“Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.”

—  Steve Maraboli

Friday sunshine in the forest

embracing what was home

golden hour makes my heart happy

receive a free postcard for any order :)

I recently discovered that I still have a few sets of the old version of my postcard set ‘summer and autumn’ lying around, and I would love to hand them over to someone now. For the new version I have only changed the editing of the photos a little, so there is no huge difference and they are perfectly fine. I just wouldn’t want to sell them when I have a better version of them available.
So for any order (even single postcards) placed in my shop, you will receive one postcard of the set for free. The offer is valid while stocks last — and as long as you can find the category ‘get a free postcard’ in my shop:

http://ronakeller.tictail.com

When ordering 8+ postcards, you will receive two for free. :) 

how to be okay

Last year it was the coldest it has ever been on my birthday and I spent the day before worrying about things that would be better left disregarded up front. A conversation with Daniel made me realize that I should never worry about something that is so important to me, for it will always always always make things worse than they would have been otherwise. It was the first birthday in many years that had me try to shove away those thoughts before they could evolve, and still it was hard to disregard the fact that it was cold and I wasn’t home and that so many little things can go wrong.
A year later, I found myself knowing that everything would be okay a few days before my actual birthday, and I believe it had a lot to do with what I had experienced last year. I spent this year’s birthday with a few of my favourite people and although I had a headache and time seemed to pass as fast as ever, I had a lovely day and for the first time in so many years of worrying too much about it, I just smiled whenever I thought of how much I wanted my birthday to be perfect. Because suddenly I realized that perfect was not what I needed. On my special day, I just needed to be okay. And on September 17, 2014, I was.

soft sunset light is my favourite

“You are the only person who is in charge of how you feel about yourself. Nobody else can possibly do that. You get to decide if you believe you are beautiful or not, and nobody can take it away from you. If someone suggests that you aren’t beautiful, you can consider how sad it is that they have such a limited view of beauty. You can consider how unfortunate it is that they have such an exaggerated sense of self-importance that they think you should care about what they think. You can also choose to realize that it has nothing at all to do with your beauty and everything to do with their limitations.”

—  Ragen Chastain

birthday brunch with lovely people :)

parallels

"If we stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by who we are, we can all be freer."

— Emma Watson

art market atmosphere

very much looking forward to autumn