Sunday, February 07, 2016

Journal prompt 5: The best thing that happened to you this week

I had a great meeting with two people about an event I'm planning, if all goes well it will happen some time in October. It was such a great meeting where I told them my ideas and they went "Yeah this fits exactly what we aim to do here at this venue". Afterwards I went to see an exhibition which I was able to watch for free (even though it costed) - so double up in one day!

I cannot tell more than that right now since it is still preliminary.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Journal prompt 4: The last time you celebrated something

That must be Christmas 2015 if one mean celebrating holidays but celebrating something in general, well hm... unsure when that was, well New Year's Eve then, forgot about that. I also celebrated my mother's 60th birthday but I couldn't visit that weekend so we will celebrate it together when the weather is nicer instead of snow and cold as it is in January.

I will however celebrate with champagne (or well probably regular bubbly wine) when I get a job!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Journal prompt 3: Small things that make you happy

  1. When the couple I root for in a movie/series end up together
  2. Old couples holding hands
  3. Good music (preferably old rock classics or symphonic metal) on very loud volume
  4. Surprises
  5. Genuine compliments
  6. Finding the perfect item second hand (extra bonus if it's cheap)
  7. To know I've given the perfect gift to someone
  8. Jumping in water puddles
  9. Playing in the first snow (while it still snows for the first time)
  10. Studio Ghibli movies

Friday, January 22, 2016

Valentine's card for the one you secretly love!

Do you fancy someone without them knowing? Want to send them a Valentine's day card without them knowing it's you, then use my service SECRET ADMIRER.

All you have to do is in message to seller write what you want to say in the card, the address to the person you fancy and I will do the rest!

They will never be able to figure out it's you because it will be sent directly from me to the person of your choice. It will be sent in a red envelope.

Click on image to buy a card for that special someone in your life. You can of course order it normally and scribble in the card yourself if you want.

All love is wonderful, so if it's to your mum, co-worker, partner, grandma, husband, child or cat doesn't matter. I support LGBTQ and will send your card for you no matter the gender of you and the recipient. Haters need not comment.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Journal prompt 2: A list of things you're thankful for

  1. I'm thankful I'm not a refugee
  2. I'm thankful I'm not sick
  3. I'm thankful for my new-ish computer
  4. I'm thankful I can see
  5. I'm thankful for the friends I have
  6. I'm thankful that we had snow this winter
  7. I'm thankful for my creativity and imagination

What are you thankful for?

Thursday, January 14, 2016

R.I.P Alan Rickman

Yeez, this year isn't starting well... I logged in to facebook today and saw the quote
"After all this time?"
and I liked it but didn't think further until I scrolled below and noticed the theme and saw the little mark of Alan Rickman being trending. I went straight to my go to newspaper and there it was, Alan Rickman had died of cancer at the age of 69.

David Bowie wasn't as much a shock since it was known he was ill but Alan Rickman came like a shock, I wasn't expecting it at all, I thought he would be with us for many years more and continue doing great performances. I've been sad all day.

My favourite roles of his:
Severus Snape. He personified him down to Snape's pinky, he WAS him, there will be no other actor who can capture Snape like that. He played him with the depth the character needed and had, he played him so well that the limits between him and Snape was erased. It still gives me chills when I watch him as Snape.

Colonel Brandon. For those of you who don't know, this is a character from Sense and Sensibility. He is one of the reasons I love that movie, his love and care for Marianne when she can barely look at him, when he rushes to get their mother or when he buys her the piano or reads for her. In the book though I found Colonel Brandon rather flat, so Alan Rickman truly gave the character life.

My tribute:

I can no longer find the beautiful edit with a heartbreaking song to it, so if someone know which one I speak of please link me!

100 Love Letters [join and share the love!]

I started the project "100 love letters" in 2014 where I hoped 100 people would write a letter and leave in a public space on Valentine's day.

BUT! Over 500 people wrote a letter. Afterwards several asked to make this an annual thing. 2016 is the third year of this love project.

Last year I named it "Love Letters Project" but people felt the original name was better so we're now back with "V-day project: 100 love letters" but of course I hope we will crush that goal just as previous years.

Write a love letter (not a post-it) in your own language and leave it somewhere in a public space, it can be on a bus, in a changing room, school or at the grocery store. You decide where!

How many?
One (1), but you are free to write as many more as you'd like.

To brighten someone's day

The letter should be left somewhere on February 14th (Valentine's day).

Want to join in?
Join the fb event or just comment below!

Need some tips and inspiration?
> Use a quote as starting point (maybe one from this list:
> Use a song as inspiration
> What would you want to read in a letter from a stranger? (write that)
> Write from your heart
> It doesn't need to be longer than one page but you can write more if you want to
> Keep it happy and positive
> Do not assume any struggles or who the person is

Note you do not need to write your name in the letter, you can write an alias or nothing at all.

Share photo of your letter/envelope!
Hashtag with #100loveletters on twitter, fb and instagram :)

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Year review: 2015

Translated list from UnderbaraClara. I have a memory of translating this before but cannot find my former list so did it again!

Forgot about this one, was supposed to publish this in December but hey better late than never as they say!

Did you do something in 2015 that you have never done before?
Yes, I ate by myself at IKEA. I probably did more things but that is the one that pops up right now.

Did you do any big changes?
I changed out some technology that died on me this year (my computer), I changed glasses (15 years ago I did so last time), I let a friend read the beginning of a novel I am working on (usually they just collect dust and die).

Did any of your friends become parents this year?
None of my close friends became parents but there has been a bit of a baby boom the last year and a half among acquaintances and several are right now pregnant.

Which date from 2015 will you always remember?
None spring to mind. Closest I get is August/September because that was then my computer since 2007 crashed and burned.

Did someone close to you die?
Thankfully no one did.

Which countries did you visit?
None, I need to do better in the future on this one.

The best buy?
The new computer.

Did something make you really happy?
Yes, seeing my friends F and L in Gothenburg for a few hours, it made me realise how much I miss offline interactions with people I care for in cafés.

Do you miss something during 2015 that you want year 2016?
Job, money, friends, dogs

What do you wish you had done more?
Dared to speak my mind, travelled, hanged with those I care for

What do you wish you had done less?
Felt lonely and unloved

Favourite show on TV?
Grey's anatomy, Scandal, The Originals, Nashville, The Vampire Diaries, Mr Robot, Once upon a time, Castle, Hart of Dixie, Gotham, Endeavour, Red band society, Empire, Rizzoli & Isles, Fröken Frimans krig 2.

I am sure I have forgotten at least one.

The best book you read this year?
How can I pick just one? Here are some of them:
Marina by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Cemetery of Forgotten Books (so far trilogy) by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Me before you by Jojo Moyes
The Buddha in the attic by Julie Otsuka
1984 by George Orwell
Charlotte's web by E.B White

And I am sure Just Kids by Patti Smith, which I am currently reading, will be on that list too.

Biggest musical discovery?
Some songs:
Werben by ASP
Only you by Yazoo
My song by Nashville cast
Hippie van by Smith & Tell
Someone new by Kaneholler
Coming for you by The Offspring
Samsara by Tungevaag & Emilia Raaban

What was your biggest success at work in 2015?
The organisation I worked for in December 2014 wanted me to come back as team leader for Easter and I came second to a culture organiser job at a municipality. I think those two are my biggest successes which is a bit sad, let's hope for some better comment at the end of 2016 (hopefully that I have a permanent job).

What was your biggest success personally?
That I didn't sit at home all summer and rotted away, I travelled here and there and watched art, saw concerts and ate ice cream even though I had no one to do this with. I also managed to call different places even though it is one of the toughest things for me to do  (it's getting better!).

Biggest mistake?
That I didn't break up with my ex before my ex got the chance to do so, I stayed too long in that abusive relationship. At least I know what kind of person not to let into my life again.

Were you happier or sadder this year in comparison to previous year(s)?

In comparison to 2014 this year was a cake walk.

What did you spend most money on?
Food and rent I think.

Something you wished for and got?
My glasses before Christmas, they said it was cutting it close when I ordered but I got it with several days to spare.

Something you wished for and didn't get?
That the one person I feel lost without wouldn't be gone, that things wouldn't be as it is between us and that I wouldn't still feel after all this time that I've lost a vital part of myself, like an arm or a piece of my soul is gone.

What did you do on your birthday 2015?
Uhm, yes, what did I do? Some days before I am pretty sure me and then boyfriend went to a restaurant and ate, we ate cupcakes and kissed on a bridge but unsure what else we did. I am unsure what I did on my actual birthday, nothing more is recorded than cake, flowers, outfit and the gifts my mum had sent me. I need to do better in 2016.

Is there anything that would have made your year even better?
A job, more money, a puppy, travelling, friends I could see offline

What made you feel good?
That I was asked to come to an interview and that I came second. Sure it would have been even better to have gotten the job but getting so far felt like a feat and an energy boost since I before that felt rather blue when it came to job hunting.

Who did you miss?
My parents, my friends and J

The best new people you met?

Most proud over?
Everything I have managed to do on my own even though it might have scared me to death, I have challenged myself and my boundaries.

Biggest wish right now?
To get a job

What are you going to do different next year?
I am going to be better at relaxing and not just idly browse the internet but do something with my time even if that is just chatting with a friend on skype for 6 hours - it gives more than just idling around online.


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