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Writing Letters

When I was younger, I used to write tons of letters. I have had penpals from all over the world, and loved it every time I received a letter from one of them. This was especially important because it made me feel a lot less lonely. I did not have many friends growing up, but I am glad that I was able to find friends elsewhere. In letters as well in books. Words definitely had a major influence on me, and though I might have been lonely at home and at school, I found a lot of comfort in words, that made characters in books and the people who wrote letters to me (even though I hadn’t met them in real life), come to life.

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I think that is partly why the internet is so important to a lot people, it’s an easy way to connect to people who are on the other side of the world, and can maybe make you feel less disconnected and less lonely. I sure was grateful for it the times I lived outside of Denmark. Today I have many friends, but a lot of the time I prefer being by myself, and the internet can help me still feel close to the people I care about. Nothing beats a normal conversation with people though, so the internet will never come close to replacing that.

Anyway, this was not supposed to be about the internet, but about letter writing, which to me seems like a kind of lost art. One of the things I want to do this year is to write more letters, so finding a penpal or two will be fantastic! There must be people out there who still likes an old-fashioned letter in the mailbox?

 

 

 

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December Appreciations

 

When I lived in Paris, I was following a blog by a Danish girl who also lived in Paris at the time. Unfortunately, the blog does not exist anymore, but I remember she used to make monthly appreciations, which inspired me to (finally) do the same.

My list of appreciations will fall into different categories, which applies to my interests and me. She also included magazines, but as I rarely read magazines, it would not make sense to include those.

Blog:  Emily Salomon. In Danish but with English recap.

Music: Simon and Garfunkel

Book: Just Kids by Patti Smith

Movie: I rarely watch movies, but I recently saw some of The Devil Wears Prada( I have seen before), so I think I will include that as a favorite movie this month. I did not manage to get to the movies to watch Star Wars.

TV show: New Girl

Place: My old home, a collective (shared house, co-housing? I must admit I do not really know the english word for it) which is like a second family/home to me.

Fashion Item: A red hat, bought second hand

Food: Pomegranate and vegan chocolate based on rice milk.

Favorite purchase: A Canon Camera

Favorite podcast: In Danish, Michelle Hvid talking to Andrea Hejlskov. Andrea Hejlskov lives pretty much of the grid in Sweden with her family. She also has a blog, and have written a book about her life in Sweden. Furthermore, she went to Paris during the COP21, where she was part of the coverage of the activist movement. I am a big fan of Andrea, and enjoyed the podcast very much. Her blog is in English, you can read it here.

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Happy 2016!

Happy New Year 

Today I read in a book (Just Kids, by Patti Smith – read it, I think you will enjoy it!) , that what you do the 1st of January defines the rest of the year. I think that you can always, and not only on the 1st day of the year, do something that will define that specific day, or you at that moment, or the rest of the year for that matter. Only oneself can decide that, but at the same time there is something about doing something you like at this very day, where we welcome the new year as a fresh start, a new beginning 

I got up pretty late, but then went for a long walk. The weather was really warm for this time of the year, and for a moment I just stood in the sun enjoying the stillness and the fact that I did not have anything I had to do at that moment. In a time where almost everyone brags about how busy they are all the time, I thought that bragging about how little I did today was much better. Later today I went for another walk, this time bringing along my camera. The lightning was just perfect today, and I got the perfect chance to play around with my camera ♥ 

PicMonkey Collage.jpg 1.januar

At this moment I am procrastinating a lot. I am suppose to study for an exam on Tuesday, so I better get to it.