Hello Sweet October

Wonderful readers,

You probably think I am being sarcastic with this title, since what is so sweet about October? Days are getting shorter, grey sky is becoming an everyday sight, cold wind and rain on daily basis and you definitely cannot go out of the door without your scarf and especially strong umbrella… Well, when I put it in this negative way, it really does sound depressing. But I do not want to go in this direction.

Of course, all of the things I mentioned above are totally true. But at the same time, we can look at these things in a different perspective, without getting ourselves into this grey and sad bubble.

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Days are getting shorter? Well, it is about time to find a hobby and light a lot of candles at home. It makes an amazing atmosphere and calms your soul. Grey sky is your everyday sight? Perfect, now you can wear something bright coloured, like a coat, and stand out while walking outside. Cold wind and rain on daily basis? It is just about time to start layering your clothes and feel comfortable and warm whenever you go. Also, you can do more creative work, try some new recipes, start watching a new show, visit local cafes or read books when the rain drops tickle your windows. And there are so many beautiful scarf, hat, coat and boot options that will make you want even colder days. Now, does it sound as bad as before? Absolutely not. I could make an even longer list of these positive side effects.

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I love these knitted slippers made by my boyfriends grandma.

Eventually, we see – It all comes to our mindsets. We simply have to constantly remind ourselves to keep the right mindset at all times. So why I called this October sweet? Because I decided to start it with a smile, piece of cake, delicious coffee, by taking out my comfortable cardigans and by lighting a bunch of candles at the best place in the world – home. I did this, because why not? It definitely made me feel good and made me excited about the rest of the month. Therefore, find your own ways to make this October sweet and take some time to check if your mindset is where you want it to be.

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Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

 

City Life Vibes

Many sounds, sirens and talks,

Varieties, choices and pace you have to keep.

Open your window in the morning and feel the flow,

Transport passing by and people rushing to places,

It can get crowded, but possible to walk slowly.

Those who do, carry a coffee cup or a gym bag,

Routines in place.

Take the tram, the longest route,

To feel the flow,

Of life going somewhere.

People with ambitions, dreams and wishes,

People who laugh, cry, love, eat and pray.

Variety of people, styles and vibes.

Stores, restaurants, cafes, parks, museums

And everything else, all in one place.

I love it and wouldn’t change a thing!

Big City Life, the place to be at!

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Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

Stop for awhile

The view that makes you stop for awhile,

Dream, hope and smile over.

Beautiful combination, eye relaxation,

Horizon and front, perfectly done.

 

Quality of the view gives you energy to create,

Beautiful things that make you unique.

Always stop for the views you like,

Even 10 seconds can give you sparkly kite,

Into your deepest wishes and dreams.

 

You say, you are busy, you have to run,

However, right now,

You can be here for a little while.

Therefore I captured you the view.

Stop for awhile.

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iPhone quality.

Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

Closer View

 

Looking far in front,

Generally seeing green, wide patch.

Coming closer with few steps,

Scenery reveal colours, more than green.

 

Then a few steps follow after,

Patterns seem pretend to flatter.

Your soul, your eyes, you want to see it hard.

When you bend and realise,

What could have slipped through your eyes.

Every single detail you try to see,

And I praise you for that,

Since not many will,

Stop for a moment and look closer at this dream.

Pure dews this time have caught your eye.

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In our busy life, these things seem obvious. Dews only slipp away, flower scents and colours fade away, trees seem to block the sun and grass you use for shortcuts. Of course, it`s our norm, we have to go places and often we are late. However, I know you have those five minutes to notice something pretty or something you find remarkable. That can be actions not only sights. That can be words or scents or sight of innovation. Notice, smile, create! It is Your day! 

 

Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

Individuals

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Mirrors and shadows, sceneries and memories, love and thoughts.

One moment we make them, another moment we get them.

Life is unpredictable, unexpected, hard and beautiful.

With our thoughts we make our world,

As Buddha meant with happy applause.

If you are not controlled by your made beliefs,

Then you can feel completely free and enjoy yourself being happy.

 

We often talk in general, about groups of people,

Without looking deeper, into their achievements,

Individual souls and sweetness.

We make these theories that serve to our beliefs.

But they are wrong, and push people into making wrong decisions.

Because we start acting according to them.

So by starting to see everyone as individuals,

We will make a huge step forward. To you, to him, to her, to us.

 

The scenery you see here, and memory I feel,

Are mix of all these things, combined with gorgeous dreams.

You have to make your own decisions and live Your life.

No comparisons to others, embracing yourself is the key.

And you have probably heard this before,

But Love does wonders to your whole body and soul.

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My inspiration for the day is this book I read recently called “The Man Who Wanted To Be Happy” by Laurent Gounelle. I read the book translated into Lithuanian language. It inspired me to think and look deeper into reactions of things and how we perceive people and different situations. Positive thoughts and good attitude do not always come easy. Sometimes we have to look from aside and think deeper to realise.

 

Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

 

Stylish by boldly following the trends?

You joyfully buy the most trendy jacket and a pair of ripped jeans. Next week you check out the same store to see that your trendy jacket has been replaced by another jacket and those ripped jeans you bought, well, now you should rather wear black leather pants instead… You are confused, a bit upset and get a huge desire to buy new clothes. Does this sound familiar to you?

Fashion industry is a business that has to constantly change and make you buy new clothes in order to survive.

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You should also be unpredictable with your style in order to be unforgettable. However, it doesn’t mean you have to buy new trendy outfits every week. You can still wear the same jacket with another pair of pants and blouse that fits perfectly and make you feel beautiful. And you know what? Your confidence and attitude is already irresistible!

You should choose a couple of season trends you really like and add that to your wardrobe. The rest should be your personal style and preference. It is also completely fine if you only like everything that is considered trendy for the moment.

So are you considered stylish by boldly following the trends? Partly yes and no. One thing is for sure, that you will definitely see someone dressed exactly like you on the streets and it shouldn’t be surprising because it is completely normal. And secondly, be prepared to spend quite some amount of money in order to follow all the trends that are being put out for us every week.

My personal consideration scale whether I should buy an item or not usually looks like this:

  1. Whether I really like the item or not.
  2. Whether it looks good on me and fits me well.
  3. Can I afford it right now?
  4. If previous three questions get a positive answer, I will definitely buy it!
  5. (Wow, this item is actually trendy right now.)

From this scale I see that trendiness is not something I look at first and it actually comes in the last place. More important is the personal preference, fitting and tidiness of the clothes. What are your thoughts on this topic? I would love to read it!

Have a stylish weekend! ❤

 

Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana