Alle Artikel mit dem Schlagwort: life

Musikvideo-Dreh für Subway To Sally

Durch meine Zeit im Studio Marita Erxleben in Potsdam hatte ich über die Jahre die Möglichkeit an vielen spannenden Projekten teilzunehmen. So auch im letzten Herbst gemeinsam mit der Band Subway To Sally. Gestartet wurde am Drehtag sehr früh am morgen. Treff war bereits 7 Uhr vor Ort da das Konzept für das Video den ganzen Verlauf eines Tages widerspiegeln sollte. Da wir das Video erst Ende Oktober gedreht haben, war es zu dieser Zeit noch dunkel bzw. wurde es sehr langsam hell. Angekommen ging es gleich in die Maske, denn die ersten Aufnahmen mussten vor Sonnenaufgang im Kasten sein. Zu Beginn waren die Temperaturen leicht frisch, zum Glück hatten wir haben einen lauwarmen, sonnigen Tag erwischt für den Dreh. Im Oktober auch nicht selbstverständlich. Zur Mittagszeit gab es dann eine kurze Pause und wir wurden mit Sandwiches, Kuchen, Obst und vor allem Kaffee versorgt. Auch wenn es kein Problem war den Morgen früh aufzustehen, irgendwann kommt das berühmte Mittagstief. Die warmen Sonnenstrahlen konnte man nun auch kurz genießen. Nach der Mittagspause ging es dann …

Personal Issue: Why we sometimes have to fail.

To fail feels like a no-go in todays society. Even though its strongly connected to our development and part of our evolving personality. I feel its totally natural to sometimes fail and to grow with this setback. Failure is strongly connected to weakness, lack of willpower and imperfections. When people fail to reach their goals it’s often dismissed as something they have to blame on themselves. Therefore it’s primarily linked to your own strength, your overestimation. Fear of failure has become a catalyst for many other problems because we rarely accept  to make mistakes ourselves. We intend to be perfect or to become perfect since the image of being full field is the one of being perfect. Perfection is everything. From our appearance, the way we talk and how we integrate into society. We don’t want to be blamed on something or feel ashamed in front of others. We don’t want to show our weakness or let our true inner disappointment be displayed to others. We are supposed to be clever and assertive individuals who …

Personal Issue: Warum wir immer mehr wollen, aber immer weniger Zeit haben

Ich glaube wir leben in einer Gesellschaft, in der wir schnell unzufrieden sind. Vielleicht ist dies manchen bewusst, vielen jedoch auch nicht. Vor kurzem bin ich über einen Artikel von Der Zeit gestolpert, in dem es um die Unzufriedenheit in unsere Gesellschaft geht und das der Glücksfaktor irgendwann einfach ausgereizt ist. Doch woher kommt diese Unzufriedenheit? Haben wir wirklich Grund, so unzufrieden zu sein? Mir persönlich fällt meine Unzufriedenheit immer dann auf, wenn ich mehr will. Und dies beziehe ich nicht auf neue Kleidung, Kissenhüllen oder Duftkerzen. Materielle Dinge schließe ich hier bewusst aus. Vielmehr geht es um Leistungen, Entwicklungen und Erfolgserlebnisse. Ich gebe euch ein aktuelles, sehr banales Beispiel: ich möchte im Yoga eine bestimmte Pose erlernen, scheitere aktuell aber noch dran. Zack, ich bin unzufrieden mit meiner eigenen Leistung. Und das ist nicht die erste Situation aus sportlicher Hinsicht, in der ich unzufrieden war. Sobald etwas nicht ganz so klappt wie ich mir das vorstelle, Zweifel ich. Ich gebe zwar nicht auf, weil ich es unbedingt können will und mit Übung auch meistens …

Personal Issue: Entscheidungen treffen

Tagtäglich werden wir damit konfrontiert Entscheidungen zu treffen. Dabei variiert die Wichtigkeit und Dringlichkeit der Entscheidungen. Sei es die Wahl beim Shampoo oder welchen beruflichen Weg man zukünftig verfolgen will; eine Entscheidung muss stets getroffen werden. Und oft fällt es uns schwer, eine zu treffen. Einer Studie zu Folge fällen wir rund 20.000 Entscheidungen täglich, oft unbewusst und blitzschnell. Noch nie konnten wir so viel entscheiden wie heute. Und oft wirkt dies wie die große Freiheit, jedoch macht uns diese Vielfalt das Leben deutlich schwerer, als eigentlich leichter. Steht man zum Beispiel im Supermarkt und möchte ein Pesto für seine Nudeln kaufen, muss man sich erstmal durch das riesige Sortiment kämpfen. Und dies gilt auch für unzählige andere Lebensmittel. Während meinem Aufenthalt in New York habe ich die erste Zeit lange im Supermarkt verbracht. Natürlich ist man nicht so vertraut mit den Produkten wie in der eigenen Heimat, aber gefühlt gab es hier noch mehr Produkte, mit noch mehr Unterschieden, Versprechungen, Vor- und Nachteilen. Ich wollte etwas gesundes und halbwegs günstiges kaufen, eine Entscheidung für …

Personal Issue: About being a university student and why it doesn’t fulfill me

Today I want to open up to you about a topic which has been on my mind for quite some time. And yes, the title already spoils it all. In 2012 I started to study Art History and Theatre science at the Freie Universität Berlin. Directly after finishing school I became a university student. My start wasn’t that great since just five days after the semester officially started I lost my father (you can read about this here). But maybe I have to go back a little further so you can understand why I started studying these topics. During my last school year I decided that I would like to become a dancer and go to a school where I could be trained professionally. Due to all my studying for the final school exams I didn’t have enough time to train as you need to in order to get a spot at those institutions. Which is why I decided I would train for one year everyday and apply for the dancer program during the next …

Personal Issue: About feeling helpless

From time to time we all feel a little vulnerable and helpless. Some of us more often than others but mostly we can recover and build new strength. But we all probably know what its like to feel helpless. And I not only mean feeling helpless for ourselves but especially for others. So, I came to ask the question: why do we sometimes feel so helpless? What are these situations and is it possible to overcome them? I never thought that I would be picking up this kind off topic in a blog post but lately I figured it would be a good platform to talk about it. In my environment I have discovered a high rate of people facing eating disorders. I think this stems from the fact that I constantly work with girls from the age 13 to 18 and I have watched some of them grow up. From being a kid to becoming a teenager, struggling with various life issues. We have all been through this age or a currently still facing …

Personal Issue: When your priorities change

At some point we all have our priorities and somehow organize our lives according to them. Maybe not realizing this straight away but those priorities really shape us and how we arrange our daily life and, really important, our future. What are the values we want to keep and pass on? How important is this or that? And is this really necessary? But this is all a little more complex, as I have experienced lately. I guess the least of us know their priorities straight away. When someone would come up to me and ask for my priorities I would certainly have to think for a while. For a long time I thought I knew what my priorities are, since I’m always really organized when it comes to life and schedules. But I guess life events, people and certain circumstances change those preferences and you start to over-think your way of living. My first, vast major life course was when my father died in 2012 (find an article on that here). So much changed in …

Personal Issue: When do we ever give ourselves a break?

The title of this weeks personal issue post captures it all pretty well. And just by writing this article, late at night on a Sunday evening, the question seems more current than ever. Lately I have been working for more than one project, the biggest one being our annual summer ballet which has my schedule fully under control. Plus university, another dance project and our blog. I may not work full-time in a firm but the hours I work cover more than a forty hour week. Free weekends? A real rarity lately. And yes, you may think “Why is she doing all this? Is it really necessary?” And guess what: I constantly ask these questions myself. People think that everything comes easy and that the things I do are my own choice. And your right, everything I do and work for is completely done with passion and love. I easily sacrifice weekends and train or work long hours in the evening, even though my day was busy already. But still: when do we ever give ourselves …

Personal Issue: Why do we always judge each other?

Lately, I couldn’t help but think a lot about “judging” and how it affects our lives in general. I understand, that judging means to formulate an opinion about a person, often without knowing them better or being present at the circumstances. For some reason, judging others is a sport among women, especially when Instagram is involved. Profiles are checked out, opinions are formed – a picture that is a little bit too revealing or make-up that is applied is a little bit too much, will be topic of talk in minutes! But why are we so pre-occupied with others? And why do we think, that our interpretation is always right? Honestly, I think judging others should not even be a thing. We should all keep in mind, that people are flawed (we all are) and everyone has the right to live and present themselves on Social Media in the way they want. However, when people are presenting themselves on Social Media this way, shouldn’t we also be allowed to form opinions and talk about it? …

Personal Issue: About the long-distance-relationship-trend

A few weeks ago I stumbled across this article about relationships. In this they wrote that more than half of all Germans have lived in a long-distance relationship during the last year. Surprising? Not really. Many of my friends have been in this position and I can also give a deep insight on this topic. But is this really a new trend? An old, and yet still unfamiliar, form of relationship? My long-distance relationship lasted 3 years. Before we entered this statues we have been together for not quite a year. When you finish school, life stretches ahead of you and there are so many possibilities. And I actually love to encourage anyone to follow his or her dreams and give it a shot, no matter how far it is away. I’m a strong believer that, if the feelings are strong enough, it will be okay to go through such a period of time. Therefore I would never ask someone to not leave if they truly want it and on the other side I would …