Tuesday, 18 February 2014

How does my work work.

I have never been one of these people sitting at the cute cafes and looking at strangers passing by, creating their life stories in my mind and thinking about their life issues and concerns. I guess I have always been too much into myself and my life excitements. If not, I would just write. On the papers or even napkins, I don't mind. 

I DO like, however, observing people and noticing little bits of their personalities so clearly expressed in their moves and actions. Behind the camera preferably...

    
I took these pics on Great Gatsby Ball and it's just a few of my personal favorite ones.  
Thought I'd please your eyes a bit instead of long readings. 
Go on, create some stories in your heads!

Patricija xx

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Bits of January. Part 2.

My 'fashionably late' excuses become crazy recently. With half an hour late for a Valentine's date or halfway through February still posting about January highlights I feel I bit guilty. But after all the point is to find that perfect very last moments before crossing 'acceptable' line, so here I come.

My second part of January was mainly concentrated on GUST, generating new ideas and filming beautiful people, having fun and sorting out important tasks. I feel like my life would just become empty without all my Student TV friends and things we do.

    
The Ceildih we organized was such as success. So many people and so much fun. It was the first time I danced every single dance and managed to do it quite well. Catching up with everyone definitely set a perfect start for new semester.


The perfect start for working and filming.
    
And while Studio's are fun, I love times when we film events and performances. The second of realizing that here is that incredible moment and you become an eternal part of it capturing it all.

 I was standing at the very corner filming James Vincent McMorrow and that was the moment I felt truly blessed. Having one hell of the crappy week I was insanely close from cancelling and staying at home, but I am so glad I found that very last bits of energy. What a great night!


I guess this is what January was about. Going beyond capabilities and working hard as never before. Setting up new standards and new beliefs. I already have some fun results of all of that and I can't wait to share them here on the blog oh so soon!

*Special thanks to my dear gusties for all the Ceildih pictures.

Patricija xx.

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Bits of January. Part 1.

Let's rush through bits of January and remember all these fun moments, coz there is definitely so much to recall!



I met not so frosty January with one of my besties and her friends. It was an interesting change to meet New Year with people I don't really know and just observe how every single one of them expresses new year happiness in an absolutely different way. It may have been first new year so distinct from all the traditions and family, but I've got to try my aunties cake the morning after. And obviously (obviously!) found the lucky coin!



And I was lucky one to spend my first January days with my lovely family! We treated ourselves with a trip to fancy cinema. And even though the movie wasn't that good, we really enjoyed it! You know, it's all about the popcorn anyway :D



After such an intense winter holidays the only rest time I had was 3 hours flight. Because there it was, new year/new opportunities/new plans, yet same old crazy life..

Photos: me and Dominyka Bacanskaite.

Patricija
xx

Saturday, 1 February 2014

For the start.

I may have messed up January. Somewhere in between parties and hard work I forgot to answer important emails, stick to things I really like and just give myself a wee break. But you know what, with all that Chinese New Year stuff I set myself a new fresh start, a new fresh year. I wrote this post shortly after actual New Year happened and even though it might have been much more meaningful then, these thoughts are still oh so right and matching to what I experience and believe. 

 Last year thought me one of most important truths. People come and go. Some of them leave quietly and only after some time you realize that there is an empty space in the room, in your heart as well. Some of them leave mess and confusion loudly closing the door. The most important ones leave with no reasons or explanations. These loses that cannot be managed or controlled, these ones that create emptiness in your heart and it feels as there is not enough air for you in this world, are the hardest.
People come and go, coz maybe that's the true thing they say that all people are just strangers.


Saying bitter goodbyes to last year I knew there are things I can't get back and change. There were so many tears and panic attacks, there were so many disappointments and tragedies. There were so many bright and truly happy moments though. It was never that hard to come up with some wishes and aims for new year, really. It seems that the more I lose, the more I have. Or maybe new years just bring me the incredible satisfaction with everything I have, so I stop living for hopes and dreams.


Still working on my resolutions' list I know, that this year will be so much more about people. Old good friends and new contacts. About working on every single relationship I have in my life, having cute coffee meet-ups, travels and long chats. About listening and reflecting, sharing thoughts and ideas and laughing. Coz that's the only way to happiness.  

I may have messed up January, but my February is well-planned, so be ready!

Patricija
xx