New year’s eve in Viseu

Every year, since I was little ,I go to Viseu (a city in the center of Portugal) in the new year’s eve and I totally love it!! It’s always a mystery because, as I grow, I always feel this experience differently and it’s inspiring to see how I’ve changed.

This year, the weather was super sunny, that’s like a miracle because at this time of the year it’s always raining. The views were amazing, as always, but this time was different, I watch them but instead of just watching a view I created like a connection with it. It was magical, I felt truly calm and in harmony with nature. This was perfect for me, at this time of my life, because it helped me to understand and to know myself better and nothing is better than nature to help us do that.

On the first day, I went to the Viseu’s historical centre and saw cute little streets that were all decorated with Christmas stuff and there was even Christmas music in the air!! However, the streets were a little lonely because it was Sunday and all the shops were closed. But, of course, the magic was still there. After, I went to a shopping centre called “Ice palace” that is my favourite one because it has a bar all made of ice (even the cups), a bowling centre (which is perfect to compete a little with family members😝) and a very big and beautiful ice rink. I love ice-skating, the feeling it’s amazing. It’s like you’re flying!! However, be careful, don’t get caught up too much on the feeling because you may fall.😂

On the second day (New Year’s Eve), we were supposed to visit just Guarda, although we end up visiting lots of cute and traditional villages and we even went to Spain. I loved all the tiny villages all made of rocks and with beautiful monuments, but I must admit that my favourite destination was Spain. I guess it was that feeling about being in a different country and to listen to a different language. I don’t know… the atmosphere was just different!! There we went to a kind of a supermarket where they sold traditional products and we bought their famous toffees to all our family. You should have seen those variety of sweets, it was heaven!!

At night, we went to the new year’s hotel party that is amazing, as always. There was a big buffet with lots of food like seafood (love it), sweets (couldn’t eat because of the milk and the gluten) … And the music was amazing, there was a DJ and a person that taught us how to dance afro!! It was supper fun and I felt so grateful for everything, It was just perfect!!

In the beginning of this trip, I decided to eat yogurt and cheese which was like the worst decision I could ever made because I spent three days with stomach aches and always dizzy and it totally ruined my wellbeing and my capacity to enjoy this trip. So I decided for the new year that I really need to accept my food intolerances and to respect my body without feeling sad because, as I could experience, it’s not worth to have just momentary pleasure and then three days of pain. I just need to accept who I’m and that’s what I tell you, just listen to your body and respect it because he always knows what’s best for you.

With love,

Madie

 

Bye 2018!! Are you ready for 2019??

Hi there,

Today it’s the last day of December which means tomorrow is 2019!! OMG time is flying!! So I decided that it was time to stop and to reflect on the way I’m living. Guess what, I found out that all I’ve been doing is surviving. I really need to live more!! For the next year I decided that I need to change my perspective about life. The way you live only depends on your state of mind. So use this power for your wellbeing.

I’m actually reading books about self knowledge and I’m meditating a lot. I’m really focusing on building a relationship with myself because that’s the more important relationship you’ll ever have in your life. In order to have good relationships with others, you need to be in peace with yourself and then you’ll be able to share your light with the world.

To help me connect with my true essence and reflect about my last year, I started to write in a tiny notebook everything about last year, like the good things that happened, the bad ones, the relationships, what I am proud of or what I regret… This really helped me to have a whole picture of my last year and which aspects do I need to focus in order to make the next year the best ever!! And what about you? How was your year? Do you feel like you’re living the life that you deserve? Are you happy?

This is the perfect time for you to reflect about these things!! I really recommend this technique that I used by making a whole view of the previous year in a notebook. However, everyone is different so, feel free to use your own method. But please promise you’ll reflect about your life because remember you are amazing and you deserve all the best in the world.

With love,

Madie

My Christmas

Helo everyone!!

One more Christmas has gone and I can’t believe it! It went, as always so fast… I just wish I could do it all over again, but I guess that’s why it’s so special, it’s only once a year so we just have to enjoy it as much as possible while it lasts. However, I have good news, Christmas only ends on the sixth of January so, feel free to eat lots of Christmas sweets with the excuse that it’s Christmas😋. Actually, it is whenever you want!! And how was your Christmas?? I’m so curious to hear all the different and amazing traditions that you have in Christmas!!😍

This year my Christmas was completly different… Let’s just say a lot of things have changed in my life and I didn’t spend Christmas, as usual, with my whole family. However, this wasn’t a bad thing at all, it made me realize that Christmas is only Christmas if you are with the people that you really like even if they are family or not because sometimes even family lets you down. You don’t need to be with people that you don’t feel comfortable. 

I’ve always created this huge expectation for Christmas since I was a child, and many times I felt disappointed because I couldn’t feel that huge happiness. However with this change I realized that I had to let go these memories and stop to seek that huge happiness and start to make a new, different and amazing Christmas. Because Christmas it’s all about feeling grateful for everything that you have and even if you don’t feel happy with it, just think that there are lots of people that live way worse than you so, try to feel satisfided with litle things. Because that’s happiness, litle moments of joy, from people that you love or from people that you are not that close but that suprisse you. For me, actions always speak louder than words and the good actions are what make good people not just good talk.

Even thought, in the beginning this change for me looked like the worst thing ever, it made me grow up and it actually turned the best thing ever. I felt genuinely happy, it was magical. I hope that you felt this as well and that you had a magical Christmas.🎄

With love💕

Madie

Life an endless adventure

Hi everyone!!

It’s been a long time since I have post anything and I’m really sorry about that.😔 In the last days or even years, my life haven’t been easy and I’ve been passing throw very hard times.🤧 With so much going on in my life I haven’t been able to keep up with my blog but I promise that from now on I’ll be more active and I’ll keep you always inspired. In fact, writing for you guys makes me happy and satisfied and I really thank you for that. I just ask you please help me keep motivated and I promise I’ll give you great ideas!

For people that are passing throw hard times as well, all I can say is keep fighting because it’s the only way to live life. I know, trust me, that this is very hard and that many times fighting is really tiring and it seems pointless. But nothing that you do in your life it’s pointless, everything has a meaning and somehow it contributes to your future. Think of this as a test that life has done to you to make you stronger in order to value things and to give you a bigger happiness than before. Because happiness is just moments that we find in little things. Remember that nothing is forever and that all your pain and sadness will disappear because time cures everything.

Stay amazing fighters,

Madie

What about your future??

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Nowadays, we live in a society where must have perfect grades, to be dedicated, to have a social life, to have hobbies… and still to enjoy ourselves. How are we supposed to be a nice and healthy person?? I remember that on my first day of eleventh-year, teachers talked about the future 43 times in just one day. It seems surreal. I mean, everyone is always pressuring us to study and to do everything perfect, but it’s hard to do everything without breaking, we are not machines. After all, what is perfection? We are always seeking for this indefinable and relative thing. Why is the society always demanding this impossible perfection if it is so imperfect itself? We must have perfect grades, to be dedicated, to have a social life, to have hobbies… and still to enjoy ourselves?? How are we supposed to be a nice and healthy person??

Because of this mindset, the new generations are growing more and more obsessed with grades and all kind of numbers, increasing bad competition and even corruption. It’s ridiculous that for you to enter in a good university, in addition to the perfect marks, you need to have a good name. They don’t care if you are a dedicated, a good person or if you have hobbies…, they just care about your marks and if you have relations with important people, but a person is so much more than that.

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I think that society is forgetting that the new generations are still children and they need to live and enjoy their childhood and their teenagerhood in order to be healthy adults. Since the new generations are the future, and the society keeps educating them this way, we are creating a sick and obsessed future society that is already causing a lot of bad consequences to humanity.

After all, what is the future?? We live our lives so obsessed with the future and when we have conscience of ourselves, we lived a life without living. We don’t know what’s going to happen in ten seconds even less in ten years.

In conclusion, my advice is to have a notion of what are your passions and interests to the future and to work hard for it. However, with moderation, because moderation is the key to harmony and balance. That’s what we need, an harmonious and balanced future. Though, never forget to enjoy this exact moment as much as you can because always remember that you only live once and that this moment will never happen again. The present is the only thing that you are sure and that you are actually living. The past is in the past and the future is unpredictable, so live in the moment and enjoy life in its best.

With love,

Madie