I was working with a photographer and he turned to me and said “you don’t have to hide your sweet side from the camera so much” - If it wouldn’t have ruined the shot - I might have cried. So often in life we are forced to pretend to be “Tough” to be “Strong” - To appear as though we are constantly "in control"". It is so important not to lose touch with your beautiful and sparkling vulnerability and to be able to let it shine. Trust is everything. Trust in the process - Trust in yourself - Trust in your partners.
Currently letting go of everything that no longer serves me...... and learning to fly.
I still make mistakes.
I still choose to get back up and start again.
Life is a process...........
Truthfully, the only person who can create the life you Wish for, Long for, Yearn for..... - is you. The beginning of any journey or self transformation can be scary ........ But it all begins with you.
The worst thing we could ever do in life is to lock our beautiful unique selves away in an effort to be like everyone else.
On a more pressing matter where shall I travel to next?
Your Bohemian Girl Next Door
- Kirra Moon
Those who know me know I am someone prone to wander lust ...... Or ending up on an adventure. However even I was surprised to find myself in Salzberg Austria in the middle of a National Park...... Certain towns are only able to be visited by Bob Sled ..... and Austrian winter is no joke. I found myself borrowing gloves, socks and undergarments from friends trying to keep out the chill.
This place is a paradise for anyone who likes to ski/ snowboard and I found myself at the Felsentherman Bad Gastein (The Hot Springs) speaking with many travelers across Europe who had come for the co- ed Saunas as well as the Baths. The baths are magical and my skin was almost instantly clear.........
I didn't know much about the history but soon learned about the prince - and princesses - as historical landmarks were everywhere throughout the tiny mountain towns - There is even a waterfall in the middle of the city ....... of Bad Gastein.
Because Im not the worlds most accomplished skier (I lean towards snowboards and the conditions became advanced quickly I found time to meditate onto of a mountain. I felt so at peace with the beauty of my surroundings. Nature is precious and needs us to protect it - places like this are very special and will always have a place in my heart.
IS there anything else you want to know about my trip in Bad Gastein? I still have to make a post about the secret club we got into for New Years :)
It really is a remarkable place and I would recommend visiting just make sure to bring something warm!
Your Bohemian Girl Next Door
- Kirra Moon
This particular gloomy morning upon returning from an adventure I have been thinking about how "Feelings" are one of the most powerful and influential things on earth......
They shape our perspective, perception, experiences - emotional, mental, even spiritual state..... how we relate to others and how our emotional and logical aspects of our identity are influenced.......
Even the way we communicate is often dictated by feelings - How we choose to say things - and the way it is received......
What is it that creates feelings? Learned behaviors? Patterns? Associations? Prior experiences? - I'm sure a book on phycology could explain why...... however this particular gloomy morning I preferred to sit and ponder the meaning of feelings and philosophy behind them rather than the actual neurological backed cause……
So how dow we create these so called “feelings?” -
For me the feeling I get before a trip is usually elated, heightened and happy, It is one of the best feelings in the world….. I am the sort of person who is constantly craving adventure - thriving in situations where I am forced to live out of a suitcase in strange lands..... trying weird food .......... Seeing things I never dreamed of...........
This has been an aspect of my personality since early childhood - so I began to wonder if personality can influence the feelings we have prior to experiences....... yet experiences influence personality don't they? As does environment…..
This particular year - I have already seen so many patterns and parts of myself that have been locked away or changed based on the environments or cirucmstances I have lived in - It has been shocking…… (especially since we are only a few weeks into the new year)
How do we create change………. Could there be a key within the idea of feelings to unlock the depths of our emotional and mental potential?
I am not a doctor …… I am an artist ……… so although I don’t currently posses any of the answers to these questions what I have decided to do is hopefully create a feeling of connection…… a feeling of hope……. And a feeling of light within our world…………. Or at least hopefully inspire you to think about something new…..
I can only share things from my perception ……….. what value it has is up to you.........
In the moment of this photograph I was filled with such intense joy that I wanted to dance - for no reason in the middle of the street............
If I could - I would share that feeling with the world ....
instead the photograph will just have to do........
Your bohemian Girl Next Door
- Kirra Moon
Who do you want to be?
Who are you? - What do you wan to learn? How have you changed?
2020 Here I come!
In my life Traveling has always been a breath of fresh air. I constantly crave adventure and thrive in suitcase situations. Traveling is one of the quickest ways to grow both mentality and spiritually as it provides moments of challenge and opportunities to to change.
Throughout this Blog I have talked about how when I travel I feel Free......
Seeing the world has always been a dream of mine and I have been lucky enough to have multiple opportunities to explore this crazy blue planet - and am excited share them with all of you!
Planes, Trains, Busses, Boats, Mistakes included - I hope your are brave tough to step up and step out of your comfort zone (or time zone) whenever the right opportunities present themselves.
You are beautiful - You are brave.
May this year hold whatever it is you are hoping for this year......
Career Goals..... Travel Goals..... Life Goals.......
Maybe even Love?
_ Your Bohemian Girl Next Door -
- Kirra Moon
Kirra Moon is from a small town in Northern California. She believes that art is an important way to show appreciation for our planet. She values the ability to feel emotions deeply because they can be the catalyst for change. Kirra received a diploma from the North Coast Preparatory Performing Arts Academy with an additional IB artist diploma before choosing to study theatre in New York and Los Angeles. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The American Musical Dramatic Academy and continues to explore the creative process. Two phrases that best describe her are “forever free” and “ a la mode.”