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THE HAIR

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Prom hair as promised! ;) <3

PROM HAIR

These are the pictures I showed the hairdresser:

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The outcome will be posted up soon enough! ;) <3

AND I FOUND HAPPINESS

You know you’ve found happiness when you’re with Theo and Papiris in Limassol. You’re probably thinking, what? (haha). Theodoros (Theo) and Christoforos (Papiris – it’s his surname) are the two guy friends that were hanging out with me last Sunday in Limassol. We started from Paphos to go to Guaba, but we made a stop at the new marina. I can’t even explain why “I found happiness” in that, but I loved every second of it, and I can truly say I was happy.

Whether it was doing something newspontaneous, and exciting, or simply that I felt like the centre of attention as I was the only girl (haha), I don’t know. But, it was beautiful. Everything was beautiful. Their company. The marina itself. The summer day. The freedom.

It’s a week already since that day, but you know you were happy when after a whole week, you can still feel the vibe. I don’t know if I should wish for a similar moment in the future, because first, I wouldn’t want to ruin the original feeling, and second, you just know it won’t be the same the second time. Anyway, I’m positive this summer is full of such experiences, and it has only just began. Oh, and another thing I want to say. Don’t wish; just let it be. That’s how happiness is found.

This summer has began p-e-r-f-e-c-t-l-y. Tonight’s prom night, and I can’t wait. Let’s see how that’s going to go!

Follow me on Instagram @xenia_makridou for my life in pictures – not simply in writing.

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First Day At Work

Exams are officially over as of yesterday, and today was my first day at an almost-full-time job. ‘Almost’? Well, it’s not like I get paid, and I can take offs whenever I want to. In short, it’s work experience at one of my mom’s friend’s office. I won’t go into too much detail about all the ‘finding myself’ stuff, because I’ve done that already in a previous post. This is simply an update on this period of my life at the moment. I keep meeting new people all the time, and who can criticize me on loving being the centre of attention all the time? (haha)

If summer hasn’t already started for you, it will – soon enough. So, stay strong and anticipate what’s to come. I was listening to the radio about a week ago and I came across this advertisement. I can’t remember what it was about, all I remember is hearing something like: This summer will be the summer that you do everything that you’ve ever wanted to do. And it just struck me! So inspirational, hey?

Oh, and guess what? We’ve just hit 300 followers! Thank you so much! <3

FOCUS

Bad days. They’re everywhere. And they won’t stop coming either. But there’s one thing one oughts to do: focus.

Focussing involves understanding of a bad day – actually realizing that it is a bad day, and not a bad life – and therefore trying to deal with it by going through it and handling it until one goes to bed at night. Because the next day won’t be the same, and that’s for sure.

It wouldn’t be hard to guess that today is just another of my ‘bad days’, when everything I’ve ever done comes back to haunt me and my past won’t settle but keep rekindling in my memories. My mind is just a mess of exam stress, summer plans that keep failing, friendships that don’t seem to progress to anything, personal problems, life plans that are all too threatening and menacing, and just anything and everything that could drive someone crazy.

But thankfully – or sadly - I’ve grown so used to such situations that I’ve been trained to realize when it’s a ‘bad day’ and just focus on that. It’s a bad day. If you can’t do anything to change it, then you can do nothing but deal with it. Let it be and let it go.

I can’t possibly hide from you, however, that it’s only a month and a couple days till I turn 18, and it worries me – it really does – that when I’m an ‘adult’, I won’t be able to blame my ‘bad days’ on the ‘teenage years’ and ‘adolescence’. I secretly hope that these bad days will be limited significantly, even disappear altogether, when I hit the legal age, but I know how life has nothing to do with age whatsoever. It’s just, when am I gonna stop being a moody bitch? (haha) Oh well. Life knows better than I do, so I’ll just live it on her to decide.

Let it be & Let it go. 

THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

“Now and then, it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” The wisest words. Appreciate.

100 HAPPY DAYS

CHECK THIS OUT!

http://100happydays.com

I thought it was beautiful to have the chance to be happy for 100 days in a row. The website is very thorough, and I can’t explain it any better myself, so please do have a look. I’m currently on Day 7, so I still have a long way to go, but that’s okay. ;)

Check out what my #100happydays are on Instagram @xenia_makridou <3

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