The Loyalty Of A Dragon


A dragon. A magic creature, strong, powerful, mystic and loyal. The Chinese Dragons symbolize potent and auspicious powers, particularly control over water, rainfall, hurricanes, and floods. The dragon is also a symbol of power, strength, and good luck for people who are worthy of it.

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I was excited to see that today’s assignment for photography101 was about water. I love water. I love the idea of the story of a little rain drop… I love the ocean and the rivers, every kind of water. Water has a very calming side to me. It has a special meaning to me. I love being in the water, swimming, diving, surrounding myself with it. I just feel at ease. I wish, I could spend more time in it, more time diving.

In my birth horoscope the element of water is basically missing. Obviously I am not a Water sign. Maybe this is the reason why I feel so close to every source of water in nature…

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My Day Then And Now

My days are so different now than they used to be a bit over 10 years ago. I am not going to describe this here in long sentences but would rather have pictures do the talk.

What it used to look like when I still lived in Switzerland:

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And what it looks like now, living in Australia:

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Thanks, Jason from HarsH ReaLiTy, for this great Challenge!


In the spirit of Motivation Mondays I wanted to share a little thought about the word “change” with you.

I used to be really up tight about changes. Not open at all. Until I had to face them and embrace them. Today I have an open mind when it comes down to changes (I admit, I still struggle but I handle it better). A fellow blogger put it in the best way possible a couple of days ago: Change equals opportunity. It is an opportunity!

An opportunity to break out of old habits and start something new. Sometimes we choose to change and sometimes life makes us change. In any case it is an opportunity to develop further! So let’s embrace it, enjoy it and go on this ride, this adventure. Who knows where it will lead us 🙂

Thanks, Mirth and Motivation, for creating this event!

What Do You Want From Me?

I am so new to blogging… I still feel like a newborn and that is what I basically am: A newborn blogger.

Of course I still try to find my way and find out, what my readers like best. I keep an eye on my stats and try to figure out which posts you like best. But it is hard, as I am only in my second month of blogging and over the last 5 weeks have met so many of fellow newborn bloggers… And naturally we check each other out and we do support each other as well.

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Let Go Of Expectations!

I am so over them! Expectations! They are everywhere!

I thought I was really good already. Thought, that I might have shaken most of them off my back. But I can still feel them breathe down my back.

Years ago, only a couple of weeks after I came home from the hospital with our first born, we had a friend and his back then girlfriend over for dinner. I admit I never liked her. Just did not. Never.

What I really struggled with at this point was the amount of pressure I suddenly felt. There I was… unsure which cloths I should try to put on, as nothing I would have liked to wear actually fitted me at this point. And I knew that I did not want to wear my Yoga pants with her coming over…

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Original Me

I very much liked this post, as I think it is not only applying to the blogger’s world but to every little part in our life, respectively in your social network life.

How often do we just make our life appear better, cleaner, happier than what it actually might be? Just because we get drawn into this spiral by everyone out there, who seems so bloody happy. On my blog I have been pretty honest so far. Having said that: I picked what I wanted to write about of course, so maybe I could have been more honest. Something to think about. Writing about the bad days as well…

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Indecent Proposal

Imagine you are in a happy relationship with the love of your life. Everything is just beautiful. Everything but the money side of your life. Because you’ve just gambled and lost everything you had… And then someone offers a ton of money for a night with you…

Fourth Wall – You get to spend a day inside your favorite movie. Tell us which one it is – and what happens to you while you are there.” Today’s Daily Prompt.

Well, I am not going to do that. Or at least, I am not explicitly going to do that. Because I will not write about my favorite movie. This is about a movie, which made me think when I saw it the first time. And it keeps doing it again and again. Even if I haven’t seen it for a long time.

Remember “Indecent Proposal“? With Robert Redford, Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson? If you do and if you remember what the movie was all about (which you most probably do), then you know already where this is going.

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