30-Day Challenge: How to Run Everyday as a Beginner

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Photography and Writing by Conni Biesalski
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I used to hate running.

Now, it seems like I’m falling in love with it.

I can hardly believe it myself.

So because I want to show you what my keys to success are and also because I would like to get my head around this whole thing, I’m writing it all down.

I’m truly convinced that if I can do it, anyone can.Continue Reading

My Life as a Digital Nomad in Instagram Photos

Photography and Writing by Conni Biesalski Follow me on Twitter and & Facebook A couple weeks ago I celebrated my one-year location-independent self-employment anniversary. I spent part of the year in Berlin, a while in Southeast Asia and a couple months in Mexico. My resume?Continue Reading

How to Understand Life, Love and Yourself

Writing by Conni Biesalski  Follow me on Twitter & Facebook I had to learn a lot this year. More than usual, more than the 28 years before that. One event triggered a whole series of events. And then bam! – I had to learn how to swim all over again. But I feel like I have started to getContinue Reading

One Year, Two Lives: 12 Months in a Nutshell

Photography by Goodyn Green. Writing by Conni Biesalski  Follow me on Twitter & Facebook Today a year ago, I purchased the domain alifeofblue.com So much has happened since then, it’s quite mind-blowing.Continue Reading

How to Spend a Day in Paradise

Photography and Writing by Conni Biesalski Follow me on Twitter and & Facebook I’m on Koh Tao at the moment. It’s a tiny island off the east coast of Thailand. It’s a little paradise.Continue Reading

How To Achieve Freedom Simply – With This One Bold Habit

Dear lovely blue readers, this is a guestpost by Ben Holt from Jump!. Please enjoy and if you too have an idea for a guestpost, shoot it my way conni@alifeofblue.com! Freedom Ain’t Easy, But It’s Not Complicated Either “Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.” – John F. Kennedy It’s neverContinue Reading

Life is What Happens to You, When You’re Busy Making Other Plans

  …and when you least expect it.   Mine was turned upside down last week and it changed everything. The plans that I had have disappeared. Everything is different now. I unexpectedly left Bali last week. For now I’m back in Germany, sorting out my life and slowly re-considering my options. Continue Reading

Why Live a Nomad’s Life?

I recently came across a documentary film project called Nowhere. On the website, the filmmaker, Jola, announced that she was still looking for nomadic people to portray. So I sent her an email. As a reply, Jola asked about my motivations for my nomadic life and the reasons for leaving places to move to aContinue Reading

This is the Only Post You Need to Read on this Blog

  Writing and Photography by Conni Biesalski Follow me on Twitter and Google+ & Facebook This is my statement of belief: I believe in freedom and independence. Everyone should be free to do what makes him/her happy and feel fulfilled. I believe in voluntary simplicity as the only way to live a meaningful and conscious life in order to limit theContinue Reading


A Life of Blue is open for guestposts! If anyone is interested in guestposting, send me an email with ideas at conni@alifeofblue.com The kick off is by Robert Wringham of New Escapologist. Enjoy! Houdini was the original escapologist. He would break out of barrels, slide out of handcuffs, and tickle his way out of bank vaults. No trapContinue Reading

When It Feels Like Coming Home…Hi from Bali!

Writing and Photography by Conni Biesalski Follow me on Twitter and Google+ & Facebook You know when you get back to a place you haven’t been in a while (like a year) and it all feels so familiar, almost like you’ve never left? That’s what it felt like stepping off the plane in Bali on Tuesday.Continue Reading

How to Test If You Love What You Do

Writing and Photography by Conni Biesalski Follow me on Twitter and Google+ & Facebook / / I’m packing up my life after one year in Berlin right now, leaving for Bali on Monday. It might be a tiny bit quieter here for a couple weeks while I try to have a little holiday, catch up with the fish and set upContinue Reading