Posted in Inspiration, Lifestyle, Bøger, Hverdagseventyr, kreativitet

I al almindelighed ❤️

De sidste par dage har jeg tilbragt hos mine forældre ude på landet. Her har jeg nydt solen, drukket kaffe på terrassen, fået fornyet min kærlighed til dansk litteratur og glædet mig over hvor fint og finurligt det danske sprog er(tak Katrine Marie Guldager). Jeg har også sagt hej til en flok heste, fotograferet og lagt planer for nye kreative projekter. Jeg har kigget på blomster i vejgrøften (og blevet stukket/bidt af et mystisk dyr), gået en lang tur med en sød hund og plukket hindbær i haven.

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Jeg har også nydt at lytte til et interview med Elizabeth Gilbert, bagt vegansk pizza, talt længe med mine forældre, blevet inspireret af blogindlæg som dette, og aftalt familietur på lørdag. De helt almindelige dage er skønne i alt deres almindelighed. Der er ikke sket fantastiske store ting for mig de sidste par dage, men alligevel giver disse almindelige dage mig flere helhedsbilleder og nærværs øjeblikke end jeg kan tælle, og jeg håber jeg kan blive ved med at værdsætte dem. Det er jo dem der er flest af.

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Håber I nyder sommeren.

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Posted in Inspiration, Lifestyle, Samfund

Sommer komplimenter ❤️

Jeg fik utrolig meget ros på arbejde i går, hvilket fik mig til at tænke en del over det med at give komplimenter, og så var jo nødt til at skrive lidt om det fordi det er så vigtigt.

Jeg er efterhånden blevet rigtig god til at give komplimenter og rose de mennesker jeg omgiver mig med, og gerne på en daglig basis. I Danmark er vi ofte meget præget af jantelov, og mange har måske et manglende overskud til at give andre en kompliment med på vejen. Og omvendt kan det også være svært at tage imod ros. Den del øver jeg mig stadig i. Selvom det er blevet langt nemmere og mere naturligt for mig bare at sige tak, så har jeg stadig indimellem en tendens til at komme med et ”men, det er også fordi at” et eller andet. I hvert fald prøver jeg at afvise den kompliment jeg modtager, hvilket i sig selv er ret uhøfligt, fordi det ikke bare er en afvisning af en selv, men også af den der giver komplimenten.

Komplimenter kan også gives til en du ikke kender personligt, men som du føler dig inspireret af. Jeg sendte sådan en mail af sted den anden dag, og fik en fin respons tilbage. Jeg er 100 procent tilhænger af, at selvværd skal bygges op indefra, og det er det der skal være fundamentet, men komplimenter og ros skal der være plads til, og gerne nogle der får ens øjne til at glimte af glæde(eller af glædestårer fordi man bliver rørt, hvilket sker for mig indimellem – måske det er derfor jeg endnu ikke er helt fan af at modtage alt for meget ros. Jeg har ikke lyst til at stortude overfor andre), eller bringer et kæmpe stort smil frem på læben. Det smitter nemlig 🙂

Og hvem ved, måske er der en der har en virkelig dårlig dag, og så det netop din kompliment der får vedkommende til at blive i lidt bedre humør. Måske gør vi ikke nogen større forskel som individer, men alligevel tror jeg det at det er de små ting der gør, at vi kan være med til at ændre et andet menneskes liv til det bedre.

Og i stedet for at tale hinanden ned, så kunne vi jo tale hinanden op. Jeg bliver personligt stjerne glad af at give komplimenter, så hvorfor ikke gør det noget mere 💛

 

peter plys citater
http://citateromlivet.blogspot.dk/p/peter-plys-citater.html

God weekend 💛

 

Posted in Inspiration, Lifestyle, Karriere, kreativitet, Seje mennesker

Cille Veje – en podcast anbefaling.

I dag har jeg hørt en podcast med Emma Martiny og Cille Veje. Jeg er kæmpe fan af podcasts(og de passer perfekt til en regnfuld sommer som den her), og denne her gang skippede jeg mine yoga planer fordi jeg blev så opslugt af at lytte til netop den her. Jeg er storfan af Cille Veje, jeg synes hun er vildt sej! Cille Veje er skaberen af Cille Veje Oplevelsesdesign, og bor i København.

I interviewet kommer Cille ind på nogle meget væsentlige ting i forhold til kreativitet, iværksætteri, det at mærke efter, glorificering på sociale medier og om hvorfor vi kun er vigtige hvis vi har mange aftaler i kalenderen konstant -en fælde jeg selv er gået i op til flere gange. Særligt da min ekskæreste og jeg gik fra hinanden, der var det virkelig en måde ikke at mærke efter. Jo flere aftaler jeg havde, jo mindre tid havde jeg til at mærke at jeg rent faktisk var meget ked af det.

Nå men jeg synes virkelig I skal høre interviewet 🙂 I kan høre det her:

 

Posted in Inspiration, Lifestyle, Bøger, kreativitet

Fridag, og DIY projekt planlægning!

Jeg har fri i to dage, og det nyder jeg fuldt ud! Selvom jeg allerede har lagt for mange planer, er det ting jeg gerne vil, så det er egentlig ganske fint. Selvom jeg er meget introvert, så er jeg samtidigt en social en af slagsen, og vægter tid med mine venner og min familie meget højt. I dag er dog stort set en alene dag. Jeg skal til yoga senere, men indtil da bruger jeg tiden på planlægning af kreative projekter, og på at læse en bog som jeg længe har ønsket mig at komme i gang med. Jeg kan godt mærke at når jeg arbejder om aftenen, som jeg gør lige pt, så har jeg lidt sværere ved at strukturer min dag. Det er nok fint nok at mit nye job primært er om dagen. Men selvom jeg elsker at holde fri, så elsker jeg det mest når jeg har noget at holde fri fra 💛

Igennem længere tid har jeg tænkt meget over det med kreativitet og hvad det egentlig betyder. Jeg er ikke særlig god til at sy eller strikke(selvom jeg virkelig gerne vil kunne lave mit eget tøj), så jeg er ikke kreativ på den måde. Jeg har heller aldrig malet eller tegnet meget, og tror ikke jeg har et stort talent indenfor det. Men kreativitet kan være 1000 ting, og jeg elsker at indrette og lave ting fra bunden. Hvilket også er primært derfor jeg elsker at lave mad nu. Da jeg var yngre gik jeg overhovedet ikke op i mad, men efter jeg blev vegetar og efterfølgende veganer er jeg begyndt at elske at lave mad, og særligt når jeg finder en ny opskrift som jeg måske følger slavisk i starten, men senere hen begynder at ændre lidt på hist og her.

Bog DIY

HOMESICK DIY – skøn bog med inspiration til mange fine kreative projekter.

Jeg glæder mig til at komme i gang med første projekt: Et Moodboard, som kræver et besøg i et byggemarked.

(man kan lige skimte min lænestol i baggrunden).

God mandag 💛

Posted in Creativity, Dreaming, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Uncategorized, Writing

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?

 

 

 

Posted in Creativity, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

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.

Posted in Books, Creativity, Dreaming, Inspiration, Lifestyle, strong women, Uncategorized, Writing

Big Christmas Magic ♥

Today is the 21th. of December, and I am over the moon ecstatic about the fact, that I finally have a long vacation, which means tons of books, long walks, writing, creative living, time with friends and family, movies, chocolate and carols 🙂

A couple of days ago I bought a camera as a (very expensive) Christmas present for myself, and yesterday I brought it with me when I went to meet a friend for lunch. We took it with us on our walk to the water and through the forest. I took some very nice photos and there seems to be plenty of fun creativity things to do with my new investment.

A while ago, I read Elizabeth Gilberts Big Magic – Creative Living Beyond Fear, which motivated me to do other creative stuff then just writing. Besides playing around with my camera, I am trying to learn how to play guitar, and have borrowed my mom’s guitar, which she bought in the 1970s (which is perfect since I am really into the 70s at the moment).

Big Magic is, in many ways, the book I have been missing and I think I will reread it in a short while, because I have this idea that it might have something more to teach me. Big Magic challenges me in a way, because it refuses to let me (the creative person) fall in to the trap so many creatives fall into; we take ourselves and our art way to seriously.  In many cases that means we end up doing less then we should or could, because we want all we create to be perfect and more important than it really is. So go do stuff! (Have you noticed that when people give advice, it is usually about themselves?) .

Elizabeth Gilbert is perhaps most famous for her book Eat Pray Love (which I loved!), but to me she is just as much known for her take on creativity as she is for her authorship, especially in regards to women and creativity. In connection with the publication of Big Magic (which was in September), she also started a series of podcasts called Magic Lessons, where she talks to a lot of different people (like Sheryl Strayed – the author of Wild) about creativity – you can find them here.

 

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:
I don´t even have a pla

But also hopeful because of people like this:

Posted in Inspiration, Lifestyle

My favorite time of the day

I love mornings. Mornings to me means silence, reflection, a bit of reading ect. before I hurry off to work. Or like this weekend to yoga class or to do all the things I don´t have time for during the week. During the week I get up about a hour before I have to leave, which does not leave me much time for anything else then getting ready, but somehow I usually manage to read or write a bit before heading off to work. Ideally I would love to do yoga every morning as well. Hopefully I will be able to make that a habit some day in the nearest future. On the weekends, I sometimes get up early just to get that early morning feel that nobody is around, and that it is my special alone time.

When is your favorite time of the day? And do you have any morning/evening rituals you would like to share?

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Tea – there should always be time for tea 

Have a nice sunday 

Posted in Dreaming, Inspiration, Lifestyle

Its been a while, but I think I am back for good

I have not been blogging since the end of november, but I am so happy to see that so many of you are still following my blog. I am really glad to be back, and equally happy that I decided to take a break. Just around december I realised I was spending more of my time reading about other people lives, then actually living my own. This made me take a break from posting on this blog, though I didn´t imagine it would be more the four moths before I would return again.

Since november, I have found a job which is by far not my dream job but it pays the bills and more. I like having something to get up to in the morning, and I like having colleagues to share my everyday with.

I will not say not much at the present, I just wanted to let you all know that I am back and hopefully for good or at least for a very long time.

I am still dreaming of countries far away 

http://rachelbrathen.com/airplane-essentials/
http://rachelbrathen.com/airplane-essentials/

During tons of yoga 

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Trying to find the balance in every aspect of life 

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And just preordered this book 

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Have a nice sunday