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Merry Christmas ♥

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I hope your Christmas was fun and relaxing and that you were able to spend some time with friends and family. I enjoyed my Christmas to the fullest, but is totally ready for it to be over, and to welcome 2016.

My Christmas presents were just what I wanted (a very beautiful red hat, money and books (Make Good Art by Neil Gaiman, Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso and Round The Christmas Fire – stories by Charles Dickens, Edith Wharton ect.)).

I just signed up for a photography course in January, which I am really looking forward to, because at the moment I am just taking photos as usual, and I think I need some professional guidance to make them really good. I have been searching for good advice on the internet though, and in between studying for an exam and spending time with friends,  taking photos might be a nice way to procrastinate ♥ 

 

 

 

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Glitter, unicorns and butterflies ♥

I stumbled across this quote today:

“Ah freedom. How we hate having it threatened. Multipotentialites, in particular, tend to experience a particular type of fear related to our freedom: we worry that by choosing to pursue something, we are caging ourselves in and making it impossible to pursue any other interests. This fear can paralyze us, making it impossible to take any action at all”- Emilie Wapnick.

I can relate to this so much, because some times I feel that having multiple interests is more a burden then a blessing, even though a career coach I once went to a few times referred to me as a generalist, which supposedly is a good thing.  As for being paralyzed by fear, I am right in the middle of it, going from wanting financial stability to taking a chance even though it might mean hardly getting paid at all.

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Once again a big part of me wishes that I could be content just having any job and following the road frequently travelled. For what is wrong just going to work, and then coming home enjoying your sparetime, and just waiting for the weekend and the next holiday? Nothing I guess, and a lot people do not have any other option then to do that but I would really hate to live like that – oh but wait a moment. I am living like that… oh crap 🙂 I still don´t know where I am going or what I am going to do, but I do know that I want a life that consists of glitter, unicorns and butterflies and where I feel inspired and inspire others on a daily basis.

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Good news though, I recently started a new association called Zero Waste Danmark, and I was choosen as the cashier. It really was a tough election, between me and me 🙂 I am looking forward to learning more about how it is to be part of a board, and hope that we will be able to make a difference someday.

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Got any advice? I would love to hear them  

Posted in Career, Inspiration, Lifestyle, strong women, Writing

So the last time I posted something was in april, and now it is october

It is apparently not going so well with my promise to write more frequently.

Since april I have participated in two writing workshops, been to Germany, dressed up as a viking serveral times, can now call myself a coach and therapist (still waiting for the exam papers to come though), and getting ready to move once again. I earn enough money now to have my very own appartment. The problem though is 1) I have to leave my current place in about a month, and 2) I have not yet found a place to stay. Of course I´am very privileged, because I have friends and family who always have room for me 

In may I went back to school to study something that might actually get me a job in the end, and there a loads of fantastic things about this education; its meaningful, I learn so much, I enjoy getting up in the morning and I get paid a decent salary every month. The problem is though I´am pretty sure that that is not want to do with my life either. I just wished I knew what it was.

So at the moment I´m like this:
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But also hopeful because of people like this:

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To be or not to be productive ♥

Being unemployed do have its positive sides. One of those being that I can plan my day as I want. However, most of my days fly by so fast, and I often end up with the feeling that I haven’t really done anything. I usually don’t spend most of the morning sleeping, but often it still ends up being between 8 and 9 before I get up, and as I don’t like to rush in the morning I prefer to have at least one hour to take a shower, have breakfast and so on, meaning that it is often at least 10, before I start doing anything. Still, this means that I have plenty of time left to do all the things I need to do and want to do. But I don’t know what happens, because I often end up spending the day on a few things instead of being very productive for a the whole day and then maybe call it a day at 4 or 5, without feeling guilty because I have actually done the things that I wanted to do that day.  I haven’t quite figured out how to be more productive during the day, especially in regards to the things that I really want to do;

I talk a lot about all the things I want to do. All the dreams I have, and the good things I want to make happen in my life. I talk and I talk some more. And the closer I get to actually feeling “yes this is what I want” and actually felling it a 100%, the more stupid I feel. Because I don’t do anything about it. “I want to be a writer”. Okay, then write. And I write and I write. Then I stop. And then all the excuse enters. Then I start again. Write, write and write some more. And then I stop. I am like someone trying to quit smoking and failing to do so every time.  And why is that? Fear of course. Fear is the one thing that always tends to stop anyone for doing what they really want. “I want to move to London”. But oh no I can´t. I have to…bla.bla. And then all the excuses start again. One of my excuses for getting some writing done for instance, is that I don’t have a table; I will have to sit with my laptop on my lap making it bit more difficult to enjoy the process. But then go to a library right? There is one just five minutes from where I live…more excuses I guess.

But..I guess I can start on Monday right?

What do you do to implement a good daily routine? Are you able to being productive enough during the day, or are you constantly behind and feeling guilty? I hope not, but if you are do share ♥ 

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What a week!

This week has consisted of all kinds of delightful things (and not so delightful ones – a fight with a friend. That’s the worse!). A date, a job interview followed by a second interview – still waiting for an answer (it´s not a job I really want though, but what can you do – a girl got to earn some money one way or another), coaching session with a professional coach specialized in helping people like me finding a job they really want!, buying books at the local library’s book sale, writing an application in regards to an internship at this lovely bookstore, reading a book or two, writing, and getting rid of tons of clothes!

This weekend is filled with family time, Sunday especially will be good. A day of christmas fun doing DIY, eating candy and listening to christmas carols.

A look into my new favorite bookstore (besides Shakespeare & Company and Waterstones of course ♥) – without buying anything!

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A potential reading experience?

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A book probably worth buying 

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Astrid Lindgren – a book well dicussed in Denmark right now.

Despite the before mentioned fight, my weekend is going to be okay.

Hope yours will be too 

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My to do list for November

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I find that writing down my goals and plans helps me focus on reaching them. It might have to do with the fact that I love to do lists and love crossing things of my list. I always have things I want to do, but these projects are of the more substantial kind and will take more effort and a kick in the right direction once in a while.

Participate in NaNoWriMo. The rules are that you have to write 50.000 words in a month, and then submit your story by the end of it. I imagine it to be a really good way to creating a habit of writing evey day and a way to meet other people who has the same interest and passion for writing. You can read more about it here.

Finish sewing two Viking dresses. Something which have been hanging over my head since July.

Getting ready to move once again. I am moving again to a cheaper place in the city, saving money on rent and transport, which is really needed. I am really eager to have the perfect room this time. Well perfect in the sense, that I don’t want to bring a 1000 things I don’t really need, and spend time decorating it so it is a place that I want to be, and that inspires me to be creative.

Preparing for Christmas; Buying presents, baking cookies and buying Christmas Candy 🙂

Go for a walk every day if possible. I am going to live not far from a very beautiful area in Aarhus. It’s close to the sea, a forest and an area with small cute shops. November is my least favorite month, but I think that I will like it better, if I make sure to spend more time outside.

I will finish my coaching degree next summer (hopefully), and this month I will finish level 7. Time flies by so fast.  I can´t really grasp the idea that I started more than a year ago and that I am almost finished.

November also means editorial meeting (I will tell you more about it after the meeting), reading, hanging out with friends, more applications to write and creative projects.

 Do you have any special plans or projects you want to work on in November/this autumn?

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Identity and inspirational quotes

I have been thinking a lot about identity lately. My own that is. How I define myself, and (unfortunately) how others define me. What categories do I below to? I am a lot of different things – a woman, a vegetarian, a traveler etc. But one thing that I feel define me more than anything else (though it shouldn´t) is the fact that I don´t have a job. When I meet a new person, one of the first things he or she asks is; what do you do? And I do the same. But why? Is our occupation really that important? Wouldn’t it be better to ask someone – what do you dream about? Or, if you had one wish you could be granted tomorrow – what would it be? A bit to personal perhaps? So my identity is above all, to be unemployed or? I had a job interview the other day. I didn’t get the job though, which is okay. It wasn’t my dream job or anything. But I would still like to be able to say – hey everybody, I got a job. And I can’t wait to start. It will happen eventually, and right now I am not without work. I am back in Viking world until the end of October. And I am pretty sure that I have a job here next summer, so that is good. But what is going to happen in the meantime? It is not like I don’t have anything to do all day – plenty going here, what with my coaching degree, writing applications, excise, and networking and so….So is that my identity. It’s what I do after all. It’s the whole me, and not just someone who has a job and that is it. Because that is how a lot of us tend to introduce ourselves to the world around us. I am good citizen, I have a job, I pay my taxes on time etc. It would be nice though to could be able to add that to the description of me…My name is Malene, I work as a ? And I like to write, read, travel etc. My dream is to write a book and could I be granted one wish tomorrow, it would be peace on earth.

Which category do you fit? How would you introduce yourself?

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Thank you Pinterest – the place to be if you want to be inspired.

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“I haven’t done that before, so I am sure I can do it!”

Pippi said that, and I try as much as I can to live by these words. Especially at this moment, as I am looking into dealing with one of the biggest challenges I have ever dealt with before. Financially things are definitely not going as well as they should and I am trying all I can, to figure out a solution to the problem. Or challenge. I better stick to the word challenge – within the coaching world it is a lot better to call it that instead of a problem. Words have a deeper impact on us then we think, so the way we speak about something plays a big part in how we react to the situation or approach something. Though most of it is unconsciously and therefore hard to detect, on less you really examine yourself and the words you choose. I just found a job that I really want, and I know that I am going to apply for it, but since I do not live up to everything they want a 100%, I kind of doubt that I will get it. Which is definitely not the way to approach it, so I have to work on that part before applying. Somehow I think they can just smell it or read it between the lines or something; “She is not confident that she can do the job – we are not hiring her!”.

 

How can I get a job if I don’t even believe that I can do it, or at least learn to do it, myself?

 

Fingers crossed, I am applying for that job!

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Marie Forleo

I recently discovered Marie Forleo and has just been watching a couple of her videos. I really enjoy her videos, and I can highly recommned them if you are interested in business or just getting inspired to make your own videos. She has a very unique way of making a funny yet informative video.

I have been working for the last 5 days and is working for the 5, so I am really enjoying my day off. I will tell you more about how the life as a viking is coming along another time – hopefully I will have some photos to show you as well.

 

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A thing you should know about me♥

This blogpost is dedicated to dreamers everywhere.

My friends knows that I am capable of changing my mind quite often, because I can see opportunities in almost everything. I realised a couple a weeks ago that I actually like my life where it is right now. I love my home and the people around me. I am making new friends, opening myself up to new experiences like going dancing without having one single drink, listening to music I don´t normally listen to and so on.

Most people changes a lot during a lifetime. But I have changed so much the last 6 months, that I can hardly recognize myself. My view on things has changed, my view on my family and the way I grew up has changed. I actually have a very kind, loving family and now I realise that my parents did the best they could what with they knew, and they still do. I thought that I wanted to seek happiness outside of my own country. I thought happiness was in another country, but is is not(unless a mr.Darcy kind of man happens to come by and whisk my off to England), so I am staying in Denmark. I am not going to give up. I have this feeling that either a job or something else will turn up very soon and I am more and more dreaming about creating a business of my own. And dreams is what we all need right? As long as we actually plan on doing something about these dreams it is just as it should be.

Oh but of course I miss London so much. And Paris too. This is just the most perfect time of the year to visit both cities, and though I long to travel (I have not been anywhere since june last year!), I know it most wait.

This is my first blogpost in more then a month, and I have for a couple of weeks known that something was missing. Writing is an important part of my life and no matter how much I change, I don´t think that ever will. Maybe I will never write that book, maybe I will. But write I must no matter what.

In june I finish the first year of my education as a coach & therapist and right now I am working on an assignment for it, which is to be handed in at june 1st. I have had a hard time figuring out what to write, but I seem to have gotten a hold on the assignment and should finish it sometime this weekend.

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Have a nice weekend dear readers, and remember to laugh, dance, paint, write or what ever else comes to mind that you love to do