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The Place of No Boundaries

July 6, 2016

I recently realized how strong aversion I have against the questions, that are expected to be answered by a single word. When asked such questions from people I just met, I get somewhat between bored and annoyed. In this category there are all those “Where are you from?”, through “How old are you?”, to “Are you married?” questions, and so on.

Such questions are good for official questionnaires and nothing more. Definitely not for getting to know someone better, neither for having an interesting conversation, nor as an ice breaker. It’s something like “Tell me, what label I can stick on you, without knowing anything at all, ”, or, in better case “I have no idea, what should I talk about, but nevertheless I want to talk.”

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Maybe you feel that, I keep failing in answering such questions.

The problem must be me. I can’t even explain, by one word, what my blog is about and put it in one category – better said, the right box. It’s neither simply a fashion blog, nor a straight travel or lifestyle blog. It’s the place, reflecting my passions, my love for photography, my thoughts and first of all it’s The Place of No Boundaries.

One of the reasons, why I created it, was my desire to express my creativity absolutely freely. Unlikely to writing for the newspaper, I enjoy not to care about the silly headlines, helping to increase traffic, not trying to please the masses. But finally, I want to stay authentic and personal, keep developing myself in all possible ways, in picture as well as in words.

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My intention is bringing the experience to my readers, and that can be anything. Huge reward for such an approach is attracting like-minded people, who joined me on this adventure. It can go anywhere. Just don’t ask me, what my next step will be. One may never know. 😉 I can only say, there are many ideas in my head and plenty of interests. Not everything can be put into the certain box.

There is no contradiction in having pleasure in fashion and, in the same time, being deeply interested in serious problems of the world, as well. Why are we so often pushed to choose one single direction, classifying ourselves clearly?

 

The Place of no boundaries already brought the interesting people from different parts of the world, into my life. I have no idea, how old they are, how many times they were married etc. But I know something about their opinions and passions and that’s quite inspiring. And I’m curious to discover more.

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© Creative direction and Photos – Daniela Rifai  Assistance – Martin Jesny

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31 Comments

  • Reply Chelsey July 7, 2016 at 5:32 am

    SO much to love in this post, thank you for sharing your beautiful words. Also loving that chic neck scarf.

    • Reply Daniela July 11, 2016 at 12:03 am

      Thank you so much Chelsey for stopping by and for a very kind comment! I’m so happy to hear that!
      Have a great week! <3

      Daniela

  • Reply Alessandra July 9, 2016 at 3:59 am

    Maybe my thoughts will help! We have multiple thoughts and feelings. We can not have one or the same feeling for everything. So we can not have one answer to describe what are we thinking or what are we feeling about this.

    • Reply Daniela July 11, 2016 at 12:10 am

      That’s right! I think this is, what I feel. People often seek simple answers, but the true is, human nature is much more complicated and many answers can be rather misleading without context.

      Daniela

  • Reply Heba July 10, 2016 at 8:22 am

    Your blog is amazing. I absolutely love it. Great post and outfit. The photos are great and show the quality of the products.

    Heba xx || The Heba

    • Reply Daniela July 11, 2016 at 12:12 am

      Thank you so much Heba! So nice of you! I’m very grateful for your support and words! <3
      Have a great week! Wish you all the best!

      Daniela

  • Reply Ana July 11, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Love this post!!! I feel the same way. Cheers to that . Bloggers with no boundaries >Let your creativity flow>>>>

    • Reply Daniela July 12, 2016 at 10:32 am

      Cheers to that! Thank you so much Ana! ?

      Daniela

  • Reply Jade July 11, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    Place no boundaries was the best title you can give to this post! very inspiring.
    loved the pictures.

    <3

    Jade –
    tinybigmoments.squarespace.com

    • Reply Daniela July 12, 2016 at 10:34 am

      Thank you! I’m so glad to hear that! ?

      Daniela

  • Reply Mónica Sors July 12, 2016 at 10:13 am

    This is very relaxing 😉
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: CROCHET SUMMER LOOK

    • Reply Daniela July 12, 2016 at 10:34 am

      Thank you! ?

      Daniela

  • Reply Marta July 12, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    I hate those questions too. It’s like we can’t have the luxury of explaining ourselves.
    xx

    • Reply Daniela July 14, 2016 at 5:15 pm

      Exactly! Thank you so much for stopping by Marta and letting me know your opinion! :*

      Daniela

  • Reply michenn July 12, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    I’ve always hated those questions! I am not a fan of small talk at all, although I understand the need of it. I feel like there’s so many other interesting things I’d want to know about a person other than where they live or what they do for a living.

    michenn

    michenn OOTD: Summer Slip Dresses

    • Reply Daniela July 14, 2016 at 5:16 pm

      I feel exactly the same. Great to know I’m not the only one in that. Thank you for your comment Michenn!

      Daniela

  • Reply Alice July 12, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    I love this casual chic look, perfect for by the water. I have a hard time defining my blog as well, sometimes I feel like it’s gotten away from me and I feel a invisible pressure to post only on certain topics in order to generate views!

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

    • Reply Daniela July 14, 2016 at 5:18 pm

      Yes, it’s not easy to balance what we think our readers want to read and what we want to write about at the moment. But the honesty always counts a I guess!

      Have a great day Alice!

      Daniela

  • Reply Kelsey July 13, 2016 at 2:24 am

    gorgeous photo location! I am lvoing that hat!

    kelseybang.com

    • Reply Daniela July 14, 2016 at 5:19 pm

      Thank you so much Kelsey! 🙂

      Daniela

  • Reply Adi July 16, 2016 at 2:46 am

    Amazing look, babe! Cute top!

    Adi xx
    http://www.fancycorrectitude.com
    http://www.instagram.com/fancycorrectitude

    • Reply Daniela August 8, 2016 at 9:07 am

      Thank you Adi! 🙂

      Daniela

  • Reply Michelle Lee July 16, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    great post!

    http://www.pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

  • Reply June July 21, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    Stunning photos! Love your outfit
    xx
    http://www.junewantsitall.com/

    • Reply Daniela August 8, 2016 at 9:38 am

      Thank you June! 🙂

      Daniela

  • Reply Kelsey Rose July 22, 2016 at 3:32 am

    What a beautiful post!

    Kelsey x
    http://www.kelsey-rose.com

    • Reply Daniela August 8, 2016 at 9:39 am

      Thank you so much Kelsey!

      Daniela

  • Reply Brown Eyed Toast August 1, 2016 at 4:14 am

    I echo your sentiments, and love how you’re so forthright about what you bring to your blog. If nothing else, it’s definitely a destination for beautiful photography. Thanks for sharing!

    xo Soo | http://www.BrownEyedToast.com

    • Reply Daniela August 8, 2016 at 9:40 am

      Thank you so much for such a kind words!

      Daniela

  • Reply Viviene Kok August 15, 2016 at 6:39 am

    It is so true that we never know what’s next 🙂 Great photography too Daniela. Following you on Bloglovin’!

    Real Life Nerd
    http://www.vivienekok.com

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