Life is beautiful if you look in the right places – bring on second half 2016.

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2. July 2016 by swissfitchick

OMG, I wrote! Fuckin’ hell, it’s been so long. Hey, you still here. Insert audible squealing here.

#crossfitgirls Swiss Team Challenge 2016, CrossFit Basel, June 2016 Credit: Edi Gysin

#crossfitgirls Swiss Team Challenge 2016, CrossFit Basel, June 2016
Credit: Edi Gysin

Bring it on second half 2016!

Welcome July 2016, I was waiting for you. Any suggestions for a welcome drink recipe are welcome. It`s finally some kind of a summer after all, and that alone calls for celebration.

Some difficulties happened in the first six months of this year which was – as always in hindsight – rough, but I survived once again. From a retrospecive point of view, it was even necessary for some gains of wisdom, smartness and strength. Always eager to learn from life’s lessons, aren’t we, nerds? But yeah, I did some cleaning and I don’t mean in a vaccum cleaning the house kind of way, nor in a detox my colon kind of way, no (actually yes, there were times when I did that. I thought I could lose weight when I detox my colon. Not going into details here and I do not recommend this project either.). I mean, I did clean my house, for god’s sake, but the other ‘cleaning’ I meant in a figurative kinda way.

Peace in my house. Home, Basel, June 2016

Peace in my house. Home, Basel, June 2016

Right, now that we got this word and colon disaster out of the way, let’s talk about fun stuff. Now, I`ve no recollection whatsoever for any kinds of resoultions I made for the first half of 2016 which makes it easy to feel accomplished on all levels in life. I did set some goals and I must say I am fuckin’ damn good at reaching them so far.

On sunlit places, we lay lifting. #pumpingiron @CrossFit Basel, June 2016 Credit: Mike Wolff

On sunlit places, we lay lifting. #pumpingiron @CrossFit Basel, June 2016
Credit: Mike Wolff

First goal was becoming an adult getting a job – check.

Continuing training and making improvements on my weaknesses – some check, some in progress.

11x85kg for the win. CrossFit Basel, June 2016 / Credit: Mike Wolff

11x85kg for the win. CrossFit Basel, June 2016 Credit: Mike Wolff

Focusing on writing and photographing and getting better at it – check. I take my English lessons regularly and signed up for photography school. See, behind all my sass and I-don’t-give-a-shit-all-I-want-is-to-be-a-rebel-attitude, I am a friggin’ nerd. Because – I am also a regular guestblogger on the Lifesytle Brands Webseite lovecleo as of now. My first article got published yesterday – it is in German. As much as I am obsessed with the English language, it feels pretty damn good to write in my native tongue.

Having the best times with my peeps – check.

Blondes pack from Zurich

Blondes pack from Zurich, Nightlife Zurich, June 2016

3 Snatches and 1 Jerk: Team at the Swiss Team CHallenge, CrossFit Basel, June 2016 Credit: Tim Bertko

3 Snatches and 1 Jerk: Team at the Swiss Team CHallenge, CrossFit Basel, June 2016
Credit: Tim Bertko

LIttle Miss Baby sister, Basel, June, 2016 Credit: Mike Wolff

LIttle Miss Baby sister, Basel, June, 2016
Credit: Mike Wolff

Not drinking alcohol every week. Said no me ever. I might have decided to go from hardcore drinks to beer and dry white wine and that’s already a big step if you know me. Though I am not sure how far I went with this accomplishment past Saturday at the after competition party at the Swiss Team CHallenge at the gym. I think vodka was my second name. It was definitely first choice. So, in the interest of full disclosure, yes, I was drunk. And I wasn’t the only one, but it was worth it.

Still sober, fighting with Fran. CrossFit Basel, Swiss Team CHallenge, June 2016 Credit: Gee-Jay Jenny

Still sober, fighting with Fran. CrossFit Basel, Swiss Team CHallenge, June 2016
Credit: Gee-Jay Jenny

Chatting and boozing by the river. Landesstelle, Basel, June 2016

Chatting and boozing by the river. Landesstelle, Basel, June 2016

Getting my finances together – ………..Wait, what? NO, I didn’t hear anything. Bad accoustic here. Let’s just look at the next one…..

Disposing cardboard and empty bottles on a regular basis with the intention of not letting them pile up my balcony with garbage. Ok, to come to my defence, my flatmate and I equally suck at this. It’s not ideal that we suck at the same things (laundry, sigh. disposal, sigh. remembering dates when craftsmen need to get into our house, sigh (< which is a shame when I come to thnk of it, cough) and are brilliant at the same things (cooking (aka food), drinks, work, make up, sleep). Yet, it’s probably the reason why we get along so very well. Who cares about friggin’ cardboard anyway. So yes, or rather NO – not accomplished.

Traveling more – check. Vancouver and Ohio are on the plan and I see a week of Spain in the near future. Who knows if a wedding in California is calling my name.

No more requests. Manyana Beach, Australia, January 2016

No more requests. Manyana Beach, Australia, January 2016

By the sea - the place to be. Rotoroa Island, New Zealand, February 2016

By the sea – the place to be. Rotoroa Island, New Zealand, February 2016

Less cursing. It’s ok, laugh. I wasn’t serious anyway. In all honesty, I rather let some of my energy out by cursing rather than slapping someone in the face. I can assure you that my energy is not a fun game when it turns mad. These moments are rare, but they scare the shit out of even myself. Don’t mess with my rage, it really isn’t a laughing matter.

So you see – I look like the cat who swallowed the canary. This is my work. For MY life. It is the perfect fit for me and only for me.

Don't wear much (see me exemplifying) but always wear a smile. Team competition, CrossFit Basel, June 2015

Don’t wear much (see me exemplifying) but always wear a smile. Team competition, CrossFit Basel, June 2015 Credit: Tim Bertko

I have so many conversations with friends, co workers and what not, as to how I live my life carefreely and not being concerned about the future, past or present, failure or harm – and some judgements too, of course. That is a subject for a full new post, but let me tell you one thing:

There are things in life we have no influence on. However, many many things we can change, accept, enjoy or eliminate. We are the architects of our own future and if we work our beautiful asses off to create a happy one, then let’s do it.

Check on those gainz!

Don’t look back. 

Sunny times ahead. Cabo de Gata, Andalusia, February 2014

Sunny times ahead. Cabo de Gata, Andalusia, February 2014

xxx,

Luce

8 thoughts on “Life is beautiful if you look in the right places – bring on second half 2016.

  1. Is this thing on? Taps mic… yep, still hear and listening.

    I think your life and how you choose to live it is perfect for you and that’s really all that matters.

    Also, giving up drinking and cursing. Pffft, ridiculous. I’m so glad those were jokes.🙂

  2. That Team Challenge looks exhausting!
    Weirdly enough though it also looks like everybody was having a lot of fun.

    Your travelling plans sound awesome – I hope there will be pictures! =)

  3. Summer should not be lived without Aperol. I had 5… I mean… a modest one… this weekend. LMAO!

    I also discussed a California wedding with a certain bride while watching our significant others golf. You should make it happen!!!

    • OMG you have no idea how much I wish I could just fly over and celebrate with you. For now it doesn’t look so good on the money side. Time would be affordable I guess – my new Job is awesome. Great working hours (aka freetime🙂 )

  4. This might be favourite line ever “We are the architects of our own future”–> you couldn’t have phrased it better!! Congrats on the new job girl—> more money = more travel eh ;)!

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