrow Tuesday I'll go for a run or some kind of workout, then I have some schoolwork to do and then I'm going to the post office. I also have to email my French bank. Then I might go out tomorrow since it's Halloween but that is to be continued... On Wednesday I hope I'll have sushi with Hanna, on Thursday I'm seeing Asta again before she goes home aaand.... Ummm what more. Probably going out and hanging with Emma. 

What was the most fun thing that happened lately?

I'd say... my current living situation. I love the apartment, I love Jeremy and Nico and I love how well we get along. We eat together, we watch movies and series, sometimes we work out or just chill and talk about our days. It's cool, you're never alone. 

The reflection of the week?

The #MeToo campaign and on a more personal level, my current work situation. Work has always been very important to me and I have worked since I was 13. Dance teacher, free lancer, sports store, teacher, au pair, promoter, waitress, bartender, bakery, clothing store, hostess... I never quit a job and today I quit promoting. I don't know, I heard that you should trust the feeling in your stomach and something told me this just wasn't right for me anymore. The superficialness took over and the parts that I used to enjoy before just didn't seem that fun anymore. The question "is it worth it" has been a little too present in my mind lately and it made me to finally take the decision to stop. I still like the nightclub scene, though, and who knows what will happen in the future. But right now I need to focuse on school and my own HEALTH. Oh dear... To feel well rested is the best feeling I have had in a while. 

Another reflection... they say girls are complicated but I don't know... I don't get guys. 

Weekend-ing

Started this weekend off the best way: lunch with a friend! I met Jenny at 5 Lorette in the 9th and we both had their big detox salad (surprise, surprise) with kale, cucumber, avocado, pink hummus and some other goodies. Then we went for a stroll in the sun before I had to go to a job interview. Stay tuned about that. 
 
After the interview I met Emma and we went for quite a walk, to Cimitière de Montmartre which was actually very beautiful before we ended up...
 
... overlooking Paris from the beautiful Montmartre neighborhood. 
 
We caught the perfect sunset for photos. 
 
I mean, how can you not love this place? Sacre Coeur in all its beauty. This was the first monument I visited the first time I came to Paris as a 15-year old dreamer and it still holds a special place in my heart. 
 
Since I spent Friday night at home watching New Girl, I woke up quite early on Saturday feeling fresh and on fire. Ended up running 5,5 kilometers which is good for me and then studied almost all day. Way to go Tara! Can't remember the last time I studied on a Saturday. Had this delicious salad as an early dinner, consisting of sweet potato, salad, cucumber, corn, green beans and roasted chick peas. Yummmm. Saturday night was spent in Emma's cozy apartment doing what we do best: drinking red wine and eating guacamole and nachos while philosophing. 
 
Hello Sunday! Also today I woke up feeling well rested. Went for a 4,3 kilometer run and did groceries with Jeremy before this amazing brunch was served by me. Banana pancakes, croissants, pains au chocolate, baguette, coffee and juice, what more could you ask for?
 
After brunch I headed to meet up with these two lovely ladies for the #MeToo deminstration at Republique. Grey skies and freeeeezing cold but surprisingly many people came out and I don't know how many interviews and photos we were in. 
 
Some women chose to put their personal story on their signs like "My cousin when I was 15". Even if you know sexual assault is everywhere it all becomes so real when you see it like this. Definitely a topic that concerns everyone. Not only me, not only you but girls, boys, women, men, our families and our friends. All humans. 
 
I chose to write "Not yours" on my sign with the hashtags in the languages I speak. For me, "Not yours" stands for that I am my own person and that I'm "Not yours" to stare at, touch, harass, assault or scream words after in the street. This happens on a daily basis and I'm tired of it. I hope the #MeToo campaign will raise people's awareness about sexual assault and that our children won't have this problem in the future. 

B/W

 
Good morning everyone. Today I had a difficult morning. I finally got out of bed 20 minutes before I had to rush to school so it can only get better from now. I have school all day and then I'm going home to chill before I work in L'Arc tonight. I like to work on Thursdays but I always finish at 3 in the morning which means I'm home around 4. And then I sleep 'til noon on Friday. Anyways. This week has been calm, I'll just been studying and yesterday I finally went to refill my lashes yey. Was too long ago. 
The plans for the weekend are not very clear yet. On Friday I'm seeing Jenny and then I have a job interview for a part-time job (fingers crossed). On Sunday going to a #MeToo demonstration at République with Brooke, looking forward to it. Between that I have to study since we have two projects due next week and also a group presentation. 
Have a great weekend everyone, laters x