It's no secret that Instagram only shows the smooth polished moments of life, but it doesn't hurt to be reminded of it from time to time.
The idea is to show Lucina's Life followers not only the perfect photos that are posted on Instagram at the end, but also all those that have not succeeded and which reflect my or ours, i.e. Mr.Bags and LucinasLife, reality. For me, this is absolutely human and honest. We want to remind our followers that no one looks perfect all the time and our world isn't.
The idea of writing this post actually brought me an Insta challenge called #nurheute. I was called by the dear Bettina (decordesign_bettina) to post a picture of me for the next 24hours that I would never publish otherwise. Under the picture should only be "Only today"
With honesty as the basis I decided for this picture here: When I posted this picture, a lot of confused thoughts went through my head. I entered the hashtag #nurheute and looked at what pictures were posted by others. Although some influencers and stars seem to have forgotten what these posts were supposed to be about, there are still a lot of Instagrammers who regularly post their ingenious "just today" photos.
Life is definitely not just about positive and beautiful things that are presented in the Insta Feeds - I can say that for sure. Our society today, thanks to the wonders of consumer culture and the "Hey look, my life is cooler than yours" – social media has spawned a whole generation of people who believe that a perfect world, peppered with only positive feelings, actually exists. "Normal" life is somehow not okay and certainly not cool. Oh, and if you admit your negative feelings or extreme – so that's not possible. You must not be sad these days – you must be happy, fulfilled and perfect. Your life and you can only be perfect! So as unvarnished and uncool as I sip my sparkling wine here in the bathtub, that's not possible! By the way, this is a random photo - Mr.Bag brought me sparkling wine and breakfast to the bathtub and photographed me. Oh how I hate it when he's photographing me and I'm not prepared.
Even when I founded LucinasLife, I realized that you wouldn't just see pictures of my "perfect and so stunning" life. I wanted to be perfectly imperfect. No one should ask why everyone else seems to have more and more happiness in life than you do! No one should ask why lucina's life is doing better, the money is just so bubbly, it's always full energy and still so pretty and beautifully styled! Because it's definitely not like that. Or even to become jealous. Nothing is further away from me. To some people, my life may seem like a perfect fairy tale full of wonderful experiences, adventures and a healing world. But my life is also normal and ordinary, like the life of every single one of you. Soothed with problems and difficulties, which I affectionately call challenges. There are great moments where you feel like a superstar, there are sad moments, moments of despair and in between there are what we all call life with ups and downs - that's the reality. All too easily we let ourselves be dazzled and quickly fall for these perfect, happy and extraordinary lives here on Insta or in the vastness of the WWW in general..Then there is often the feeling that we are missing something, that we should be a little more than we already are, and that we should only be happy. But that's not how life is. Life isn't just about positive stuff and perfectionism, so I post this honest photo under the hashtag #nurheute.
I want to motivate and inspire people, show them how to create a beautiful life. Because that is only in our own hands. You always have the choice for what you decide in your life and what you make of your life. I have a wonderful gift to be incredibly happy and grateful for the simplest and most natural things in life. But everyone can also acquire this gift. It is precisely in such times of the Corona pandemic that one can see that the things that we always take for granted are not self-evident. All the more we should learn to be grateful for them.
Take your life into your own hands now
Take responsibility. Your own attitude to life affects your life, both positively and negatively. You feel punished by life and wonder what you deserved? But do you also ask yourself this question: What can I do to finally have a great life? Whether you only see clouds or whether you realize that there is shining behind the sun, only you decide for yourself. So that I can explain it to you better, I will tell you how all these photos were actually taken. Some of them are coincidental, some are posed.
It looks so amusing behind perfectly placed photos
And here they come. The moments that look so incredibly beautiful and romantic on Instagram and co. are usually only well staged - that's clear to everyone, or at least most. What you don't see so often is how these images are created. The reality is that! Here it comes: My coolest photos are often taken in the most unusual way. After all, life is mad. To go mad, I mean. Not that it would be, but I see it that way. As always, it depends on the right angle of view.The people around me always tell me how shitty everything was and is. Yes, of course, it is sometimes so, but that's ok, that's normal. Life goes up and then down again. It depends only on one alone what he makes of that situation. What he makes of his life. A half-full glass, can be seen as half full or as half empty. So I try to make the most of the events of life. But that doesn't mean I'm not a black painter or even depressed - that's part of life, too.Also in this particular case. Mr.Bag and I rented a "great", cheap and large accommodation in the Czech Republic (how it came about in the first place, this is another, less funny story). Actually, everything here was more than great for the great price we paid. To be exact 190€ per week for 80m2 Czech country life idyll pure. A country idyll exactly according to our ideas: The hamlet of Dudov consists of a maximum of 10 houses and lies somewhere in nowhere, in the middle of nature, surrounded by forests, ponds and infinitely long fields. At the sight of this landscape I have renamed this place for us to the Czech Tuscany.We couldn't find a more suitable place for rest, relaxation and leisure. Everything was wonderful. The property had its own character and charm. For me, however, it immediately reflected the personality of its owners. Sometimes so little is enough to realize that someone has .B difficulties in the relationship - as it turned out later. You can also call it primal trust...
Flying over quickly everything looked clean - only one could not look closely: dirty windows, dust etc. Well for a man and two small children alone actually well cleaned, but for rent from whose income one should live, completely insufficiently plentiful. Even if the landlord himself had tried to clean windows, women's hand is still a woman's hand... The agriturismo is a raw diamond that would have needed only a little polish. The rooms urgently needed a basic cleaning and some love, so that they could not only give us, but also other guests security and inspiration and at the same time charge the energy storage here.I knew that the spaces that surround us every day have an impact on our feelings, thoughts, and well-being. Because that's exactly what's related to my photos. And I wanted Mr.Bag and I to feel great that we could have a great time here. How I swung my "magic wand".I know, I know - it reads a bit crazy and it's crazy too. I could have gone to the landlord to complain that he could clean better or I could even have done him a scene there. At the sight of these photos:But that's not my way. I already knew what the real problem was.... I knew what I was doing. What's fun is allowed, isn't it?
I have known for a long time that there may be certain deviations in our life plan and therefore I do not feel cheated for life and fun or rest. Actually, it's the exact opposite, I just make the most of every situation. That makes me grow my personality. It usually starts with a smile, serenity and a cup of coffee.I take things as they come. It may seem spoody again, but I always look for a positive alternative. So I went on a journey through the dusty house. My creativity was already stimulated and I immersed myself in my own world.... With a few touches and love a true jewel this holiday home. I'll tell you the details in another post.
For me personally, relaxation and experiences are in the foreground. When I saw this bathroom, I was thrilled. I've always wanted to splash around in such a bathtub with such a phone tap and feel like a movie star from the old, romantic movies of Rosamunde Pilcher. And now I had the opportunity to do so. Woow for this I was very grateful.Also this great baroque mirror, the Luster, hand-painted tiles with a tap and also the wooden floor in the bathroom did it to me. All that was missing was the fine-tuning and cleanliness, so that this dusty, functional bath would become a real wellness oasis. To do this, I used the role of spatial designer better formulated I could live it out and create my own world. And that's a good thing here.
Small things create well-being
I am not rich - rather the opposite is true. But rich in ideas, imagination and creativity already.However, I could and wanted to contribute a small amount, so that it became more comfortable here, we felt comfortable and had a great time together. Many have already confirmed to me that I have a knack for cheap things, but they have a great effect. Beautiful and elegant doesn't have to be expensive. I like to be inspired by the whole world with many different ideas - you just have to be open for it. Once the one or the other one tells or shows you. And then I make something of my own.
Sharing is my catchphrase. I have a somewhat distant relationship with possession. Owning something is not important to me, I want to experience something rather than owning. Intangible sanity weighs more for me than a car or something like that. Travelling, spending time with family and friends, feeling comfortable and special, getting close - these are my status symbols, if you want to call it that. In the same way, when I can bring joy to others, give something, or prepare a special experience, I can do the same..
The power of sharing
You can share and exchange a lot - not only material things, but also knowledge, ideas or creativity. I always like to share without speculating on a quid pro quo. It's kind of in my veins and life almost always balances it. Even if it often does not come from one and the person himself. I believe in karma and in the fact that the energy we emit also comes back to us, sometimes just via detours.
So my idea was to turn this supposedly unspectacular country house into a place of longing. I set off, swung the plaster scraps so that the bathroom picco bello was clean.Cleanliness is half the price and only after that comes everything else. I have no hesitation in turning a more ugly life into a more beautiful one, even if it involves effort, work and dirt. And so these pictures and also my picture #nurheute were created. Since I also wanted to do something good while cleaning, I gave myself a cleansing black mask and Mr.Bag just snapped me completely unexpectedly.Perhaps it is also because I have never accepted everyday life in grey. I love and collect the special moments. But we often breathe in the peculiarity of them ourselves, through our love, effort and creativity.
When everything was cleaned and washed, Mr.Bag and I went shopping a few little things. I even had a few things with me, a few others I got from the previous hotels - like e.B the soft bath slippers. However, since we both like to bathe, we decided that we will make our time here really fine, where I had made it so clean and cozy here. We bought great bath additives. I am already a packaging victim in part. When I held the tesori bath additive in the beautiful bottle with this enchanting fragrance in my hands, I felt like Cleopatra most personally. I wanted to feel that way. And of course also like this movie star, which I had already mentioned. So also the swimming candles and the pot with the artificial roses (sale price - sale) walked in the shopping cart.
We had also bought candles and a few other little things. Since I love real flowers above all else, they could not be missing during our shopping.
By the way, we had received the sparkling wine at the beginning from the landlord. After the return I took care of the bathroom and decorated it.
That was a evening.
IAt the fireplace the fire crackled, in the glass the sparkling wine bubbled, candles dipped the bathroom in soft light and I could play the dreamed Cleopatra - with jewelry that a flea market dealer (of which I will also write a post) had given me, in a bathtub full of fragrant foam.Mr.Bag brought something delicious that he had conjured up in the kitchen, sat comfortably on the soft carpet we had bought in the sale, in front of the bathtub, set spa music on his mobile phone and we lived in the here and now - not in the digital network. We enjoyed this cosiness. The hot water in the bathtub warmed from the outside and the social proximity and sparkling wine from the inside.So days and weeks have passed when we both used the bathroom for our well-being and sometimes for implementing my shooting ideas.
To shorten it: when we handed over the apartment again, we showed the landlord what all the comfort we had improved. The purchased decorations, bath accessories as well as a few other things are in the apartment. I have still shared my knowledge and suggestions for improvement with the landlord. He was very enthusiastic, but at first he couldn't handle my openness properly - something like this had never happened to him before. Logical - there was no Lucina there yet :-)
He thanked us warmly and even returned a small sum. Actually, I exchanged my effort and my creativity. Swapped for a few happy and special moments. Moments like feeling like Cleopatra, moments that I captured and enjoyed with Mr.Bag. And now these things can also delight a few other guests. Now you know Lucina's secret to enjoying life and making it more beautiful, as well as the secret of how these photos were taken.
I just like to reinvent myself over and over again and slip into different roles and transport people with it. That's exactly how I like to surround myself with beautiful things because they inspire my mind and my imagination. But I also have no problem showing that my life is normal and not always just perfect. For it to be perfect, I too must do something and contribute to it. Very rarely does anything change on its own.
And what about you?
Do you have trouble showing your unvarnished or unposed photos?
Or how do you see life?
Do you do what your happiness?
On the pitches, ready, off to happiness!
Here I have put together some inexpensive, nice accessories for the bathroom and also I have linked the things we used.
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Have fun with being happy.
La vie est belle
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