Sweet Nostalgia: Looking Back

Hello my beloved readership and happy new year!

The new year begins with the trend of the sweet nostalgia which is a good occasion to make an official statement why I enjoy looking back.

Between the rush of getting dressed up, cleaning the house, doing the last grocery shopping and prepare the most delicious homemade meals it has become a tradition apart from writing wishes for the upcoming year to in the age of web 2.0 drop you Instagram Best Nine (the nine photos you posted that received the most amount of ‘likes’ during the passed year) and furthermore make a post reviewing the last year.
In this context something was especially conspicuous: “This year was…” and you hardly read anything good about this year (no, you definitely did not read anything good about this year). Would you like to guess the reason nearly all of these people mentioned for the year being bad? Yes, you got it, Corona, shutdown rules and everything connected with it. It was though to even do a quick check of your social media such as Facebook or Instagram with a flood of such posts. I have already made my very own statement about this on social media but as the trend invites us to I would like to repeat myself in a more official and potentially reading way:

What has this year been? And what has this year been especially to you? Yes, we got it, the year was majorly ruled by Corona and its consequences but you know there has been a January and February too (even though I can understand that this minority might go under) however(!) let me ask you once again, dear parrots: What was so bad about YOUR year? Were you limited to breathe? Did you not sleep in a warm bed? Did you not get food twice or thrice a day? Have you not met with your friends? Have you not been with your family? Have you not bought yourself anything you wanted?
Do not blame the year, let go the rules, it was different but the choice was up to you (it always is!) and if you think I am easy talking because my life would be flawlessly perfect then let me school you better: I have experienced one of the worst kinds of bad lucks that I would hardly wish my worst enemy! But if I have not before that this incident made me cherish things even more and hold things a treasure. Thinking of it I am looking back at one of the best years in my entire life because I was fulfilled with the love of my life, at least one child, wonderful friends, one wonderful event after the other right at the beginning of the last year and many more.

I probably should not blame those who are not capable of being wiser than the mainstream media but I want to encourage you to cherish the small as well as the big things, the daily things as well as the rare things and most important cherish what you have, what you have achieved and where you are now. Sure we were sick, we had to bury the one or other beloved one but if we did it this far we survived all of this and so it cannot be this bad at all.

I do not want to stop my optimism here but if you think just because there is a new year Corona will be gone like the snap of your fingers then I am sorry to disappoint you. Be wiser than that.

“Adam Goldberg wants show us nowadays (…) how great the good old times were and he might not be that wrong with this.”

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Back to Basics in with Iconic Elements

Adam Goldberg wants show us nowadays with a sitcom based on his family “The Goldbergs” how great the good old times were and he might not be that wrong with this otherwise we would not celebrate so much sweet nostalgia – such as the wild 70s in autumn as here – one after the other in the world of fashion: wide leg jeans, double breasted buttons, paisley pattern, shoulder pads and many more are the runner ups of this season and more than pleasant as well as calming – probably inspiring or encouraging – to look at. The crazy styles of back then with fashion faux-pas afford a lot of courage compared to what we have got used to as the years passed and so does not to see it all black in these times. Just try it after all you once did and could enchant new kids with something unusual.

Celebrating soft retro with flared jeans, paisley pattern, shoulder pads and double breasted buttons in soft shades.
Celebrating soft retro with flared jeans, paisley pattern, shoulder pads and double breasted buttons in soft shades.
Celebrating soft retro with flared jeans, paisley pattern, shoulder pads and double breasted buttons in soft shades.
Celebrating soft retro with flared jeans, paisley pattern, shoulder pads and double breasted buttons in soft shades.
Celebrating soft retro with flared jeans, paisley pattern, shoulder pads and double breasted buttons in soft shades.

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Love, Johanna

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