This month I would like to share something personal with you, so for once this post won't be abut photography.
The below pictures are places I have known since I was a little girl. Growing up I loved walking around barefoot on narrow and stony paths, spending hours looking for mountain crystals and being outside every possible minute with my brothers and friends until my parents made me come home. It didn't matter if it was winter, spring, summer or fall, outside that's where I wanted to be. Life was so easy and simple, the only thing we children would worry about was if we should play tag or hide and seek.
Today, being grown up and having seen a few places on this planet, life does not seem so easy anymore. Stress, pressure, burnouts and similar issues are number one topics we hear and talk about. Even for me, this year has been incredibly beautiful and also very painful. Sometimes I could not believe how lucky I was but then suddenly something very sad would happen and here I was, feeling clueless and helpless.
All this time I had something that would always help me, it was nature. I only realized recently what an important role it plays in my life. There is no good or bad in nature, we are the ones who value it and everything else around us. Trees, flowers and plants grow effortless, everything seems to be so easy. Being on top of a mountain or sitting on a patio overlooking the river, every moment I have spent outside this year has given me a lot of strength and showed me that life could be a lot easier if I am only willing to look at it that way. So this is what I believe in: No matter what happens, everything will be ok at the end.